12 Sep I’m a Harvard neuroscientist. Here’s the No. 1 music I listen to when I need to focus—it’s not classical
ABSTRACT: The article reviews several studies completed that identified how “familiar” music can activate the brain in specific ways. The writer (neuroscientist) identifies that clear “familiar” music can be associated with particular behaviors and emotions. The writer reviews specific examples, such as listening to pop or rock, to help improve their focus when studying. The writer explains that we associate certain music with particular actions, and continued use further enforces that neural connection. A study reviewed identifies two styles of music and how one positively impacts learning while the other hinders it.
AUTHOR SUMMARY: Srini Pillay