• Set Séminaires Recherche & Technologie
  • Saison 2022-2023 - None - None > Emily Graber, Lola-Marie Ferly : "Perceptual Inquiries on Contemporary Music: Reconstructing musical features from neural and cardiovascular signals & pitch distractions in temporal processing"
  • June 14, 2023
  • Ircam, Paris
  • Emily Graber (chercheur, musicienne interpète)
  • Lola-Marie Ferly (chercheuse)

The Mercredis de STMS on 14 June will be devoted to Emily Graber who will present several studies which have been carried out during her Marie-Curie postdoctoral fellowship at STMS (Ircam, Sorbonne Université, CNRS, Ministère de la Culture). These studies are about physiological responses to Contemporary Classic Music (CCM), perceptual phenomenon that may impact engagement with CCM, and appreciation for CCM. A few words will also be said by Lola-Marie Ferly on the part of the research where she contributed.

For solo piano works, a baseline survey of non-specialized listeners showed that CCM is less liked than classical music, and even sub-second clips were judged as less liked than classical music. Physiological recordings made from the heart and brain as participants listened to 15-minute musical excerpts, showed that the loudness profiles of the music can be decoded from the biological signals for both classical and CCM. In another study, Emily and Lola explored whether temporal expectations may be disrupted by pitch content, and if sensorimotor synchronization, or tapping in coordination to the beat, can restore temporal expectations and facilitate the detection of temporal nuances in CCM-like stimuli. Finally, Emily will discuss an upcoming study on how beat information can be conveyed to the listener via audio, haptics, or interactive tapping, and how the delivery mode of beat information can influence temporal expectations and positive engagement with CCM.