The Mystery of the Mozart Effect: Failure to Replicate

  title={The Mystery of the Mozart Effect: Failure to Replicate},
  author={Kenneth M Steele and Karen Bass and Melissa D. Crook},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={366 - 369}
The Mozart effect is the purported increase in spatial-reasoning performance immediately after exposure to a Mozart piano sonata. Several laboratories have been unable to confirm the existence of the effect despite two positive reports from the original laboratory. The authors of the original studies have provided a list of key procedural components to produce the effect. This experiment attempted to produce a Mozart effect by following those procedural instructions and replicating the… 

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