Preschoolers who studied piano performed 34% better in
temporal reasoning ability than preschoolers who spent the same
amount of time leaming to use computers.
-Rauscher and Shaw, as reported in Neurological Research, February 1997
Listening to music can increase levels of interleukin-1 (IL-1)
blood from 12.5 to 14%. Interleukins are a family of proteins
associated with blood and platelet production, lymphocyte stimulation
and cellular protection against AIDS, cancer, and other diseases.
-Michigan State University as reported in The Mozart Effect, Don Campbell 1997
For the unborn Child, classical music, played at a rhythm of
beats per minute, equivalant to that of a resting human heart, provides
an environment conductive to creative and intellectual development.
-Dr Thomas Verny, The Secret Life of the Unborn Child
New research is casting doubt on the "Mozart Effect." That's the name
to a study published in 1993, showing that college students did better
solving certain problems after they listened to a Mozart sonata. The effect
has been the basis for playing classical music in many early learning
situations as a way to boost IQ. But now, NPR's Joe Palca reports
researchers say they can't replicate the original study. (4:30)