What is the Effect of Background Music on Memory Recall and Recognition? Erin Steinberg, Caitlyn Valenza, & Jaylynn Bellefy a Research Methods Project supervised by Dr. David Stahlman (Fall 2021) Bellefy-poster check out this talk summarizing the project
Hi! I really enjoyed your presentation I thought your topic was really interesting! One question I did want to ask though was whether or not your made a distinction between the type of instrumental music. I feel like that actually may be somewhat significant to the study so I wondered if you guys took it into account. Really great presentation, you guys did a great job!
It sounds like the inspiration for your study was how listening to music while studying impacts recall in college students. Your actual study design focused on the recall of an advertisement across different music conditions. How can we apply the results of your study to college students while studying? Do you think the impact of music would differ in that situation when compared to your study design?
Interesting study. I was a bit confused about when the participants were shown the advertisements and what kinds of questions they were asked of them. Were they shown the advertisements on the computers while listening to the music in the background? What were the questions like? Did they know that they were going to remember the advertisements while they were looking at them? When we study with music we usually know that we need to remember the material so that changes the context.
As someone who listens to music while studying, this was a really interesting study! I tend to listen to lyrical music, so it was relieving to hear that there was no significant difference between the types of music. I wonder if listening to music while studying and then listening to the same music while taking the examination would improve recall. Well done!
I found this study super interesting considering how I always listen to music when doing work. However, when it comes to studying, I find myself becoming easily distracted therefore opt out of listening to music. With that being said, I find the results surprising honestly. I’m surprised there were no significant differences between the types of music. Perhaps it just ultimately depends on one’s ability to fully focus and not be distracted by lyrics when studying
I love the design and layout of the poster!!! I personally always listen to non-lyrical music since lyrical music can be somewhat distracting for me when I’m trying to study for an exam. I was honestly surprised that there was no significant difference between the music groups.
I enjoyed your project very much! I specifically liked that you added the figure of the questions that were asked during the study as it was helpful in understand the data collection and how you came to your results. Like many people I also listen to music when I study, and was shocked at first by the results you came to. Overall well done!
First, the layout of the poster is fantastic as well as the content of the experiment. If you all were to conduct the experiment again, under ideal circumstances, what aspects of the experiment’s design would you change? How large would you expand the same size, and would you increase the genres of music at all or leave them as they are now?
This was a very well done and interesting study. Do you think that if a different type of music was played during the recall portion it would have an effect on the memory recall of the participant?
I really enjoyed the topic of your presentation. I feel like this is an important and relatable study because most college students listen to some form of music while they do thier work. I personally listen to instrumental music while I study because it is what helps me focus more. I thought there would be a significant difference between people who listen to lyrical and instrumental music because I get distracted easily when I listen to lyrical music.
I enjoyed reading about your study because I have always been interested in the effects of music on memory recall. My friends listen to music when they study, but I have always been one to need silence when studying in order to better understand and remember. Did all the participants watch the same advertisement? Was the instrumental music by Mozart or a different artist? Great study!
I really enjoyed the detailed way you described the procedure. Thanks for this informational infograph! Music is something that is really powerful and motivational and it would be interesting to see future studies on music and memory recall. It also confirms what I believed to be true, that I do better when listening to instrumental music when studying.