Leonard B. Meyer's scientific contributions

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... The incompleteness of a pattern or a deviation from expectations leads to tension, while the fulfillment of expectations leads to relaxation; their interplay gives rise to changes in arousal and emotion (Meyer, 1967;Juslin & Västfjäll, 2008;Steinbeis, Koelsch & Sloboda, 2006). While this theory was primarily based on Western music, hierarchical tonal structure is a feature of music from other cultures as well (e.g., Hindustani classical music; Rohrmeier & Widdess, 2012), though tonal systems (the set of rules governing how tones relate to each other) typically differ. ...