Musical Memory?. Angela Castellanos Music 151. Problem. How much (or how little) attention do we pay to “background” music? . Hypothesis. Music played during a distracted study session will at least be familiar to most participants upon testing.
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How much (or how little) attention do we pay to “background” music?
Which of the following fractions is equal to 5/6?
Listen to 8 minutes of 8 different song excerpts from Mozart and Contemporaries while completing math problems
Answer survey questions/ more distraction
Listen to excerpts of 16 different songs, 8 from the study session, 8 from the same genre but novel
Rate the songs as 1) recognized 2)familiar 3) did not hear before
11 males, 9 females
55% listen to music while studying
65% find music distracting while they study