Happy, sad, scary and peaceful musical excerpts for research on emotions

  title={Happy, sad, scary and peaceful musical excerpts for research on emotions},
  author={Sandrine Vieillard and Isabelle Peretz and Nathalie Gosselin and St{\'e}phanie Khalfa and Lise Gagnon and Bernard Bouchard},
  journal={Cognition and Emotion},
  pages={720 - 752}
Three experiments were conducted in order to validate 56 musical excerpts that conveyed four intended emotions (happiness, sadness, threat and peacefulness). In Experiment 1, the musical clips were rated in terms of how clearly the intended emotion was portrayed, and for valence and arousal. In Experiment 2, a gating paradigm was used to evaluate the course for emotion recognition. In Experiment 3, a dissimilarity judgement task and multidimensional scaling analysis were used to probe emotional… 

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