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Appl Ergon. 1971 Jun;2(2):70-3.

Background music and industrial efficiency-a review.

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Ergonomics Information Analysis Centre, Department of Engineering Production, University of Birmingham, U.K.


The use of music in industry is discussed as a possible means of aiding alertness, especially in jobs where a certain amount of repetition is involved. Examples are given of the beneficial results obtained by using music in this way and finally there is a discussion on the form of music and the length of programme.

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