I would like to take a moment to thank those people who took the time to answer my survey about whether they found music helped them focus when studying. I had 13 responses and the results were as follows; 5 people responded No, with the other 8 responding with yes – music helped them to focus. I find it helps me, so I will continue to get my groove on and study.
I then found Lucy Stevens blog post about listening to music and how it stimulated emotion for her. I have many songs that do the same from my wedding song to a song that reminds me of a friend who has pasted. I believe that music stimulates emotion in all. Lucy watched the following clip about how music creates fireworks of emotion when listening to music, however musicians give these fireworks a good work out when they play. I wasn`t that good a musician so it did nothing for me.
After watching the clip and looking at my quiz results, I thought I would check this out further and did a Google search to find a response to ‘does music help you focus’. I came across the following website and found the response interesting. I had never thought about whether my focus on tasks was improved when I enjoyed music more than if I didn`t, but I suppose listening to music I like often relaxes me, so I would say they were right.
Mindshift (2016, August 26) What’s Going On Inside the Brain When We Play Music?. Retrieved from: https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/08/26/whats-going-on-inside-the-brain-when-we-play-music/
Stevens, L. (2016, September 2) Listening to and playing music. Retrieved from: https://lucystevensblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/listening-to-and-playing-music/
TechTime (2014, August 30) Does music help you focus? Yes, but only if you like the music. Retrieved from: http://www.techtimes.com/articles/14339/20140830/does-music-help-you-focus-yes-but-only-if-you-like-the-music.htm