The disadvantage for me is that it is distracting. My mantra when studying or working is "Relax and focus." For me it's hard to focus when there are constant distractions.Let me rephrase the question, does listening to music while doing homework/studying/reading help the brain in any sort of way. Can any one list advantages and disadvantages about all this?
Me too! When I told my wife I have trouble studying in an empty house, she told me I like to have someone to ignore! I think that the external distractions, which are easy to block, make me less aware of the self-generated distractions.I need a cafeteria full of noise to write essays and stuff. Something to do with ambient noise and free associated words filtering into my writing.
Agreed, It has to have no lyrics for me to write with it on- I prefer progressive house or music which is spacialI have come up with my most creative solutions to work problems when driving a car and listening to classical music. Music with words does not work. It has to be only instruments.
Years ago I read about some research that showed a positive effect on learning, especially on memory, when info was presented to subjects while they listened to Baroque music, fugues by Bach for example. Supposedly it's the tempo that matters. I haven't seen anything since then, so maybe it was debunked.Let me rephrase the question, does listening to music while doing homework/studying/reading help the brain in any sort of way. Can any one list advantages and disadvantages about all this?