Do you concentrate best when it is completely silent?
No. I need me some headphones and metal!
Absolutely not. I turn on pandora specifically to hear music while I write. Music can be good for stopping writers block.
I like to listen to music keeps me from falling asleep
No. I like to hear crickets and/or chirping birds and/or the electronic drone of a refrigerator compressor or air conditioner or computer fan, but music, radio, or TV is too distracting.
Same here but due to surgeries and infections.
Yes. Yes I am.
Oh, so now your segregating your choice in ambient noise?
I have ADD, I can't focus with multiple sounds going on. They'll all mesh together and drive me crazy. I'm always jealous of people who can listen to music and study at the same time.
I've got a little hearing loss/tinnitus, so I can't deal with silence, as it's not really silent. I have to like whatever is in the background, though, otherwise my dislike of it will distract me worse than anything.
80s Metallica is so good!
I do, but that's predominately due to the fact that I suffer some hearing loss and struggle with multiple voices and sounds at once. Perils of so many years of playing live music and working in machine shops to pay the bills without using hearing protection.
ONLY, if I'm trying to hear the pin drop. :)
White noise, low volume.
Generally speaking, yes. Really depends on what I need to focus on. And my mood.
I do. Unfortunately my roommate doesn't .
Depends on the task. For example, it has to be silent for me to read my history or earth science textbook, but I do much better writing and math with music.
It doesn't really matter to me. Usually, I listen to music when I'm doing work, but it has to be music I'm unfamiliar with or kinda bored of bc ill want to sing along or just sit and listen. Silence is good too. Less distraction, but not as fun.
I don't get distracted usually. Silence or a noisy classroom, either way is fine. Interestingly though, if its busy work I prefer music or tv in the background, but if its a really challenging assignment I prefer silence.
Rockin out on my air guitar ????
If it's completely silent, I become overly conscious of every little noise that is made by others and myself. I prefer to listen to some quiet, slow music. Preferably with little to no vocals.
The only thing that really distracts me is people talking. So, any other background noise is fine. If I am talking to someone and a TV or radio is on, the electronic device will need to be muted. Otherwise, I get very irritated. However, when it is time to sleep, I generally turn the TV on a timer.
I need white noise
Silence is golden and the older I get the more I appreciate it!
I guess I'm above average
I work better in silence, but I love having music play all the time...which explains why I get so distracted!
You must do some concentrating because you're pretty smart for a 12 year old.
Whelk u was trying to consent rate on math hw and I fell asleep so that's what happened
Same hear but the first time I tried that
I didn't get the best dreams from listening to REMs It's the end of the world as we know it and ACDCs highway to hell
Neither unless its interesting I don't concentrate at all just get distracted and goof off.
A little background noise is nice, but not too much.
I need noise all the time even to sleep. I put on headphones and listen to podcasts to go to sleep. I will get distracted if I hear some out of place noise.
Noise canceling headphones
it's actually a relief when my fiance is at work because he comes home and immediately breaks out the tortilla chips or wants to have some noisy app game playing. You know, it was pretty peaceful while you were gone lol!
I am a college student and it's really frustrating when i go to the library for silent study and there are people who are crunching on chips and chatting on their cellphones or smacking their gum. i miss the old days where a library was QUIET...
There has to at least be nature sounds. It's really true. Silence is deafening.
Rather with some ambient music in the background
There's really no such thing. Electricity is humming, a faucet is dripping, it's never really silent for me. I put noise on to drown out the little annoying noises.
If I can, I will always listen to music.
It's been many years, but that kind of silence is something you don't ever forget.
SHHHHHH! I'm trying to answer this question! Let me think here....
I usually have classical or Lana del Rey playing.
I'm able to get random noise to fade in the background because I'm very focused but I still do *better* in silence, and talk would distract me too much.
I do best with enough random noise to mask anything that might distract me, but not music or the like that might itself become a distraction. If it's too quiet, I can hear myself, heartbeat, breathing, joints, etc, which is distracting. An aircraft in cruise flight with the radio off is perfect.
These are not the droids you're looking for.
music helps me think
I need just a little background noise.
That thing that makes you run to find out what your kids have gotten into this time.
I have 3 young kids, so someone help me out with this question...what IS silence again?