Wed 2nd Feb 1-2pm
Rita Campos, PhD Student, Acoustics Research Centre, Salford
The influence of music on wellbeing has been a topic of research for years and its study is still ongoing. The long-term aim of this PhD is to relate changes in acoustic properties with biometric data changes in real-time and present a solution that is capable of lowering levels of anxiety by adapting the acoustic properties of the music to biometric data read. The first experiment of the PhD was conducted online and assessed the relationship between Valence, Arousal and Dominance ratings and familiarity ratings of songs. Whilst the results for Dominance are inconclusive, this study suggests that increasing familiarity is linked with increasing Valence and Arousal.