Everybody has heard some variation of the myth: Listening to Mozart as a baby makes you smarter. It’s called the Mozart Effect, and it turns out it just isn’t true. But there’s a reason we all thought it was. Classical musical fans are scientifically proven to have totally different minds than the rest of us. It turns out they’re more at peace with the world and themselves than most.

Malgorzata Michalowska & Pat Dudek by Tomasz Haczyk