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Does Music Help Memory?

Does Music Help Memory? | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Do you ever find yourself humming a song and suddenly remembering something from the past? Music has been used to help people with Alzheimer's remember things, and now you can find out if it helps with short-term memory too!


The hypothesis is that music can facilitate short-term memory.

Method & Materials

You will divide participants into two groups, one that listens to music while studying a picture and one that does not. Then, you will ask them to recall as many details as they can about the picture.
You will need a phone or other music playing device, headphones or earbuds, a collection of songs from different genres, a data sheet, and a detailed image from the web or a magazine.


The results showed that the group that listened to music while studying the picture was able to recall more details than the group that did not. This suggests that music can help with short-term memory.

Why do this project?

This science project is interesting because it explores the connection between music and memory, which is something that has been studied for many years.

Also Consider

Variations of this experiment could include using different types of music or different lengths of time for studying the picture.

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