Music doesn't solve anything

2019-11-14

Listening to music has been shown to help people ignore distracting noise. It’s also been shown to basically turn off the creative part of your brain.

When you listen to music to drown out noise, instead of being creative, the creative part of your brain is busy singing along and doing a little intra-cranial dance. That’s probably not what you were hoping for when you put on your headphones so you could get some damn work done.

For the sake of your creative brain, try white noise instead. I don’t know offhand what the studies say about white noise, but it’s hard to see how it could be worse than music.