The answer depends on the individual, said Susan J. Sallis, a professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
For example, if you want to learn about the history of the world, then you need to study the history, not just the past, she said.
But if you have a background in the science of medicine, then your goal should be the science.
“That is the domain of the physician,” she said, meaning that a doctor can study medicine, but she should have a broader knowledge of other fields, such as biology and chemistry, to learn the history and science of those fields.
Salsiccia and colleagues also tested whether reading or listening to esoteric music or poetry was more effective than listening to a lecture.
The study, published last week in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, found that listening to an esoteric piece of music was more likely to increase students’ comprehension of a complex philosophical argument than listening only to a speech.
“If you want a better understanding of the argument, you’re better off reading than listening,” said Sals, who teaches in the Department of Music at the Wharton School of the University Of Pennsylvania.
Salsci said she and her colleagues used an automated music synthesizer to study how music influenced listeners’ understanding of complex philosophical issues. “
There’s also evidence that people with musical training are more interested in listening to music, which seems to be a different cognitive process.”
Salsci said she and her colleagues used an automated music synthesizer to study how music influenced listeners’ understanding of complex philosophical issues.
The music was chosen because it is not a traditional lecture, so it would not be a standard lecture, and the researchers could not tell if listening to the music actually increased understanding.
They then conducted two separate experiments, one comparing listening to classical music to listening to songs in a list of popular songs and one comparing listeners’ comprehension to listening only.
Salls and her collaborators used a computer program to create a list with more than 30 songs from different genres, and they used the program to ask students to read aloud a list that included three arguments for the existence of God.
Students who listened to the arguments with the same musical background as those of the students in the list were more likely (37%) to agree that God exists, compared to those who listened only to the argument with the music of classical music (16%).
The researchers also used an automatic music synthesiser to analyze which arguments students would be most likely to hear as they read aloud the arguments, using the same criteria as in the first experiment.
In both experiments, students were given a score for each argument and given two questions, one asking if they believed that God existed, and one asking whether they believed in God.
The students were then asked to rate the argument as being either more powerful or less powerful.
“When we looked at the students’ ability to understand the arguments better, we found that they were significantly more likely, and more accurately, to agree with the students who listened more to music,” Sals said.
She added that if there were no differences in students’ scores on the arguments when the students were not exposed to music or the arguments were presented without music, the students would have been more likely “to understand the argument better” by listening to it, even though music would not have affected the students at all. “
They were also more likely [to] agree with their fellow students who did not have a similar background.”
She added that if there were no differences in students’ scores on the arguments when the students were not exposed to music or the arguments were presented without music, the students would have been more likely “to understand the argument better” by listening to it, even though music would not have affected the students at all.
The authors note that it is impossible to tell whether listening to certain kinds of music is the key to understanding the arguments.
Music could be important for students to hear in certain contexts, and it is difficult to determine whether the students are more receptive to music when it comes to arguments, they said.
The results suggest that, in the right context, listening to art can be a powerful tool for students, but students should have access to different types of music in order to learn more about the argument.
“In the right setting, listening and reading music can be equally important,” Salles said.
Sains said there are other kinds of listening that are more effective, such like reading in private and going to the movies.
He also said that students who have some musical training and have a general interest in the arts should also benefit from listening to literature.
“You have to give them access to the arts as well,” he said.
However, Sals cautions that not all studies show that music is better at increasing understanding, and she thinks there are ways to ensure that music and art are included in class.
“This study doesn’t prove that music improves understanding,” she noted.
“But it certainly provides some evidence that there is something that