MUSIC TO LEARN BY? SWITCH OFF AND IMPROVE RESULTS

If you’re planning to make your coaching session groovier with some background music, think again, suggests an article in The Guardian arguing that listening to music hinders learning. The article cites research from Cardiff Metropolitan University showing students who revised in quiet environments performed more than 60% better in an exam than peers who revised while listening to music that had lyrics and that those who revised while listening to music without lyrics did better than those who’d revised to music with lyrics. Listening to music won’t help you or clients learn...

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