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Game track helps productivity

How many of us have surrendered to the refuge of headphones to focus on our studies or work? Some scientists say listening to music during activities that require attention helps maintain focus and increases productivity.

Christofer Karltorp, co-creator and CEO of the website Zerplykind of linked For more creative professions, I listened to classical music during college, and that worked for a while. Sonatas are purely instrumental and do not distract from the text and seem to activate the right parts of the brain for this type of activity. Once he graduates and starts Zerplyclassical music began to lose its impact. His job involved a lot of programming and he needed something that was continuously vibrant. He tried electronic music, but it didn’t have the desired effect.


After a few tries, Karltorp tried something that worked: game soundtracks. “If you listen to the songs several times in a row, it never gets boring. It continues to pulsate,” explained Karltorp. He started with the songs of star ship, game he was addicted to in his youth. “I started traveling and realized that there was a world of mixing music for video games and that people in this community were already discovering the same thing as me,” he said.

Karltrop found video game music to do what he did as a kid, play star ship, street fighter and final fantasy, with devotion. These songs were created to encourage quest completion and help players level up as if activating the “I’m in this to win” mentality during gameplay. At the same time, it doesn’t take away your concentration because it recedes into the background.

In contrast to electronic music, Karltrop never got tired of the songs and can determine in advance which songs are the right ones for which type of work. For example, if he has a lot of emails to answer, the soundtrack of Street Fighter II becomes perfect as he feels pressured to complete the chores before the music ends.

You can find some playlists with game soundtracks on YouTube and Spotify but if you don’t have an account bonus, it is possible that advertising will spoil the mood. It’s possible to listen without ads on sites like OC Remix, Rainwave, and 8tracks, but there’s no option to choose which song you want to listen to right now. The important thing is to combine the useful and the pleasant to allow for deeper immersion and engagement in your work.

Source: Fast Company

Ollie Henson

Ollie Henson is an American writer at the Institut Cartogràfic de la Revolta website. Ollie shares the hobby of playing and following all of the video games and gaming news as well as dedicated and fully educated to be an outstanding writer.

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