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dc.contributor.authorMehr, Samuel
dc.contributor.authorScannell, Daniel A.
dc.contributor.authorWinner, Ellen
dc.contributor.authorSamuel A, Mehr
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-11T15:06:51Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-05
dc.identifier.citationMehr SA, Scannell DA, Winner E (2018) Sight-over-sound judgments of music performances are replicable effects with limited interpretability. PLoS ONE 13(9): e0202075.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1932-6203en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:37612133*
dc.description.abstractVirtuosi impress audiences with their musical expressivity and with their theatrical flair. How do listeners use this auditory and visual information to judge performance quality? Both musicians and laypeople report a belief that sound should trump sight in the judgment of music performance, but surprisingly, their actual judgments reflect the opposite pattern. In a recent study, when presented with 6-second videos of music competition performers, listeners accurately guessed the winners only when the videos were muted. Here, we successfully replicate this finding in a highly-powered sample but then demonstrate that the sight-over-sound effect holds only under limited conditions. When using different videos from comparable performances, in a forced-choice task, listeners' judgments were at or below chance. And when differences in performance quality were made clearer, listeners' judgments were most accurate when they could hear the music—without audio, performance was at chance. Sight therefore does not necessarily trump sound in the judgment of music performance.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherPublic Library of Science (PLoS)en_US
dash.licenseLAA
dc.subjectGeneral Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biologyen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Agricultural and Biological Sciencesen_US
dc.subjectGeneral Medicineen_US
dc.titleSight-over-sound judgments of music performances are replicable effects with limited interpretabilityen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden_US
dc.relation.journalPLOS Oneen_US
dash.depositing.authorMehr, Samuel
dc.date.available2018-10-11T15:06:51Z
dash.affiliation.otherFaculty of Arts & Sciencesen_US
dash.hope.year2018
dc.identifier.doi10.1371/journal.pone.0202075
dc.source.journalPLoS ONE
dash.source.volume13;9
dash.source.pagee0202075
dash.contributor.affiliatedMehr, Samuel


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