Effects of musical ambience

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How Important is Atmosphere to the Perfect Meal?
John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
2014 July

The research that has been published to date unequivocally demonstrates that the atmosphere in a restaurant, or wherever else we choose to eat, really does have a dramatic effect on our perception of food and drink. It can profoundly influence our food behaviours and can even influence how much we end up eating.

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In the absence of background music or when the tempo of such music is fast, those with high math anxiety exhibited a heightened avoidance of choices requiring price computations.

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Type of Musical Soundtrack Affects Behavior in Gambling
Journal of Behavioral Addictions
2014 June

Corroboration and elaboration on existing findings concerning gambling and music through a laboratory based experiment.

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Sensory Environment on Health-Related Outcomes of Hospital Patients
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
2012 March

Music may improve patient-reported outcomes in certain circumstances, so support for this relatively inexpensive intervention may be justified.

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The Effect of Music-Induced Mood on Aggressive Affect, Cognition, and Behavior
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
2012 February

The more positive the music-induced mood, the less anger was experienced and aggressive behavior was shown after provocation.

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Hold Music’s Complex Science
Newsweek
2009 August

Exploration of the complex science of harmonic soporifics in telephone hold music.

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The present study examined whether the valence of perceived emotions would differentially influence EEG power spectra and heart rate (HR).

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The Effects of Music on Atmosphere in a Bank and a Bar
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
2000 July

This study found a positive correlation between ratings of the listening environment and ratings of the music.

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The Effect of Music on Atmosphere and Purchase Intentions in a Cafeteria
Journal of Applied Social Psychology
1998 December

An exploration of the commercial effects of music choice on sales.

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