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Music to Enhance Concentration

Research shows that listening to music while working can help us get focused and stay in the "zone." Yet not all music is equal for this task. Our favorite tunes can be distracting because our brains want to pay attention to those melodies and lyrics. Listening to instrumental music that does not command our attention, however, can stimulate the brain enough to help it block out other sensory stimuli that could distract us. The website www.focusatwill.com offers a more in-depth explanation of the science behind this phenomenon, as well as one-hour blocks of true background music, at no cost, that can help students concentrate