Instrumental Music Influences Recognition of Emotional Body Language

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dc.contributor.author Van den Stock, Jan
dc.contributor.author Peretz, Isabelle
dc.contributor.author Grèzes, Julie
dc.contributor.author de Gelder, Beatrice M.L.
dc.date.accessioned 2012-12-07T21:36:18Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Van den Stock, Jan, Isabelle Peretz, Julie Grèzes, and Beatrice de Gelder. 2009. Instrumental music influences recognition of emotional body language. Brain Topography 21(3-4): 216-220. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0896-0267 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:10021385
dc.description.abstract In everyday life, emotional events are perceived by multiple sensory systems. Research has shown that recognition of emotions in one modality is biased towards the emotion expressed in a simultaneously presented but task irrelevant modality. In the present study, we combine visual and auditory stimuli that convey similar affective meaning but have a low probability of co-occurrence in everyday life. Dynamic face-blurred whole body expressions of a person grasping an object while expressing happiness or sadness are presented in combination with fragments of happy or sad instrumental classical music. Participants were instructed to categorize the emotion expressed by the visual stimulus. The results show that recognition of body language is influenced by the auditory stimuli. These findings indicate that crossmodal influences as previously observed for audiovisual speech can also be obtained from the ignored auditory to the attended visual modality in audiovisual stimuli that consist of whole bodies and music. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Springer US en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi://10.1007/s10548-009-0099-0 en_US
dc.relation.hasversion http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2707860/pdf/ en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.subject Multisensory en_US
dc.subject Emotion en_US
dc.subject Body language en_US
dc.subject Music en_US
dc.title Instrumental Music Influences Recognition of Emotional Body Language en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
dc.relation.journal Brain Topography en_US
dash.depositing.author de Gelder, Beatrice M.L.
dc.date.available 2012-12-07T21:36:18Z
dash.affiliation.other HMS^Radiology-Massachusetts General Hospital en_US

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