THE EFFECTS OF MUSIC EXPOSURE IN TIME REACTION TO MULTIPLI STIMULI
MIHAELA CHRAIF*, VLAD BURTĂVERDE**, COJOCARU ANDREEA ANGELA
University of Bucharest,
Department of Psychology
This study investigated the influence of music exposure on reaction time to multiple stimuli in young students. Method: Participants: All 129 participants were divided into 4 groups. One group listened to rock music while completing a task, another group listened to rock, while the third group was exposed to classical music. The control group performed the task without being exposed to music. Instruments: Determination test (Vienna Tests System, 2012) represents psychological software presenting multiple visual stimuli colored. Results: From the data analysis the findings confirm the hypotheses that the control group had statistically significant more correct, omitted and incorrect reactions than the groups who listened to reggae, classical and rock music (p<0.05). Furthermore the hypothesis was confirmed for the incorrect reactions as well. Conclusions: Students who listened to music while performing the task had significantly more correct responses than the group that did not listen to music. Starting from the results of this study, the effects of exposure to music during more complex activities such as driving a car, can be tested.
Keywords: control group, experimental group with musical stimuli exposure, multiple stimuli, correct reactions, incorrect reactions, omitted reactions.
Cuvinte cheie: grup de control, grup experimental cu expunere la stimuli muzicali, stimuli multipli, reacţii corecte, reacţii incorecte, reacţii omise.
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