Your probably listening to music in your headphones at work. Whether you are powering through brainstorming creative ideas or to-do list, here is how the music you are playing affects how your brain works.
Music provides some excellent opportunities to stimulate the use of your imagination and gain deeper thoughts. Especially during brainstorm sessions. Music can create atmospheres of fantasy or help you to imagine you are in a different environment.
We all like to pump up the tunes when we’re powering through our to-do lists, right? But when it comes to creative work, loud music may not be the best option.It turns out that a moderate noise level is the sweet spot for creativity. Even more than low noise levels, ambient noise apparently gets our creative juices flowing, and doesn’t put us off the way high levels of noise do. The way this works is that moderate noise levels increase processing difficulty which promotes abstract processing, leading to higher creativity. In other words, when we struggle (just enough) to process things as we normally would, we resort to more creative approaches. In high noise levels, however, our creative thinking is impaired because we’re overwhelmed and struggle to process information efficiently.