It has worked wonders (and unbelievable miracles) on some of my test scores.
The former editor of Top Universities.com, Laura oversaw the site's editorial content and student forums.
She also edited the QS Top Grad School Guide and contributed to market research reports, including 'How Do Students Use Rankings?
' To plug my own playlist, I've been making it since 2015 with the sole purpose of studying.
Its a minimal house no vocal list with over 65 hours of tunes.
Here’s what three of our student bloggers had to say about the best music for studying…
Aliya: Match the tempo to the task "Studying has different appearances. Sometimes there is a need to concentrate, to be patient and diligent in order to revise material or learn something by heart; in this case nothing else but classical music is a helpful companion for me.
He’s also found that music containing lyrics is especially disruptive during any task involving reading – a point also argued by Stanford University professor Clifford Nass.
However, both Perham and Nass acknowledge the potential of music to help create the perfect state of mind for studying, somewhere in between relaxation and excitement.
However, psychologist Francis Rauscher, whose research on music and the brain inadvertently prompted the whole “play classical music to your unborn child” craze, says she still believes that the right connection between music and the brain can improve certain cognitive skills (like spatial intelligence) for a short time period (about 10 minutes).
She also says the most effective music will vary depending on the person.