Department News

2010-05-26

PROF BLUMSTEIN'S STUDY OF HOW FILM SOUNDTRACKS ACOUSTICALLY MANIPULATE EMOTIONS RECEIVES CONSIDERABLE PRESS COVERAGE

Professor Blumstein, along with undergraduate Biology student, Richard Davitian, and composer and scholar Peter Kaye's paper in Biology Letters (Do film soundtracks contain nonlinear analogues to influence emotion?), which describes how film soundtracks may acoustically mimic the ways that mammals communicate fear to manipulate the emotions of moviegoers, has been featured by the British papers the The Telegraph, The Independent, The Daily Mail, as well as AFP, Science News, and other news sources .

Read the entire paper at Biology Letters.