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Re: Music and mood
Ha! Has anyone characterized the extent to which language is
A kid drops his ant farm and starts to cry. Do ant farms express
What emotion does "visiting your family on the holiday" cause?
These are not good questions. These are manipulative questions.
"How does music relate to emotion?" is also not a good question, even
if you have access to an MRI machine.
Perhaps better starting questions would be -
Does this or that aspect of music hold / demand attention over time.
What are the temporal aspects of continuity?
How do we quantify sensory, perceptual and cognitive
On Nov 6, 2012, at 8:38 AM, Peter Lennox wrote:
This was an interesting line of reading, thanks for that.
One thing that occurred to me: have any studies examined the
relationship between intended emotion (in the composer/musician)
and 'received emotion' (in the listener)? - in other words, has
anyone characterised the extent to which music is (or is not)
communicative, and if so, to what extent is it a deterministic
chain from 'input to output', as it were?
Of course, I'm simplifying, because, in many cultures and types of
music, the music makers and the music consumers are the same group,
so it's not necessary to posit a 'one-way street'
Dr Peter Lennox
School of Technology,
Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology
University of Derby, UK
t: 01332 593155
From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception
[AUDITORY@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Anders Genell
Sent: 06 November 2012 08:48
Subject: Re: Music and mood
Dear Dr Tollin,
I would strongly recommend to read a paper by my former supervisor
(and your namesake) Dr Daniel Västfjäll and his colleague Dr Patrik
Juslin on music and mood. They have done a very thorough review of
the field and in addition post a number of hypotheses. You can find
it here: http://nemcog.smusic.nyu.edu/docs/JuslinBBSTargetArticle.pdf
5 nov 2012 kl. 06:11 skrev "Tollin, Daniel"
I have been tasked to give a brief introductory lecture on sound,
music and its impact on mood and other neurological disorders as
part of a larger symposium on neurological disorders. I know
enough about audition and music, but not much about the interplay
of hearing and mood and the effect of sound on anxiety and/or
neurological disorders. Could anybody direct me to some reviews,
demonstrations and/or PowerPoint slides that I might be able to use
(of course, full acknowledgement would be given)?
Also I would like to highlight the possible role of hearing loss in
neurological disorders such as Alzheimer’s, depression, anxiety,
etc. I understand that one of the best predictors of the onset and
severity of some of these disorders is social isolation…and that
one of the best predictors of social isolation is hearing loss or
problems. Are their studies that have linked hearing problems with
these disorders? Could somebody recommend some readings on this
I know that the list has several musicologists and music
therapists, etc., and hopefully somebody knowledgeable about the
relationship between hearing and neurological disorders.
Thanks in advance.
Daniel J. Tollin, PhD
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Department of Physiology and Biophysics/Mail Stop 8307
Research Complex 1-N, Rm 7106
12800 East 19th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
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