Learn how to study better by listening to music while studying.
Can music help me study better?
Yes it can! A study was made in the USA that proved the concept of listening to music when studying and the results were positive. Read on!
Listening to music will help you study
The mentioned research (made in USA, Ohio) proved that music can help you build better mental concentration. The study showed that listening to:
Preparing for exam or preparing a presentation for work can be an easier task if you listen to music while doing it, american psychologists discovered. For one to maintain concentration it is crucial that he is fully awake and alert. Studying in a quiet room or library will be less effective that studying in a room with music. Why? Read on.
The key to concentration is in the perfect balance of different stimulants.
“The key to concentration is in the perfect balance of different stimulants”, says Stephen Christman, a professor on university of Ohio. In this case, music can be a really great stimulus. A part of brain will always be busy with listening to the music in background and thus automatically increase your level of alert but also level of distraction. But listening to classic or instrumental music will not make you lose concentration! More of the opposite – as already mentioned above – while reading, writing or learning in general – classic or instrumental music will help you study. The best music to study was discovered to be: Bach, Mozart and Händl music -> but this is more of a personal choice.
If you don’t like classic music at all that you should try some other music, but it should be a peaceful and steady music (preferably with no lyrics). Prior to study it is also good to stretch your legs and get some fresh air – you will get relaxed and your body will produce endorfines which are good against being tense and under stress. You can browse our site for more tips on how to focus while studying. Please see below the link to related articles. Also, this link is useful: How to study efficiently.
Strong bass music help you study by heart
If you have troubles learning by heart (learning every word by word in the book) than scientists suggest to listen to a music with strong bass (electronic music). It is said that low bass sound will make you remember things better.