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.
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 beforeExperiment Design
Participants: 20 and Contemporaries while completing math problems
11 males, 9 females
55% listen to music while studying
65% find music distracting while they studyResults