Listening to music can relax or excite people depending on the type but here they're talking about an actual boost in brain activity. Which for me could be a good thing.Beethoven not so much it seems and somehow I don't believe disco works either.
Listening to Mozart can boost your memory: Classical composer's music increases brain wave activity - and it beats Beethoven
Listening to Mozart can give your brain a boost, according to a new study.So here's some Mozart - Allegro con spirito from Sonata in D major, K. 311 for your brain.
People who heard the classical composer's music showed an increase in brain wave activity linked to memory, understanding and problem-solving, researchers found.
However, no such increases were found after the group listened to Beethoven, suggesting there is something specific about the effect of Mozart's music on our minds, they said.
The researchers, from Sapienza University of Rome, said: 'These results may be representative of the fact that Mozart's music is able to 'activate' neuronal cortical circuits (circuits of nerve cells in the brain) related to attentive and cognitive functions.'~snip~