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The Impact of Listening to Music on Cognitive Performance

Many of you will most likely hate me for this, but since many of us are getting ready to crack the books, I figured I oughta repost this and end the argument once and for all.

Listening to music for relaxation is common among students to counter the effects of stress or anxiety while completing difficult academic tasks. Some studies supporting this technique have shown that background music promotes cognitive performance while other studies have shown that listening to music while engaged in complex cognitive tasks can  impair performance. This study focuses on the impact different genres of music, played at different volume levels, have on the cognitive abilities of college students completing academic tasks.

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