The paradox of music-evoked sadness: an online survey.

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Taruffi, Liila; Koelsch, Stefan;
(2014)
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
  • Journal: PLoS ONE,volume 9,issue 10 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0110490, pmc: PMC4203803
  • Subject: Research Article | Biology and Life Sciences | Cognitive Psychology | Emotions | Neuroscience | Psychological Stress | Medicine | Personality Differences | Personality Traits | Philosophy | Perception | Q | R | Psychology | Personality | Social Sciences | Science | Behavior | Cognitive Science

This study explores listeners’ experience of music-evoked sadness. Sadness is typically assumed to be undesirable and is therefore usually avoided in everyday life. Yet the question remains: Why do people seek and appreciate sadness in music? We present findings from an... View more
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