Effects of music on image impression and relationship between impression and physical properties

Keiko Sato, Yasue Mitsukura

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Auditory information plays an integral role in AV media because even identical images are perceived differently when they are matched with different music. However, we now present a few studies in which the changes in subjective perceptions were analyzed on the basis of the physical properties of the perceived items. The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of music on image impression in terms of the physical properties of images. In this paper, we first elucidate the changes in subjective impressions when the image is presented by itself and when it is presented with music. Secondly, to clarify the relation between the impression of an image or music and physical properties, we compare the different image or music perceptions with each other and also compare their respective physical properties, which include color information, structural information, and frequency characteristics. As a result, the color information of an image containing green or saturation colors and the power of the music were strongly correlated with adjectives expressing activity. Moreover, the entropy of saturation correlated with words expressing spatial extent.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1458
Number of pages8
JournalIEEJ Transactions on Electronics, Information and Systems
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • Image
  • Impression
  • Interaction
  • Music
  • Physical properties

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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