The Raikov Effect
What we can learn from The Raikov Effect?
In the 1960s, Dr. Vladimir Raikov began to conduct experiments involving hypnotism. His goal was to improve the musical ability and talent of students that were studying at the Moscow Conservatory. Within his experiments, Raikov created three groups.
Raikov discovered that the third group (The third group was hypnotized as well, but instructed to “walk in the shoes” of the greatest musicians in history.) scored higher on their exams. The highest scores were seen in the areas of artistic interpretation and technical proficiency.
At that stage, they would associate their identity into the Raikov model and this created the feeling of “growing up” with their instrument. In doing so, their perspective changed. The students in the third group saw themselves as being master musicians, so that is what they became.