Monday, April 26, 2004

mozart 4 rats

New research on the Mozart effect in rats:
Rats that heard a Mozart sonata expressed higher levels of several genes involved in stimulating and changing the connections between brain cells
(via Follow Me Here)

I know a couple of rats who might benefit from exposure to a little K488
although the jury may still be out.

And some rats are always going to prefer Beethoven...

Caption on screen: '613.4 SECONDS LATER' Beethoven's front door is opened by Mrs Beethoven.)

Mrs Beethoven: Yes?

Colin Mozart: Colin Mozart.

Mrs Beethoven: Oh, thank goodness you've come. We're having a terrible time with them bleeding rats. I think they live in his stupid piano already.

(They go into the house. We hear the first two bars of Beethoven's Fifth counter pointed by loud squealing.)

Monty Python's Flying Circus - Series 2 Episode 21

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