Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Roll over, Baby Mozart. It's Baby Plato time.

Tidbit of random information: the baby mozart effect, which was proposed by researchers in 1993, has been discredited. The following excerpt is from "The concept of the Mozart effect had a strong cultural impact when it was first posited, resulting in the sales of a lot of "Baby Mozart" CDs. In 1998, Georgia Gov. Zell Miller proposed spending $105,000 to buy a Mozart CD for every baby born in the state. Florida mandated state-funded day care centers to play an hour of classical music a day." However it seems that Bach and Pearl Jam, or in fact, any noisy stimulus, is enough to make your baby smarter.

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