How music creates emotion: a multifactorial process approach

Scherer, KR and Coutinho, E
(2013) How music creates emotion: a multifactorial process approach. In: The Emotional Power of Music: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Musical Arousal, Expression, and Social Control. Oxford University Press, 121 - 145. ISBN 9780199654888

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In this chapter we propose an integrated framework that links the perception and cognition of music to the production of emotion by means of psychobiological pathways recruiting various subsystems of the central and autonomous nervous systems. These pathways (which we call routes) are Appraisal, Memory, Entrainment, Empathy, and Contagion, and they permit to describe the nature and substrate of a wide variety of emotional responses to music. We focus on music characteristics, more precisely the musical structure and performance variables, as the determinant factors of emotional indication, while considering a variety of possible modulatory effects related to listener characteristics and states, the performer, and the listening context.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Music, Emotion induction, Routes, Appraisal, Memory, Entrainment, Empathy, Contagion
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 10:20
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2017 15:11
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199654888.003.0010
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