The Mozart Effect isn’t a new theory. The phrase was coined in 1991 and the idea is that music (specifically, listening to Mozart) somehow improves the brain.
In our PIDP 3240 discussion forum however, a colleague revealed that she prefers to listen to classical Indian music while studying. Interestingly, this was not related to her cultural background. I had never considered that other forms of “classical” music may also have some positive effect on learning. I did a little searching, and it turns out that there are actually 5 recommended types of music to enhance learning.
Check them out here: http://www.trade-schools.net/articles/music-for-studying.asp
Judging by the multi-million views on Youtube videos of “Study Music”, many people subscribe to this theory. It doesn’t work for everyone, and it won’t work for all learning tasks, but perhaps it’s worth a try…