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Title: Tempo and intensity of pre-task music modulate neural activity during reactive task performance
Authors: Bishop, DT
Wright, MJ
Karageorghis, CI
Keywords: Affect;Basal ganglia;Emotion;fMRI;Sport
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Sage Publications
Citation: Psychology of Music, 42(5): 714 - 727, 2014
Abstract: Research has shown that not only do young athletes purposively use music to manage their emotional state (Bishop, Karageorghis, & Loizou, 2007), but also that brief periods of music listening may facilitate their subsequent reactive performance (Bishop, Karageorghis, & Kinrade, 2009). We report an fMRI study in which young athletes lay in an MRI scanner and listened to a popular music track immediately prior to performance of a three-choice reaction time task; intensity and tempo were modified such that six excerpts (2 intensities × 3 tempi) were created. Neural activity was measured throughout. Faster tempi and higher intensity collectively yielded activation in structures integral to visual perception (inferior temporal gyrus), allocation of attention (cuneus, inferior parietal lobule, supramarginal gyrus), and motor control (putamen), during reactive performance. The implications for music listening as a pre-competition strategy in sport are discussed.
Description: This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published article is available from the link below. Copyright @ 2013 The Authors.
ISSN: 0305-7356
Appears in Collections:Sport
Dept of Life Sciences Research Papers

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