Unfamiliar music makes you more productive--no, wait, it makes you less productive. Which one is it?
Depends. As SoundCloud has said, since sound is fundamental to humanity, its possibilities are infinite. One of those possibilities is helping to mitigate the distractedness of the open office--where all that yabbering pulls you away from the work you're doing. But the right music can pull you back in, as Michele Hoos observes for the Daily Muse.
Listening to your favorite songs is a transactionless kind of positivity--but it can have its costs.
She cites Your Playlist Can Change Your Life, a pop psych book that explores how music affects us. Soundwaves are potent stuff, the authors explain: After smell, music is the "fastest, most user-friendly way to influence and reset your brain networks without using an external substance."
Trippy. So how do we use it?
Via Pamir Kiciman