Research Paper Exploring the Connection Between Test Performance and Listening to Familiar or Unfamiliar Music
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Previous studies have shown us the effects of background music on learning new material. It can help one with studying as it improves mood and overall performance when doing work, but it can also be distracting for others. Although studies have looked at the effects of different music genres on studying, no studies have examined how participants’ familiarity with background music affects their performance. In Jasmita's study, she looked into the effects of listening to familiar and unfamiliar music on performance during a reading comprehension task. She also examined how this effect is moderated by the participant’s test anxiety.
Jasmita submitted her research paper to The Young Scientists Journal and it is currently under review.