The Power of Sound for Revision

I have been reading an interesting research article today. It is all to do with the effect sound and noise has on our ability to process and understand information.

Here is the article in full: https://joshuatdean.com/…/NoiseCognitiveFunctionandWork…

The main relevant points are:

  • a 10db noise increase leads to a 5% drop in productivity
  • Noise really hurts detailed work. With a some noise, software engineers find fewer bugs, productivity drops, & many tasks are disrupted.

So bearing this in mind, my best advice for exam season is to try and provide your teenagers with a quiet space for them to work. There are many conflicting studies on whether listening to music while studying is a good thing or a bad thing – that is best left to the teenager themselves to decide!

But if you can create a quite and calm environment, you will be doing your bit to help them through.

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