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Discussion on: Do you associate music with any fond coding memories?

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Michiel Hendriks • Edited

Not at all. If I play music while programming, it is not music that actively registers as it would be a distraction. Unless my brain is focused too much on the problem at hand, then any music disappears.
A long time ago I was in a serious flow and played a single popular annoying boy band song on repeat to annoy my flat mates. I have no idea what song it was, or which boy band, or even how long it was on repeat.

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Dalmo Mendonça

From my experience, memory/sensorial association occurs whether you're conscious of it or not. I.e.: You may not recall what song it was, but there's a good chance that if you stumble upon that song it will bring back memories from that time.