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Previous attempts by various researchers to replicate the enhancement of spatial performance following 10 min. exposure to music have been inconsistent in their findings. In the present study 16 subjects showed reliable improvement on a paper-folding-and-cutting task after listening to Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, as employed by others. The… (More)
Previous research has shown that exposure to classical music can influence performance on a spatial task. The present study investigated EEG correlates of this enhanced performance effect, 4 female and 4 male undergraduates completed two equivalent spatial tests, one following a control procedure and one following the presentation of Mozart's Sonata for Two… (More)
Previous research has demonstrated that 10 min. exposure to classical music can influence performance on a spatial task. The effect, however, has not been robust, suggesting a sensitivity to individual differences and task operationalization. The present study involved a further replication of this effect. 16 female and 16 male undergraduates completed two… (More)
The suggestion by others that previous replications of the Mozart effect in this laboratory are due to suppression of arousal from a relaxation control procedure is inconsistent with our published data.
The Mozart effect involves the enhancement of spatial processing after listening to a Mozart piano sonata (Rauscher, Dhaw, and Ky, 1993). Efforts to replicate the Mozart effect have been mixed, possibly due to differences in dependent variable operationalization across studies or large individual differences in magnitude of effect. Chabria and Kosslyn… (More)
Isolated S sleep as a source of learning deficits induced by D sleep deprivation. Rideout, Bruce Edward, "Isolated S sleep as a source of learning deficits induced by D sleep deprivation. iv ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS I wish to express my gratitude to my committee members for their support and helpful criticism. Their viewpoints and suggestions have been greatly… (More)