The psychophysiology of flow during piano playing.

  title={The psychophysiology of flow during piano playing.},
  author={Orjan de Manzano and T{\"o}rres Theorell and L{\'a}szl{\'o} Harmat and Fredrik Ull{\'e}n},
  volume={10 3},
Expert performance is commonly accompanied by a subjective state of optimal experience called flow. Previous research has shown positive correlations between flow and quality of performance and suggests that flow may function as a reward signal that promotes practice. Here, piano playing was used as a flow-inducing behavior in order to analyze the relationship between subjective flow reports and psychophysiological measures. Professional classical pianists were asked to play a musical piece and… CONTINUE READING

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