Results of the Removement of the Three Minutes Irritating Music [research study]

Removement of the Three Minutes Irritating Music Produced No Incremental Relaxation,” Wei-Ta Hsiao, Chung-Hung Hong, Hui-Min Wang, Sheng-Chieh Huang, Kai-Yu Shao, Shi-Han Luo, Wei-Chun Chiu, et al., Second International Conference on Innovations in Bio-inspired Computing and Applications (IBICA), 2011, pp. 57-60. IEEE, 2011. The authors, at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, report:

“This paper studies how the incentive bass drum sound, or a simple fast rhythm affect the performance of HRV (Heart rate variability), which is a measurement of variations in the heart rate…. The music have some irritate to human cardiac, just like rock music. From the results of this experiment, we can expect to find the influence of this music type to human cardiovascular condition.”

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