Moves like Jagger - multidimensional attractiveness ratings of opposite-sex dancers

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dc.contributor.author Luck, Geoff
dc.contributor.author Saarikallio, Suvi
dc.contributor.author Thompson, Marc
dc.contributor.author Burger, Birgitta
dc.contributor.author Toiviainen, Petri
dc.date.accessioned 2012-03-20T07:11:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-03-20T07:11:10Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/37618
dc.description.abstract Research has shown that a number of factors, including body symmetry, perceived strenght, vigour, skilfulness, and agility of movements, as well as increased variability and amplitude of the neck and trunk, can affect the attractiveness of dance moves. Perceived femininity/masculinity of body movement likely also plays a role. Here, we compare comprehensive ratings of both male and female dancers' opposite-sex attractiveness, including ratings of femininity/masculinity, with computationally-extracted movement features. Sixty-two heterosexual adult participant watched 48 short audio-visual point-light animations of eight male and eight female adult participants dancing individually to Techno, Pop, and Latin music. Participants rated perceived Femininity/Masculinity (as appropriate), Sensuality, Sexiness, Mood and interestingness of each dancer. Seven kinematic and kinetic features - Downforce, Hip wiggle, Shoulder vs. hip angle, Hip-knee phase, Shoulder-hip ratio, Hip-body ratio, Body symmetry - were computationally extracted from the stimuli. A series of correlations revealed that, for men watching women, Hip-knee phase angle was positively related to Interestingness and Mood, and that Hip-body ratio was positively related to Sensuality. For women watching men, Downforce was positively related to Sensuality. Our results highlight some interesting similarities and differences between male and female perceptions of attractiveness of opposite sex dancers. fi
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject.other dance en
dc.subject.other attraction en
dc.subject.other gender en
dc.subject.other tanssi fi
dc.subject.other sukupuoli fi
dc.title Moves like Jagger - multidimensional attractiveness ratings of opposite-sex dancers fi
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-201203201462
dc.contributor.laitos Musiikin laitos fi
dc.contributor.laitos Department of Music en
dc.type.uri http://purl.org/eprint/type/ConferencePaper
dc.contributor.publisher Jyväskylän yliopisto, Musiikin laitos
dc.identifier.conference Monititeteinen musiikintutkimus. Suomen Musiikintutkijoiden 16. Symposium - The 16th Annual Symposium for Music Scholars in Finland Jyväskylä 21.-23.3.2012

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