Name: Olivia Martin
Driving Question: What are the psycho-physical effects of music?
Why the student selected the project:
I selected this project because music has always had a strong presence in my life. I wanted to know how and why it affects us so much.
One paragraph description of the research/conclusion and the product:
My research suggested that music has numerous effects on the human mind and body. Ranging from musical chills to influencing our mood, music can make the difference between having a good day and having a bad day. It affects us all consciously in different ways. Subconsciously, it is evident in our brains that we are predisposed to prefer certain music genres, and our brains react accordingly. My product was based upon our conscious and subconscious perceptions of music. I hosted an experiment where, after gathering a group of twelve participants, I played the same song for every two people, and had them complete a non-objective painting based upon how the song made them feel. This resulted in many interesting similarities, which ranged from similar color choices and patterns. After the experiment, Katie Disharoon (another senior at DHS) and I hosted an Art Gallery where we displayed our paintings. Students and teachers were encouraged to browse the gallery, and enjoy the music and art.