Listening to music impairs verbal creativity: UK/Sweden university study

Curated Telehealth and Telemedicine Article When matched against economists in library or relatively quiet natural ambient sound conditions, audio listening “significantly impaired” the conclusion of simple however creative/problem-solving verbal activities classified as Compound Remote Associate Tasks (CRATs), like linking three words (e.g., apparel, dial, flower), together with another phrase (in this instance “sun”) that may be combined to earn a frequent word or term (i.e., sundress, sundial and sunflower).  It apparently didn’Regardless of if the music was instrumental or with foreign-language recognizable lyrics.
It’s mentioned here since music is often utilised in technology applications–in the plan of audio therapy in cognitive therapy and with memory-impaired seniors–and devices such as Alexa in the home and music in work environments are becoming pervasive. Thinking clearly and music listening may not be appropriate for most people. But active listening to music can be quite pleasant, instead of as a background .  How listening to songs ‘significantly simplifies ’ creativity (AAAS EurekAlert! ) )
Just take those headphones offand think more clearly. The conventional opinion that music enhances creativity is being refuted with a University of Central Lancashire, University of Gävle in Sweden and Lancaster University research that has found the reverse.
It’s no surprise as this Editor cannot work with music for any amount of time because her attention goes to the audio below what she’s operating on. This is despite a misspent girlhood in which she studied for exams listening to WABC’s Cousin Brucie and Scott Muni hosting New York’s Top 40 pop music. (Maybe teen brains are distinct?)

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