Emotional sounds influence vertical vection

Kyoshiro Sasaki, Takeharu Seno, Yuki Yamada, Kayo Miura

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While viewing a large vertically moving sinusoidal luminance grating, the perception of upward self-motion (vection) was modulated by positive sounds (eg a baby's laughter). This may be because positive emotion and the spatial metaphor of vertical directions were unified in the mind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)875-877
Number of pages3
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Sensory Systems
  • Artificial Intelligence


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