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Music’s Effect on Students

Student studying by Don Hamerman For Rutgers Photo Services

Music, one of the biggest influences the world has, is often referred to as “The International Language”, which is essential in our lives.  Studies have shown that music can change a person’s mood and affect their daily life in a positive or negative way, depending on the type of music the person listens to. It may reduce pain and sadness during depression, and it can also boost happy feelings.  Music can help take away stress from the brain by allowing a person to focus on the topic they are working on. The increases in concentration makes the process of work faster, therefore the assignments given will be more efficiently done. Depending on the type of music that is being heard, the brain will work at a faster or slower pace. For example, classical music boosts mental activity improving all aspects of a student while working. There are other types of music that are distracting to work with, such as electronic or heavy metal because of the noise and loudness it creates which cause distractions in the minds of students when working on assignments. It is interesting how studies argue that it isn’t the music itself, but rather the improved mood your favorite music brings, the one that increases productivity.

 

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