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Is music actually peaceful for teens while studying for tests ?

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Started: 1/9/2014 Category: Music
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Huma_19

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The soothing power of music is well-established. It has a unique link to our emotions, so can be an extremely effective stress management tool.When people are very stressed, there is a tendency to avoid actively listening to music. Perhaps it feels like a waste of time, not helping to achieve anything. But as we know, productivity increases when stress is reduced, so this is another area where you can gain vast rewards. It just takes a small effort to begin with.
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violetviolin

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While music can be a soothing influence, this does not establish that it is peaceful for teens while studying. Ogloza states, "If music is playing, your brain automatically spends energy interpreting it " both the lyrics and the beat. This divides your brain's attention, and thus causes the student to have a difficult time memorizing the material in front of him/her. In order to memorize information, your brain first stores it in your short-term memory bank. To get it into the long-term portion of your brain, you'll need repetition. This repetition, however, is interrupted through listening to music, or more specifically the lyrics and beat of the music." If music in fact makes it more difficult to complete your studies, wouldn't the difficulty of studying cause more stressful factors, and in turn lead to more total stress? I do not see how this would provide a peaceful environment for teens to study.
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Debate Round No. 1
Huma_19

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But not just any music. The research found it"s important to choose the right music for the topic you"re studying.

Budding mathematicians should introduce classical music to their play list. Research found that in order to stimulate learning and enhance concentration, students who listened to classical music (with 60-70 beats per minute) while studying scored on average 12 per cent more in their Maths exams.The right side of the brain is used to process original, creative thoughts, so Gray suggests English, Drama or Art students listen to emotive rock and pop music. "Songs like Katy Perry"s Firework and I Can"t Get No (Satisfaction) by The Rolling Stones produce a heightened state of excitement that is likely to enhance creative performance," she says.
violetviolin

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Huma_19

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violetviolin

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Posted by dylanm123 3 years ago
dylanm123
yes, i'm a teenager (doing substantial study) and i find that classical piano music is nice and relaxing and probably helps me.

like this piece by Chopin- Nocturne No. 2 in E Flat Major, Op. 9, No. 2

just saying ;)
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