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Uplifting Music Can Boost Mental Capacity

(3/25/2013)

Uplifting Music Can Boost Mental Capacity
Science Daily
March 18, 2013

Uplifting concertos from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons can boost mental alertness, according to new research.  The findings, which are published in this month's Experimental Psychology, show that the uplifting first movement, in particular, is capable of enhancing attention and memory. Psychologist Dr Leigh Riby said: “The current study provides evidence that there is an indirect effect of music on cognition that is created by mood, alertness and emotion.  This experiment shows that cognitive capacity is enhanced when pleasant and arousing stimuli are introduced.”

View the full article here: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130318104950.htm


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