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> I discovered the information on the 'Mozart' effect while
> doing some online
> research related to background noises. I then promptly bought:
> 1. A great pair of earphones for my computer.
> 2. Several CD's of the well-recommended Mozart titles.
> I printed the research results so that anyone asking about my
> habits would soon learn that the music I had chose has been
> 'proven' to
> boost learning and performance.
The research to which you refer, did it highlight increases
in performance WHILE listening to the music? Or was it that
subjects who listened for a certain amount of time prior
to a task then performed better at the task?
The reason that I ask is that when I hear complicated
music, I have to either pay attention to it or exert
myself to tune it out (like any other noise). If I'm
paying attention to it, I'm diverting attention from
Bland, easy-listening music works ok for me, as an
innocuous background, but Mozart is generally much too