Classical music and studying a foreign language
I am partial because I like classical music. However, I noticed that when I study a foreign language with classical music in the background, I can focus better. I think everyone believes they have a level of ADD (attention deficit disorder) and if you are one of those people, then try studying to classical music. Now a lot has been written about listening to Mozart and the Mozart effect, some say Bach, for me Gregorian Chants work the best when trying to learn and I want something to help me stay focused. I think it depends on how much your brain needs to be slowed down to be able to focus. Mozart being the fastest means you focus pretty well, Baroque music is slower and your brain focuses ok but needs helps and Chants the slowest this is me. I think my brain fuctions at a fairly high cognitive speed and needs to be put in first gear to be able to focus. So for me to sit and study a foreign language for any period of time without me getting bored I need to be lulled into a clam relaxed stated with Gregorian chants. For me this significantly helps my ability to study. Many sites make super learning claims, I am not doing that. I am saying this works for me. I could get into the brainwave theories etc, but I would rather convey anecdotal evidence of what helps me learn a language. If anyone has any other experiences with other types of music please let me know.