ISSN 2344 – 1283, ISSN CD-ROM 2344 – 1291, ISSN ONLINE 2344 – 1305, ISSN-L 2344 – 1283


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Journal of Young Scientist", Vol. 5
Written by Mihai Adrian RACHIERU, Irina IACOB, Maria CRISTEA

The positive effect of music not only on humans, but also on animals and plants is well known for a long time, being used in music therapy. Studies have shown that a harmonious musical concert stimulates songbirds from forests. Moreover, monkeys, depending on the nature of music they listen to, could cheer or fall into melancholy. If music is a mean of relaxation or even healing for people, which is its effect on plants? The current paper aims at answering this question, by presenting the results of an experiment that studied the biological effects of different genres of music on the wheat plants growth. The Triticumaestivum seeds were placed into three pots and the humidity, temperature and damping program were kept constant. One of the pot was set as the control group, the other two being subjected to the following musical compositions: Havasi - Rise of the instruments and Led Zeppelin’s tracks for 2 and a half hours a day. The experiment lasted 6 weeks, during which plants height was measured weekly and change in leaves color was visually estimated. The obtained results were in accordance with the literature data: both classical and rock music affect living biological systems, those exposed to classical music being higher and brighter than either the control group or those exposed to rock music.

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