Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Beyond the Mozart Effect?

Whether the Mozart Effect actually exists and can improve spatial-temporal reasoning is a matter that has been often debated. But what if there were documented effects for the music of other composers and musical styles? Messybeast looks at what some of these might be:
BABBITT EFFECT: Child gibbers nonsense all the time. Eventually, people stop listening to him. Child doesn't care because all his playmates think he's cool.

BRUCKNER EFFECT: Child speaks very slowly and repeats himself frequently. Gains reputation for profundity.

SCHOENBERG EFFECT: Child never repeats a word until he's used all the other words in his vocabulary. Sometimes talks backwards. Eventually, people stop listening to him. Child blames them for their inability to understand him.

STOCKHAUSEN EFFECT: All you get out of the child is an atonal cacophony, but those around him are conned into believing it has some sort of artistic merit.
For the whole list, check out The Mozart Effect...and Beyond.

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