Do You Listen To Music when you are reading?

@JaMaL82 (120)
Saudi Arabia
August 23, 2007 4:11am CST
Hi, I personally like a little noise around me when i read so most of the time i like to listen to instrumental music while reading in which there will be no singing only music ..
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• Malaysia
23 Aug 07
Yeah sure, seems the same happening as you're. It is called as paired reading. And an effective way to stimulate the right brain to be more reactive and active. This is the connection between listening and reading, the connection of left and right brain. Other integrative functions such as intuitive or heuristic arithmetic, binaural sound localization, emotions, etc. seem to be more bilaterally controlled.[5] Left brain functions Right brain functions sequential simultaneous analytical holistic verbal imagistic logical intuitive linear algorithmic holistical algorithmic processing processing mathematics: perception mathematics: perception of counting/measurement of shapes/motions[citation needed] present and past present and future[citation needed] language: language: grammar/words, intonation/emphasis, pattern perception, prosody, literal pragmatic, contextual
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@JaMaL82 (120)
• Saudi Arabia
26 Aug 07
yesm i've heard about a lot of researched which have proven the relation between music and reading ,,, its really becoming more intersting in the recent time ...
@JaMaL82 (120)
• Saudi Arabia
26 Aug 07
yes i've heard about a lot of researches which have proven the relation between music and reading ,,, its really becoming more intersting in the recent time ...
@Lifeless (2638)
• India
6 Sep 07
That's the case with me as well.. I also turn on the music which has no words, only beats while I am reading something.. It helps make the environment quite lively...
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@daryljane (3437)
• Philippines
27 Aug 07
me too! i go for jazz music and mellow ones when im reading..i have my ipod with me, so its me and my ipod and some novels or mags..not just when im reading, also when im doing stuff at home like cleaning my room or just doing anything! lolz!
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
23 Aug 07
Hi JaMal82! When I read, I really want it to be quiet. I don't listen to music because it somehow distract me from my reading but when I get so focused on my reading I tend to be oblivious to the things around me, so if ever someone make a noise, I will not even noticed it. Take care and have a nice day!
@JaMaL82 (120)
• Saudi Arabia
26 Aug 07
Hi, glad to hear your opinion but you know ,, many people like myself used to read with some background noise ... some others like it only quiet specially when they are studying.
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
26 Aug 07
In college I did much of my reading and studying in the music library, listening to whatever classical music was on the menu for that day. Now I do much of my reading online while my husband watches TV. Each of us has remote controlled personal speakers, so if something on the TV attracts my attention, I can turn the sound on. Similarly, if I see something on the computer that I want him to see, I can beam it over to his TV screen, but I usually wait until a commercial, lol.
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@ssh123 (31096)
• India
29 Aug 07
I just cannot. I need to concentrate on reading and cannot divert my attention to other things. When I am doing other things like shoe shine, ironing or any other work at home, I listen to the music.
@ericajoyce (1746)
• Philippines
29 Aug 07
Yes, I listen to music when I read 'coz I find it boring when there is no sound in the background.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
23 Aug 07
Hi there. No I couldnt sit there reading an awsome book, while loud music or any music for that matter, playing in the back ground...
@trickomm (309)
• Hungary
23 Aug 07
it's pending about what I read. If I read for fun I always listen music. But if I work or translate something i make mistakes because i listen the music's lyric too. Another thing is the learning. When I learn something I listen my favourites and dont care about the lyrics, but easier can keep informations in my mind if i listening my fav. music.
@nokia6233 (937)
• India
23 Aug 07
yeah i usually listen to some music when i am reading the newspaper... but when i study for exams i obviously cant listen to it as it will divert my attention...