The Thoughtful Animal

I’m interested in finding out what are peoples’ music listening habits while working on various sciencey things. After a small survey and discussion on twitter, I thought I’d bring it to the blogosphere, as people seem to generally have opinions on the matter.

This is going to be far from scientific, but take the below survey, and I’ll be back later with the results, as well as some data and thoughts based on the scientific literature.

Also, you can complete the survey even if not all questions apply to you. For example, if you are not a current or former research scientist, but are, for example, a writer, please answer the questions pertaining to writing (but you can safely ignore the questions relating to analysis).

When you’re done, you’ll have to scroll all the way to the RIGHT inside the embedded survey and click the button with the >>> arrows on it, to submit your responses.


  1. #1 Eric Lund
    June 18, 2010

    There is background music, and there is listening music, and for me it is important not to confuse the two. J. S. Bach makes good background music, as do many popular musicians such as Sting or Suzanne Vega. But if you put Aaron Copland or Pink Floyd or Peter Gabriel on your music playback system, plan on listening.

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