A research project at Glasgow Caledonian University is currently taking a close look at why a certain piece of music evokes a particular emotive response
The research is looking at how music conveys emotion
Project leader Dr. Don Knox at the mixing desk
Specially developed software was used to record the reaction of volunteers who listened to music samples
Different music evokes a different mood in the listener, the Emotion Classification in Contemporary Music project aims identify pieces that have a similar feel so that the emotional well-being of the listener can be improved
Whether you're chilling out to some smooth jazz, venting a spleen with the help of hard rock or jumping for joy to the latest in bubblegum pop – there always seems to be a song or an album that suits whatever mood you happen to be in. A research project at Glasgow Caledonian University is currently taking a close look at why a certain piece of music evokes a particular emotive response. It is hoped that the research may lead to music being used to bring folks out of a depression or even help with pain management.
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