Title

The Effects of Vocal Music on Working Memory

Date

5-28-2015 9:00 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 11:00 AM

Location

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

Department

Behavioral Sciences

Session Chair

David Foster

Session Chair

Jaime Cloud

Session Title

Behavioral Sciences Poster Session 1

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Chehalis Strapp

Presentation Type

Poster session

Abstract

It was hypothesized that vocal music would disrupt working memory more than the silent condition. There were 22 females and 8 males with a mean age of 23 years (SD = 5.21). A within subjects design was used to test participants working memory in the vocal music and the silent condition. Working memory was measured using a digit span test and participants were to recall digits presented. Working memory scores were determined by the number of digits placed in the correct order. Participants in the vocal music condition recalled fewer digits. These results suggest that music interferes with working memory.

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May 28th, 9:00 AM May 28th, 11:00 AM

The Effects of Vocal Music on Working Memory

Werner University Center (WUC) Pacific Room

It was hypothesized that vocal music would disrupt working memory more than the silent condition. There were 22 females and 8 males with a mean age of 23 years (SD = 5.21). A within subjects design was used to test participants working memory in the vocal music and the silent condition. Working memory was measured using a digit span test and participants were to recall digits presented. Working memory scores were determined by the number of digits placed in the correct order. Participants in the vocal music condition recalled fewer digits. These results suggest that music interferes with working memory.