Thinking Clearly: Can Music Help?

I read a while back that baroque music can enhance focus.

So I've been trying it myself to see if it's helped, and it seems better for me when trying to get into that focused zone.

I usually write, code, and work with LoFi beats, so it was an easy change.

But it's not just me; in this article reporting research on the effects for working radiologists, over half of them reported a positive impact.

I've found lists of articles linking to similar research, so a quick Google will take you down a deep rabbit hole (and sure, you might as well listen to some baroque as you read).

But does it really help? Well, the more I read, the more conflicting studies I found.

And it all came down to it depends on the person.

So my advice would be to experiment and see what works for you.

I found this fantastic video which summarised a lot of the hypotheses around the subject with some practical advice:

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Written by Niall Maher

Founder of Codú - The web developer community! I've worked in nearly every corner of technology businesses; Lead Developer, Software Architect, Product Manager, CTO and now happily a Founder.


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