Re: Math Equation Predicts Musical Reactions

Subject: Re: Math Equation Predicts Musical Reactions
From: Richard Wentk (
Date: Thu Jul 22 2004 - 20:42:23 EDT

At 15:04 22/07/2004 -0400, you wrote:

>On Jul 22, 2004, at 8:52 AM, Li-Chuan Chong wrote:
>>This is most disturbing. '_'
>Disturbing that someone is getting paid to research this.
>Two people can have absolutely polar reactions to the same piece of music,
>while the third person couldn't give a damn. It's impossible to predict
>emotional responses with an algorithm. In other words, this professor has
>no idea what art is about.

Well, it's a painfully crude scale he's using. What does 'arousing' mean,
anyway? ;)


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