Physiological responses and subjective estimates of sounds: initial results of a pilot study
Hume, Ken, Barrett, H., Ip, A., McDonagh, T., Davis, W., Adams, M., Bruce, N., Cain, Rebecca, Jennings, P. A. (Paul A.), Czanner, G., Carlyle, Angus, Cusack, Peter and Plack, Christopher J. (2008) Physiological responses and subjective estimates of sounds: initial results of a pilot study. In: Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2008, Reading, U.K., Apr 10-11, 2008. Published in: Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics, Vol.30 (Part 2). pp. 576-582.Full text not available from this repository.
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In an attempt to understand the effect of sounds on physiological measurements, along the positive (pleasant) - negative (unpleasant) subjective dimension, 51 subjects (26 male) listened to 13 sounds in clips of 8s interspersed with 16s of silence while their heart rate, respiratory rate and skin conductance were measured and they recorded the subjective pleasantness of the sound. The sounds were in three categories, natural (eg birdsong) human (eg crying) and transportation (eg
aircraft take-off). There were highly significant decreases in heart rate and significant increases in respiratory rate with some gender differences in response to the sounds. Initial analysis showed no significant correlation between the physiological measures and the subjective evaluations of the pleasantness of the sounds.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Q Science > QP Physiology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the Institute of Acoustics|
|Publisher:||Institute of Acoustics|
|Page Range:||pp. 576-582|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||Institute of Acoustics Spring Conference 2008|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||Reading, U.K.|
|Date(s) of Event:||Apr 10-11, 2008|
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