Title

Effects Of Different Types Of Music On Various Learners And The Aforementioned'S Cognitive Abilities

Author(s)

Gracie Daughtry

School Name

Greenville Technical Charter High School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Psychology and Sociology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

There have been several experiments in the past that test the correlation between music, usually Mozart, and cognitive abilities. These experiments have shown mixed results. Most of the experiments are not thorough, and there is not a way to tell if their results are accurate. It was decided for this experiment to test classical music, pop music, and silence on children’s cognitive abilities. Fifteen year olds will be the test subjects. First, they will take a test that determines if they are an auditory learner. Being able to tell if the subjects are auditory learners will help me find a connection between the test scores and music. After that, they will take a two part test. Part one will be consisted of the subjects to listen to a document and then they will have to answer 5 questions about the document. Part two will be 5 age appropriate math questions. While the children take the test the first time, they will listen to nothing. While the children take the test the second time, they will listen to pop music. And when children take the test the last time, they will listen to classical music. Silence is the control, music is the independent variables, and the dependent variable will be the average of the test scores for each test, for each age group. It is predicted that there will be negative correlation between the pop music and the test, and a positive correlation between the classical music and the test. (Note: I have changed this, however, I do not have my abstract saved to this device. I have mailed in 3 copies)

Start Date

4-11-2015 8:30 AM

End Date

4-11-2015 8:45 AM

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Apr 11th, 8:30 AM Apr 11th, 8:45 AM

Effects Of Different Types Of Music On Various Learners And The Aforementioned'S Cognitive Abilities

There have been several experiments in the past that test the correlation between music, usually Mozart, and cognitive abilities. These experiments have shown mixed results. Most of the experiments are not thorough, and there is not a way to tell if their results are accurate. It was decided for this experiment to test classical music, pop music, and silence on children’s cognitive abilities. Fifteen year olds will be the test subjects. First, they will take a test that determines if they are an auditory learner. Being able to tell if the subjects are auditory learners will help me find a connection between the test scores and music. After that, they will take a two part test. Part one will be consisted of the subjects to listen to a document and then they will have to answer 5 questions about the document. Part two will be 5 age appropriate math questions. While the children take the test the first time, they will listen to nothing. While the children take the test the second time, they will listen to pop music. And when children take the test the last time, they will listen to classical music. Silence is the control, music is the independent variables, and the dependent variable will be the average of the test scores for each test, for each age group. It is predicted that there will be negative correlation between the pop music and the test, and a positive correlation between the classical music and the test. (Note: I have changed this, however, I do not have my abstract saved to this device. I have mailed in 3 copies)