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Memory

University of Iowa

2017

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The Effects Of Music On Short-Term And Long-Term Memory, Alexandria Miller Jan 2017

The Effects Of Music On Short-Term And Long-Term Memory, Alexandria Miller

Honors Theses at the University of Iowa

Recent research has suggested that there could be a benefit for learning verbal information with songs rather than spoken word; also, retrieval practices have been well documented as a beneficial learning strategy. The interaction between the two, however, has not been investigated. In this project, undergraduate students were assigned to one of four groups and listened to several complex sentences. Two groups had sentences that were spoken (Speech-Restudy, and Speech-Retrieval) and two had sentences that were sung (Song-Restudy, and Song-Retrieval). The restudy groups listened to the sentences four times, whereas the retrieval groups listened to the sentences twice, and then ...