A new study has found, as my headline says (it may be the longest headline I’ve ever used on a blog post), working in quiet is the best atmosphere for cognitive work, listening to music you don’t like is next, and listening to music you like creates the worst cognitive atmosphere.

This finding is in line with a previous post, “Background Music Can Impair Performance, Cites New Study.” There, I wrote about how I’ve used it, and received several comments from readers about their use of music in the classroom.

What do you think — does this support or not support your experiences?