Scientists: Mozart's music helps with epilepsy

Scientists: Mozart's music helps with epilepsy

Scientists from Italy conducted a study, during which they established the beneficial effects of Mozart's piano music on people's mental health. They proved that the works of the composer help with epilepsy.

Scientists: Mozart's music helps with epilepsy

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The “Mozart effect” has been known since the end of the last century. However, until recently, no research has provided convincing evidence of its existence, and therefore doctors are skeptical about it. Scientists from the University of Pisa carried out scientific work, during which they carried out a detailed analysis of 147 published articles devoted to this phenomenon. After reviewing all the materials, Dr. Federico Sicca and Gianluca Sesso chose the 12 most accurate. They compared the results obtained by experts working independently of each other, revealing patterns. In their opinion, listening to classical works of Mozart daily can have a significant impact on health. The number of seizures with epilepsy among fans of such music decreases from 31% to 66%. Even a one-time listening has a positive impact. Probably, the effect is due to special rhythmic structures, but the therapeutic effect can be revealed when listening to compositions by other authors.

Their colleague from the Lithuanian University of Medical Sciences Vesta SteiblienÄ— agrees with them. In her opinion, interest in non-invasive methods of brain stimulation is growing and is increasingly being practiced by doctors, but for widespread use and acceptance of recommendations, such neurostimulation should be studied more carefully and accurately. Since it is already obvious now that Mozart's music really has an effect, but it is not clear at the expense of what exactly.

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