Posters and Publications
Data from the solo response project has been presented in a few context and included in larger projects on continuous responses to heard music. Here are PDF’s of the documents shared.
Abstract: If everything was known about the piece of music and the musical history and habits of a given listener, could we model her experience through a single listening? Using examples from the solo responses project, this poster identifies factors which contributed different responses to the same stimuli. The solo responses project is a case study in responses from a single subject to repeated presentations of diverse collection of musical works (25 stimuli, 84 minutes). Twenty four session of continuous ratings of felt emotion, post-listening notes, and data from seven physiological sensors capture contrasting responses which appear to be related to changes familiarity with the music, emotional susceptibility (mood), interpretation, and attention.
Abstract: Motor entrainment is a common listener response to music, particularly groovy music, and many keen music listeners engage in physical expressions of entrainment even when motion is restricted. Head nodding and foot tapping abound, and capturing this activity should be included in studies of listener responses to danceable tunes. Chair dancing was a reoccurring activity during the solo response project, a case study in the author’s emotional responses to the repeated presentations of some 25 musical stimuli. Physiological measures such as heart rate and finger temperature should capture changes on arousal associated with chair dancing, but head nodding in particular was monitored via sEMG sensor on the trapezius. This paper presents how these physiological signals can be combined to give a continuous measure of dancing intensity, and discusses how different stimuli evoked this behaviour.