The effects of background music on word processed writing

@article{Ransdell2001TheEO,
  title={The effects of background music on word processed writing},
  author={S. E. Ransdell and L. Gilroy},
  journal={Computers in Human Behavior},
  year={2001},
  volume={17},
  pages={141-148}
}
College students often listen to music while they use a computer. This experiment investigated whether background music disrupts their ability to word process ̄uently and e€ectively. Forty-®ve psychology undergraduates wrote brief expository essays. Background music signi®cantly disrupted writing ̄uency (words generated per minute controlling for typing speed and including those words deleted before the ®nal draft) even though no response to the music was required. Those with some musical… CONTINUE READING
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