How music of differing rhythmicities and intensities affects driver performance

Authors

  • Benjamin Rich Zendel Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alta. T2N 1N4, Canada
  • Elzbieta Slawinski Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alta. T2N 1N4, Canada
  • Linda Pearson Dept. of Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Dr. N.W., Calgary, Alta. T2N 1N4, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic intensity, Automobile drivers, Automobile simulators, Human engineering, Performance, Roads and streets, Speed, Music, Musical intensity, Rhythmicity

Abstract

According to research, music affects driving. It was found that rhythmicity have an effect on driver speed in low intensity musical situations. This finding can be explained via driver arousal levels. Music that was louder increases arousal levels more than quieter music.

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Published

2003-09-01

How to Cite

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Zendel BR, Slawinski E, Pearson L. How music of differing rhythmicities and intensities affects driver performance. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2003 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Aug. 5];31(3):98-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1569

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Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada