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Does High Resolution Music Hold Human’s Attention Better than Standard Rez?

There is an idea out there that 3D visuals are more engaging than 2D visuals. However, could this idea be applied to music? Would high resolution music be more engaging than standard definition music?


AR-music2.jpgAccording
to studies done at the Mindlab 3d video is more “engaging” than 2d. I found
this study interesting because it could be applied to a comparison of high-def
music verses standard def or even MP3. But since someone would have to pay for
the study, just as the Blu-Ray Disc Organization paid for this video study,
chances of such a study being done are pretty slim.
 

So
what was measured in the study? Mindlab used sensors to monitor EEG and EDA
responses to stimulae. In the case of this study the stimulate consisted of 2
and 3D film clips.

Could
the changes be attributed to anything besides short attention spans? Perhaps
the added processing load on the human brain is the source of these changes and
that alone accounted for the differences in brain activity.

As
I mentioned earlier, I’d love to see this test done music-only on a darkened
room comparing various resolutions of music.

Does
higher resolution music equal higher level of involvement? That’s one of those
questions we have yet to answer.

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