Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Does Your Brain Like Mozart?

No doubt about it! Mozart's music has been well-researched. And what it shows is that more people respond positively to Mozart's music that any other music! Why? Well, my opinion would be that it's because Mozart's music is melodious, varied and yet predictable in a way that promotes calmness and comfort. People who are tense and anxious and want to relax, like to listen to music that is beautiful but not too complex or bombastic or dissonant. Mozart's music definitely fills the bill on that, although there are specific pieces and movements that would definitely be an exception. Parts of the Requiem and Don Giovanni are quite emotional, loud, and not conducive to relaxation. Will any of it raise your I.Q. or make you smarter? No!

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