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Dunhill, T. (1936). Edward German, 1862-1936. The Musical Times, 77(1126), 1073-1077. Retrieved September 18, 2020, from


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Terry, PC., Karageorghis, CI., Curran, ML., Martin, OV., Parson-Smith, R. Effects of music in exercise and sport: a meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin. 146 (2) 2020. 91-117.

Kipnis, G., Tabak, N., Koton S., Background music playback in the preoperative setting: does it reduce the level of preoperative anxiety among candidates for elective surgery? Merican Society of Perinesthesia Nurses. 2016.

Silberman, MJ., Music-based affect regulation and unhealthy music use explain coping strategies in adults with mental health conditions. Community Mental Health Journal. 2020

Boolani, A., Lckman, J., Baghurst, T., Larue, JL., Smith, ML.. Impact of positive and negative motivation and music on jump shot efficiency among NAIA division I college basketball players. International Journal of Exercise Science. 12 (5) 2019. 100-110.

Martiniano, EC., Santana, MDR., Barros, ELD., Silva, MD., Garner, DM., Abreu, LC., Valenti, VE. Musical auditory stimulus acutely influences heart rate dynamic responses to medication in subjects with well-controlled hypertension. Scientific Reports: Nature Research. 8 (958) 2018.

Mosaed, S., Vahidi, R., Lin, KY. Effect of music tempo on operating room preparation time. Journal of Perioperative Practice. 0 (0) 2018. 1-4.

Fritz, TH., Bowling, DL., Contier, O., Grant, J., Schneider, L., Lederer, A., Hoer, F., Busch, E., Villringer, A.. Musical agency during physical exercise decreases pain. Frontiers in Psychology. 8 (2312) 2017.

Gonzalez-Sanchez, VE., Zelechowska, A., Jensenius, AR., Correspondences between music and involuntary human micromotion during standstill. Frontier in Psychology. 9 (1382) 2018.

Varma, SR., Thomas, S., Radaideh, AA., Ergieg, S., Fayez, E., Malik, L.. The impact of background music in reducing stress during preclinical dental laboratories. J Int Soc Prev Community Dent. 9 (1) 2019. 77-82.




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Crncec, R., Wilson, SJ., Prior, M.. No evidence for the Mozart effect in children. Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 23 (4), 2006. 305-318.

Steele, KM. Do rats she a Mozart effect?. Music perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal. 21 (2) 2003. 251-265.

Zigler, EF., Finn-Stevenson, M., Hall, NW.. The first three years and beyond: chapter title: the Mozart effect: not learning from history. Yale University Press. 2002.

Medina, D., Barraza, P.. Efficiency of attentional networks in musicians and non-musicians. Heliyon. 5 (3) 2019, e01315.

Nantais, KM., Schellenberg, EG.. The Mozart effect: an artifact of preference. Psychological Science. 10 (4) 1999. 370-373.

Steel, KM., Bass, KE., Crook, MD.. The mystery of the Mozart effect: failure to replicate. Psychological Science. 10 (4) 1999. 366-369.

Thompson, WF., Schellenberg, EG., Husain, G.. Arousal, mood, and the Mozart effect. Psychological Science. 12 (3) 2001. 248-251.

Rauscher, FH., Shaw, GL., Ky, KN.. Music and spatial task performance. Nature. 365, 1993. 611.

Su, Y., Kao, C., Hsu, C., Pan, L., Cheng, S., Huang, Y.. How does Mozart’s music affect children’s reading?: the evidence from learning anxiety and reading rates with e-books. Journal of Educational Technology and Society. 20 (2) 2017. 101-112.

Schellenberg, EG. Music lessons enhance IQ. Psychological Science. 15 (8) 2004. 551-514.

Hetland, L. Listening to music enhances spatial-temporal reasoning: evidence for the “Mozart effect”. Journal of Aesthetic Education. 34 (3/4) 2000. 105-148.

Schellenberg, EG. Music and cognitive abilities. Current Directions in Psychological Science. 14 (6) 2005. 317-320.

Husain, G., Thompson, WF., Schellenberg, EG.. Effects of musical tempo and mode on arousal, mood, and spatial abilities. Music Perception. 20 (2) 2002. 151-171.


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Döge, K.  (2001). Dvořák, Antonín. Grove Music Online. Retrieved 30 Apr. 2020, from


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