Is the ‘Mozart Effect’ real? New analysis indicates that music can help epilepsy

New analysis indicates that music can help epilepsy

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A new comprehensive analysis on the effect of Mozart’s music on epilepsy has confirmed that listening to his piano music can reduce the frequency of epilepsy attacks. The results of this comprehensive meta-analysis (a study of studies), which may overturn current skepticism about the effect, are presented at the ECNP congress after recent publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

The idea that listening to Mozart may have beneficial effects on mental health arose from early findings in the 1990s. There have been several studies since, but many involved small numbers of people, or have been of variable quality, leading to mixed evidence overall. This has meant that the ‘Mozart Effect’ has been treated with some skepticism by many clinicians. Now two Italian Researchers, Dr. Gianluca Sesso and Dr. Federico Sicca from the University of Pisa have conducted a systematic review of works related to the effect of Mozart’s music on epilepsy. Full story.

European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (Medical Xpress) / September 11, 2020

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