Psychologist Dan Levitan went to a performance of a classical music composition he normally loves - Mozart's piano concerto - and didn't enjoy it. Same notes played, but a very different experience.
He and a graduate student designed a study to figure out what made the difference between a lackluster performance and a spectacular one.
It turns out it was all about how the performers expressed emotion through music. The link will take you to a Psych Central blog with two short videos about how this phenomena was studied, and how Levitan hopes the research results can be used. I found it fascinating and hope you enjoy it, too.
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