Thursday, March 20, 2014

Perceived exertion can be reduced by musical agency

A team of researchers from Germany and Belgium are talking about the relationship of musical agents with exercise on machines in people. The research is published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. It is considered that music has a great positive impact on human motivation. The researchers are trying to find out if people change their physical activities, depending on music. There were 63 female and male participants in the study who were required to work on the machines while listening to the music. The machines also had monitoring device on them, to see how much effort participants put in the exercises, depending on the rhythm and tempo of the music. The results prove that people who listened to musical agents were more relaxed, had more energy and were less tired after the effort put in the physical exercises, compared to those who did the same exercises but listened to a standard track.

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