Kenneth M. Steele Ph.D.

Dr, Steele's academic interests include: Learning in Nonhumans and Humans; Visual and Auditory Perception; Activity Anorexia; Music Perception; Color Priming; the "Mozart Effect".

There are 9 included publications by Kenneth M. Steele Ph.D.:

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Arousal and Mood Factors in the "Mozart Effect" 2000 2703 Some investigators of the "Mozart effect" have not controlled for the influence of differences in arousal or mood induced by treatment conditions. Studies by Rideout and colleagues reported differences in spatial reasoning after listening to a Moz...
Changes in Perceived Color with Intermittent Illumination 1997 997 Using 24 observers with normal color vision, perceived shifts in hue were determined for a yellow-red, green, and blue-green at intermittencies of 5, 10, and 20 cps. The hue shift for yellow-red was consistent with the hue shift exhibited by a deuter...
Do rats show a Mozart effect? 2003 3225 The “Mozart effect” is an increase in spatial reasoning scores after listening to a Mozart piano sonata. Both the production and interpretation of the effect are controversial. Many studies have failed to replicate the original effect. Other studi...
Failure to Confirm the Rauscher and Shaw Description of Recovery of the Mozart Effect 1999 3536 The Mozart effect is an increase in spatial reasoning scores detected immediately after listening to the first movement of a Mozart piano sonata. Rauscher and Shaw (1998) suggested that failure to produce a Mozart effect could arise from carryover ef...
The Forum 2001 395 Case Vignette: The Class That (Probably) Cheated: Professor Dill's Dilemma. After an exam in a class of 160 students, 7 students independently approached Professor Dill to inform him that "massive cheating" had occurred in the back of the room. Repor...
Is the bandwidth for timbre invariance only one octave? 2006 885 Timbre invariance refers to the ability to determine whether two notes at different pitches were played or sung by the same instrument or voice. Handel and Erickson (2001) reported that nonmusician listeners heard pairs of notes as coming uniform...
Listening to Mozart Does Not Enhance Backwards Digit Span Performance 1997 2185 Rauscher, Shaw, and Ky recently reported that exposure to brief periods of music by Mozart produced a temporary increase in performance on tasks taken from the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Scale-IV. The present study examined whether this effect occur...
Prelude or requiem for the ‘Mozart effect’? 1999 6388 Rauscher et al. reported [1] that brief exposure to a Mozart piano sonata produces a temporary increase in spatial reasoning scores, amounting to the equivalent of 8-9 IQ points on the Stanford-Binet IQ scale [2]. Early attempts to confirm this 'Moza...
Unconvincing evidence that rats show a Mozart effect 2006 645 F. H. RAUSCHER, J. D. ROBINSON, AND J. J. JENS (1998) REPORTED that rats learned to complete a T-maze more quickly if they had been reared listening to a Mozart piano sonata. They interpreted this result as a demonstration of a “Mozart effect” in...