Electrophysiological correlation underlying the effects of music preference on the prefrontal cortex using a brain–computer interface

Kevin C. Tseng*

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Abstract

This study aims to research the task of recognising brain activities in the prefrontal cortex that correspond to music at different preference levels. Since task performance regarding the effects of the subjects’ favourite music can lead to better outcomes, we focus on the physical interpretation of electroencephalography (EEG) bands underlying the preference level for music. The experiment was implemented using a continuous response digital interface for the preference classification of three types of musical stimuli. The results showed that favourite songs more significantly evoked frontal theta than did the music of low and moderate preference levels. Additionally, correlations of frontal theta with cognitive state indicated that the frontal theta is associated not only with the cognitive state but also with emotional processing. These findings demonstrate that favourite songs can have more positive effects on listeners than less favourable music and suggest that theta and lower alpha in the frontal cortex are good indicators of both cognitive state and emotion.

Original languageEnglish
Article number2161
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalSensors
Volume21
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 02 03 2021
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Brain–computer interface
  • EEG
  • Music preference
  • Prefrontal cortex

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