Does music help you study
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Why can some people study as they listen to music, while others can't?

As the academic year gets under way, students will be returning to their work. But while some can happily crank out an essay against the backdrop of their favourite tunes, others look on bemused - wondering how intense concentration can be combined with the apparent distraction of music.

So why is it some people can happily soundtrack their studying while others demand total silence?

Video: Cebo Luthuli

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  • 06 Oct 2016