Does the Audience Hear My Heart? - Comparing the Physiological Responses of Listeners with Those of the Composer

Benjamin Luke Evans, Nagisa Munekata, Tetsuo Ono

Abstract

Based on the assumption that composers compose with specific “intentions” in mind, we have conducted experiments to compare the “impressions” perceived by individual listeners with those “intentions” of the composer. We recorded physiological signals (skin conductance and finger tip temperature) of both the composer and listeners as they listened to the same music. Listener data was then cumulated and averaged for each song and compared to the data of the composer. Overall tendencies in physiological data, as well as a separate survey taken regarding emotions conveyed in the music, showed similarities between composer “intentions” and listener “impressions”, indicating positive possibilities for using physiological data as an objective index of composers in future studies.

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Luke Evans B., Munekata N. and Ono T. (2014). Does the Audience Hear My Heart? - Comparing the Physiological Responses of Listeners with Those of the Composer . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS, ISBN 978-989-758-006-2, pages 161-166. DOI: 10.5220/0004810301610166


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@conference{phycs14,
author={Benjamin Luke Evans and Nagisa Munekata and Tetsuo Ono},
title={Does the Audience Hear My Heart? - Comparing the Physiological Responses of Listeners with Those of the Composer},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS,},
year={2014},
pages={161-166},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0004810301610166},
isbn={978-989-758-006-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems - Volume 1: PhyCS,
TI - Does the Audience Hear My Heart? - Comparing the Physiological Responses of Listeners with Those of the Composer
SN - 978-989-758-006-2
AU - Luke Evans B.
AU - Munekata N.
AU - Ono T.
PY - 2014
SP - 161
EP - 166
DO - 10.5220/0004810301610166