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Research project Groove is the quality of music that makes people tap their feet, rock their head, and get up and dance. Why and how this occurres is studied in a series of experiments where listeners’ experience and movements are set in relation to rhythmical and other properties of the sound signal.
Specifically, measures of rhythmical properties are obtained from the music by means of numerical computer modelling methods, and their relations to listeners’ behaviour and experience are used to form specific hypotheses. These hypotheses are tested by (1) systematic selections of real music, (2) manipulation of real music, and (3) synthesized sound examples with systematically varied properties. The team members are Guy Madison, expert in human timing and synchronization, Björn Merker, neuroscientist working on principles of brain organization and on the biology of music, and Fabien Gouyon, expert on music content processing.
Finansår , 2009, 2010, 2011
huvudman: Guy Madison, finansiar: Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, y2009: 551, y2010: 932, y2011: 932,