Background Music: Noise or Melody?
Poster Session II - Board: II-110
Friday, May 22, 2009, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Yerba Buena 7
Human cognitive task performance can be hindered when distracters are present (Konecni, 1982). The current study investigates how music can be a negative distracter. In a vocal, instrumental, or a no music present task, results indicated significant differences in performance. The results contribute to the understanding of cognitive distracters.