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What kind of music do you listen to when you study?

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by rcwhite007, Aug 3, 2006.

  1. rcwhite007

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    I am curious. I like to listen to classical. Anything with words has me up and singing or slapping the beat on my desk.
     
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    I'm a big indie rock guy.... when it comes to studying I pick stuff the tends to be more instrumental and mellow....I love broken social scene and prefuse 73 when I study... minimal lyrics and just pleasant concentration noise lol...
     
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    This will sound ****** or dorky, or both, but I listen to EK Audio Osmosis while I read the EK lecture. Or I listen to nothing at all, depends how in depth I want to read.
     
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    i listen to cnn when i am looking thru the material. weird? :oops: i have soooo much to review that silence is unbearable. of course when taking timed exams---nothing, no music, or TV :laugh:

    p.s. i do turn on classical music when trying to fall asleep though.
     
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    noise of any sort is a distraction to me - why i gave up studying at book stores w/ people chatting and coffee machines running.

    quiet study room at the library is the best thing ive discovered.

    too bad all the school libraries are shortening their hours cuz summer classes are over.

    anyone study in a public library?
     
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    Movie and TV soundtracks for me. Yup. I associate music with scenes or emotions a lot, so it makes life more fun when I'm doing something boring (like studying).
     
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    lately i listen to TOOL...Maynard's voice calms me down...
    I used to be against listening to music while studying but i noticed that my brain tends to associate better with sound.
    I like music while learning math or doing physics, chem problems. When i have to just plain read i prefare to study in a silent room.
     
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    tool is good study music, i must admit......though for really hardcore studying, its better to listen to stuff you can sing along to, so i pick stuff in other languages

    Aria is a russian metal band thats really good (considered the Russian Iron Maiden)
    Shakira's spanish stuff is good if yur in a happy mood
     
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    I'm a SomaFm.com fan-Groove Salad all the way. There's very little spoken word which I usually would find distracting.
     
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    I don't listen to music when I study. I like pin-drop silence in my study environment. The moment ANY kind of music comes on my mind start to wander and I lose concentration. Sucks I know but what can I do? :oops:
     
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    old dance music.

    pizzicato five.
     
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    I need complete quiet when I study, but when I take break I am listening to Audioslave on my iPod Nano.
     
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    Tool and APC for me, too, but I don't listen to music much when studying. The Mars Volta would be impossible for me to get any studying done.
     
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    I usually don't listen to anything, but once I studied along to Foghat (70s band) and aced the test the next morning. I just kept singing the song along in my head and remembered everything. I don't think that'll work for the MCAT though. :(
     
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    usually powerpop like weezer and ozma, sometimes spoon or other mellow stuff, sometimes reggae or oldschool ska. anything with a constant beat.
     
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    I have about 400 80's songs on shuffle and loop on WinAmp.
     
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    Linkin Park. and I told my mom that I want to be a rock star if i dont do well on MCAT.
     
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    this thread is empirical evidence that premeds have bad taste in music.
     
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    That's funny, I said that too. Yep, I'm gonna be a rockstar if I don't blow this thing out of the water. I better brush up on my keyboarding skills...
     
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    i only listen to the tastiest tunes.
     
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    wow! Ozma's still around? Awesome.

    I've been listening to Doves lately while studying... I love that band.
     
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    There is a lot of data that suggests that when you do something in conjuction with another, such a studying with music, these things become associated with each other for a short time. So when you were singing, it was mentally as if you were in your room studying.

    I find these correlations fascinating!
     
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    yeah i will sometimes listen to ricardo Villabobos ...it's like a happy version of trance/house music.
    It keeps me awake. Oh and how could i forget the italian metal band Lacuna Coil...they rock seriously, especially that a lot of the lyrics are in italian(which i have no knowledge of and that's why it sounds so great!).
    Well i just started preparing for the mcat that i will be taking in May/June next year. I was originally studying for the April 2006 one but then i decided to give my self one more year, finish pre-rqs(orgo not done) and this way i will be well prepared...i guess i will be adding more MCAT music here along the way.
    Good luck to everyone who is preparing for the battle with the beast :luck:
     

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