Have you ever been told that music could somehow make you smarter? Technically, that statement isn’t entirely true but there is something called “The Mozart Effect” and that is actually real.

You might be wondering what the Mozart Effect even is right about now and why you should even think to care about it. The Mozart Effect is basically many results that show that listening to Mozart’s music can create short-term improvement how some mental tasks could be performed that is known as spatial-temporal reasoning.There are many other known claims about this such as Mozart’s music actually makes you smarter and if you are exposed to it as a child it has benefits for mental development.  The phrase “the Mozart effect” was first known to mankind in 1991 but actually a study that was made two years later brought attention to many people about the idea that listening to classical music could develop the brain. Thousands upon thousands of parents actually began playing Mozart to their children in their homes hoping this idea was true and in 1998 Zell Miller, who was the governor of the state of Georgia in America, even asked for some money in the budget to make sure every new born baby could be sent a CD of classical music.

This idea was widespread until the point even a farmer in Italy explained that he played Mozart three times a day to his buffalos in order to help them produce better milk. Is the evidence proving that listening to Mozart makes you smarter sufficient and reliable enough to actually believe it? What exactly began all these research studies to prove that the mozart effect was even real? Those are questions that have several sides to them and it’s the side that you choose that determines the answers to those questions.

By Jad H. Abbas