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Is your classroom too quiet?

“Each of the groups was subjected to a different level of background noise (50 decibels, 70 decibels, 85 decibels, and total silence). When they scored each person’s test, the researchers found that those in the 70 decibel group, exposed to a moderate level of ambient noise, significantly out-performed those in the other three groups. The background noise boosted their creative thinking.” via http://99u.com/articles/16711/turn-it-up-how-the-right-about-of-ambient-noise-increases-creativity.