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Does music impact your spatial skills?

Most people perform spatial tasks every day. Does the listening environment impact the performance on these tasks? Our previous studies indicated that a significant number of individuals had stronger productivity on a simple math task when listening to Cuban dance music than when working in silence. However, results on a language task showed little difference between listening conditions. Is spatial work influenced by music?

The purpose of this study is to explore the impact of the listening environment during a spatial task.  Participants will complete the task during four different auditory conditions:  silence, white noise, and two different musical selections.  Results will be compared between conditions, and each participant will be able to determine if the listening environment has affected his/her own task performance.

This study is a collaboration between the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and Dr. Lin Lin, Associate Professor at the University of North Texas.  The study is conducted in conjunction with the MBE Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington.

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The Art of Visual Notetaking: Doodling for comprehension

Join Michelle Yang, UNT visiting research scholar, for an engaging workshop that utilizes doodling as an amazing memory and comprehension strategy! Great for teachers, parents, students, presenters, and anyone who hopes to deepen understanding while retaining more information.

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Peter D. Parks was awarded the Gordon E. Sawyer Award at the 2003 Academy Awards for his work on Bugs! A Rainforest Adventure.

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