Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Don Campbell's Research on Therapeutic Music

Thomas Riis (Oberlin '73), AMRC Director
Don Campbell built his business on the idea that music can make you smarter, happier and healthier. His best sellers, "The Mozart Effect" and "The Mozart Effect for Children," inspired parents to play classical music for infants, based on a controversial theory that it would help their musical development. Hospitals and medical clinics used his "therapeutic sound" environments — from jazz to classical — in their public spaces to enhance healing and relaxation.  More