Auditory-Induced Emotion: A neglected channel for Communication in Human-Computer Interaction.
Book chapter, 2007

Interpreting and responding to affective states of a user is crucial for future intelligent systems. Until recently, the role of sound in affective responses has been frequently ignored. This article provides a brief overview of the research targeting affective reactions to everyday, ecological sounds. This research shows that the subjective interpretation and meaning that listeners attribute to sound, the spatial dimension, or the interactions with other sensory modalities, are as important as the physical properties of sound in evoking an affective response. Situation appraisal and individual differences are also discussed as factors influencing the emotional reactions to auditory stimuli. A study with heartbeat sounds exemplifies some of the introduced ideas and research methodologies, and shows the potential of sound in inducing emotional states.

self-representation sounds

emotional intelligence

Auditory induced-emotion

sound quality

embodiment

Author

Ana Tajadura

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Acoustics, Room Acoustics

Daniel Västfjäll

Chalmers, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Applied Acoustics, Room Acoustics

Affect and Emotion Human-computer Interaction. Peter C. , Beale R. (eds). Springer, Heidelberg.

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Computer and Information Science

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