The Huron University College Journal of Learning and Motivation

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The Effects of Music Complexity on Memory in Introverts and Extroverts


Past research has supported the idea that introverts and extroverts differ on cognitive levels under a variety of conditions. The present study was designed to answer the question of whether or not the complexity of background music would affect the performance of both introverts and extroverts on a memory task. Eysenck's Personality Questionnaire was filled out by participants whose memory was then tested using a paired-associates learning task. No significant main effect was found for either levels of extroversion or music complexity on memory No interaction was found between levels of extroversion and music complexity. Possible methodological errors are discussed.

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