Things are sounding up: Affective influences on auditory tone perception.

Weger, Ulrich W. and Meier, Brian P. and Robinson, Michael D. and Inhoff, Albrecht W. (2007) Things are sounding up: Affective influences on auditory tone perception. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14 (3). pp. 517-521. ISSN 1069-9384 . (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Recent studies have documented robust and intriguing associations between affect and performance in cognitive tasks. The present two experiments sought to extend this line of work with reference to potential cross-modal effects. Specifically, the present studies examined whether word evaluations would bias subsequent judgments of low- and high-pitch tones. Because affective metaphors and related associations consistently indicate that positive is high and negative is low, we predicted and found that positive evaluations biased tone judgment in the direction of high-pitch tones, whereas the opposite was true of negative evaluations. Effects were found on accuracy rates, response biases, and reaction times. These effects occurred despite the irrelevance of prime evaluations to the tone judgment task. In addition to clarifying the nature of these cross-modal associations, the present results further the idea that affective evaluations exert large effects on perceptual judgments related to verticality

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date Deposited: 10 Jun 2008 18:19
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