The Acoustic Alarm
I am investigating how products can use sound and music to influence human emotions and feelings.
This is basically a project using psychology and seeing what affect music and sound has on us. Music affects us all in different ways. Some people can get really emotional when listening to an orchestra, or hearing an opera singer in full flow. Other people don’t like this type of music, so don’t listen to it. They could listen to a variety of other things, pop, metal, dance. However, in their minds, they will actually like it, even if they can’t admit it.
The human brain is an amazing thing, and studies show that it has a connection with music. Mellow music, such as classical, help the brain to relax, and calms the body. Other music causes different reactions, e.g. dance will cause people to feel energetic. Music can help people sleep, help people who are mentally and physically ill, have fun, relax, etc.
I want to find a way of incorporating natural sounds or music into innovative products that people will feel happy using.