To date, research on how listening to music affects performance in high-cognitive demand environments has ranged from those working in information technology to everyday drivers. Some research asserts listening to music does have an effect on human task performance (whether positive or negative) and other research asserts there are no statistically significant effects. This research study focused on how varying music tempos affect pilot performance during certain flight maneuvers. With significant findings, measures could be taken to improve pilot, crew and passenger safety; however, no statistically significant results were found that listening to different music tempos had any effect on pilot performance.


music tempos, flight performance

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