Brandon Bujnowski, Music and Sound Recording
Music on its own stimulates the brain, but how does it differ when presented in a film? Music sets the emotional tone of a film, and reciprocally, films provide the music with concrete content. Specifically, the rise of the music video as an element of pop culture is a perfect example of the association between perceptual content and emotion-related content. The aesthetic response or emotional connection to the combination of video and accompanying music is influence by many factors, including childhood memories, positive/negative stimuli, etc. This study is conducted to examine whether personal preference or memory triggering weighs more in determining human aural response to differing forms of film music. This issue has been studied my musicologists since the 1960s, but little is known about the neurological correlation between film and music.