According to a study published in 'Neuron', a journal, by Stanford University in August 2007, Music engages with those areas of the brain which are responsible for concentration, prediction, and updating events in the brain. The study was based on brain images of individuals who were made to listen short symphonies by an obscure 18th century composer. The study found that peak brain activity happened during short intervals between musical movements.
The Stanford study is not alone. Relating to Music and cognitive performance, there has been a popular theory 'the Mozart Effect' which emphasizes that listening to Mozart makes a person smarter.
While, there are still divided views if music can actually help you improve concentration, it can safely be assumed that slow and instrumental music can help you create an environment of peace which will eventually help you focus on studies.
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