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Mozart Effect: A Key to Exam Power Made Easy

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Mozart Effect: A Key to Exam Power Made Easy

Do you also often turn up your stereo while doing household chores during weekends and recite the lyrics along? Or do you connect your earplugs whenever riding in a car or train just like us, especially listening to upbeat songs from the flicks like ‘Zindagi Na Milegi Dubara’ on repeat?

Music soothes your mind and soul, but have you ever thought that listening to music can help you prepare for your exams? According to a popular research theory known as the Mozart effect, listening to songs of Wolfgang Mozart can help you increase your concentration and boost your retaining power.

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When exams turn out to be nightmares, listening to Mozart’s compositions can really benefit you. University syllabus often cramps up your cognitive power to grasp anything more than the limit. You often forget prominent points while filling up your examination sheets. Touching your core, music can really help you in such cases.

Listening to classical, gentle and instrumental music without much lyrics has its own benefits.

  • It improves efficiency, grasping power and episodic memory

  • It improves your learning and communication skills

  • Reduce stress and anxiety

  • Stimulates auditory process

  • Tranquil chaotic mind

  • Heals the body and relaxes patients suffering from epilepsy, fibromyalgia, cancer and many more diseases

  • Improves mood and sleep quality

How Mozart Effect Helps You Study?

1. Enhances Your Focus


“One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain”- Bob Marley.

Well, Bob Marley was indeed right, but studies do give us massive pain in the head. Mozart’s music has been found to develop an emotional connection with our mind, thus making it more receptive. Even if you listen to other music, ensure that the music is not upbeat and loud as it can distract you from clutching the information. Also, try listening to retro music as it has been found to heighten your concentration power and motivation to study.

Did You Know?
One study has shown that students who listened to a one-hour lecture with classical music playing in the background retained more of the information than a group who heard the lecture with no music.

2. Helps Improve Your Mood

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Never ending revisions and learning processes can stress you out. They also eliminate any inner encouragement to study more. Take a break and play some classical motivational tunes on your headphones to settle your mind. Music often raises dopamine levels, helping in treating depression and releasing hormones in the body which cheer you up. ‘Mozart Effect’ turns out to be the best approach to boost your IQ level.

3. Helps You Remember

music helps you remember

In many cases, students have found that music helps them with memorization. They remember more information when listening to songs.

“It occurred to me by intuition, and the music was the driving force behind that intuition”- Albert Einstein. Even Einstein used to perform badly in school until his parents bought him a violin that he played to help him decipher various equations.

Did You Know?
Neuroscientists have analyzed the brain mechanisms related to memory, finding that words set to music are the easiest to remember.

4. Eliminate Boredom


Revision drains out your mental energy to read more and stuff it into your mind. Listen to various genre songs to avoid feeling bored due to constant revision. It will also enhance your creativity and studies will become more attention-grabbing and exciting.

“Mozart Effect” supercharges your brainpower and sparks your creativity!! Whenever you are feeling low and are not able to cram up any further, try experimenting with “Mozart Effect”. Study well!!