Effects of Music and Learning

This entry is part 9 of 17 in the series Best Practices in Brain Training

Listening to music can provoke emotional response (Wan & Schlaug, 2010). Research has shown that listening to some types of music can enhance the learning process by activating task-relevant brain areas (Jausovec, Jausovec, & Gerlic, 2006). However, best practices suggest that a quiet environment is more conducive to effective learning. Music should not compete with learning tasks. If it is absolutely necessary to have music, use a regular pattern which is less attention-grabbing and play the same piece repeatedly (Howard, 2006). 

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