Note on auditory perception of physiognomic properties in short melodic structures
Journal/Book: Percept Mot Skills. 1976; 42: 625-6.
Abstract: The present study shows that short melodies composed to conform with the Gestalt features of line-schematizations which had been drawn to be expressive of certain emotions and concepts were, in turn, judged by both 28 blind boys and girls and 87 college students sighted subjects, according to prediction. The results are interpreted as supporting the underlying hypothesis that physiognomic properties are "similar" across modalities.
Keyword(s): Auditory Perception|. Emotions|. Music|