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Archive for November 12, 2015

It’s music to my eyes

It's music to my eyes

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Image credit goes to: The one and only Lora Zombie (Yes again).

When people are listening to music, their emotional reactions to the music are reflected in changes in their pupil size. Researchers from the University of Vienna and the University of Innsbruck, Austria, are the first to show that both the emotional content of the music and the listeners’ personal involvement with music influence pupil dilation. This study demonstrates that pupil size measurement can be effectively used to probe listeners’ reactions to music.