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The Mozart Effect

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posted on Sep, 3 2009 @ 02:55 PM
Just came across this article on Science Daily. It is about how certain monkeys react to human music.
They are pretty much 'immune' to it, in that there was not noticeable reaction to the tones and inflections, almost like they dont notice the music, with the exception of Metallica, which registered a calming effect.. My kind of monkeys.
One of the researches made his own music using samples of the monkeys calls and played it to them, with the obvious effect of them reacting to the tones and such the same way as if it were an actual call.

strange that plants will react to certain music in onbvious ways, but creatures closer to us do not.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 08:11 AM
Interestingly, a friend I work with has an 18 month old boy, that was born with a lot of birth defects - little muscle control, bowel problems, hearing issues and lots of other issues, they're not sure exactly what the problem is, he also seems to have a problem with being in almost constant pain... it's really sad.

Apparently he has massive trouble sleeping and is almost constantly tense, my friend is the most amazing, caring father, even with maybe 2-3 hours sleep a night (or day), thing is and I'm not vouching for his taste here, but little Alex apparently can only relax to loud heavy metal - stuff like Linkin Park, Disturbed, Metallica etc, as long as it's not screamy high-pitched stuff.

I'm into a wide range of stuff and I listen to some odd stuff, being really into "drone-rock" I find I can sleep really well to super-bassy stuff like Earth, Collapse, Scorn or the like.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 08:22 AM
Here’s my Mozart Effect for the day.

I watched a video this morning and it made me sick - I mean physically I felt sick

My *antidote* for feeling sick???

This video.

Unreal how it *washed out* all the horrid.


[edit on 4-9-2009 by silo13]

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 08:28 AM
[edit on 4-9-2009 by Skyfloating]

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 08:35 AM

Originally posted by silo13
Here’s my Mozart Effect for the day.

I watched this video and it made me sick - I mean physically I felt sick (starting at tick :55)

Thanks for the offer but I think I´ll give it a pass.

posted on Sep, 4 2009 @ 10:43 AM
The "real" Mozart Effect (found worldwide) is called sonofusion -- here's the latest

My blog has related research -- from "ghost tones" in music:

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 12:40 AM

Now this one is great!

Look at the reaction to the people!

How fab is that!

Look at the power of music and dance and well being here!

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 01:13 AM

Originally posted by Skyfloating
This may be significant. A pop/rock/r&b track can be made within a few hours. A single classical piece probably took months of devotion.

I don't believe so. Mozart reportedly wrote over 600 pieces in just 30 years. That's like 20 every year, IF you assume he was writing his entire life from the age of 5 onwards - which, obviously, he wasn't. From what I have read, it seemed he spent more time playing or conducting than he did composing.

[edit on 6-9-2009 by Clickfoot]

posted on Sep, 6 2009 @ 07:13 PM
Great thread, Sky. S&F. I believe there's something to The Mozart Effect.

I'd like to throw this bit of info into the discussion:
Fibonacci and The Art of Fugue

In 1964, an article in a journal called the Fibonacci Quarterly demonstrated that The Art of Fugue has a mathematical perfection - that in this composition, Bach exploits, in a final reach for the complex harmony that fascinated him all his life, a sequence of numbers that recurs again and again in the natural world and which has come to possess an almost mystical fascination not just for maths professors but for musicians, artists and architects.

As well as this:
Fibonacci and Music

I think the form, order, chord structure, etc. of music compositions do have an effect on our brains. As someone pointed out, there is documented effects on plant life. Think of how our brains work, taking in all kinds of subliminal and subconscious data without our even being aware of it. I think there's definitely a case to be made for feeding our brains music that strives toward the golden ratio.

[edit on 9/6/09 by GirlNextDoor]

posted on Sep, 7 2009 @ 12:15 AM
Just thought I would give this thread a bump... This is a beautiful theory suggesting the positive benefits from listening to complex music. I really appreciate the OP bringing this to my attention.

