Friday, February 11, 2011

Haptic Rhythm and Melody

In this study, it was discovered that rhythm, as opposed to melodic overlay, had more impact on haptic anchoring. The implications of that research for our work are that rhythm associated with a haptically anchored word, for instance, should strengthen the "memorability" of that word more than had the word been in a distinct prosodic phrase, anchored only by a haptic connection such as a hand clap on the stressed syllable. In other words, to get the maximum impact add to a sound/visual schema strong haptic anchoring, along with rhythm and a memorable "melody."

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