does listening to music help you study or does it slow your progress?

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there have been studies that have been made, but hasn't answered this question since the results have always seemed to be 50-50
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I find solid music helpful but being in a noisey place is pretty distracting
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I find instrumental music helps me, but I think pop songs would hinder me.
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If I am doing something that requires reading then I find lyrics very distracting. But if I am doing something creative lyrics don't bother me.
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Erik Satie Gymnopédie No. 1 - better than adderall.
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I can listen to classical and that's it. I usually listen to 90's dance/house music but it's way too tempting to just get up and dance...
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100% get me distracted. id be dancing to it and singing along
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It helps me a lot although I work slightly slower listening to music. It does help me get in the zone and makes revision awesome. With maths and science, the music just engages my mind on a totally different level so it doesn't really distract me at all. In fact if I was listening to music in an exam I would probably do better as I would be more relaxed. People would look at me strangely when I started air drumming or guitaring or humming a riff though >_<
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I tend to listen to progressive rock music with very complex rhythms and sounds. It's very varied so my mind doesn't get bored and I can basically totally tune it out and focus on a problem.
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This song is soo dope. The lyrics don't really distract me too much honestly.
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Anything boring is more tolerable when I've got some tunes on.
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I cant concentrate unless I'm listening to music :thumbsup:

Needs to be upbeat tho, classical music doesn't work for me whatsoever
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Most of the time I study I can't really put my headphones in as don't focus especially with physics and maths. But I like going near the music rooms in the library because I enjoy listening to people playing piano.
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I always used to find that if i was listening to songs that i liked, then it would put me off and id just end up singing along. If it was songs that i didnt like then it would just irritate me.
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(Original post by Studystix)
there have been studies that have been made, but hasn't answered this question since the results have always seemed to be 50-50
During general studying or similar I don't mind quiet music in the background ( Not lyrics though, study music). But if I'm revising I prefer no music and like doing it in similar conditions to that of the exam.
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