Music and Its Relationship to Overall Intellect

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Music And its Relationship To Overall Intellect Kymberlie Joy Hurd College of Southern Nevada

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Author Note This research paper was done for Psychology 240, Section 4001, taught by Professor Mason

MUSIC AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO OVERALL INTELLECT Abstract A review of previous studies was conducted to test and measure the correlation of music and its influence on various levels of intellect. Subjects range in age from 9 to 67 and education from elementary school to undergraduate and beyond. Analysis included studies of subjects who listened to music and subjects that have varying levels of musical training. While some studies found significant results in some areas of cognition, intelligence and memory, they were inconsistent and concluded that further testing was needed. This review examines further the question of causation with music as a variable with a direct effect to a subject’s intellect as addressed by Schellenberg (2011). To understand if there is a direct relationship between music and intellect, further research of a subject’s background and mentality is required.

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MUSIC AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO OVERALL INTELLECT Title of Paper Here Many studies have sought to provide a significant and reliable relationship between music as a factor of a subject’s intelligence or memory retention. The results are often conflicting within each experiment as well as between other similar experiments. Still, the pursuit of significant results relating music as a variable to some level of intelligence continues. Two separate studies of undergraduate subjects in regard to the Mozart effect, concluded that there was no significant improved performance on spacial tasks after listening to music (Thompson, Schellenberg & Husain, 2001; Bridgett &…...

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