Emotional responses to music: the need to consider underlying mechanisms.

@article{Juslin2008EmotionalRT,
  title={Emotional responses to music: the need to consider underlying mechanisms.},
  author={P. Juslin and D. V{\"a}stfj{\"a}ll},
  journal={The Behavioral and brain sciences},
  year={2008},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={
          559-75; discussion 575-621
        }
}
Research indicates that people value music primarily because of the emotions it evokes. Yet, the notion of musical emotions remains controversial, and researchers have so far been unable to offer a satisfactory account of such emotions. We argue that the study of musical emotions has suffered from a neglect of underlying mechanisms. Specifically, researchers have studied musical emotions without regard to how they were evoked, or have assumed that the emotions must be based on the "default… Expand
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