Does art reduce pain and stress? A registered report protocol of investigating autonomic and endocrine markers of music, visual art, and multimodal aesthetic experience

Autor(en)
Anna Fekete, Rosa M. Maidhof, Eva Specker, Urs Markus Nater, Helmut Leder
Abstrakt

The pain- and stress-reducing effects of music are well-known, but the effects of visual art, and the combination of these two, are much less investigated. We aim to (1) investigate the pain- and (2) stress-reducing effects of multimodal (music + visual art) aesthetic experience as we expect this to have stronger effects than a single modal aesthetic experience (music/ visual art), and in an exploratory manner, (3) investigate the underlying mechanisms of aesthetic experience, and the (4) individual differences. In a repeated-measures design (music, visual art, multimodal aesthetic experience, control) participants bring self-selected “movingly beautiful” visual artworks and pieces of music to the lab, where pain and stress are induced by the cold pressor test. Activity of the pain and stress responsive systems are measured by subjective reports, autonomic (electrocardiography, electrodermal activity, salivary alpha-amylase) and endocrine markers (salivary cortisol).

Organisation(en)
Institut für Psychologie der Kognition, Emotion und Methoden, Institut für Klinische und Gesundheitspsychologie, Forschungsplattform The Stress of Life - Processes and Mechanisms underlying Everyday Life Stress
Journal
PLoS ONE
Band
17
Anzahl der Seiten
19
ISSN
1932-6203
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0266545
Publikationsdatum
04-2022
Peer-reviewed
Ja
ÖFOS 2012
501010 Klinische Psychologie, 501001 Allgemeine Psychologie
Schlagwörter
ASJC Scopus Sachgebiete
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https://ucris.univie.ac.at/portal/de/publications/does-art-reduce-pain-and-stress-a-registered-report-protocol-of-investigating-autonomic-and-endocrine-markers-of-music-visual-art-and-multimodal-aesthetic-experience(954daf79-3842-4011-a024-b09e0f855e04).html