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Research Project: Physiological correlates of cross-modal interactions in the experience of expressive musical performances

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Physiological correlates of cross-modal interactions in the experience of expressive musical performances

  Research Project Information
Runtime: Jan 01, 2005 until Jun 01, 2006
Scientific staff: Catherine Chapados; Ioana Dalca; Marilyn Jones-Gotman; Theodoros Koulis; James Ramsay; Bradley Vines
Funding: Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada (NSERC); Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC); Valorisation-Recherche Québec (VRQ); Le Fonds québécois de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies (FQRNT)

This experiment investigated cross-modal interactions in the emotional experience of music listeners. Average electrodermal amplitude for visual-auditory presentation was higher than the sum of the auditory-only and visual-only reactions. Electrodermal activity followed the same contour across modalities of presentation, except when the auditory and visual information diverged. Electrodermal activity and subjective tension judgments were most highly correlated in the audio-visual condition.



 

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