In 1993, the University of California Irvine produced a very famous study on the effects of classical music as it relates to the memory and IQ of students. “The Mozart Effect," as it became known, took the decade by storm and soon every expectant mother had headphones around their midsection in an attempt to form the next Einstein. Since then, many follow-up studies have either confirmed these findings to some degree or revealed that perhaps “The Mozart Effect” has no long term effect at all. However, from this subsequent cascade of exploration, it was determined that music, with the absence of lyric, does improve one's concentration levels, allowing the brain to retain more of the information. So the next time you need to hit the books for an upcoming test or presentation, put in any one of Real Music’s albums and relax your way to remembrance.