There is growing evidence of the effectiveness of music, especially of Sonata for two pianos in D major (K448) by Mozart, in reducing epileptic brain activity.
The reason could be because of the melodies that create a sense of surprise, second a study published in Scientific Reports.
16 hospitalized patients with epilepsy, who did not respond to medication, responded to the new music-based treatments.
Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D major K448 is known for its effects on cognition and other brain activity, but researchers were still trying to understand why. The so-called “Mozart effect” has been the subject of research since physicists Gordon Shaw and Frances Rauscher in 1993 claimed that people who had listened to K448 for 10 minutes exhibited improved spatial reasoning skills.
Subsequent research tested the effects of K448 on various brain functions and disorders, including epilepsy.
In this study, the scientists found that the sonata in question had significant effects in parts of the brain associated with emotion, finding that the effects increased during transitions between longer musical phrases, those that lasted 10 seconds or longer. The results suggest that longer musical phrases can create a sense of surprise, eliciting a positive emotional response.
“Our ultimate dream is to define an” antiepileptic “musical genre and use music to improve the lives of people with epilepsy”said Robert Quon of Dartmouth College, co-author of the study.
Below is the Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D major K448:
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