Psychology Faculty Presentations

Title

The Effects of Different Music Genres on the Working Memory

Document Type

Poster Session

Conference/Event

25th Annual Convention of the Association of Psychological Science

Location

Washington, DC

Event Date

5-26-2013

Keywords

Music, memory, musical genres, psychology, cognition, learning

Abstract

The current study examined 93 university students’ performance in a memory recognition task under four conditions: classical, dubstep, screamo, and silence. The results indicated that the students in the screamo condition recognized significant fewer words than those in the silent condition. No significant differences were found between other conditions.

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