Frontal brain electrical activity (EEG) distinguishes valence and intensity of musical emotions

  title={Frontal brain electrical activity (EEG) distinguishes valence and intensity of musical emotions},
  author={Louis A. Schmidt and Laurel J. Trainor},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={487 - 500}
Using recent regional brain activation/emotion models as a theoretical framework, we examined whether the pattern of regional EEG activity distinguished emotions induced by musical excerpts which were known to vary in affective valence (i.e., positive vs. negative) and intensity (i.e., intense vs. calm) in a group of undergraduates. We found that the pattern of asymmetrical frontal EEG activity distinguished valence of the musical excerpts. Subjects exhibited greater relative left frontal EEG… 
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