floppy wrote:Besides music as white noise, I find music a very useful mnemonic technique to deploy in memorizing difficult subjects / topics.
Think of the first thing we memorize as a child... the 26 alphabets and their sequence. Can you sing the ABC song?
Besides the ABC song, you can combine music with your “memory palace.” For e.g., you can associate a song or a medley to a historical event, or a sequence of events, or a concept, or a chapter in the textbook etc. It's similar to how sound tracks work themself into your sub-consciousness, e.g. everyone knows the Star Wars tune, a two-note rhythm that represents a shark, the Titanic song, etc. I bet K drama fans can remember the sequence of the show once they hear a song from the show (probably better than they can remember the history of Singapore).
Nearly everything can be condensed into a playlist.
I think listening to music is good for them,helps them to concentrate and that's why I allow DDs to listen to music only when they are doing my assignments.