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Does listening to music affect your heart rate?

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  • Essay length: 887 words
  • Submitted: 27/01/2004
  • Marked by teacher: (?) Luke Smithen
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This is a well structured report that covers the necessary areas.
1. The background knowledge section is well researched but the sources need referencing.
2. The tables of data should be compiled into one and the interval readdressed.
3. The conclusion is very brief and makes unfounded large claims.
4. The evaluation shows a good understanding but needs to be written in full sentences.
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Marked by teacher Luke Smithen 16/07/2013

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Does listening to music affect your heart rate?

Introduction:

The pulse is an indirect sign of blood pressure and heart beating, which is controlled by autonomic nervous system.

Cardiovascular and endocrine responses to musical perception which have been studied largely show different changes depending on the situation of the subject (musical experience, handedness, gender, age) and the type of musical stimulus (sedative, harmony music or rhythmic rock music detailing in simple musical elements like intervals, chords, pitch, timbre; or complex musical structures). In a trial, the heart rate was found to decrease after listening to classical and New Age music but not to change after listening to popular music. The heart rate was found to increase if the music contains a fast beat or slow down if the music encourages physical and mental relaxation. Although changes of heart rate and blood pressure as related to listening to music have been reported by many investigators, the complicated problem is still obscure and need deep investigation to clarify its mechanism.

Aim:

To study and find out if music actually affects our heart rate and if so how? I will also attempt to see if

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This is a well structured report that covers the necessary areas.
1. The background knowledge section is well researched but the sources need referencing.
2. The tables of data should be compiled into one and the interval readdressed.
3. The conclusion is very brief and makes unfounded large claims.
4. The evaluation shows a good understanding but needs to be written in full sentences.
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Marked by teacher Luke Smithen 16/07/2013

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