Revisiting the Mozart Effect

Maryann Harman with Don Campbell and Analiisa Reichlin


The term "The Mozart Effect" was first coined by Alfred A. Tomatis who used Mozart's music as the listening stimulus in his work attempting to cure a variety of disorders. The approach has been popularized in a book by Don Campbell, and is based on an experiment published in Nature suggesting that listening to Mozart temporarily boosted students' IQ by 8 to 9 points.

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