Mozart Effect Modified

Mozart Effect Modified


The experiment that I am conducting relates the Mozart Effect. The Mozart Effect is the idea that listening to music composed by Mozart will increase your intelligence. The term "Mozart Effect" was raised in 1991, but it was not until the two years later when the idea was actually investigated. In 1993, Rauscher et al. investigated the effect of listening to Mozart music on spatial reasoning. Participants in his experiment were given one of three abstract spatial reasoning tests after they had experienced one of three listening conditions; Mozart, relaxation instructions, or ...

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am changing the amount of listening conditions to more genres of music like rock, mainstream, classical. This is to make the experiment more applicable to today's world. In the original experiment, only spatial reasoning was examined whereas in my experiment, other cognitive areas like memory is going to tested in order to see the relationship between music and cognitive abilities. Spatial reasoning is dependent on memory. Through my experiment, I want to see if this relationship is reversible.

Aims and Hypotheses:

The aim of this experiment is to investigate the effect of music on cognitive abilities and determine which genre of music has the most effect. The research hypothesis is listening to music will enhance cognitive abilities more than silence. The null hypothesis is music will have no effect on participants' cognitive abilities.


The experimentation method was chosen based on if the effect of the independent variable on the dependent variable was able to ...

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listen to music that they were assigned for 2-3 minutes. Then, perform all the two tasks again. Compare results. Debrief will be given to all participants after all data has been collected and reviewed.

Equipment and Task:

Apparatus List

> Consent Form
> Source of Music (Computer)
> Timer (Computer/Phone)
> Spatial Reasoning Test (Maze)
> Objects for Memory Test: Ruler, Pen, Pencil, Button, Masking Tape, Candy Wrapper, Button, Paint Brush, Eraser, Textbook
> Projector and Computer

Description of Tasks

After each group has listened to their assigned listening condition, they will complete two tasks. The first task involves the participants participating in a spatial ...

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Added: 6/30/2017 12:39:42 PM
Submitted By: senthuran28
Category: Psychology
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1626
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