aldona wrote:I have collected the following from various sites around the web...You’ve heard of the Mozart Effect, i.e., listening to Mozart increases one’s spatial IQ. BUT, have you heard of the …
LISZT EFFECT: Child speaks rapidly and extravagantly, but never really says anything important.
BRUCKNER EFFECT: Child speaks very slowly and repeats himself frequently. Gains reputation for profundity.
BACH EFFECT: Child speaks in structurally perfect multiple voices, forwards, backwards, upside-down, augmented and diminished, solely for the glory of God.
SHOSTAKOVICH EFFECT : Child appears to work diligently, but on careful examination you find his work mostly consists of disguised remarks about how much he hates you.
And then, of course, the CAGE EFFECT — child says nothing for precisely 4 minutes, 33 seconds. Preferred by 9 out of 10 classroom teachers.
WEBERN EFFECT: Child speaks extremely thoughtfully and articulately, but in a very low volume, and no more than 6 hours during his entire life.
REICH EFFECT: When arguing with its parents, the child will reach an agreement simply by repeating his answer with minute and gradual variations. Arguments may last up to 2 hours.
BIBER EFFECT: Child is an average speaker, but sometimes switches to another language.
SCHNITTKE EFFECT: Child enjoys offending its teachers with cusswords and odd noises, turns out to be devoutly religious.
SCRIABIN EFFECT: Child is a very promising student. Converts to Scientology.
DE FALLA EFFECT: Child only likes to dance and sing, hardly ever talks about anything else.
MESSIAEN EFFECT: Child thinks it's a bird.
Just a few ones I thought of myself...