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July 11, 2005

Do you listen while you write?

David Brake sent me this interesting citation. I do listen to music when I write but it tends to be music with non-English words, when it has lyrics that is. I've noticed that I concentrate on the music, rather then the writing, when the lyrics are in English and that is not the point when I am writing.

The effects of background music on word processed writing

Computers in Human Behavior
Volume 17, Issue 2 , 1 March 2001, Pages 141-148

Abstract: College students often listen to music while they use a computer. This experiment investigated whether background music disrupts their ability to word process fluently and effectively. Forty-five psychology undergraduates wrote brief expository essays. Background music significantly disrupted writing fluency (words generated per minute controlling for typing speed and including those words deleted before the final draft) even though no response to the music was required. Those with some musical training and high working memory span wrote better essays with longer sentences and were also more likely to pause at clause boundaries. Even unattended music places heavy demands on working memory and disrupts word processed writing.

So what percentage are we losing when we listen to music? Are the differences for commitment to task? Does the issue change with age or education level?

Now off to the store to find "leak blocking" headphones.

Posted by prolurkr at July 11, 2005 07:48 AM

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