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How does listening to different types of music (classical, phonk, and pop music) affect a child's (10-12) visual memory retention.

Project by Polygence alum Karthikeya

How does listening to different types of music (classical, phonk, and pop music) affect a child's (10-12) visual memory retention.

Project's result

Research Paper that analyzed the affects of specific types of music ( tonal, atonal and silence) on adolescents. Conducted research and analyzed data to better understand the affect music has on adolescents' memory.

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Summary

It is a common saying that listening to classical music as a child will make you smarter. But in reality that has never been proven. But what if listening to music while looking at an image can increase how long you can remember the image for. The goal of the experiment is to determine if listening to a specific genre of music can make a child remember a visual piece longer. We are testing that by having a child first listen to nothing and look at an image. The child then fills out a survey to see how much they remember. We want to compare the child’s observations during when there is silence, tonal and atonal music. We want to see whether the child remembers more when listening to a specific type of music,

Chelsea

Chelsea

Polygence mentor

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Subjects

Psychology, Biology, Neuroscience

Expertise

biology, neuroscience, learning and decision-making, mood disorders, psychology

Review of mentor

Helped me know what to write about

Karthikeya

Karthikeya

Student

Hello my name is Karthikeya Kusuma. I want to do a project about music and about the brain. I cant wait to meet you.

Graduation Year

2024

Project review

The mentorship was fine and the entire program was fun