Can music help you work better?

There’s a running debate over whether or not music actually helps in reading and productivity. Though some studies have shown that music can help listeners learn, what effects if any does music have on our ability to get things done? For some, music sounds like a major distraction, and for others, music can aid in focus. It’s a pressing question to answer, at least for anyone who’s ever had a last-minute assignment.

Unfortunately, there are as many answers as there are music genres. The short answer is that for the most part, music can improve focus — depending on the person, genre and timing.

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This is what getting hit by a taser does to your brain

Sending a 50,000-volt shock to the human body is bound to do some damage. A new study out of Drexel University and Arizona State University confirmed this through an investigation of what happens to you when you get Tasered. Getting hit with a stun gun can not only impact short term memory, but also cloud a key mental ability.

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7 ways music affects the body according to science

Music can actually make you smarter.

Originally posted by unconventionallyme

Sad music doesn’t necessarily make us sad.

Originally posted by julianblakthorn

Music is thought to have positive medicinal effects.

Originally posted by the-live-world

Mood music is a thing.

Originally posted by arizur115

Music can help you go the distance.

Originally posted by whenimwithyouidontfeelsoalone

Music can help you adjust that attitude.

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And there’s some great news about singing in the shower.

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Music can help you learn

A growing pool of research shows music’s effects on the brain go even deeper than mood, as it has been proven to increase cognitive abilities. For those who learn to play an instrument, music’s benefits on the most important organ in the human body goes a step further by improving memory. Believe it or not, listening to certain types of music can help you learn.

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