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  • NFP - music

    17 32.69%
  • NTP - music

    6 11.54%
  • NFJ - music

    3 5.77%
  • NTJ - music

    4 7.69%
  • STP - music

    2 3.85%
  • STJ - music

    1 1.92%
  • SFP - music

    3 5.77%
  • SFJ - music

    0 0%
  • NFP - silence

    3 5.77%
  • NTP - silence

    7 13.46%
  • NFJ - silence

    1 1.92%
  • NTJ - silence

    3 5.77%
  • STP - silence

    1 1.92%
  • STJ - silence

    0 0%
  • SFP - silence

    0 0%
  • SFJ - silence

    1 1.92%
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    Question Studying and music

    Well, I've been thinking about that we have two groups of people. First group need absolute silence when studying, while the second group enjoys having loud music during studying, and often can learn better with music.

    I have a theory that it has something to do with auditory vs. visual thinking. You know, auditory thinker needs silence so his thoughts are not disrupted, while visual thinker is not disturbed by the noise.

    What do you think? Do you need silence to concentrate or music is welcomed for you?

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    I like music on, but not loud, at a nice mellow volume so that it doesn't disturb me too much.

    If it's too loud I lose focus, if it's not on at all I also lose focus.
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    I need silence while studying, but I need steady music while *doing* -- e.g. at work, in the middle of a long complicated task, some familiar music helps block out distractions and calm every part of my mind except the part that needs to work on the task at hand.
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    I'm apparantly a kinaesthetic/somewhat auditory learner who gets very low visual scores on the relevant test

    To me, music is almost a necessity when trying to concentrate on anything, though I will admit that if it's something I particularly like it has a lot of potential to distract me too. I prefer to have it loud enough to hear the quietest bits without straining, but not so loud that I can't hear someone ringing the front doorbell *unless I'm expeting an unwanted visitor* . Birdsong is also very helpful if there's no actual music, and occasionally even better. Unmusical noises *that category includes people's horrid trashy pop* I'm more likely to find distracting, but often I mangage to simply ignore it unless it's right in my ear.
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    I prefer silence but I'll put quiet music on to mask background noise if needed.

    I don't have a clear-cut learning style, it's mostly visual with help from kinesthetic, I think (I learn best by summarizing material into visual diagrams and then remembering those). Minimal audio unless I'm trying to remember words.
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    The easier the material, the more I need music in order not to distract myself. The more complex the material, the more I need complete silence to concentrate.
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    When doing homework, I like listening to music. When studying, I generally tend to listen to more soothing music. Either way, I generally listen to music while doing work. It wouldn't be as fun without it.

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    It depends on what the subject is. If I'm reading or writing I need silence but if I'm doing math it feels helpful to have music playing.
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    Silence is absolutely golden. I dislike noise in general. I think this is why I cannot seem to like music that involves disharmonies, growling or other things that cannot be considered tones. I have a strong dislike for drums, even.

    Anyway! Studying and music... If it is light reading or such, then it can be OK to listen to mood music without song, or classical music at a low volume.

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    I always listen to music while studying and working. Today I've listening to thrash metal at full volume as I've been going over my notes.

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