Listening to Music While Studying
Most students listen to some kind of music when they are studying. Some say that music helps them concentrate on what they are studying. It is proven that music can somehow affect the memory of a person.
Different types of music can have degrees of effectiveness on the memory of the person. It really depends on the musical taste of the student.
Studies have been conducted that some types of music such as classical music can improve the brain's capacity to solve spatial problem. When you listen to music while studying, your brain is activated to think spatially.
Experiments have been conducted to prove if the theory of listening to classical music can improve the memory skill of the students. In 1993, a psychologist performed this experiment and he used the music of Mozart to a group of students. He then gave the students an exam to test the memory skill. The test proved that those who listened to Mozart has higher scores. This is popularly known as the Mozart effect.
Researchers at Stanford University also made a study of the relation of music and the brain. The researchers looked at the MRI images of a subject's brain while listening to classical music. The researchers want to see which part of the brain will activate more when listening to music. The result showed that the brain activates more on the area that is responsible for the human attention span.
Not all students listen to classical music. A lot of students listen to rock music, R&B or rap music. An experiment was done using rock music and the researchers found that the music improved the memory retention of the rock listeners. Classical music improved the memory retention of students who listen to classical and the students who are rock fans. This proves that whatever type of music you listen to, it can improve your memory retention provided that you enjoy the music.