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Comparing the effects of brain exercise to listening to mozart in improving short term memory

Nila Wahyuni , Krisna Dinata, Vidiari Indira Juhanna, Satria Hendra Nugraha

Nila Wahyuni
Lecturer in Physiotherapy Study Program, Medicine Faculty, Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia. Email: wahyuninila08@gmail.com

Krisna Dinata
Lecturer in Physiotherapy Study Program, Medicine Faculty, Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Vidiari Indira Juhanna
Lecturer in Physiotherapy Study Program, Medicine Faculty, Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

Satria Hendra Nugraha
Lecturer in Physiology Department of The Medical Education Study Program, Medicine Faculty, Udayana University, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
Online First: July 02, 2017 | Cite this Article
Wahyuni, N., Dinata, K., Juhanna, V., Nugraha, S. 2017. Comparing the effects of brain exercise to listening to mozart in improving short term memory. Indonesia Journal of Biomedical Science 11(2): 20-24. DOI:10.15562/ijbs.v11i2.143

Background: Doing a brain exercise or listening to Mozart are believed to improve short term memory. We examined whether these methods may differently improve the cognitive function. Methods: We conducted an experiment with pre-test and post-test involving two groups of 24 subjects each. The first group had a brain exercise and the second group listened to Mozart. Both groups had the treatment for four weeks, four times a week. The pre-test and post-test were a digit span test. The test scores were compared within the group and between the two groups. Result: The results indicated brain exercise and listening to Mozart improving the short term memory (p<0.05). However, the improvement was not significantly different between the two methods (p>0.05). Conclusion: One method showed no superiority against another in improving short term memory.


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