A State-space Investigation of Impact of Music on Cognitive Performance during a Working Memory Experiment

Md Rafiul Amin, Maryam Tahir, Rose T. Faghih

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    Abstract

    Stress has effects on productivity and performance. Poor stress management may lead to reduced productivity and performance. Non-invasive actuators such as music have the potential to effectively regulate stress. In this study, using a state-space approach, we obtain a performance state to investigate the performance during a working memory task while playing two different types of music in the background. In our experiments, participants performed a working memory task while listening to calming and vexing music of their choice. We utilize the binary correct/incorrect response and the continuous reaction time of the response from the participants to quantify the performance. The state-space quantification reveals that vexing music has a statistically significant positive impact on the obtained performance state. This indicates the feasibility of designing non-invasive closed-loop systems to regulate stress for maximizing performance and productivity.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publication43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2021
    PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
    Pages757-762
    Number of pages6
    ISBN (Electronic)9781728111797
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2021
    Event43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2021 - Virtual, Online, Mexico
    Duration: Nov 1 2021Nov 5 2021

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS
    ISSN (Print)1557-170X

    Conference

    Conference43rd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBC 2021
    Country/TerritoryMexico
    CityVirtual, Online
    Period11/1/2111/5/21

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Signal Processing
    • Biomedical Engineering
    • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
    • Health Informatics

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