How pop music may help improve learning skills

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From Vancouver Sun:

If you were desperate for a virtuous excuse to gorge on the pop of Katy Perry or Miley Cyrus, there’s now a study that says it could make students more successful at learning. That’s right: homework is easier when you listen to bubblegum pop, according to one researcher in the U.K., who’s soon to be the scourge of every parent and teacher in the Western world.

In an interview with the Daily Mail, British clinical psychologist Dr. Emma Gray claimed that students are more likely to perform well academically if they listen to certain types of music while they study. Her research was commissioned by music streaming service Spotify.

“Music can put you in a better frame of mind to learn – and indeed, students who listen to music can actually do better than those who don’t,” Gray said.

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