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Music-evoked emotions: principles, brain correlates, and implications for therapy

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>03/2015
<mark>Journal</mark>Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Number of pages9
Pages (from-to)193-201
Publication StatusPublished
Early online date13/03/15
<mark>Original language</mark>English


This paper describes principles underlying the evocation of emotion with music: evaluation, resonance, memory, expectancy/tension, imagination, understanding, and social functions. Each of these principles includes several subprinciples, and the framework on music-evoked emotions emerging from these principles and subprinciples is supposed to provide a starting point for a systematic, coherent, and comprehensive theory on music-evoked emotions that considers both reception and production of music, as well as the relevance of emotion-evoking principles for music therapy.