One important discovery the researchers made recently is that only specific sorts of sound improve creativity.
Surprisingly abstract sounds, like white or pink noise, don’t.
What does work, is a mixture of real-life voices found in everyday experience- like the chatter of a busy restaurant.
Now we know why creatives spend time in cafes to get work done!
I’ve never known why I can’t listen to music at work but highly enjoy bar sounds from services like background noise generators. Now I know. Noisli and coffitivity are my favorite background noise generators for working and relaxing. Enjoy: