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Music and Genius
He once confided that had he not been a scientist, he would have been a musician. Mostly favoring classical music, Einstein adored Mozart and worshiped Bach.

"Life without playing music is inconceivable for me," he said. He also said that he lives his daydreams in music, and "get most joy in life out of music." Our Einstein, with unclipped moustache and unkempt do, did actually performed in solo concerts!

Einstein, too stupid to learn
There's a little known fact about our great genius: Einstein did extremely poorly in school when he was young. So academically poor he was, that his grade school teachers asked his parents to take him out of school because he was "too stupid to learn"--our Einstein, too stupid to learn!

The teachers thought it would be easier for Einstein's parents to make him learn manual labor so he could survive in life.

Instead of heeding, Albert's parents bought him a violin (he actually started playing the violin at age six). Let us fast-forward to today's studies, on how music makes kids bright, for reference. An article in the Brain and Mind website sums it all up as:

The power of music to affect memory is quite intriguing. Mozart's music and baroque music, with a 60 beats per minute beat pattern, activate the left and right brain. The simultaneous left and right brain action maximizes learning and retention of information. The information being studied activates the left brain while the music activates the right brain. Also, activities which engage both sides of the brain at the same time, such as playing an insrument or singing, causes the brain to be more capable of processing information.

Music helped bring out the real genius in our Einstein. Albert Einstein himself admitted that the reason he was so smart was because he played the violin. One friend, G.J. Withrow, confided that the way Einstein dealt with problems and equations was by improvising on the violin.

Get this interesting article by Brian Foster, an experimental particle physicist at the Department of Physics, Oxford University, UK, that we dug from the archives of the Johns Hopkins University website. It reveals that Einstein's second wife, Elsa, who confided that she first fell in love with Einstein because of the way he plays Mozart beautifully on the violin, said Einstein also plays the piano (his mom was a pianist).

"Music helps him when he is thinking about his theories. He goes to his study, comes back, strikes a few chords on the piano, jots something down, returns to his study."

It would also be interesting to note that there are relaxation music that would also do the exact opposite effect to the brain. Several studies conducted, revealed that certain music (esp. baroque classics) such as Bach's and Mozart's, helped students score better at tests, and relaxation sounds or silence make them score lower.

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