Study of the Effect of Backgroundmusic Tempo on A Rrest: Physiolosical Evaluation Using a Mental Stress Task

Masashi Murkami
Chuo University, Faculty and Industrial Engineering, Japan

Takashi Sakamoto
National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan

Toshikazu Kato
Chuo University, Department of Industrial and System Engineering, Japan

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Ingår i: KEER2018, Go Green with Emotion. 7th International Conference on Kansei Engineering & Emotion Research 2018, 19-22 March 2018, Kuching, Malaysia

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 146:33, s. 309-314

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Publicerad: 2018-03-13

ISBN: 978-91-7685-314-6

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This research examined the effect of background music genre on the biological information of the worker. Participants were Four (4) non-English-speaking (Japanese) male university students. The e-Learning English test that focus on vocabulary and grammar as well as calculation is used as a mental stress task. The ratio of low- to high- frequency heartrate via power spectral analysis (LF/HF) as a physiological index for evaluation is also used. As a result of a two-way variance analysis, it is found that there is a significant difference between the tempo in Classical music and Jazz music. It revealed that the ratio of low- to high- frequency heartrate via power spectral analysis in playing classical music environments was smaller than in the Jazz music environment. It is suggested that classical music used in this evaluation has the effect of reducing the ratio of low- to high-frequency heartrate that is measured via power spectral analysis, and Classical music had the more effect of relaxing than Jazz music in rest environment.


Environment, Music, LFHF ratio


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