5 Cites: Memory

Hallam, Susan; Price, John; Katsarou, Georgia. “The Effects of Background Music on Primary School Pupils’ Task Performance” Educational Studies 28.2 (2002). 12 Oct. 2010

Baur, Barbara; Uttner, Ingo; Ilmberger, Josef; Fesl, Gunther; Mai, Norbert. “Music memory provides access to verbal knowledge in a patient with global amnesia” Neurocase: The Neural Basis of Cognition 6.5 (2000). 12 Oct. 2010

Bertz, William;University of California Press. “Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal”
Vol. 12, No. 3 (Spring, 1995), pp. 353-364. 12 October 2010

Salamé, Pierre; Baddeley, Alan. “Effects of background music on phonological short-term memory” The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology Section A: Human Experimental Psychology 41.1 (1989). 12 Oct. 2010

Janata, Petr; Tillmann, Barbara; Bharucha, Jamshed. “Listening to polyphonic music recruits domain-general attention and working memory circuits”10.3758/CABN.2.2.121(2002) Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience, 2, 121-140. October 12 2010.

Of all of the sources, I think that the article “Effects of Background Music on Phonological Short Term Memory” will prove the most promising. I would like to study the effects of music on short term memory in view of music’s impact on long term memory. This article is specific to short term an to background music. It also compares vocal and instrumental music with speech, meaning that it may be able to provide me with a basic understanding of how the different types of music (not generes, but at least vocal v. instrumental) effect memory differently and how this impact differs from that of other potentially distracting noises.