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Why music affects your productivity

A visitor wearing noise-cancelling headphones as she tours the latest project by performance artist Marina Abramovic titled "Marina Abramovic: In Residence" on display as part of a public art project in Sydney
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Listening to music between tasks could boost productivity.
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The late philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche once said, โ€œwithout music, life would be a mistake.โ€ This rings true for most of us.

Whether we listen to sad music after a painful breakup or upbeat music on our graduation day, music often plays a significant role in our most memorable life events.

Memories aside, music also influences our mental performance and ability to get things done. Hereโ€™s the science of how music affects your productivity, and how to use it to your advantage.

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