L. Gilroy's research while affiliated with Florida Atlantic University and other places

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Article
College students often listen to music while they use a computer. This experiment investigated whether background music disrupts their ability to word process fluently and effectively. Forty-five psychology undergraduates wrote brief expository essays. Background music significantly disrupted writing fluency (words generated per minute controlling...

Citations

... Previous studies have found that cognitive performance may be enhanced (Hallam et al., 2002), impaired (Moreno & Mayer, 2000;Ransdell & Gilroy, 2001;Thompson et al., 2011;Woo & Kanachi, 2005), or remain unaffected by background music (Jäncke & Sandmann, 2010;see Lehmann & Seufert, 2017, for a review on this matter). The results of the current study show that memory performance for visual stimuli is enhanced when the stimuli are encoded in the presence of music, whether the music expresses tension or neutral features, in comparison to silence. ...