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Lofi: Modern Concentration

DOI: 10.4236/ojmp.2023.124014, PP. 239-258

Keywords: Music, Classical, Lofi, Concentration

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Lofi, or low-fidelity music, is an emerging music genre in the modern age. Most studies previously done outlining connections between music and concentration have primarily focused on classical music and binaural beats, while little attention has been paid to alternative music. Hence, this study aims to address an imbalance by providing insight into another kind of music and its impact on concentration-lofi. How effective is lofi in comparison to classical music when it comes to promoting concentration? 26 participants took part in a study carried out through experimental design which sought to compare the relationships between music—both lofi and classical music—and test performance. The assumption was made that test performance was correlated with concentration, and methods were aimed to establish such. Overall, lofi improved test scores substantially, though to slightly inferior levels to classical music, suggesting a potential alternative for the use of classical music or binaural beats when aiming to promote concentration.

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