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dc.contributor.authorPerham, Nick
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Alex
dc.contributor.authorJoanna, Turner
dc.contributor.authorHodgetts, Helen M.
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-30T07:53:04Z
dc.date.available2016-06-30T07:53:04Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-29
dc.identifier.citationPerham, N., Lewis, A., Turner, J., and Hodgetts, H.M. (2014) 'The Sound of Silence: Can Imagining Music Improve Spatial Rotation Performance?', Current Psychology, 33(4), pp.610-629en_US
dc.identifier.issn1046-1310
dc.identifier.issn1936-4733 (ESSN)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10369/7949
dc.descriptionThis article has been published by Springer in Current Psychology, available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12144-014-9232-7. The author's post-print is made available in this repository.en_US
dc.description.abstractWe report two experiments exploring whether imagining music improves spatial rotation via increases in arousal and mood levels (Schellenberg 2005). To aid their imagination, participants were given instructions (none, basic or detailed) and lyrics (present or absent). Experiment 1 showed no effect of instructions or lyrics on performance although participants felt that the presence of the lyrics helped. Experiment 2 was identical to Experiment 1 except that the participants were musicians (as evidenced by musical experience and/or qualification). This time there was a significant effect of instructions in that those who received the detailed instructions performed significantly better than the no instruction condition although the presence of lyrics did not help. Further research is required to establish the similarity of the imagination to the traditional arousal and mood effect but the phenomenon may be useful for short-term boosts in spatial rotation activities.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCurrent Psychology;
dc.subjectimagining musicen_US
dc.subjectmood levelsen_US
dc.subjectarousalen_US
dc.subjectspatial rotationen_US
dc.titleThe Sound of Silence: Can Imagining Music Improve Spatial Rotation Performance?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12144-014-9232-7
dc.date.dateAccepted2013-09-27


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