Effects of Music’s Emotional Styles and Tempo on Driving Behavior and Eye Movement: A Driving Simulation Study
This study investigated the interaction of music emotional styles and tempo in behavior and eye movement in 3D driving simulator. The main results indicated that music emotional styles affected driving behavior and eye movement in both slow tempo and fast tempo conditions, but the means of emotional styles affecting driving behavior and eye movement differed on tempo. There was significant emotional styles difference on the number of mistakes and mean fixation duration in fast tempo condition, while there was emotional styles effect on time perception and vertical spread of visual search in slow tempo condition. According to these results, we suggested that drivers should choose peaceful and cheerful music while driving.
KeywordsMusic emotional styles Music tempo Driving behavior Eye movement
The present research was supported by national project of undergraduates innovation research to Meng Yang (Supervised by Xuemin Zhang).
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