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March 16, 2019

Background Music Might Stifle Creativity

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Today's Nerdy Curio is brought to you by 60-Second Science. Volunteers who listened to music solved fewer word puzzles than others who worked in silence. Christopher Intagliata reports. 

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David J
I always wondered how people can focus while listening to music.
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Rick H
The music choices were the problem and flaw the research. There is much better music for background stimulation for creativity.
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Lucia K
Finally, I’ve been validated. I always need silence when I write!
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