The Influence of Background Music on Learning in the Light of Different Theoretical Perspectives and the Role of Working Memory Capacity

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Janina A. M. Lehmann; Tina Seufert;
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Journal: Frontiers in Psychology,volume 8 (issn: 1664-1078, eissn: 1664-1078)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC5671572, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01902/full, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.01902
  • Subject: arousal-mood-hypothesis | Psychology | working memory capacity | Mozart effect | aptitude-treatment interaction | BF1-990 | Original Research | learning with background music | seductive detail effect
    mesheuropmc: education | humanities | behavioral disciplines and activities

This study investigates how background music influences learning with respect to three different theoretical approaches. Both the Mozart effect as well as the arousal-mood-hypothesis indicate that background music can potentially benefit learning outcomes. While the Moz... View more
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