The role of signal detection and amplification in the induction of emotion by music

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We propose that the six mechanisms identified by Juslin & Västfjäll (J&V) fall into two categories: signal detection and amplification. Signal detection mechanisms are unmediated and induce emotion by directly detecting emotive signals in music. Amplifiers act in conjunction with signal detection mechanisms. We also draw attention to theoretical and empirical challenges associated with the proposed mechanisms.

LanguageEnglish
Pages597-598
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume31
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 31, No. 5, 2008, p. 597-598.

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