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Effect of background music on memory for different tasks.

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dc.contributor.author Lindberg, Candice.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-29T14:46:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-29T14:46:57Z
dc.date.created 2001 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012-05-29
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/1112
dc.description vi, 59 leaves en_US
dc.description.abstract The present study attempted to evaluate how background music affected memory and attention. The information-load theory proposes that an interaction between the type of music and the type of task determines what effect music will have on performance. Forty-eight college students completed a low cognitive demanding task of memorizing vocabulary words and a high cognitive demand task of understanding a reading passage, either with or without music. Contrary to expectations, background music did not hinder reading performance or facilitate vocabulary performance. Additional analyses examining musical preferences, study habits, or perceived distraction did not elucidate the reason for a lack of an interaction between music and task. It was concluded that music's effect on memory and attention is of a multifaceted nature. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Memory-Testing. en_US
dc.subject Memory-Case studies. en_US
dc.title Effect of background music on memory for different tasks. en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.college the teachers college en_US
dc.advisor Lauren Shapiro en_US
dc.department psychology en_US

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