Subject Interfaces: Measuring Bodily Activation During an Emotional Experience of Music
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- Camurri A., Castellano G., Ricchetti M., Volpe G. (2006) Subject Interfaces: Measuring Bodily Activation During an Emotional Experience of Music. In: Gibet S., Courty N., Kamp JF. (eds) Gesture in Human-Computer Interaction and Simulation. GW 2005. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 3881. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
This paper focuses on the relationship between emotions induced by musical stimuli and movement. A pilot experiment has been realized with the aim to verify whether there are correlations between the emotional characterization of music excerpts and human movement. Subjects were asked to move a laser pointer on a white wall in front of them while listening to musical excerpts classified with respect to the type of emotions they can induce.
Trajectories obtained moving the laser pointer have been recorded with a video camera and have been analyzed in a static and global way by using the EyesWeb platform. Results highlight a difference between trajectories associated to music stimuli classified as “fast” and “slow”, in term of smoothness/angularity, suggesting the existence of a strong link between the emotional characterization of the musical excerpts listened to and the movement performed.
Subfield: expressive gesture and music.
Keywordssubject interfaces emotion expressive gesture motor activation
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