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Syncopation affects free body-movement in musical groove

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One of the most immediate and overt ways in which people respond to music is by moving their bodies to the beat. However, the extent to which the rhythmic complexity of groove – specifically its syncopation – contributes to how people spontaneously move to music is largely unexplored. Here we measured free movements in hand and torso while participants listened to drum-breaks with various degrees of syncopation. We found that drum-breaks with medium degrees of syncopation were associated with...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1007/s00221-016-4855-6

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Wadham College
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Danish Council for Independent Research – Technology and Production Sciences More from this funder
German Research Foundation More from this funder
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Springer Publisher's website
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Experimental Brain Research Journal website
Volume:
235
Issue:
4
Pages:
995–1005
Publication date:
2016-12-05
Acceptance date:
2016-11-17
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ISSN:
1432-1106 and 0014-4819
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pubs:660468
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uri:b74266b2-0504-4162-ad68-746f90527ace
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uuid:b74266b2-0504-4162-ad68-746f90527ace
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pubs:660468

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