The " Mozart Effect " : Hard Science or Hype

@inproceedings{Gorman1999TheM,
  title={The " Mozart Effect " : Hard Science or Hype},
  author={Andrew Gorman},
  year={1999}
}
The positive effects of the music of Wolfgang Amadaus Mozart on spatial reasoning ability have become a popular topic. Some studies suggest that listening to Mozart has a short-term positive effect on spatial IQ. Others suggest that prenatal and early childhood exposure to music can lead to long-term positive effects. However, some attempts to duplicate and generalize these findings have failed. This paper explores the research behind such claims in an attempt to demystify the current hype. 

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