Modern Psychological Studies
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This study examined the effects of two different music genres and silence on a memory task Sixty participants were randomly assigned to three groups which were exposed to rap music, classical music or silence while playing the Concentration game. The number of flips needed to complete the Concentration game was measured and served as the memory score. Results of a one-way analysis of variance detected a significant difference between the groups. A planned post hoc analysis found that the classical music group completed the Concentration game in significantly fewer flips than the rap group.
BF1 .M63 v. 17 no. 2 2012
Bugter, Darragh and Carden, Randy
"The effect of music genre on a memory task,"
Modern Psychological Studies: Vol. 17
, Article 14.
Available at: http://scholar.utc.edu/mps/vol17/iss2/14