Dr. Georgi Lozanov is a Bulgarian psychiatrist who specialises in the field of acceleration of learning. He managed to prove that listening to music whilst learning another language boosted the intake of the learner. Listening to music activates the right side of the brain and reading/taking in information activates the left side. This simultaneous left and right side of the brain usage enhances the information intake.
Lozanov conducted an experiment in which his students could learn another language in the fraction of the time of a normal education process. He made his students listen to classical music of 60 beats per minute (particularly baroque music and compositions of Bach) whilst learning words and phrases of another language. The results were interesting. Of all the students participating, there was a 92% success rate in the experiment. Thats was, that 92% of the students had learnt around 1000 words of another language in one day. Way more than through a conventional learning process. He proved that there was a 85% - 100% success rate in learning a language over 30 days and an almost 100% success rate when participants were tested on the language four years after the experiment without them reviewing the material in that period of time.
So music helps the brain learn. Music helps us think. Music can aid philosophical thought.
Dr. Georgi Lozanov
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