EEG gamma-band spectral power changes during listening to the rock-music with reduced low-frequency level

O. Shpenkov, S. Tukaiev, I. Zyma
ESC "Institute of Biology and Medicine", Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv; ESC "Institute of Biology and Medicine", Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv; ESC "Institute of Biology and Medicine", Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Kyiv

Abstract


Among musicians it is well known that depending on signals level of certain frequencies music can elicit different emotions and affect on its strength. Aim: In this study we investigate influence of low-frequency component in rock-music on emotional experience. Methods: 30 volunteers participated in this study. Four stimuli were presented: white noise, song of birds, instrumental rock-composition and rock-composition with reduced low-frequency level. EEGs were recorded during listening to the sounds and music. Results: During listening to the sounds and music the most significant EEG changes were observed mainly in beta and gamma-bands, which related to emotional and cognitive processes. There was general activation in gamma-band during listening to the rock-composition with normal frequency range, as well as during white noise session. Whereas there was increase of SP in gamma-band only in left posterior areas and in right frontal area during listening to the rock-composition with reduced low-frequency signal level. Conclusions: Lesser activation in gamma-band during listening to the second rockcomposition related to the lower level of emotional activation.


Keywords


EEG, music perception, rhythm perception, gamma-band

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Received: 15.01.2018

Revised: 19.02.2018

Signed for publication: 20.02.2018




DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17721/1728_2748.2018.75.27-32

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