The Index

Mar 26 2009

Number of months into development that a baby in the womb begins to show preferences for certain notes and melodies:

4

Average percentage of neurons in the brains of awake patients undergoing surgery for epilepsy which exhibited increased activity when the patients were played a song by Mozart:
20

Average percentage of neurons which exhibited increased activity when the patients were played the theme song for Miami Vice:
74

Percentage by which a Brunel University student found carefully selected music to enhance the endurance of exercisers:
15

Percentage, three months after a stroke, by which verbal memory had improved in stroke victims in a Finland study who listened to music daily:
60

Percentage by which verbal memory had improved by those who did not listen to music:
29

Number of months of music therapy needed to accelerate language development in some children with developmental disorders such as Asperger’s and autism by up to three years:
1

Minimum number of songs written and recorded in St. John’s during this February’s RPM Challenge:
710

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