Music is beneficial or harmful during the study background? Given that about 75% of the students listen to music while they do their homework, we must find out.
It is natural to enjoy learning. We are born curious and eager to gain new knowledge to understand the world in which we live and get a better understanding of ourselves. This is a new and successful learning outcome in self-growth and self-confidence.
Human beings seek happiness and self-confidence more than anything else
Happy model, the learner’s self-motivated can be disrupted by stress and negative emotions. Small emotions are the captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.
Stress occurs when there is the perception that a particular challenge is greater than our skills. Stress can be good or bad, depending on how to deal with it. Good cause stress narrowing of attention and bad stress leads to a focus on the negative results. Bad stress can interfere with the process of making circles brain learns more difficult. Physiological changes resulting from stress include an increase in pulse rate, blood pressure and body temperature. Acute stress can cause headaches, tears and ulcers. In short, stress can negatively affect learning. When I ask students if they have recently confirmed the majority of hands go up.
Music is an art form that deals with the representation of emotion through the medium of sound. And it can have a real impact on us because it is closely linked with a passion, and perhaps more than that of the abstract nature of words. The number one reason people listen to music to moderate psychological condition. A very real sense, the music connects us with ourselves Interior.
Many studies leave us in no doubt that music can affect our levels of stress state and mood. In fact, a great deal of current research involves the use of music in medical situations to help the recovery rates and induce physiology required of the heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature. The use of music as an element in the medical intervention is an example of creative communication between areas subject. I explore this topic more in my staff unit PD on learning and creativity across disciplines.
A great innovation and new ideas from the cross-disciplinary communication
The music does not help or interfere with the study? First, it depends on what is important. And it makes it more difficult cognitive challenge, and background music are more likely disrupt the learning process. Learning tasks less challenging, music can greatly assist in the provision of external stimulus and the occurrence of alert positive learning. Secondly, it depends on the characteristics of the music that will come out in a moment. Third, it depends on your personality type. Extroverts enjoy and often require more external stimulation of introverts, and are likely to deal with background noise better than introverts.
What are the characteristics of the music that will help or hinder the study?
The recommended frequency of background music is in the range of 70-110 beats per minute, faster and a little bit of heart rate at rest. Music in fast tempi practiced cognitive load larger (requires more attention) because our brain processes the more musical events per second. Also raises fast music heartbeat, and that is why gyms are using certain types of music with their fitness programs. Very slow music reduces heart rate, creating a situation that can be very convenient for the purposes of the study.
Music is too loud or strong exerted greater cognitive load, which makes it more difficult to concentrate. Music that is very soft and can also is annoying if we find that we are straining to hear. Music with sudden dynamic (sound) level change is also inappropriate. Volume is individual preference, but it needs to be low-moderate and steady.
To this topic, tone indicates whether the music is in a major or minor key. Written music in a major key generally has a happy character, while minor, sad. One does not need to be familiar with this music terminology and even very young children are adept at choosing tonal music. For example, “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in the key”, while the march of the funeral will be in a minor key. Choice of music written in a major key and the appropriate pace is better for the purposes of the study, despite the fact that a lot of people find that music works a key bit slightly faster, too. This is because the relationship between the music features – especially between the rhythm and tonality, creating different thresholds excitement.
Many young people have the ammunition to listen to songs only; that is, music with the words. Song is the most distracting listening background music side, because they compete with the same areas of the brain that deal with language. More specifically, studies have found that the most distracting background music in itself is a quick and familiar music and sound known before, chose and loved by the listener.
So it’s not about the kind of music, be it classical, jazz, pop or rock, but authentic musical characteristics that affect mood and willingness to learn. These properties include the frequency (pulse rate), volume and tonality (major or minor) and if the music is useful or has the words or not. There are already more music features relevant including texture, and a set of melodic and rhythmic complexity, but this is outside the scope of the offer typical student.
If the background music to help in the learning process, and we need to help students understand that if they want to play background music during homework, primary objective remains to engage in a long period of learning. If music can help maintain a healthy state of arousal learning- then well and good. But it’s not about entertainment, not all the appropriate music.