Studies have shown that baroque music has potent brain-enhancing qualities by affecting brain waves. Classical music in general has been used to:
- Improve performance
– Temporarily boost IQ score results
– Lower stress and anxiety
- Help with post-traumatic stress disorder
One study even used a Mozart Sonata (K448) to help patients suffering from epilepsy. During the test, while listening to this particular piece by Mozart, EEG data showed less epileptic activity. Other studies showed that music had beneficial long-term effects for epileptic patients.
The benefits of classical music have been since then referred to as the “Mozart Effect.”
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