Show simple item record Bowling, DL Gill, K Choi, JD Prinz, J Purves, D
dc.coverage.spatial United States 2011-06-21T17:27:42Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation J Acoust Soc Am, 2010, 127 (1), pp. 491 - 503
dc.description.abstract The affective impact of music arises from a variety of factors, including intensity, tempo, rhythm, and tonal relationships. The emotional coloring evoked by intensity, tempo, and rhythm appears to arise from association with the characteristics of human behavior in the corresponding condition; however, how and why particular tonal relationships in music convey distinct emotional effects are not clear. The hypothesis examined here is that major and minor tone collections elicit different affective reactions because their spectra are similar to the spectra of voiced speech uttered in different emotional states. To evaluate this possibility the spectra of the intervals that distinguish major and minor music were compared to the spectra of voiced segments in excited and subdued speech using fundamental frequency and frequency ratios as measures. Consistent with the hypothesis, the spectra of major intervals are more similar to spectra found in excited speech, whereas the spectra of particular minor intervals are more similar to the spectra of subdued speech. These results suggest that the characteristic affective impact of major and minor tone collections arises from associations routinely made between particular musical intervals and voiced speech.
dc.format.extent 491 - 503
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof J Acoust Soc Am
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1121/1.3268504
dc.subject Acoustic Stimulation
dc.subject Acoustics
dc.subject Adolescent
dc.subject Adult
dc.subject Aged
dc.subject Databases as Topic
dc.subject Emotions
dc.subject Female
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Male
dc.subject Middle Aged
dc.subject Music
dc.subject Psychoacoustics
dc.subject Sound Spectrography
dc.subject Speech
dc.subject Speech Acoustics
dc.subject Young Adult
dc.title Major and minor music compared to excited and subdued speech.
dc.title.alternative en_US
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US 2010-1-0 en_US
duke.description.endpage 503 en_US
duke.description.issue 1 en_US
duke.description.startpage 491 en_US
duke.description.volume 127 en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of the Acoustical Society of America en_US
pubs.issue 1
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units/University Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units/University Institutes and Centers/Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units/University Institutes and Centers/Duke Institute for Brain Sciences/Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Basic Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Basic Science Departments/Neurobiology
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences/Psychology and Neuroscience
pubs.publication-status Published
pubs.volume 127
dc.identifier.eissn 1520-8524

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