Music Cognition Lab

                  Emotion (2010)

Speech Sample Examples

Angry 1 (ascending minor second)

Angry 2 (ascending perfect fifth)

 

Happy 1 (ascending major second)

Happy 2 (descending major third)

 

Pleasant 1 (descending perfect fourth)

Pleasant 2 (descending perfect fourth)

 

Sad 1 (descending minor third)

Sad 2 (descending minor third)

Sad 3 (descending minor third)

Sad 4 (descending minor second)

 

Musical Interval Examples and Emotional Associations (Experiment 3)

Descending minor second (Associated with negative emotions, particularly sadness)

Ascending minor second (Associated with negative emotions, particularly anger)

 

Descending major second (Our findings did not reveal strong emotional mappings for this interval)

Ascending major second (Our findings did not reveal strong emotional mappings for this interval)

 

Descending minor third (Associated with sadness)

Ascending minor third (Associated with sadness)

 

Descending major third (Our findings did not reveal strong emotional mappings for this interval, but a slight tendency towards positive valence)

Ascending major third (Our findings did not reveal strong emotional mappings for this interval, but a slight tendency towards positive valence)

 

Descending perfect fourth (Our findings revealed an association with positive valence)

Ascending perfect fourth (Our findings revealed an association with positive valence)

 

Descending diminished fifth (Stongly associated with negative emotions)

Ascending diminished fifth (Strongly associated with negative emotions, particularly anger)

 

Descending perfect fifth (Associated with positive emotions)

Ascending perfect fifth (Strongly associated with positive emotions)

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
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