Could simply listening to Mozart help people with epilepsy?

Listening to music composed by Mozart could help control seizures. The news from researchers add to the health benefits discovered in the past that listening to classical music might help people dealing with epilepsy. 

The findings that were presented last month at the European College of Neurpsychopharmacology; is a large study and based on reviews of literature that might inspire your doctor to suggest this simple intervention, combined with current treatment. 

Researchers, Dr. Glanluca Sesso and Dr. Frederico Sicca from the University of Pisa specifically looked at how Mozart's music affects epilepsy. Their review included 9 published studies out of 147; based on solid science and of good quality. 

Daily listening changes brain signals too

Mozart's music also changed brain signals that are commonly seen in patients diagnosed with epilepsy,  in addition to lowering the number of seizures for people that listen to music daily. Tehe reduction varied between 31 and 66 percent. 

Dr. Sisso shared in a press release that it may be rhythm of Mozart's music that affect several brain systems. Music is clearly good for mental health because. 

The "Mozart effect" has been studied extensively, but has also been met with some cynicism. 

A 2001 study showed positive health effects associated with listening to classical music sonatas but left unanswered questions; suggesting the need for even more research. 

A 2010 study found premature babies rest and grow healthier when exposed to Mozart's sonatas

The challenge is to continue studying exactly what happens to the brain when we hear the music of Mozart. Is the "Mozart Effect" a real thing or do we simply feel better because we like classical music?Either way, it can't hurt to incoporate some relaxing music into your daily routine.