Books, Brochures, and Chapters>Book:  DeMarco, Tom and Lister, Timothy R. (1999), Peopleware, Dorset House, Retrieved on 2013-06-13
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    13 JUN 2013

     Creative Space

    A Cornell experiment in the 1960s polled a group of computer science students and divded them into those who liked to work with music in the background and those who didn't. They put 1/2 of each group together in a silent room, and the other 1/2 in a different room equipped with headphones and a musical selection. To no one's surprise, they performed about the same in speed and accuracy of completing a Fortran programming task. The part of the brain required for arithmetic and related logic i...
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    Experiment shows that listening to music while you program can prevent deep logical insights.

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