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The effects of the combination of respiratory rate and acoustic tempo on the autonomic nervous system

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  • 音のテンポと呼吸数の組み合わせが自律神経系に与える効果
  • オト ノ テンポ ト コキュウスウ ノ クミアワセ ガ ジリツ シンケイケイ ニ アタエル コウカ

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Abstract

Many studies have investigated the effects of music on human activity and revealed the influences of music on the autonomic nervous system (ANS) and respiration patterns. However, it is not clear what effect is induced by different individual musical parameters. In this study, we focused on one of the musical parameters, namely tempo, and investigated the effects of the relationship between acoustic tempo and respiratory rate on the ANS. The Participants listened to simple drum sounds. We varied the respiratory rate - acoustic tempo combination. We measured the heart rate and calculated heart rate variability as indices of ANS activity. We observed a significant increase in the mean heart rate only when we increased both the respiratory rate and the acoustic tempo.

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  • IEICE technical report. Speech

    IEICE technical report. Speech 112 (81), 45-49, 2012-06-07

    The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers

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