A Behavioral Study on the Effects of Rock Music on Auditory Attention

Letizia Marchegiani, Xenofon Fafoutis

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Abstract

We are interested in the distribution of top-down attention in noisy environments, in which the listening capability is challenged by rock music playing in the background. We conducted behavioral experiments in which the subjects were asked to focus their attention on a narrative and detect a specific word, while the voice of the narrator was masked by rock songs that were alternating in the background. Our study considers several types of songs and investigates how their distinct features affect the ability to segregate sounds. Additionally, we examine the effect of the subjects' familiarity to the music.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman Behavior Understanding : 4th International Workshop, HBU 2013, Barcelona, Spain, October 22, 2013. Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2013
Pages15-26
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-02713-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-02714-2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event4th International Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding (HBU 2013) - Barcelona, Spain
Duration: 22 Oct 2013 → …
http://www.cmpe.boun.edu.tr/hbu/2013/

Workshop

Workshop4th International Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding (HBU 2013)
CountrySpain
CityBarcelona
Period22/10/2013 → …
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume8212
ISSN0302-9743

Keywords

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer science
  • Speech intelligibility
  • Social sciences

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