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LETU Mathematics Professor to Present Research on 'Mozart Effect'


LeTourneau University associate professor of mathematics Judy Taylor will present her recent research on the "Mozart Effect" at the annual meeting of the Southwest Educational Research Association Thursday, Feb. 18, in New Orleans, La. Taylor will discuss her research into how students perform better on tests when music composed by Mozart was being played during testing times. SERA seeks to further the advancement of educational research and provides graduate student mentorships and educational resources.

"There is a growing body of research showing the benefits of music on educational performance," Taylor said. "The purpose of this study was to determine if playing Mozart improved student performance on outcome assessments specifically in mathematics."

Taylor's study adds validity to existing literature on the value of Mozart and considers the effectiveness of altering modalities for some learners. LETU accounting professor Beverly Rowe has been assisting Taylor with the literature review for her study.

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