Emotional Reactions to Music by Gender, Age, and Expertise

  title={Emotional Reactions to Music by Gender, Age, and Expertise},
  author={Claudio Robazza and Cara M. Macaluso and Valentina D'Urso},
  journal={Perceptual and Motor Skills},
  pages={939 - 944}
Fragments of classical music were submitted to 80 subjects, 40 children 9 to 10 years old and 40 adults 19 to 29 years old who were divided into eight groups of ten, to induce feelings of happiness, sadness, anger, and fear. The task required linking each piece of music to one emotion, identifying at the same time the intensity of the emotional response on a scale of 1 to 3. The goal was to study how gender, age, and exposure or expertise related to emotional perceptions of music. Analysis… 

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