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Research: Headphones at work could improve concentration

(KFVS) -

Do you listen to music on headphones at work? Is so, you're not alone.

Lots of employers report more and more workers listening to headphones because they say it helps them concentrate.

But that might not be the case according to several studies.

A professor at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT says research offers little support that listening to music improves concentration.

Listening to music with lyrics while trying to read or write can distract employees by overtaxing verbal-processing regions of the brain, neuroscientists say.

Using noise-reducing headphones can help aid concentration.

Read the entire article from the Wall Street Journal here.

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