Stimulus 5: Wavin’ Flag by Young Artists For Haiti

These graphs report per stimulus the time course of responses across the 24 listening sessions. Some report the general patterns of responses, other show how the listener’s responses changed over successive exposures


The continuous ratings of Felt Emotional Valence and Arousal, plotted three different ways. First as individual lines with the cross listening average, then layered per session with colour marking the scale values, and finally the activity-level times series reporting the proportion of listenings showing rating changes up or down per 2 s interval.

These responses were collected Wavin’ Flag, a song by K’naan and performed by a large collection of Canadian pop musicians as a fundraiser for Haiti after the earthquake of 2010. It was included because the music made the listener cry the first time they heard it on the radio, around the time of the earthquake. The following video is close but not exactly the radio cut used in the experiment.

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