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Title: Individual Differences in Music Reward Experiences
Author: Mas-Herrero, E.
Marco Pallarés, Josep
Lorenzo-Seva, U.
Zatorre, R.
Rodriguez-Fornells, A.
Keywords: Diferències individuals
Sensibilitat (Psicologia)
Música
Individual differences
Sensitivity (Personality trait)
Music
Issue Date: 2013
Publisher: University of California Press
Abstract: Music is one of the most pleasant human experiences, even though it has no direct biological advantage. However little is known about individual differences in how people experience reward in music-related activities. The goal of the present study was to describe the main facets of music experience that could explain the variance observed in how people experience reward associated with music. To this end we developed the Barcelona Music Reward Questionnaire (BMRQ), which was administrated to three large samples. Our results showed that the musical reward experience can be decomposed into five reliable factors: Musical Seeking, Emotion Evocation, Mood Regulation, Social Reward, and Sensory-Motor. These factors were correlated with socio-demographic factors and measures of general sensitivity to reward and hedonic experience. We propose that the five-factor structure of musical reward experience might be very relevant in the study of psychological and neural bases of emotion and pleasure associated to music.
Note: Reproducció del document publicat a: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/mp.2013.31.2.118
It is part of: Music Perception, 2013, vol. 31, num. 2, p. 118-138
Related resource: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/mp.2013.31.2.118
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2445/66034
ISSN: 0730-7829
Appears in Collections:Articles publicats en revistes (Cognició, Desenvolupament i Psicologia de l'Educació)

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