Music has the ability to bring forth any number of emotions. Now we know exactly how many: 13.
After quizzing 2,500 people in the US and China about their musical preferences using thousands of songs, scientists at UC Berkeley have determined that music results one (or more) of 13 different emotions. They are:
- Feeling pumped up.
This data has been converted into an interactive radio map. Move your cursor over to any dot in any quadrant to see if your emotional reaction is the same as those in the survey.