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Is it good to listen to music while you study?

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Music touches the soul no matter which language itis composed in. The real question rises when it comes to studying, is it good to listen to music while you study?

Music can have both a positive and a negative effect on studying depending on the type of music you are listening to and the type of student. According to a study carried out in the early 90’s it was believed that listening to classical music (by Mozart) made people smarter but this theory was later dimmed to be false as it was a misinterpretation of the Mozart Effect.

The Mozart Effect is a short term enhancement of spatial temporary abilities in students after listening to Mozart music (Mozart piano). Listening to music while studying has 50-50 pros and cons, should you listen to music the next time you study? The answers are below where we have listed the benefits and the disadvantages of doing so.


Advantages of listening to music while you study

  • Listening to music you love helps you memorize what you’re reading because of the positive mood it gives you.
  • Music like soundtracks  improves focus at a particular study as it provides motivation
  • Listening to relaxing and soothing music helps students be calm and beat stress/anxiety while studying.


Disadvantages of listening to music while you study

  • Lyrical music is a bit distractive as it leads to a person absorbing little information on what they will be studying, as you will be multi-tasking.
  • Agitated music makes one lose focus when reading.
  • Music helps you memorize stuff but you may find it hard to recall what you memorized with music when music is not available.

Listening to music as you study is not bad at all if it makes you study better, however, the music you are listening to should fall under these categories.

  • Not too fast
  • Not too loud
  • Avoid music with words.
  • Must motivate you
  • Classical music or background soundtracks are ideal types of music