Emotion-related changes in heart rate and its variability during performance and perception of music.

  title={Emotion-related changes in heart rate and its variability during performance and perception of music.},
  author={Hidehiro Nakahara and Shinichi Furuya and Satoshi Obata and Tsutomu Masuko and Hiroshi Kinoshita},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
The present study investigated the differential effects of emotions evoked by music on heart rate (HR) and its variability (HRV) during the playing of music on the piano compared to those in persons listening to the same music. Thirteen elite pianists underwent experiments under expressive piano playing, nonexpressive piano playing, expressive listening, and nonexpressive listening conditions. The expressive conditions produced significantly higher levels of HR and low-frequency component of… CONTINUE READING
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