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When Doing Work: Music or No Music?

Concentration and Musical Styles

❶If you absolutely hate math, but get a kick out of reading for English, do your math homework first and treat yourself afterward with the easier English reading. It will make concentrating harder.

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Does Listening to Music While Doing Homework Affect Your Grade in School? Written by Van Thompson. Mind the Science Gap: Does Music Help You Study? University of Phoenix: Should You Listen to Music While Studying? Losing Focus in College;.

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So should you listen to music while you study or do homework? Unfortunately, the answer I have to give you is “it depends!” It seems like in general, music with vocals is distracting, while instrumental music might actually help your performance.

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Can listening to music while preparing a presentation or doing homework help you concentrate? One expert, Alexander Pantelyat, an assistant professor of neurology and the co-founder and co-director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine, sounds off on music’s relationship to language—and whether background music can help you focus on a task. While the nature and style of the music can cause specific responses in the brain (funky music compels you to dance, sad music makes you melancholy, motivational music makes you want to keep fit), some studies suggest that it really is down to personal preference. Music you like increases focus, while music you don’t impedes it.

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While scrolling through posts this one immediately intrigued me, most likely because i am currently listening to music and often do while studying. From my perspective, I have found listening to music while doing work very beneficial, but the genre is very important to me. Conduct an experiment to see if listening to music helps people concentrate when doing math. Develop two sets of similar math problems. Have people solve one set in silence and the other while music is playing. See if one setting produces a significant difference in correct answers.