Study of college students who listened to 10 minutes of Mozart’s piano sonatas just prior to taking spatial reasoning tests: they scored higher than students who listened to relaxation tapes or other types of music. The effect lasted for 15 minutes. (Ratey, John J., MD. A User’s Guide to the Brain. p 37. NY: Vintage Books, 2002.)

The Mozart effect (listening to music composed by Mozart) has been found to positively impact musical training and spatial ability. (Howard, Pierce J., PhD. The Owner’s Manual for the Brain. p 179-185. GA: Bard Press, 1994, 2000.)

Listening to Mozart has been found to strengthen thinking and reasoning abilities. (Restak, Richard, MD. Mozart’s Brain and the Fighter Pilot. p 182-183. NY: Harmony Books, 2001.)