Mozart sonatas reduce epilepcy

Mozart sonatas reduce epilepcy
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Scientists from Toronto found that Mozart sonatas reduce the number of epileptic seizures. In their experiment, they decided to use the “Sonata for two pianos in D major, K. 448” and its modified version.

There were 13 participants in the experiment. All of them were people suffering from epilepsy. They were to keep a journal of seizures for one year.

The participants of this research were divided into 2 groups. The first group listened to Mozart for 3 months, followed by a different tune. The participants in the second group did everything in the opposite order. While participating in the experiment, all patients continued to take their previously prescribed medications for epilepsy.

After analyzing the recordings made by patients, scientists found that when listening to Mozart, the number of seizures was less. According to Marjan Rafi, one of the authors of this study, such therapy can be used to reduce the number of epileptic seizures.

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