HOW DOES LULLABIES OF DIFFERENT ETHNICITIES INFLUENCE THE SUBJECTIVE TIME ESTIMATION?

  • José L. Oliveira Bueno
  • Alexandre A. M. Moisés

Abstract

The present study examined the subjective time estimation of lullabies of different ethnicities. Participants were graduate non-musicians students, both sex, Brazilians in the experiment I and foreigners (Africans, Asians and Europeans) in the experiment II. The stimuli were nine 44 seconds long musical excerpts; 3 African, 3 Asian and 3 European Stimuli. In the experiment I were used nine stimuli separated in 3 series, containing 6 lullabies each: 2 African, 2 Asian and 2 European; in the experiment II were used 3 stimuli, one of each ethnicity. The results showed that there were no differences in the subjective time estimation of lullabies from different ethnicities, by Brazilian, African, Asian and European participants. These data suggest that despite the cultural elements of each lullaby, the common comfort property of them influences indifferently the participants of the different ethnicities.

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