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Aesthetic preferences for combinations of color and music.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9399305     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
135 university undergraduates heard 12 preludes from J. S. Bach's Well-tempered Clavier (Vol. 1) while viewing alternating red, yellow, green, and blue colored lights. Their task was to rank-order the lights according to how well they "matched" the music. Preferences for combinations of color and music differed depending on whether the music was in a major or a minor key. The present findings along with those of some earlier studies suggest that aesthetic experience may be heightened when colors are seen that match the mental images music evokes.
D J Polzella; J L Hassen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Perceptual and motor skills     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0031-5125     ISO Abbreviation:  Percept Mot Skills     Publication Date:  1997 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-12-30     Completed Date:  1997-12-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401131     Medline TA:  Percept Mot Skills     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  960-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Dayton, OH 45469-1430, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Auditory Perception*
Color Perception*

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