The Music Test

July 4, 2007 8:39pm CST
Do you have a tough math test coming up?Then listen to some classical piano music just before the test.You might end up with a higher score.Researchers at a university in Cailifornia conducted an experiment.They asked a group of college students to listen to some piano music by a famous 18th century composer before taking a math test.They wre surprised to find that the students' sorces jumped 8 to 9 points.The music seems to excite never activities in the brain;similar to the activity that occurs when a person is figuring out a math problem.However,the scientists warn before you get too excited about applying this method to your math test.You should remember that brain exciting effects last only 10 or 15 minutes.Would rock music work as well as the piano music did?No, the scientists say.In fact,the less complex music might even interfere with the brains reasining ability!
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