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Does Music Enhance Memorization Study Skills in Sixth Grade Students?. Donna Elwell University of Texas at Dallas SCE 5305 Fall, 2004. The Mozart Effect. Researchers at UC-Irvine publish a brief report about the relationship of music and spatial task performance
Does Music Enhance Memorization Study Skills in Sixth Grade Students? Donna Elwell University of Texas at Dallas SCE 5305 Fall, 2004
The Mozart Effect • Researchers at UC-Irvine publish a brief report about the relationship of music and spatial task performance • Listening to the Mozart sonata improved IQ score by 8-9 points • Effects are temporary
Spatial-Temporal Tasks • The ability to create, maintain, transform, and relate complex mental images. • Reasoning through time and space
How Students Study • Must have background noise • Hip-Hop • Rap • TV
What Educators Think • Many students have difficulty remembering • Many students experience test anxiety
Turn on, Tune in • Use music to introduce new concepts or vocabulary • Prime the brain for thinking with classical music • Start a connection to convert information to long-term memory
Action Plan • Develop a within subjects test to determine if certain kinds of music can stimulate short term memory in 6th grade students • Analyze data to determine if any effect is seen for the different treatments • Share results
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