Predicting emotional responses to music (PhD Music Psychology)


In my research I am trying to explain
emotional responses to music. I’m using our audience response system which is
the only one of its kind in a music department in the UK, to measure
emotional reactions to music of an entire audience listening to live performed
music. I’m combining subjective emotion ratings with measurements that indicate
subconscious bodily reactions such as heart rate skin conductance and facial
expressions. The main question I am interested in is whether facial
expressions of emotion could predict the subjective feeling and whether this
method can be used to replace questionnaires in the future.

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