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Mozart makes babies smarter

Mozart makes babies smarter

The study published by the University of Vienna debunks the so-called Mozart effect.

Listening to Mozart in the early years, does not result in children smarter, it claimed a study.

The report published by the University of Vienna in Austria, said that debunks the belief in the so-called Mozart effect whereby thought that babies under three pieces that the composer would hear more developed their intellectual capacities.

“I recommend everyone listen to Mozart, but with the expectation that it will improve their cognitive abilities not going to comply,” writes researcher Jakob Pietsching, the Institute for Basic Research in Psychology at the site University.

In 1993, American psychologist Rauscher French in the journal Nature published a study that claimed to hear sonatas for Two Pianos in D Major by Mozart, had effects on improving spatial reasoning skills of children.

Falls a myth

The Viennese psychologists reviewed 39 studies on the subject and made 3,000 people heard the musical piece.

However, they found no significant changes in their cognitive abilities.

“Overall, there is little evidence of improved performance, specifically caused by the Mozart effect,” says the study’s presentation.

The results were published in the journal Intelligence.

The so-called Mozart effect generated a great response worldwide. In 1998 in the United States CDs with the part to new mothers they were given away, and the work of the Austrian composer achieved record sales.

However, it also generated controversy. In 1999 another American psychologist failed to show any effect on IQ as a result of listening to classical music.

In addition he was included in the book “50 great myths of popular psychology” Professor Scott Lilienfeld.