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Pump Up the Jam – Kaplan’s New MCAT Study Playlist

Can Katy Perry (or Technotronic, for that matter) help you get into medical school?  Evidence shows that listening to music — especially uplifting music — can help you “show ‘em what you’re worth” on Test Day.

As a former musicology major at Boston University and as an Elite Teacher at Kaplan Test Prep, I’ve always been interested in the intersection of music, the mind and learning science.  While multitasking in the midst of studying (you know — social media, email, texing and the like) can lead to detrimental effects (see, for example, the Journal of

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