The benefits of listening to music while studying
Does music help you tune into your studies? Source: Al Ghazali/Unsplash

With so many genres of music out there to help with your study flow, finding one that suits your pace shouldn’t take long.

Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a new study revealed the enjoyment we feel when listening to music has serious science behind it.

For the study author Laura Ferreri, “The study shows for the first time a causal role of dopamine in musical pleasure and motivation: enjoying a piece of music, deriving pleasure from it, wanting to listen to it again, being willing to spend money for it, strongly depend on the dopamine released in our synapses.”

Demonstrating that music does have a feel-good factor also hints to the possibilities of why students love to listen to it while studying.

Apart from the intrinsic link between melodies and dopamine, what are the other benefits of listening to music while studying?

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Promotes a feeling of unity

On YouTube, there are plenty of live playlists that promote music to listen to while studying.

For instance, the lofi hip hop radio-chill/study beats live stream channel. Through these types of live videos, you can see how many other people are watching and even converse with them through the chatbox sidebar.

Through these interactive functions, students who usually partake in lonely study sessions can sense some virtual unity.

Studying doesn’t have to feel like a state of isolation. Instead, students from all over the world can go online and listen to the same relaxing study beats as each other.

Music makes you feel more aware 

Have you ever heard of the research findings from Live Nation For Brands and their study, The power of live: Global live music fans?

“We took a deep dive into just how powerful live music is for fans and how impactful it can be for brands. Our research proved that live music brings together not only an engaged and receptive audience, but an audience that welcomes participation from your brand,” the company explains.

Throughout this study, the message is clear; music makes you feel alive and increasingly aware.

Hence why, for academic purposes, music enables students to feel more in tune with the projects they have to complete or the information they need to memorise before a test.

In a heightened state of awareness, positive study results may appear to feel increasingly attainable.

Helps you release stress

Music can be your go-to stress reliever.

Constantly trending, music therapy has proved to be an effective way to combat negative feelings and doubt.

That’s why this new music-therapy app allows users to monitor their heart rate in real time and to see for themselves the therapeutic wonders of a music session.

On top of these three reasons, you’ll also have your personal ones as to why studying helps you to study.

Yet, with so much positive productivity resulting from the use of music, it could become your go-to source of study motivation – if it isn’t already!

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