Does Background Music Impact Computer Task Performance? (18 Feb 2004)
Results from this study showed that those in the classical music condition performed better on the problem-solving task than those in the Punk music or No Music conditions, regardless of time constraints. Interestingly, participants in the Classical music condition performed better despite the fact that they contributed more off-task comments to one another than the No Music condition and about the same number of off-task comments as the Punk music group.
Article URL: http://psychology.wichita.edu/surl/usabilitynews/61/music.htm
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