Skip to 0 minutes and 12 seconds Hi I’m Massimo, and today I’m going to talk to you about music and intelligence. For years, babies have been listening to the music of Mozart even while they were still swimming inside their mothers’ wombs. Even cows were listening to the music of Mozart, with the idea that the music of Mozart could increase their milk production. But also plants were exposed to the music of Mozart with the idea that they could grow faster and healthier. So does more Mozart or more classical music means more intelligent kids, more milk, faster growing plants, and in general, is music listening making you smarter? Unfortunately, the answer is no. We are dealing with one
Skip to 0 minutes and 54 seconds of the myths of psychology: the Mozart effect. In this course, we will go through a series of studies that investigated that original result. But plus, we will investigate
Skip to 1 minute and 7 seconds another very important question: Is music playing making you smarter? So, if listening to Mozart can’t, what about learning to play a musical instrument? What about the old classical music education? Scientists around the world have been trying to understand whether learning to play a musical instrument or becoming a musician might be beneficial for your mind or might even increase your intelligence. To answer this question, we’ll look at the scientific studies that compare the cognitive abilities and intelligence of musicians and non-musicians. We will eventually understand why receiving a music training might be related to intelligence. But before starting to play or listen to any music, we first need to know some real scientific facts about intelligence.
Skip to 1 minute and 53 seconds What is it, how is it made, how can it be measured? Only then can we start facing the music.
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