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    Mozart Effect

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    A 6 page research paper that thoroughly investigates the Mozart Effect, which refers to the temporary increase in temporal-spatial ability observed in some studies after listening to a Mozart sonata. The writer discusses what research actually says about the Mozart Effect, as well as the marketing blitz that this research has ignited. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

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    term increases in performance on tests for spatial reasoning after listening to Mozarts Sonata for Two Pianos (Demorest and Morrison 33). The original 1993 study was quite small A 1995  study was larger and involved seventy-nine college students who took a single spatial reasoning test, which was derived as a subtest of the Stanford Binet Intelligence Scale (Demorest and Morrison  33). After the student took the text together on the first day, they were subdivided into three groups for the remainder of the testing period. During the next phase  of the test, twenty-six students listened to ten minutes of silence; twenty-seven listened to ten minutes of Mozart; and twenty-six listened to a mix of various sort of music (Demorest  and Morrison 33). The group that listened to Mozart improved significantly in their performance between day one and day two and also between day two and three. However, group  that listened to silence improved also between days two and three. On a separate short-term memory test, the presence of music made no significant difference (Demorest and Morrison 33). The  researchers concluded that the Mozarts group improvement was due to listening to music, but that the silence groups improvement was due to the learning curve (Demorest and Morrison 33). However,  other scholars point out that the researchers offer no explanation as to why the results should be interpreted as having two distinctly different causes. Furthermore, attempts by other researchers to  replicate the Mozart Effect under similar conditions have failed (Demorest and Morrison 33). From this relatively humble beginning, the Mozart Effect soon became a social phenomenon. In 1998, the  Associated press released a story that asserted that Zeil Miller, the then-governor of Georgia who was also an avid country-music fan, wanted all Georgia newborns to have the opportunity 

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