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Is it true that music helps you concetrate?: 3/4/2014 05:02:00


SkyLimit
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When I do my homework, I started to listen to music and I became fully concentrated. I realize I cant do my homework when i am in a silent environment, like my room, because my mind will just doze off and i will completely lose focus.

Music is actually starting to help preventing me from browsing the internet because I'm addicted to it and I can't do work. My teachers tells me that I loose focus when I listen to music and again he's an "anti-music listener".

Also What is the #1 most played songs on your I-Pod?
Is it true that music helps you concetrate?: 3/4/2014 05:24:16

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Is it true that music helps you concetrate?: 3/4/2014 05:43:40


slammy 
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In my experience, it all depends on if you are familiar with the music. If it's an album (i'm dating myself) you've heard 100 times it'll be easier to study. It'll act as a kind of "white noise" and set a comfortable area for concentration and focus. An album that is unknown to you will be too much stimulation and take over your focus.

And if you don't have much of a musical ear, it doesn't really matter, it'll just act as white noise.

Edited 3/4/2014 05:44:25
Is it true that music helps you concetrate?: 3/4/2014 06:20:06


Pushover 
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Music very rarely helps me concentrate, rather it distracts me!! The rare exception being ambient music, like say this stuff, at a relatively low volume: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RfKcu_ze-60

Usually, when I want to focus, I don't play any music at all.
Is it true that music helps you concetrate?: 3/4/2014 10:16:33


♈§IRIÜS♈ 
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I personally thinks music will distract me because i would kept thinking about the song lyrics or wanting to change the songs... -__-" If i want to focus, i will lock myself in a quiet room without noises :) and it works well xD
Is it true that music helps you concetrate?: 3/4/2014 10:47:38


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from my experience it heavily depends on the music, on your task, your taste in music and your current mood.

some music distracts you more then helps you concentrate, especially things with lyrics.

other music helps concentrate. some folks focus playing progressive rock, electronic ambient, trance, folk, punk, drone, noise, all kinds of music really.

i would risk claim that it's mostly what you are already used to listening. but i have also found that listening to certain radiostations (with tracks you never heard before and therefor should distract you) can actually also help you keep focus.

also, there are tracks / albums that are better for concentrating on breaking apart some problem and others that are more helpful to keep you pushing on through boring tasks with full focus.

all that being said, some tasks that require heavy concentration often require silence (even from people trying to help).
Is it true that music helps you concetrate?: 3/4/2014 11:15:49


Taishō 
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I'm with Sirius on this one, sometimes, particularly when it comes to important papers that are college or work related, a nice quiet place is best.

There are times I'm able to listen to music and write a couple of decent pages when free-writing, but highest quality is when I can focus without distracting noises.
Is it true that music helps you concetrate?: 3/4/2014 18:30:15


[LN] Dubs
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I have researched this subject on myself as well. I found that when I listen to music with people singing, the human brain is distracted by listen to what they are saying. However, when you listen to ambient music, or Background game music (BGM). like what people above say lyrics often distract you. But maybe the instruments turn on some part of your subconscious that we don't realize.
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