Event-related skin conductance responses to musical emotions in humans.

@article{Khalfa2002EventrelatedSC,
  title={Event-related skin conductance responses to musical emotions in humans.},
  author={St{\'e}phanie Khalfa and Peretz Isabelle and Blondin Jean-Pierre and Robert Manon},
  journal={Neuroscience letters},
  year={2002},
  volume={328 2},
  pages={145-9}
}
While the reasons underlying musical emotions are unclear, music is nevertheless a powerful elicitor of emotion, and as such, may induce autonomic nervous system responses. One typical measure of this neural pathway is the skin conductance response (SCR). This response generally depends upon stimulus arousal, one of the two motivational determinants of emotion. The objective of the present study was to verify whether emotional reactions to music elicit such event-related autonomic responses. To… CONTINUE READING
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