There have been many studies of the calming effects of music, but one particular song – often described as “the world’s most relaxing” – has been tested more than most, and it was used again in the University of Pennsylvania study. Physiological signal data were collected using the ProComp+ system and BioGraph software version 5.0 from Thought Technologies™ , which assessed participants’ GSR, PT, and HR. To prepare physiological data for analysis, signal filtering was performed to remove noise and artifacts.
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- For example, Elliott et al. provided support for the application of relaxing music in reducing competitive state anxiety and Seaward recommended that listening to relaxing music for 1 h a day could significantly reduce anxiety.
- The script included instructions to picture successful performance with their darts hitting close to the bullseye, a strategy shown previously to build