Dr. Michael Britt of The Psych Files podcast has just completed an excellent two-part discussion of the so-called Mozart Effect. With his guest, Dr. Kenneth Steele, he examines the origins of this popular idea, as well as the fact that no one has replicated the original research that suggested such an effect might exist. If you have ever wondered whether listening to classic music could make you (or your baby) smarter, you will want to listen to this podcast. Also, check out his blog for a full list of references.
I recently started listening to The Psych Files , and I think the style and content of The Psych Files compliments the Brain Science Podcast. For that reason, I have just added the feed from Dr. Britt's blog to our new Brain Science Podcast room in FriendFeed.