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A Perspective Theory of Music Perception and Emotion


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Title: A Perspective Theory of Music Perception and Emotion
Authors: Vickhoff, Björn
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2008
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Arts
Institution: Department of Culture, Aesthetics and Media
Disputation: Datum: 2008-03-19, Lokal: Vasa B, Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, kl 13
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Skrifter från musikvetenskap
90
Keywords: perception-action theory
emotion
perspective
imagery
enhanced formalism source domains
target domains
music
cognition
Abstract: In order to answer the question of why music moves us emotionally we need to understand the perception of music. A perspective theory is suggested. A perspective implies a frame of reference. This means that the perspective selects content - an implicit meaning. This content is an important agent in the perception of form. The general assumption that we judge the content from the form (signification) can thus be challenged. The opposite is also possible: the content makes us perceive form.... more
ISSN: 1654-6261
978-91-85974-06-1
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/9604
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