Can you feel it between us: studying the social nature of emotional experiences relating to music
Open guest lecture by Henna-Riikka Peltola, University of Jyväskylä.
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Traditionally, musical emotions have been regarded as experiences of the individual, and the result of cognitive appraisal or representations of one’s inner (basic) emotions. However, alternative ‘enactive’ models of mind have challenged the traditional information-processing model of cognition by emphasising the interactivity and intersubjectivity of both cognition and emotions (see e.g., Thompson, 2007; Krueger, 2014; Schiavio et al., 2016).
The aim of this lecture is to put forward a view on emotions as affective phenomena embedded in social interaction. With the help of case studies focusing on shared contexts of music listening, the theoretical background of this perspective will be introduced and methodological applications considered.