The disconnect between the emotional perceptions of a soundscape and its metrics
Cain, Rebecca, Jennings, P. A. (Paul A.), Poxon, John E. W., Cusack, Peter and Bruce, Neil (2009) The disconnect between the emotional perceptions of a soundscape and its metrics. In: 8th European Conference on Noise Control, Edinburgh, U.K., Oct 26-28, 2009. Published in: Proceedings of 8th European Conference on Noise Control - AbstractsFull text not available from this repository.
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It is useful for planners to understand the emotional dimensions on which people assess urban soundscapes, since these dimensions demonstrate how a particular soundscape affects people's perceptions of an urban space. We have previously established that there is a 2-deminsional space that can describe how people feel about a place from hearing its soundscape: the two independent dimensions are "calmness/relaxation" and "vibrancy". Using these two dimensions, the research presented in this paper now considers how different urban soundscapes can be positioned within this two dimensional space. A series of listening tests in which participants rated real and constructed soundscapes against the two dimensions are presented. The results of the study suggest that soundscapes can be positioned in different places within our 2-dimensional perceptual space, yet they can have the same metrics. This challenges the conventional idea, that traditional acoustic metrics, and combinations of these are the best way to measure a soundscape.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Poster)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Engineering
Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of 8th European Conference on Noise Control - Abstracts|
|Publisher:||Institute of Acoustics|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Poster|
|Title of Event:||8th European Conference on Noise Control|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Edinburgh, U.K.|
|Date(s) of Event:||Oct 26-28, 2009|
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