There are many studies
that relate classical music and baby’s intelligence. As all pregnant woman and
current mothers want their children to be the smartest kid in class, they
correlate classical music in the development of their babies to increase their intelligence.
Parents naturally want the best for their babies, so any natural environmental
ideas that will help increase their babies intelligence will be put to use. The
developmental outcome of this study is marvelous by listening to classical music
your baby can possibly be as smart as Einstein, well that perhaps a little
promising but what is true is that the highs and lows of the classical music sounds,
is what triggers the babies brain to promote growth because it stimulates areas
in the brain responsible for motor actions, emotions, and creativity.
In 1993 a short paper was published conducting the “Mozart
Effect” study, involving only 36 college students. The outcome of the study revealed
that students who listened to a piece of Mozart sonata for a few minutes before
taking a test actually scored higher than those who did not listen to classical
music or any other music. Although the study does say that the effect maybe temporary,
I believe that if the students continue to listen to classical music the effect
can start developing permanently. This study was controversial as well as any
studies that relates to this topic. There’s a lot of scientists that do not
back up these studies because they need more proof that this actually is real.
Its non-sense when multiple studies show that it is true classical music or
most type of music does make one smarter, especially babies.
After this study was done, the media and politicians responded
saying that listening to classical music or any type of music actually offered
several benefits to the developing baby. Music has been related to
stress-relief and has helped alleviate physical and mental health problems.
Music is universal, I see all the time that Spanish music like meringue, salsa,
and bachata are being heard all over the world. A lot of companies still market
classical music to parents of children, they do believe in the studies
conducted by Universities. Most of the companies that provide this music for
the parents of children are very successful and encourage the parents to
purchase the classical music because they have studies that shows greater
intelligence to those who listen to it.
This topic of music is so broad, sounds of the drums or the sound of clapping is more or
less music to the human hear, which has been around for centuries to sooth one’s
mind or total opposite to give energy and dance which causes sweat and the release
of endorphins. Endorphins are good for the brain and the body, I say it’s what
keeps us alive. So, what can we say about classical music for babies that yes
it can help with the developing of their brain and can make them smarter or
more cognitive? I believe so, studies show the experience from college students
proving that it’s true. Now there is some classical music that perhaps not
appropriate for babies because is probably too loud and violent. Some parents have
a difficult time picking songs for their children, but likely there are great
companies that have a CD with all the right classical songs for children.
Unlike many types of music, classical tunes have a calming
effect on the human mind and body. The structure and slow tunes relax the mind and,
according to some studies even the heart. This can help babies sleep and
improve their mental health. Babies that have a hard time sleeping can benefit
from music and also those that have suffered emotional trauma can also benefit
from it. There’s a strong correlation between music and language development.
Young children that listen to classical music might learn to talk and read
faster. They may also develop better memories and listening skills, which are significant
to learning language.
My overall findings and thoughts about the article are brilliant
and I am very interested in learning more about this topic and how more studies
can be done to improve on the statistics. I am not a mother yet but as a future
mother having this knowledge about the topic will be really beneficial, and I
will apply the “Mozart Effect” on my children. This topic will always be controversial
just because there’s not a scientific backup for it and most people need that scientific
statistics to really belief something.