No, I don't. Listening to music while reading actually splits the prefrontal cortex and makes concentration harder. Overall, I find that music mitigates a pleasurable reading experience but perhaps that's just me. When I get a good book, I prefer a quiet room, comfortable chair, glass of gin or scotch and I'm set.
>>7563536 i yjink her very cutesy ther way her bangs lay down in the air, and the way her eyes give that almost I know kind fo f look to you, the red and then cut bangs that ware not uniform but messy and her sidways slu mouth its seductive I would say, and I also like how the pintcutre is taken at a slight angel as it her body so it gives impression of movemovent or of just actuib so its orivatcative too I like classical sometimes and ambient others =, but never lyrics and usually loq columw
I like reading outdoors. The sounds of the city or of nature, however loud, don't seem to faze me. Lately I've found that I love to hear a large diesel engine idling nearby as I read. I go to the train station and find the nearest bench to an idling locomotive and sit there to read until that train leaves, then move to another platform. I glance sideways sometimes and see the railway workers looking at me either condescendingly or as if somewhat disturbed. They must think I'm either some kind of locomotive pervert or a terrorist (it doesn't help that I have an "ethnic" look), the book being just my flimsy diversion.
The one time I heard them snort in amusement was when the driver sounded the horn unexpectedly and I gasped loudly and almost dropped the book. Must have done it on purpose. Now I've trained myself to show at most a slight and dignified startle with minimal hand quaking when the sneaky toot comes.
i dont know what the fuck you listen to when reading but you're doing it wrong
i have a hard time focusing on what i read when i dont have music
listen to something that fits what you read there will be no trouble, but i get that it will fuck you up if you listen to something that is not fitting with what you read, i felt it and im careful with my music selection
>>7563536 Usually ambient and drone at a low volume. I know that sounds mundane but it's actually very comforting and motivating while I'm reading for long periods of time. William Basinski's Disintegration Loops works wonders for me.
>>7563536 If the music informs my capacity to interpret whatever it is I'm reading, sure - it doesn't necessarily diminish your concentration. sometimes there can be such an experience of unity between text and piece that often it feels like you've taken away so much more than what might've been gained in silence. It might be in part to do with my synesthesia, but it can be really emotionally affecting
>>7567368 >tfw dated a neuroscience girl >beautiful, funny, effortlessly intelligent, incredibly talented at music and composition >tfw got dumped because I was working stupidly long hours just so I wouldn't drop out of uni and could stay with her
They're not all autistic, anon. An autist could never break a heart this severely
Are people today really so afraid of silence that they'll degrade good music to muzak? Music like this is used to make people docile in supermarkets and restaurants. Even people sit on a computer with music in the background, they can't be alone. Without a distraction we realise that we have nothing to say and that our thoughts are empty. Silence is also emptiness and nothingness which is terrifying to modern people, because no one ever dies! the centuries are just imaginary, don't think about them!
>>7563536 No. I did classical music for a little while, and while I can read while listening, I noticed that I am much slower. You may not realize it but your brain is registering all those individual notes playing on the music.
Simply by acknowledging that you are hearing a song is to be using your mind on that instead of wear you should be giving your undivided attention, the book. You filter out all the small noises in any given room, but with music it will divide your attention.
I stumbled across a Japanese composer called Takashi Yoshimatsu, and I really like listening to his pieces while I read. Not sure why really, they're just simple and relaxing, which is a nice combo when you're trying to focus on something else.
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