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.
The first was the control group. These students were not hypnotized at all.
Hypnotism was provided to the second group of students, which included positive affirmations.
The third group was hypnotized as well, but instructed to “walk in the shoes” of the greatest musicians in history.
The results were clear.
Raikov discovered that the third group scored higher on their exams. The highest scores were seen in the areas of artistic interpretation and technical proficiency.