An Empathic Musical Orchestra -- A String of New Relationships

July 19, 2014 7:50 PM

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Research shows that music affects our creativity and productivity. A series of experiments has investigated the relationship between the playing of background music during the performance of repetitive work and the efficiency in such a task. The results show that there is a positive economic benefit for the music industry. Conversely, absorbing and remembering information is best done with the music off, suggests a 2010 study published in Applied Cognitive Psychology.

Another interesting research at Stanford university, in California, has recently revealed a molecular basis for the Mozart Effect, but not other music. Dr. Rauscher and her colleague H. Li, a geneticist, have discovered that rats, like humans, perform better on learning and memory tests after listen...

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