TikTok Medical Student’s Music Hack Boosts Study Focus

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TikTok Medical Student’s Music Hack Boosts Study Focus

In the digital age, maintaining focus for extended periods can be a challenge, even for the most diligent students. One medical student has shared her unique study tip on TikTok, which she claims is perfect for those who are “chronically online.”

Claire Jean (@itsclairejean), a second-year medical school student who uses her platform to share study strategies, recently unveiled an unconventional study method. “I started to notice how on TikTok there were certain sounds that I couldn’t shake off, and they would just play on repeat in my mind. I thought, ‘Why not use this to my advantage?'” she explained in a post.

Jean’s strategy involves selecting songs that “scratch that itch” in her brain and playing them repeatedly while studying. “I play the same song over and over… It becomes background noise and helps me zone in. Give it a try before dismissing it as crazy. Some of my friends have tried it and swear by it,” she said.

Jean’s study tip isn’t as unusual as she might believe. Several TikTok users have admitted to using or currently employing the same method to aid their studies. User @chelseajeanx noted that the song must be familiar, so the lyrics don’t distract her. Another user, @kristenvonholten, shared that she preferred upbeat songs when using this technique.

The science behind this method is explained in psychologist Elizabeth Hellmuth Margulis’s book On Repeat: How Music Plays the Mind, where she discusses how repetitive music enhances focus. The act of listening to enjoyable music releases dopamine in the brain, a study published in Nature Neuroscience found. This demonstrates that “humans derive pleasure from music — an abstract reward — that is comparable to the pleasure derived from more basic biological stimuli,” according to the BBC.

This study strategy could be particularly beneficial for those working in an office environment, especially those using standing desks. The use of an electric height adjustable standing desk is known to improve focus and productivity, and when combined with Jean’s repetitive music technique, it could potentially enhance these effects.

How to choose the best standing desk could be a topic for another discussion, but it’s worth noting that a good standing desk should be adjustable to different heights to cater to various working positions. This is where an electric stand up desk comes into play, allowing easy adjustments for optimal comfort and productivity.

While Jean’s study technique might not be for everyone, it’s worth trying out, especially if you’re struggling with focus and productivity. Whether you’re a student studying for exams or a professional working from a sit stand desk, the combination of repetitive music and a comfortable working environment could be the key to enhanced productivity.

In a follow-up video reacting to her viral post, Jean said, “This productivity hack gives me the same feeling as when I used to pretend I was in a music video as a kid, staring out the window. That’s how I feel when I’m listening to the same song on repeat.”

This unique study tip is just another example of how we can leverage our digital habits to our advantage. Whether it’s using an electric height adjustable standing desk for better posture or using repetitive music to improve focus, these small changes can make a big difference in our productivity.

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