Didier Grandjean, professor of psychology, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, discusses the science behind the sound waves of emotional response.
Didier Grandjean is an assistant professor in the department of psychology and educational sciences and at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences at the University of Geneva. He completed his thesis in 2005 under the direction of Klaus Scherer on the dynamic of appraisal processes using electroencephalographic methods. His research focuses on psychology and neuroscience, specifically the emotional processes related to emotional prosody perception and production, appraisal processes, the emergence of feelings, music and emotion, olfaction and emotion, and emotional facial expression perception and production.
Didier Grandjean, assistant professor of psychology at the University of Geneva, demonstrates a brief experiment testing whether a listener can identify when an isolated musician is playing a piece as a solo performance or as part of a group. As Grandjean explains, studies such as these may reveal information about deeper aspects of musical perception.