Here is a little playlist that I would like to share from trusty old youtube
, but seriously a good little list if you want to listen to some Mozart.

posted on Sep, 7 2009 @ 01:06 AM
Haven't taken the time to fully read this thread so I apologize in advance if this has already been posted... but one of my favorites is Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

[edit on 7-9-2009 by tmayhew01]

posted on Sep, 8 2009 @ 01:18 PM
reply to post by drew hempel

man, your blog is effed up. im not sure to take it as fiction or what. either way you seem like a strange character

posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 04:57 PM
reply to post by GirlNextDoor

I wish I understood any of that. Thanks anyway for the info


tm: thanks for the fine vids!

[edit on 12-9-2009 by Skyfloating]

posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 05:10 PM
reply to post by Skyfloating

How music effects your childs brain...

Very true. THE BABY EINSTEIN SERIES has a lot of material for infants and toddlers and it is all in sync with classical music.


Also, my brother told me whenever you are pulled over by the police, quickly switch your radio to a classical music channel. He says it psychologically influences the officer to see you as a calm, peaceful, and intelligent citizen.

Don't know how effective it is but thought I'd toss that in.

posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 07:31 PM
Oops. I wasn't clear. Apologies.

I was trying to point out that studies have found many classical works (including some posted here by others) are structured around the Fibonacci Sequence, also called the Golden Ratio. The Golden Ratio is found throughout nature. In the way the center of the sunflower forms, in the structure of the nautilus shell, in the spiral of your ear and swirl of your fingerprints, etc. It's also found in the spiral of galaxies. It is perfect symmetry and proportion.

So it makes sense to me, then, that listening to music that is structured on the Golden Ratio would have a positive impact on our brains, which are also structured on the Golden Ratio.

Does that make better sense?

Eh. Probably not. I don't fully understand it myself. But I do find it fascinating.

posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 08:37 AM
reply to post by GirlNextDoor

No, its not that you didnt make yourself clear, its that I never intellectually understood what the Golden Ratio implies and how it connects to music...

...its ignorance on my part...

posted on Sep, 13 2009 @ 08:58 AM
Great! Mozart rules! But dont forget J S Bach!!
Where are all the half cent rapers- in the garbage.

posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 02:37 PM
reply to post by GirlNextDoor

The golden ratio is defined as an irrational constant equal to approximately 1.618. It is derived from the golden section, which is easier to explain in pictures than in words.

The numbers 3 and 3.2 are used in the arts and in psychology, because 1.618 * 2 = 3.236

posted on Sep, 25 2009 @ 08:18 AM
I'm really glad I dropped back into this thread, as I've made one on the Fibonacci sequence and it's relevance to music and got some interesting ideas from this one.

Anyway - and I apologise if this has already been said - I was thinking that one of the reasons why Mozart (classical) might bear more relevance to brain activity could be because of a general omission of drums...

In virtually all pop music and the majority of "rock" there is a dominance of drums, so the timing of the piece is very much impressed on you when you listen to it, this is an easy clue for your brain to pick up on and perhaps puts you on a form of mental "auto-pilot" - where you listen to the first few bars, absorb the tempo and then you can zone-out of what you're listening to, to a degree of course. It's like there's an initial thrust of information included there at the beginning that your brain only needs to recognise once, so you can focus on other things and you won't really focus on it again unless there's a significant change there.

Now that might be a gross generalisation, but then listen to the top 10 singles and then come back to refute my point!

So - I think with Mozart/classical due to a general lack of drums we focus more on the piece consciously or not and we look for clues, we search for clues as to where it might be going. That this is more of a mental process than a physical one, as a predominance of drums gives us a more rhythmic approach to a piece.

Hope this is clear and if anyone's interested, check out my thread.

posted on Sep, 26 2009 @ 10:39 AM
Playing classical music improves my memory and make learning things easier. It also makes me feel better. It does something, deep down, something good.

Then two days after discovering that I go and find this thread

Thanks Sky for this excellent synchronicity

Over and out

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