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bitjedi
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I think music is the critical part for my efficiency..

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  • 4
    Depends on what you do. Music disrupts creative thinking but not practical one.
  • 3
    Also depends on the music. I’m most efficient when listening to blues, harder stuff distracts me.
  • 1
    @irene nope. I don't focus on music .. it's like noise cancellation and it give me power to ignore others and when I write code it also provide rhythm.
  • 2
    @bitjedi researches say otherwise 😐
  • 3
    @RantSomeWhere try industrial metal 🙃
  • 0
    @irene not my cup of tea, really. I am more of a prog guy usually.
  • 0
    @RantSomeWhere suggestions? 🤔
  • 0
    @irene you mean, for prog?
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  • 1
    I've done testing while playing real-time multiplayer games at a high skill level, and playing with music makes me play worse.

    It also distracts while coding, but that's not as time-critical as real time high skill level games, so you don't notice it. You don't have much to compare performance to, while coding, with and without music.
  • 1
    Depending on how are you listening to it, for the majority of time when I'm coding or doing repetetive work, I'm listening mainly to rock, but it gets super annoying if I have headphones on, better alternative to that, at least to me is leaving headphones on neck or even puting them on the seat near my head, I have music stop/play button on mouse, and mainly stop it if I'm researching something, that I haven't dealt with before, or I feal like I can't concentrate on something because of it. But music boosts my productivity, and I don't feel any urge to do something else while listening to music and working, by now it might be even wired to my head that music = work and if I don't feel like doing anything, I just turn on the music, it just works like impulse to get some shit done
  • 0
    @irene I like Pink Floyd, but since you’re into metal, you’d probably like Porcupine Tree. Their later stuff (Deadwing, In Absentia) has a lot of metal influences.
  • 1
    @RantSomeWhere wait, Pink Floyd is prog? O.o
  • 0
    @irene ...yes? Especially their 70ies works. Late 60ies was psychedelic rock
  • 0
    It depends. Some people can focus with music. Some people cannot focus with music.

    Know what you like and enjoy. Know your preference. As long as you are productive, go for it :)
  • 1
    @Devnergy basically the most valuable stat is familiarity of music. When you hear unfamiliar music your brain processes new information, however if you hear something you've heard a hundred times your brain does a lot less work to process what it hears. So very familiar or generic music both without lyrics (another thing that causes brain power leakage) is the least distracting.
  • 1
    @bitjedi Same here. Hearing the folks around me is one of the biggest downsides of so called ‚open space‘.
  • 0
    @iamavalos never quite gotten into neo-psychedelia, but I love 60ies psych! Any recommendations?
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