Thursday, February 26, 2015

Music may confuse the older worker

There used to be a show on a radio station in DC called ELEVATOR MUSIC FROM HELL. They would take big hits and dim them down into Muzak. Ironical, what?

Now, though, Georgia Tech has found that older adults cannot work as well--they forget names for one thing--in an office with background music trilling on all day.

The music did not seem to affect the younger participants in the exercise. But both groups said the music was distracting.

This info would be good in offices, but also in retirement homes. Don't play the Elevator Music From Hell during explanation of activities.

Things like that.

But what about the grocery store--there is always blah music going there.

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