[divider]Music Improves Studying & Learning[/divider]
“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.” – Alphonse de Lamartine
While some people may argue that listening to music while studying and reading may distract and therefore hinder the learning process, science says otherwise. Major research proves that music can stimulate learning and increase concentration when studying, doing homework, even reading. Music helps cut the stress out of our minds and evens out our heart rate, allowing us to be more focused. It also drowns out background noise and is proven to be more effective than dead silence in test-taking.
What is the best music to study to? Researchers have stood by classical tunes for logical studies like math. The reasoning is that 50-80BPMs is the “sweet spot” for studying, as it is not too overstimulating to become distracting. In the world of electronic music, we recommend exploring Minimal House or Ambient if classical tunes aren’t right for you. Working on a creative project, or studying English, Art or Drama? Dr. Emma Grey, a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, suggests a more emotive, upbeat genre to promote a creative thought process. For this we recommend Experimental and Trip Hop. Find out more on Dr. Grey’s study here.
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