Young generations are also fans of music and every second student has always his headphones.
Students listen to music everywhere: on-the-go, in public transport, in the shower and even when they do their homework.
Participants were then tested on the list they had to memorize.
It was found that those who listened to complete silence while studying did the best while students who listened to music while studying did the worst.
In addition to this study researchers at the University of Wales Institute in Cardiff, United Kingdom found that students were able to study more efficiently in quiet environments than in environments with music playing.
The study involved twenty five participants who were given a list of things in order to memorize.
This led me to the last option besides silence; classical music.
In an experiment done by Macquarie University Professor William Forde Thompson, and his team played Mozart piano sonata while two groups of students read a passage.
How can one resist repeating their favorite songs lyrics in their head or out loud as they jam along to it while studying, but singing those lyrics can easily distract one from the current material their studying.
Imagine listening to “What do you mean” by Justin Bieber while memorizing terms for a bio exam, are you going to be focusing on the bio terms or remembering all the good times you had listening to this song?