The “Mozart Effect” refers to the benefits produced in infants and children by hearing the music composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.A study in 1993 by American psychologist Frances Rauscher showed that it is very beneficial that babies hear this kind of music because it stimulates the development in several areas.
Since then there have been several studies, but none has proven those benefits scientifically.Studies continue on this controversial topic to see they can corroborate what was found by the original author published in the journal “Nature”.
Among the purported benefits include:
- Helps develop intelligence.In children 3 to 12it is supposed to improve their ability to reason.
- Improves reading and writing skills, math and memory.
- Improves physical and emotional development, and creativity.
Improvements have also been reported in patients with Alzheimer’s.
Studies suggest that mothers play Mozart music to babies since they are in the womb.
While there is no scientific proof of these benefits babies love music and it calms them.I do not need more reasons to listen to it.