Listening to Mozart could help prevent epileptic children from having seizures, according to new research by the Royal Hospital for Sick Children.
The research shows children aged two to 18 had a significant drop in epileptic activity when listening to the composer’s music.
Doctors at the Edinburgh hospital say it could offer a low-cost, non-invasive anti-epileptic therapy for children.
In the study, 45 children listened to the first five minutes of Mozart’s Sonata for Two Pianos in D Major, or to control music.
Results showed the children who listened to Mozart had a significant reduction in the frequency of epileptic discharges. There was no change in the group who listened to control music.