EVER HEARD THE PHRASE, “MOZART MAKES BABIES SMART!”?
Since its inception, this claim has scattered like dandelion seeds. It is the basis of million dollar franchises such as Baby Einstein, a company that makes DVDs and products with classical music and other forms of art that are “proven” to help promote cognitive development in children.
Where did this blown-up myth come from?
In the 1990s, 36 students in a study at the University of California at Irvine listened to 10 minutes of a...