This research investigates humans’ continuous love for concerts despite the sophisticated in home sound systems available today. Groove is a factor that compels one to move, and movement with others like in concerts, is said to lead to higher social cohesion. In this lab, groove is manipulated to high or low in different audience size conditions. This art piece tries to depict the low groove and high groove conditions with the musical score sheets collaged in the background. The double note replaced with two brains represents the intersubject synchronization that was anticipated in the live concert and audience conditions. Overall, this piece of art shows the moving ability for music to promote peace and love; things humans have and always will long for.

20” x 16”



Life Sciences, Undergraduate

DANA SWARBRICK, Thesis Student

Department of Psychology, Neuroscience, and Behaviour (Music Cognition)