“Mozart Effect”: Classical music promotes intelligence – is that really true?

The myth that classical music promotes intelligence persists. For this reason, some babies are exposed to Mozart while they are still in their womb. How a 1993 study established the myth – and what is it about.

Berlin | The myth about the so-called “Mozart Effect” has been around for almost 30 years. It is said again and again that classical music could increase intelligence and that it should therefore also be beneficial for children. To this day, there are innumerable CDs with classical music especially for babies on the market. Many mothers already use sound for their unborn child …

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