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Musical agency reduces perceived exertion during strenuous physical performence.

Thomas Fritz UGent, Samyogita Hardikar, Matthias Demoucron, Margot Niessen, Michiel Demey, Olivier Giot, Yongming Li, John-Dylan Haynes, Arno Villringer and Marc Leman UGent (2013) PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 110(44). p.17784-17789
abstract
Music is known to be capable of reducing perceived exertion during strenuous physical activity. The current interpretation of this modulating effect of music is that music may be perceived as a diversion from unpleasant proprioceptive sensations that go along with exhaustion. Here we investigated the effects of music on perceived exertion during a physically strenuous task, varying musical agency, a task that relies on the experience of body proprioception, rather than simply diverting from it. For this we measured psychologically indicated exertion during physical workout with and without musical agency while simultaneously acquiring metabolic values with spirometry. Results showed that musical agency significantly decreased perceived exertion during workout, indicating that musical agency may actually facilitate physically strenuous activities. This indicates that the positive effect of music on perceived exertion cannot always be explained by an effect of diversion from proprioceptive feedback. Furthermore, this finding suggests that the down-modulating effect of musical agency on perceived exertion may be a previously un-acknowledged driving force for the development of music in humans: making music makes strenuous physical activities less exhausting.
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RECOVERY, STROKE, EXERCISE, EMOTIONAL MOTOR SYSTEM, LACTATE, COORDINATION, FATIGUE, IMAGERY, HUMANS, ADULTS, sport, civilization, emotional, motor control, jymmin', aesthetics, IPEMapplication, IPEMentrainment
journal title
PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA
editor
Dale Purves
volume
110
issue
44
pages
17784 - 17789
Web of Science type
Article
Web of Science id
000326243100046
JCR category
MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES
JCR impact factor
9.809 (2013)
JCR rank
4/55 (2013)
JCR quartile
1 (2013)
ISSN
0027-8424
DOI
10.1073/pnas.1217252110
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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4168710
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-4168710
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2013-10-22 11:50:40
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2016-12-19 15:46:23
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  abstract     = {Music is known to be capable of reducing perceived exertion during strenuous physical activity. The current interpretation of this modulating effect of music is that music may be perceived as a diversion from unpleasant proprioceptive sensations that go along with exhaustion. Here we investigated the effects of music on perceived exertion during a physically strenuous task, varying musical agency, a task that relies on the experience of body proprioception, rather than simply diverting from it. For this we measured psychologically indicated exertion during physical workout with and without musical agency while simultaneously acquiring metabolic values with spirometry. Results showed that musical agency significantly decreased perceived exertion during workout, indicating that musical agency may actually facilitate physically strenuous activities. This indicates that the positive effect of music on perceived exertion cannot always be explained by an effect of diversion from proprioceptive feedback. Furthermore, this finding suggests that the down-modulating effect of musical agency on perceived exertion may be a previously un-acknowledged driving force for the development of music in humans: making music makes strenuous physical activities less exhausting.},
  author       = {Fritz, Thomas and Hardikar, Samyogita and Demoucron, Matthias and Niessen, Margot and Demey, Michiel and Giot, Olivier and Li, Yongming and Haynes, John-Dylan and Villringer, Arno and Leman, Marc},
  editor       = {Purves, Dale},
  issn         = {0027-8424},
  journal      = {PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA},
  keyword      = {RECOVERY,STROKE,EXERCISE,EMOTIONAL MOTOR SYSTEM,LACTATE,COORDINATION,FATIGUE,IMAGERY,HUMANS,ADULTS,sport,civilization,emotional,motor control,jymmin',aesthetics,IPEMapplication,IPEMentrainment},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {44},
  pages        = {17784--17789},
  title        = {Musical agency reduces perceived exertion during strenuous physical performence.},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1217252110},
  volume       = {110},
  year         = {2013},
}

Chicago
Fritz, Thomas, Samyogita Hardikar, Matthias Demoucron, Margot Niessen, Michiel Demey, Olivier Giot, Yongming Li, John-Dylan Haynes, Arno Villringer, and Marc Leman. 2013. “Musical Agency Reduces Perceived Exertion During Strenuous Physical Performence.” Ed. Dale Purves. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 110 (44): 17784–17789.
APA
Fritz, T., Hardikar, S., Demoucron, M., Niessen, M., Demey, M., Giot, O., Li, Y., et al. (2013). Musical agency reduces perceived exertion during strenuous physical performence. (D. Purves, Ed.)PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 110(44), 17784–17789.
Vancouver
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Fritz T, Hardikar S, Demoucron M, Niessen M, Demey M, Giot O, et al. Musical agency reduces perceived exertion during strenuous physical performence. Purves D, editor. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. 2013;110(44):17784–9.
MLA
Fritz, Thomas, Samyogita Hardikar, Matthias Demoucron, et al. “Musical Agency Reduces Perceived Exertion During Strenuous Physical Performence.” Ed. Dale Purves. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 110.44 (2013): 17784–17789. Print.