English
 
User Manual Privacy Policy Disclaimer Contact us
  Advanced SearchBrowse

Item

ITEM ACTIONSEXPORT

Released

Journal Article

Musical agency reduces perceived exertion during strenuous physical performance

MPS-Authors
/persons/resource/persons19648

Fritz,  Thomas Hans
Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music, Ghent University, Belgium;
Department Neurology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society;
Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany;

/persons/resource/persons73236

Hardikar,  Samyogita
Department Neurology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society;

/persons/resource/persons20065

Villringer,  Arno
Department Neurology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society;

External Ressource
No external resources are shared
Fulltext (public)

Fritz_MusicalAgency.pdf
(Publisher version), 774KB

Supplementary Material (public)
There is no public supplementary material available
Citation

Fritz, T. H., Hardikar, S., Demoucron, M., Niessen, M., Demey, M., Giot, O., et al. (2013). Musical agency reduces perceived exertion during strenuous physical performance. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 110(44), 17784-17789. doi:10.1073/pnas.1217252110.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-0014-4D97-6
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 unacknowledged driving force for the development of music in humans: making music makes strenuous physical activities less exhausting.