Event Title

MH2 -- Effects of Music Genre on Focus and Study Habits

Location

URC Greatroom

Start Date

8-4-2022 10:30 AM

End Date

8-4-2022 12:15 PM

Description

The purpose of this experiment is to investigate whether or not genre of music has an effect on an individual’s study habits. The brain has many functions and different parts of the brain are activated when certain genres of music are playing. Certain genres can be distracting for an individual when trying to complete a task and others can promote focus. Each participant in the experiment were given a task of studying their own class material and then taking a short quiz, playing a memory game, and studying material that we provided and taking a short quiz. Whether or not the participant became distracted while completing their task was also recorded throughout the experiment. After observing and recording results showed that genres of music with words made it much more difficult for participants to stay focused on the task that they were given. Classical music was the most effective in keeping participants focused on the task that they were given. Results also showed that listening to a participant’s preferred genre of music was more effective when the participant was studying their own material but when presented with material they had never seen before it was more difficult for them to memorize and focus on. The study has shown that classical music is one of the best choices when studying material, especially when it is something an individual has never seen before but when studying something a person is already familiar with it is less detrimental on their memory. Classical music is also the most beneficial in limiting distractions.

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Apr 8th, 10:30 AM Apr 8th, 12:15 PM

MH2 -- Effects of Music Genre on Focus and Study Habits

URC Greatroom

The purpose of this experiment is to investigate whether or not genre of music has an effect on an individual’s study habits. The brain has many functions and different parts of the brain are activated when certain genres of music are playing. Certain genres can be distracting for an individual when trying to complete a task and others can promote focus. Each participant in the experiment were given a task of studying their own class material and then taking a short quiz, playing a memory game, and studying material that we provided and taking a short quiz. Whether or not the participant became distracted while completing their task was also recorded throughout the experiment. After observing and recording results showed that genres of music with words made it much more difficult for participants to stay focused on the task that they were given. Classical music was the most effective in keeping participants focused on the task that they were given. Results also showed that listening to a participant’s preferred genre of music was more effective when the participant was studying their own material but when presented with material they had never seen before it was more difficult for them to memorize and focus on. The study has shown that classical music is one of the best choices when studying material, especially when it is something an individual has never seen before but when studying something a person is already familiar with it is less detrimental on their memory. Classical music is also the most beneficial in limiting distractions.