A Study of EEG Characteristics by auditory stimuli of Emotional music

감정 음악별 청각자극에 따른 뇌파특성 연구

  • Choi, Nam-Sook (Dept. of Neuroscience Seoul University of Buddhism) ;
  • Im, Giyong (Dept. of Neuroscience Seoul University of Buddhism) ;
  • Jung, Chul-Woo (Dept. of Neuroscience Seoul University of Buddhism) ;
  • Lee, Hyeob-Eui (Dept. of Neuroscience Seoul University of Buddhism) ;
  • Wi, Hyun-Wook (Dept. of Neuroscience Seoul University of Buddhism) ;
  • Park, Pyong-Woon (Dept. of Neuroscience Seoul University of Buddhism)
  • 최남숙 (서울불교대학원대학교 뇌과학전공) ;
  • 임기용 (서울불교대학원대학교 뇌과학전공) ;
  • 정철우 (서울불교대학원대학교 뇌과학전공) ;
  • 이협의 (서울불교대학원대학교 뇌과학전공) ;
  • 위현욱 (서울불교대학원대학교 뇌과학전공) ;
  • 박병운 (서울불교대학원대학교 뇌과학전공)
  • Received : 2017.03.27
  • Accepted : 2017.05.12
  • Published : 2017.05.31


The purpose of this study was to compare how three kinds of emotionally different music impacted on the emotion and arousal by measuring EEG. The research method was to compare the measurement of the background EEG on Fp1 and Fp2 before, while and after listening using a 2-channel EEG device with various experimental groups aging from 20s to 50s. The results were as follows. 1) At both Fp1 and Fp2, the amplitude of alpha(8-13Hz), SMR(12-15Hz), low beta, high beta, and ${\alpha}/-{\beta}$significantly increased in all music, while at Fp2 only, theta and ??/SMR increased meaningfully.2) At right prefrontal cortex(Fp2), all bands of EEG predominated while and after listening to all songs over Fp1 except for the delta of funeral march which predominated while listening to Fp1.3) The music with a noticeably high alpha value and increased activity was Prelude. These results suggested that Prelude induced brain activity along with relaxation, and the emotionally heavy burden of funeral march decreased the activity of the left brain. This research revealed that feeling emotional change by listening to music was due to the fact that music influenced the brain activity inducing the change of emotion and arousal.


emotional music;EEG;Alpha-wave;SMR-wave;arousal;attention


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