PERSONALITY AND COMPUTER MUSIC

Publication Type:

Conference Paper

Source:

SMC Conference 2011 (2011)

Abstract:

There is some evidence that both music preferences and an attraction to computers and technology are related to personality. This paper will argue that the specific measure of ‘music-systemizing’ may therefore be predictive of a preference for electronica, techno and computer-generated music.  We report a preliminary study with 36 participants in which those who enjoy computer music based genres demonstrated a trend of a higher mean score on the music-systemizing scale than those who enjoy love songs

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