You've probably heard that listening to classical music can sharpen your mind through a phenomenon known as the Mozart Effect. You may have even heard that playing classical music for babies, or even putting headphones on pregnant women's bellies, can make for smarter kids later on. Unfortunately, that's all based on one study from the '90s—a study that didn't even say what the media thinks it said.
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The Mozart Effect Doesn't Exist
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Written by Ashley Hamer August 21, 2016
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