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Coding and the Mozart Effect is a look at the science behind unlocking better cognitive ability using music. There is the research and some tips on how to apply the principles and get into new music to help you expand your mental capabilities.

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  1. 1. Coding and the Mozart Effect PJ Hagerty Engine Yard @aspleenic pj@engineyard.com WNYRuby Brigade/Nickel City Ruby Tuesday, October 22, 13
  2. 2. Engine Yard Platform as a Service Ruby, PHP, Node.js, Java High Performance Open Access Deep Technical Expertise Tuesday, October 22, 13
  3. 3. About me • Coding for the last 10 years, the last 5 as a Rubyist • Musician/Producer • Audiophile Tuesday, October 22, 13
  4. 4. What is Music? • Music is a holy place, a cathedral so majestic that we can sense the magnificence of the universe, and also a hovel so simple and private that none of us can plumb its deepest secrets. Tuesday, October 22, 13
  5. 5. Music as a Healer Tuesday, October 22, 13
  6. 6. What was Don thinking? Tuesday, October 22, 13
  7. 7. A note on Homeopathy Tuesday, October 22, 13
  8. 8. What is the Mozart Effect? • A set of research results that indicate that listening to Mozart's music may induce a short-term improvement on the performance of certain kinds of mental tasks known as "spatial-temporal reasoning” Tuesday, October 22, 13
  9. 9. In English please • YOUR BRAIN WORKS GOOD ON TUNEZ Tuesday, October 22, 13
  10. 10. But why? • Coding == Math == Music Tuesday, October 22, 13
  11. 11. Were They Thinking of Us? Tuesday, October 22, 13
  12. 12. What’s wrong with that? Tuesday, October 22, 13
  13. 13. The Bieber Effect? Tuesday, October 22, 13
  14. 14. What’s in the music? Tuesday, October 22, 13
  15. 15. What about the coding? Tuesday, October 22, 13
  16. 16. It’s all Ephemeral Tuesday, October 22, 13
  17. 17. What’s the right music? Tuesday, October 22, 13
  18. 18. What does *this* mean? Tuesday, October 22, 13
  19. 19. What floats my boat? Tuesday, October 22, 13
  20. 20. More boats? Tuesday, October 22, 13
  21. 21. WARNING! Tuesday, October 22, 13
  22. 22. Consider Getting in a Different Boat Tuesday, October 22, 13
  23. 23. Finding New Music Tuesday, October 22, 13
  24. 24. Safety First(ish) Tuesday, October 22, 13
  25. 25. But isn’t that isolating? Tuesday, October 22, 13
  26. 26. Share Tuesday, October 22, 13
  27. 27. Make a “Mix-Tape” Tuesday, October 22, 13
  28. 28. Take a break Tuesday, October 22, 13
  29. 29. Do it yourself Tuesday, October 22, 13
  30. 30. Do it with code Tuesday, October 22, 13
  31. 31. Unlocking is the Key Tuesday, October 22, 13
  32. 32. Resources • Don Campbell (1997). The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit. ISBN 0-380-97418-5. • F.H. Rauscher et. al. (1993) Music and Spatial Task Performance. PubMed PMID 8413624 • B.E. Rideout et. al. (1998) Effect of music on spatial performance: a test of generality. PubMed PMID 8724912 • William Pryse-Phillips (2003). Companion to Clinical Neurology. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-515938-1 • http://www.univforum.org/pdf/the_mozart_effect.pdf • Tuesday, October 22, 13 http://www.jrsm.rsmjournals.com/content/94/4/170.full
  33. 33. Thanks • pj@engineyard.com - @aspleenic Tuesday, October 22, 13

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