Do you love to listen to music? Some kids like to listen to their favorite tunes when they study. Others think jamming to the latest songs helps long trips in the car pass by more quickly. Athletes know that certain songs can get their blood pumping and ready for the big game.
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While record players and the car radio are definite favorites, there are new and often convenient ways to listen to music. But YouTube is most famous for — you probably guessed it — music videos. You can search any song you like, and chances are there will be some kind of video accompanying it. It could be a full-on music video, a lyric video, or a live concert video. Before music streaming services, we used to pay a certain dollar amount to download a song.
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Music is a fundamental attribute of the human species. Virtually all cultures, from the most primitive to the most advanced, make music. It's been true through history, and it's true throughout an individual's lifespan. In tune or not, we humans sing and hum; in time or not, we clap and sway; in step or not, we dance and bounce. The human brain and nervous system are hard-wired to distinguish music from noise and to respond to rhythm and repetition, tones and tunes. Is this a biologic accident, or does it serve a purpose?
More and more, students are bringing headphones with them to libraries and study halls. But does it actually help to listen to music when studying? While the so-called 'Mozart effect', a term coined from a study that suggested listening to music could actually enhance intelligence, has been widely refuted, there are still many benefits of listening to music while studying:. And still, despite these benefits, studies have shown that music is often times more distracting than it is helpful. Ultimately, the effects of music on study habits are dependent on the student and their style of learning.