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9780126392906

Keeping Mozart in Mind

Keeping Mozart in Mind
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  • ISBN-13: 9780126392906
  • ISBN: 0126392900
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science & Technology Books

AUTHOR

Shaw, Gordon L., Peterson, Matthew W.

SUMMARY

Music can entertain, motivate, calm, and inspire. Research has shown that it can also make you smarter. Keeping Mozart in Mind presents the latest scientific proof that music can enhance learning, including the real story behind the "Mozart effect" research. This landmark study showed that college students improved their scores on spatial-temporal tests after listening to Mozart's Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (a recording accompanies this book). Spatial-temporal reasoning is an important guide to mathematical aptitude. Since these findings were first announced in 1993, the Mozart effect phenomenon has received worldwide attention in both the scientific community and the popular media. Now Gordon Shaw, discoverer of the Mozart effect, shares the details of his original research and presents the latest series of dramatic findings about the effect of music on intelligence and learning. One of the studies described found that piano keyboard training enhanced spatial-temporal reasoning in preschool age children. Another showed that second-graders improved their ability to learn math concepts when exposed to piano lessons and the S.T.A.R.(tm) interactive software game (a special descriptive version accompanies this book). In addition to providing readers with the latest research results, Shaw explains the technical aspects of how music enhances learning, and looks at the future of music as an influence upon higher brain function. Keeping Mozart in Mind is based on Dr. Shaw's 25 years of collaborative and innovative research on the brain, written in an accessible style for researchers, clinicians, educators, and parents. The enclosed CD-Rom includes (1) a recording of Allegro con spirito from Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major (K. 448), by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, performed by Murray Perahia and Radu Lupu, courtesy of Sony Classical TM , and (2) a descriptive interactive version of S.T.A.R. TM (Spatial-Temporal Animation Reasoning) software program, developed by Matthew Peterson.Shaw, Gordon L. is the author of 'Keeping Mozart in Mind' with ISBN 9780126392906 and ISBN 0126392900.

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