Stream segregation revisited: dynamic listening and influences of emotional context on stream perception and attention.

Timmers, R, Arthurs, Y and Crook, H (2020) 'Stream segregation revisited: dynamic listening and influences of emotional context on stream perception and attention.' Consciousness and cognition, 85. e103027. ISSN 1090-2376

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2020.103027

Abstract

A classical experiment of auditory stream segregation is revisited, reconceptualising perceptual ambiguity in terms of affordances and musical engagement. Specifically, three experiments are reported that investigate how listeners’ perception of auditory sequences change dynamically depending on emotional context. The experiments show that listeners adapt their attention to higher or lower pitched streams (Experiments 1 and 2) and the degree of auditory stream integration or segregation (Experiment 3) in accordance with the presented emotional context. Participants with and without formal musical training show this influence, although to differing degrees (Experiment 2). Contributing evidence to the literature on interactions between emotion and cognition, these experiments demonstrate how emotion is an intrinsic part of music perception and not merely a product of the listening experience.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: auditory scene analysis, emotion, music, attention, auditory perception, musical training
Divisions: Bath School of Music and Performing Arts
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2020.103027
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2021 18:51
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2021 18:51
URI / Page ID: http://researchspace.bathspa.ac.uk/id/eprint/13594
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