The correct answer is "no". There's been enough written about state-dependent learning to dispel the "music helps me study" myth. It will actually hurt your ability to recall.
Simply put, the environment in which you will be asked to recall should mimic the environment in which you have studied/learned. A quiet room, no distractions- similar to a quiet lecture hall or study hall would be best suited for studying, as that will be the environment of recall.
answered Jul 11 '10 at 06:35
well listing to music will distract you and take your attention off of homework, now before anyone argues it helps u focus let me explain
music makes u less aware of your surroundings this has been proven though studies again and again. however some times when your studying it helps you concentrate more. here is why:
when you are studying people tend to focus to much and get frustrated, the music helps take some of your attention off of the studying and onto the music making you less frustrated so in a way it helps you.
Everyone is different so find out what works best for you
answered Jul 10 '10 at 11:02
Well I do it, and it keeps me from getting distracted. My school next year allows me to bring iPods, & MP players.
answered Jul 10 '10 at 11:06
It depends...for me music helps me focus and not procrastinate...but it may be different for you
answered Jul 10 '10 at 12:16
Personally, I listen to music whilst completing stressful tasks / doing school work as it makes it me feel more relaxed, and also, many feel that listening to music allows them to put more effort into their work, and this is because they enjoy working whilst listening to music more than working without listening to music, and the end result is often of a higher quality as they have been more passionate in their work due to them feeling less stressed and less conscious of how long a task has taken them to complete.
Others often use music as an indicator of progress, for example, if they can / cannot complete a number of tasks within the time it takes to listen to a song / playlist, they may feel that they have worked to the best of their ability, or underperformed, and this can help them speed up the pace at which they work, and use their time more effectively.
answered Jul 10 '10 at 15:49