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FOR PERSONS WITH EPILEPSY – MOZART MAY BE MEDICINAL

New research confirms listening to a much-studied Mozart sonata has an anti-epileptic effect on children. The Mozart Effect —the notion that listening to music of the classical-era master, particularly his sublime Sonata for Two Pianos, can boost brain power—has experienced something of a renaissance. While some claims that circulated during its early ’90s media frenzy have been debunked, periodic studies have provided evidence that Mozart’s music improves cognition in young and old alike. New research from the University of Edinburgh provides confirmation it can be very beneficial for one specific group of people: children suffering from epilepsy. A common test that detects electrical activity in the brain reveals “there is an anti-epileptic effect of Mozart music,”...