Would you like to boost your IQ?
Probably a silly question. So moving on quickly, in this podcast episode I will introduce another technique that will help improve your IQ. This is, of course, backed up by science.
In a previous episode of the real fast spanish tips podcast I talked about improving your brain with exercise. Well in this tip there will a different approach. This approach is also likely to be of use because it involves improving your IQ.
In this episode I’m going to introduce something known as the Mozart Effect. If you have never heard of the Mozart Effect before, it may be strangely intriguing to you that you can improve your brain simply by listening to music.
For me, this doesn’t come as a huge surprise because music has a profound effect on us. When we listen to sad music it tends to make us sad. When we listening to happy music it tends to make us happy. Music with a heavy bass line and beat tends to make us want to dance. So it shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that listening to a certain type of music with a specific level of complexity created by a musical genius makes us smarter.
So in this episode, I will introduce the topic, I will refer to two resources (listed below) and then I will play about 30 minutes of Mozart.
For those of you who are interested the piece that I play in this episode is called: “Symphony No. 40 in G minor”
Resources mentioned in the episode:
- Project Gutenburg: An Elementary Spanish Reader by Earl Stanley Harrison
- Real Fast Spanish: Conversation Hacking Guide
The other option is any material of your own choosing.
Book mentioned in this episode:
- Don Campbell’s book: The Mozart Effect
This episodes quote:
“Music is a holy place, a cathedral so majestic that we can sense the magnificence of the universe.” – Don Campbell
Has the Mozart Effect worked for you?