By Krystal Miller
What type of music do Wesleyan students listen to while studying? On a quest to find out the answer to that question, a mini study was conducted. Members of the Pirate and Golden Heart classes were interviewed on the genre of music they enjoy studying to. Based on these results, it was found that the majority of the Pirate class listens to rap and alternative music. On the other hand, the Golden Hearts preferred pop and rock music.
A study by the Stanford School of Medicine shows how the brain reacts to classical music. The study found that music helps areas of the brain that is involved with paying attention and making predictions.
Although many students agree that music helps them concentrate, others disagree. Pirate Joanna Loudermilk is one of them. She says, “I don’t listen to music because it distracts me. I prefer when it is quiet.”
Nonetheless, most students will agree that music helps them to concentrate, and Wesleyan students are no exception.
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What’s your favorite music/band/song to study to? Leave your comments below.