Effects of Music on Learning: A Study Proposal
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The paper presents the design for a research study that will investigate what effects on learning if any are had by the playing of and listening to music during studying and later attempts at recall. The paper provides background information and describes the designed experimental research, the hypothetical methodology, the potential results of such a study and how these results might be measured and interpreted. The paper also discusses the potential implications of these findings but notes that whatever the outcome of this research, it will certainly add to the body of knowledge concerning music and its effect on learning specifically and the brain in general.
From the Paper:"The relationship between music and the human brain is something that has been studied in a variety of ways and from a variety of perspectives over the past several decades. Indeed, the effects and impacts of music on human beings has been the subject of inquiry and reflection for millennia, but it is in recent years that truly scientific measurement and observation in this area has begun to take place. Many of the results of such study have been quite surprising, and also suggests areas for further investigation and research.
"It is quite well established at this point that music has a very real and direct impact on the brain and body, with some studies showing that music can actually promote healing in inpatient populations by reducing pain, anxiety, and stress (Nilsson 2008). The brain is able to distinguish the difference between musical sounds and other noises not simply in the conscious way that a listener is able to pick out a melody, but the actual ways in which the brain processes the sounds change and have other neurological and physiological effects (Nilsson 2008)."
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- Nilsson, U. (2008). The Anxiety- and Pain-Reducing Effects of Music Interventions: A Systematic Review. AORN Journal 87(4): 780-807.
- Pantec, C., Ross, B., Fujioka, T., Trainor, L., Schulte, M., Schulz, M. (2006). Music and Learning-Induced Cortical Plasticity. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 999: 438-50.
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