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April 16, 2011

Mind Versus Music

Listening to tunes has plenty of benefits-but helping kids memorize isn't one of them, say researchers from the University of Wales Institute, Cardiff. Students were more likely to recall a list of letters in a specific order that they'd memorized in silence than a list they'd studied with music on-regardless of whether or not they liked the songs. For a boost, have kids use their iPods before a big test or competition-research suggests it may actually improve some kinds of performance.

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