A. Tóth-Bakos1, A. Csehiová2

1J. Selye University (SLOVAKIA)
2Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra (SLOVAKIA)
Interest in the chosen theme based on the widely known phenomenon called Mozart effect, according to which listening to Mozart music improves time-spatial imagination. Deployed this idea and permanent research has started to generalize Mozart effect. It led to the theory, according to which systematic musical activity develops some cognitive skills and intelligence. Recent advances in the study of the brain have enhanced our understanding of the way that active engagement with music may influence other activities. The cerebral cortex self-organizes as we engage with different musical activities, skills in these areas may then transfer to other activities if the processes involved are similar. The aim of this paper is to summarize the theoretical and practical information and knowledge about the phenomenon Mozart effect and about the transfer of music activities on the basis of domestic and foreign literature and based on the latest research. In order to achieve selected target is important first to describe the effect of music on people psychological view, characterize the positive effects of music on the development of mental processes, cognitive skills and the overall personality of a person, especially we focus on perceptual and language skills, intellectual development, social and personal development, physical development, health and wellbeing. We summarize some important and interesting researches and their results about Mozart effect and music training transfer.