Listening to Mozart Won’t Make Your Child Smarter
FRIDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — For years, research showing a link between listening to Mozart and increased brainpower spurred parents to expose their tots to the great composer.
But now, a new Austrian review finds there’s no evidence that listening to Mozart — however glorious the music — will do anything for anyone’s cognitive powers.
In particular, the findings debunked the myth of improved spatial task performance among Mozart listeners.
University of Vienna psychologists examined more than 40 studies and unpublished research that included more than 3,000 subjects. Their conclusion: nothing supports the idea that Mozart music improves what’s known as spatial ability.