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The Perfect Productivity Playlist, According to Brain Science

How to pick the right music to boost your focus, motivation, and mood

A man works on his laptop while listening to music.

InIn the early 1990s, there was a scientific rumor, loosely based on one study’s findings, that listening to classical music could make people smarter. The idea, dubbed “the Mozart effect,” permeated pop culture and even politics: In 1998, the…



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Kate Morgan

Kate is a freelance journalist who’s been published by Popular Science, The New York Times, USA Today, and many more. Read more at