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Feb
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comment Is there evidence that listening to music can aid/hinder concentration or performance?
From some off-and-on reading as well as self-experimentation, my answer is: "It depends." I don't have any references so I'll post this as a comment. Some people respond differently, but for most: 1) Vocal music tends to be distracting if you are doing any but routine work. 2) Instrumental music tends to be better than white noise to shut out distractions, because many people can "hear" things in white noise which is not a problem with the structured sounds of music. 3) For really intense concentration, even instrumental music is distracting.
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