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Does Music Enhance Memorization Study Skills in Sixth Grade Students? : Does Music Enhance Memorization Study Skills in Sixth Grade Students? Donna Elwell University of Texas at Dallas SCE 5305 Fall, 2004 The Mozart Effect: The Mozart Effect Researchers at UC-Irvine publish a brief report about the relationship of music and spatial task performance Listening to the Mozart sonata improved IQ score by 8-9 points Effects are temporary Spatial-Temporal Tasks: Spatial-Temporal Tasks The ability to create, maintain, transform, and relate complex mental images. Reasoning through time and space Public Goes Bargain Hunting: Public Goes Bargain Hunting How Students Study: How Students Study Must have background noise Hip-Hop Rap TV What Educators Think: What Educators Think Many students have difficulty remembering Many students experience test anxiety Turn on, Tune in: Turn on, Tune in Use music to introduce new concepts or vocabulary Prime the brain for thinking with classical music Start a connection to convert information to long-term memory Action Plan: Action Plan Develop a within subjects test to determine if certain kinds of music can stimulate short term memory in 6th grade students Analyze data to determine if any effect is seen for the different treatments Share results References: References Bales, D. (1998). Building baby’s brain: The role of music. Education Oasis. Retrieved October 01, 2004, from http://www.educationoasis.com/resources/Articles/building_babys_brain.htm Chandler, C. (2004, Winter). Music and movement wake up the brain. ATPE News, 25(2), 21, 40. Cockerton, T., Moore, S., Norman, D. (1997). Cognitive test performance and background music. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 85(3 Pt 2),1435-8. Hansen, J. (n.d.) Music enhances reasoning. Retrieved October 1, 2004 from http://coe.sdsu.edu/eet/Articles/mozarteffect/start.htm Jones, M. (2003). The Mozart effect. Retrieved October 6, 2004 from www.indiana.edu/~intell/mozarteffect2.shtml Lessl, R. M. (2004). Background music preference and standardized cognitive test performance. Retrieved October 12, 2004, from http://clearinghouse.mwsc.edu/manuscripts/500.asp Rauscher, F., Shaw, G., Ky, K. (1993, October 14). Music and spatial task performance. Nature, 365, 611. Sanberg, K. & Harmon, S. (2003). Effects of popular music on memorization tasks. Journal of Undergraduate Research, 3. Retrieved on October 7, 2004 from http://www.mnsu.edu/research/URC/OnlinePublications/URC2003OnlinePublication/SandbergHarmon.doc Steele, K.M., Bass, K. E., and Crook, M. D. (1999). The mystery of the Mozart effect: Failure to replicate. Psychological Science, 10(4), 366-369. Weinberger, N. (1998). The music in our minds. Educational Leadership, 56(3). Retrieved on October 12, 2004 from www.ascd.org/author/el/98/nov/weinberger.html Weinberger, N. (2000). The Mozart effect: A small part of the big picture. MuSICA Research Notes. Retrieved On October 6, 2004 from http://www.music-research.org/Publications/researchnotes/V7I1W00.html Weinberger, N. (2004). Music and the brain. Scientific American, 291(5), 89-95.
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