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EMOTIVE RESPONSES TO NATURALLY OCCURRING AUDITORY STIMULI: SELF-REPORTED & PHYSIOLOGICAL

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Taylor Salmi

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Poster

Abstract

As an individual navigates through his or her environment, they are presented with a number of different auditory stimuli, which can affect their emotions. These emotions are important as they have implications across physiological, behavioral and cognitive domains. This study examined emotions in response to naturally occurring auditory stimuli. Specifically, it examined if self-reported valence and arousal, skin potential response, pulse rate and EEG would be modulated by the affective valence of a sound. Furthermore, this study examined if participant’s self-reported and physiological responses correlated. Participants were presented with 60 sounds selected from the International Affective Digitized Sounds (IADS). Self-reported affective valence and arousal, skin potential response, pulse rate and brain potentials from the left and right side were obtained. The results of the study indicated that self-reported valence and arousal, skin potential response and pulse rate was modulated by the affective valence of the sounds. Electrical brain potentials were also effected by the by the type of sound. The unpleasant sounds elicited the greatest response in each of the physiological measures. The results of this study supported the biological significance of emotions as prescribed by dimensional theorists. The practical and theoretical implications of the results are discussed in terms of the link between emotions and.psychophysiology.

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EMOTIVE RESPONSES TO NATURALLY OCCURRING AUDITORY STIMULI: SELF-REPORTED & PHYSIOLOGICAL

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As an individual navigates through his or her environment, they are presented with a number of different auditory stimuli, which can affect their emotions. These emotions are important as they have implications across physiological, behavioral and cognitive domains. This study examined emotions in response to naturally occurring auditory stimuli. Specifically, it examined if self-reported valence and arousal, skin potential response, pulse rate and EEG would be modulated by the affective valence of a sound. Furthermore, this study examined if participant’s self-reported and physiological responses correlated. Participants were presented with 60 sounds selected from the International Affective Digitized Sounds (IADS). Self-reported affective valence and arousal, skin potential response, pulse rate and brain potentials from the left and right side were obtained. The results of the study indicated that self-reported valence and arousal, skin potential response and pulse rate was modulated by the affective valence of the sounds. Electrical brain potentials were also effected by the by the type of sound. The unpleasant sounds elicited the greatest response in each of the physiological measures. The results of this study supported the biological significance of emotions as prescribed by dimensional theorists. The practical and theoretical implications of the results are discussed in terms of the link between emotions and.psychophysiology.