Wednesday, March 10, 2021


from journal Psychomusicology

The older I get the less I understand younger people’s desire to have the radio blaring their favorite music while driving. A study from Israel’s Ben Gurion University found eighty percent of the young people—eighteen to twenty-nine—who responded to a survey claimed it was not only difficult, but sometimes near impossible to concentrate on traffic and road conditions without music playing. The study, published in the journal Psychomusicology, says these young drivers believe that more stimulus actually helps their driving abilities. Authors say young people are so used to constant stimulation they don’t question how the type of music they select may affect their behavior behind the wheel.