Re: Music and mood (David Smith )

Subject: Re: Music and mood
From:    David Smith  <smithd@xxxxxxxx>
Date:    Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:35:13 -0600

Ha! Has anyone characterized the extent to which language is communicative? Look.... A kid drops his ant farm and starts to cry. Do ant farms express emotion? 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 preconditioning? Dave Smith composer 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' > > regards > ppl > Dr Peter Lennox > > School of Technology, > Faculty of Arts, Design and Technology > University of Derby, UK > e: p.lennox@xxxxxxxx > t: 01332 593155 > ________________________________________ > From: AUDITORY - Research in Auditory Perception > [AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx On Behalf Of Anders Genell > [anders.genell@xxxxxxxx > Sent: 06 November 2012 08:48 > To: AUDITORY@xxxxxxxx > 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: > > Best regards, > Anders > > 5 nov 2012 kl. 06:11 skrev "Tollin, Daniel" > <Daniel.Tollin@xxxxxxxx<mailto:Daniel.Tollin@xxxxxxxx>>: > > Hi all, > > 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 > topic? > > 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 > Associate Professor > > 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 > > _____________________________________________________________________ > The University of Derby has a published policy regarding email and > reserves the right to monitor email traffic. If you believe this > email was sent to you in error, please notify the sender and delete > this email. Please direct any concerns to Infosec@xxxxxxxx

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