The effects of background music on word processed writing

  title={The effects of background music on word processed writing},
  author={Sarah Ransdell and L. Gilroy},
  journal={Comput. Hum. Behav.},
College students often listen to music while they use a computer. This experiment investigated whether background music disrupts their ability to word process fluently and effectively. Forty-five psychology undergraduates wrote brief expository essays. Background music significantly disrupted writing fluency (words generated per minute controlling for typing speed and including those words deleted before the final draft) even though no response to the music was required. Those with some musical… Expand

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