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Good idea! What age range were you looking at for the infants? Are you going to include just music written by Mozart, or are you going to include other classical music? I think you should also compare the results to those from children listening to no music as well as other kinds of music, as part of the null hypothesis. Interesting topic!
I agree with, bug? haha, sorry I don't know who people are on here. You said the Mozart Affect like it was already a well known study, so I'm assuming you know a bit about it. But as bug put it you need to narrow your testing field to get anything accomplished. You can also do a side study on how infants learn, I feel like that would be really helpful in the long run. All in all, good idea :)
I agree you may want to compare the effects of Mozart to the effects of other music. What kind of 'brain development' are you looking for? Later success in school? The ability to manage stress? The ability to learn things faster? I'd be interested to hear the results! Maybe I'd play Mozart for my kids someday... :)
I think the Mozart affect focuses on learning ability, how they learn faster...I may be wrong on that though. I agree with Miriam, you should pick a specific development. One idea would be to compare how fast they learn to walk/talk/run etc. See if the Mozart listeners learn faster than non-Mozart listeners. It would also be good if you could get studies about siblings, or even twins. Then you could be relatively certain that developmental activity is similar, and the changes come from the music.
This topic could be very cool, but I'm interested in the long-term effects, like if a child listens to mozart does he do better on his SAT's than a child who didn't? I'm sure you can find a ton of great short-term studies online, as this issue has been brought up for a few years now!
I think it would be cool to look into. Maybe even listening to music before birth? I think that might be interesting to.Here's some personal research I've done, though only one of them is geared toward the "younger listeners" http://lifehacker.com/161335/eno-for-babies-and-officeshttp://lifehacker.com/5365012/the-best-sounds-for-getting-work-done
Very promising. I think you will need to refocus your topic. While I am sure that there is plenty of research out there for music or even classical music, I don't know how much there will be for Mozart specifically. There are a lot of options with your paper and I like your topic.
That is a good topic, but not really original at all. Try taking a different approach to it. If you want some ideas, try first researching Mozart's life and look for the gifts that he had (total recall or perfect memory, perfect pitch, complete composistion in his mind before writing it out on paper, improvisation skills, etc.). Look into how these skills could apply to the lives of infants, children, and adults later in life. See if they are present and if they affect the quality and quantity of work that they do. You can also see if infants develop more efficiently when listening to music, but make it more original. Many people have already done this idea, so not many will be too interested in it unless it goes deeper.