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Does music affect concentration?
Question Date: 2012-01-10
Answer 1:

Yes, according to an article that I found for you, music affects concentration. The article mentions the ways in which music affects peoples concentration, depending on the optimum level of arousal that people work best at.

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In this sense and according to this article, scientists mention people with low optimum level of arousal, which means that they work best with reduced stimulation from the environment (music background in this case); these scientists also mention people with high optimum level of arousal, who requires more stimulation from the environment. Scientists called these groups extroverts and introverts, and they observed their brains reaction to music. The result was higher levels of blood flow into the temporal lobe in introverts than extroverts.

Please read the article on the link above and you will find more interesting information for your question.

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