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Trying to code and listening to music falls under cognitive functions. Naming a variable while listening to your favorite songs' lyrics may result in cognitive overload.
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One of the effective ways to counter context switching costs is by following the sage advice of batching. More tactically, batching tasks by function.
Imagine trying to clean utensils and cook food at the same time. They both fall under physical function, and the switching between them is a huge waste of time. Cleaning hands, wiping them, cleaning water droplets, make sure soapy water doesn't splash near cooked food, etc., takes time whenever y...
The best analogy is sorting forks, knives, and spoons when we are putting them in drawers. We can throw all silverware together. But then finding a spoon in that pile will take time whenever we need a spoon. The task changes from getting a spoon (execution) to finding a spoon (identification). An...
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Listening to classical music can help people perform tasks more efficiently.
The absence of words in the music may be one factor, as songs that contain lyrics have been found to be a distraction when you’re trying to focus. And classical music is known for being calming, ...
So here are some suggested genres and examples of each that may help put your brain in the right frame of mind. Take a listen.
One of the most researched laws of social psychology is the “mere exposure effect.” In a nutshell, it means that the more we’re exposed to something, the more we tend to like it.
This happens with...
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