In 1993 people all over the world started talking about the “Mozart effect”. According to the authors of the study published that year, listening to Mozart’s music increases the intelligence quotient and improves cognitive abilities. In recent years, the existence of the Mozart effect has been questioned more and more. However, it is thanks to this phenomenon that the question arose about what kind of influence music in general and classical music, in particular, has on our brain.
When the Mozart effect became popular, researchers began to assume that the underlying results of this theory indicate that classical music raises the mood, rather than the intelligence quotient. And indeed, listening to classical music while studying does not make you smarter, but only improves your mood. // Continue to the full article