Aesthetic responses to music: A questionnaire study

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Show simple item record Istók, Eva Brattico, Elvira Jacobsen, Thomas Krohn, Kaisu Muller, Mira Tervaniemi, Mari 2009-12-21T12:47:31Z 2009-12-21T12:47:31Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Istók, E., Brattico, E., Jacobsen, T., Krohn, K., Müller, M. & Tervaniemi, M. (2009). Aesthetic responses to music: A questionnaire study. Musicae Scientiae 13(2), 183-206. 
dc.description.abstract       We explored the content and structure of the cognitive, knowledge-based concept underlying aesthetic responses to music. To this aim, we asked 290 Finnish students to verbally associate the aesthetic value of music and to write down a list of appropriate adjectives within a given time limit. No music was presented during the task. In addition, information about participants musical background was collected. A variety of analysis techniques was used to determine the key results of our study. The adjective beautiful proved to be the core item of the concept under question. Interestingly, the adjective touching was often listed together with beautiful . In addition, we found music-specific vocabulary as well as adjectives related to emotions and mood states indicating that affective processes are an essential part of aesthetic responses to music. Differences between music experts and laymen as well as between female and male participants were found for a number of adjectives. These findings suggest the existence of a common conceptual space underlying aesthetic responses to music, which partly can be modified by the level of musical expertise and gender.  en
dc.language.iso eng en
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dc.subject.other aesthetics en
dc.subject.other emotions en
dc.subject.other concept en
dc.subject.other beauty en
dc.subject.other verbal association en
dc.title Aesthetic responses to music: A questionnaire study en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201804202232

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