This is a video from Discovery Channel news explaining how music effects your brain in positive and the negative ways. Shows that brain ways resonate with beat of music, somehow syncing up heartbeat to music. Scientific reasoning instead of personal opinion. The video goes into different areas of the brain and how music uses all of the brain. Not only including the good, it goes into how louder music, like those at clubs can hinder proper decision making. Acknowledges that music definitely helps in many ways more though and gives cited sources on research tests over it. *** “How Music Effects Your Brain” Youtube, uploaded by Seeker, 2 March 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=JpUVMpX62nw
This website explains the mozart effect, a set of research results indicating that listening to Mozart's music may induce a short-term improvement on the performance of certain kinds of mental tasks. they contribute benefits to this effect such as "The general use of music to improve memory, awareness and the integration of learning styles and the innovative and experimental uses of music to improve listening and attention deficit disorders" This is an important source to have because it essentially scientifically explains why the other articles said classical music is the best for studying. *** “The Mozart Effect® Resource Centre.” The Mozart Effect Resource Centre | Home | Books, CDs and Resources, mozarteffect.com/index.html.
This article is based off a study of atients in MRI machines while listening to music to visually see how music impacts your brain. One quote from the article "When the research subjects listened to a preferred or a favorite song of theirs, they were better connected to a part of the brain called the default mode network, which is tied to how humans are able to switch between thinking about what's going on around them and their self-referential thoughts." Disproves the other articles listed which say it should be classical by proving that the subjects favorite songs had more effect on learning. ***Times, Laura Rosenfeld Tech. “Does Music Help You Focus? Yes, but Only If You like the Music.” Tech Times, 30 Aug. 2014, www.techtimes.com/articles/14339/20140830/does-music-help-you-focus-yes-but-only-if-you-like-the-music.htm.
This source is a Youtube video about if music can help you focus specifically with studying. The youtuber gives personal experience supporting but also experience against music assisting in working by saying that it depends on the students preference, as he found some to help while others distract. It also looks into other research that studies show with test subjects. Basically covers information from other websites and professional studies mentioned with personal opinion included also. *** “Can Music Help You Study” Youtube, uploaded by Thomas Frank, 5 Feburary 2016 https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=S5_APAxM5Lg
This article uses medical professionals to explain why music really does help focus. It explains that music stimulates both hemispheres of the brain creating optimal focus and learning conditions. Like my other articles, it stresses that it mostly depends on the form of music, from classical to meditation tunes. Helpful tips are included to improve studying and learning with music like going classical, slower tempo,and volume control. ***University, NorthCentral. “Can Music Help You Study and Focus?” Northcentral University, 2 Jan. 2018, www.ncu.edu/blog/can-music-help-you-study-and-focus.
This essay claims that while a little bit of music can be beneficial, music can be linked back to negative things. The author goes on to say "Music often serves as background noise for many activities, such as studying, working,playing, and talking but songs of modern day represent feelings, politics, emotions,rebellion, alienation, religion, and philosophy for the consumer. This quote shows that Mike Allen acknowledged that music helps but also focuses on negative effects as well. ***Allen, Mike. “Effects of Music.” Research Gate, 2018, www.researchgate.net/publication/232458814_Effects_of_Music.