The influence of distracting familiar vocal music on cognitive performance of introverts and extraverts

  title={The influence of distracting familiar vocal music on cognitive performance of introverts and extraverts},
  author={Christina Avila and Adrian Furnham and Alastair McClelland},
  journal={Psychology of Music},
  pages={84 - 93}
This study investigates the effect of familiar musical distractors on the cognitive performance of introverts and extraverts. Participants completed a verbal, numerical and logic test in three music conditions: vocal music, instrumental music and silence. It was predicted that introverts would perform worse with vocal music, better with instrumental music and even better in silence across all tests while for extraverts it would be the reverse. Results showed that during the verbal test, overall… Expand

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