ALESSANDRO ANSANI

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ciclo: XXXIV



Titolo della tesi: The pervasive influence of the soundtrack on the interpretation of audiovisuals: self-report and behavioral studies from a multivariate perspective

In the last decades, an increasing number of psychological studies tackled numerous phenomena related to the influence that film music exerts on the perception of audiovisuals. Soundtracks proved to be effective in shaping the viewers' interpretations, attitude toward the characters, plot anticipations, recall of the scenes, and other processes. However, the most recent review on the issue (Herget, 2019) indicates a few criticalities: First, due to the lack of an interconnected research discourse, several of the existent studies stand side by side rather than building on each other. Secondly, in most cases, established instruments were not used for the assessments, thus jeopardizing the external validity. As a third key point, the number of ecologically valid studies is limited and needs to be increased. Lastly, the methodological necessity exists to decrease the complexity of certain experimental paradigms and encourage between-subjects designs that could avoid the risk of automatically drawing attention to musical manipulation. In the present research, four studies are presented on a variety of psychological constructs, processes, and mechanisms that are influenced by film music: impressions of the characters’ personality, plot anticipations, and environment perception (Study 1a-1b); gaze direction, gaze dispersion, and pupillometry (Study 1b); empathy toward the filmed characters (Study 1a-1b-2); affective state attributed to on-screen characters, affective state of the viewers (Study 2); time perception (Study 3); and remembering (Study 4). An effort was made to employ validated measurement tools whenever possible, together with easily digestible and entertaining experimental tasks, without compromising on experimental control and data quality. Aiming at a high ecological validity, all the studies (except Study 1b) implicated an online administration; in doing so, the viewers watched the videos directly from home, through their smartphones, tablets, and laptops, as if they were watching everyday YouTube videos or Netflix series. The general finding is that the influence of music is truly pervasive; namely, virtually every analyzed variable was affected by it predictably. Thanks to the music’s tonal and expressive cues, the viewers manage to create a network of coherent and interconnected inferences, which end up constituting their interpretation of the scene. The results are discussed in terms of diverse theoretical frameworks depending on the constructs at hand. Particular attention is lastly given to the future paths that the research could go down to fill a wide number of unsolved theoretical gaps. In conclusion, a coda about the ethical relevance of such research is provided.

Produzione scientifica

11573/1642240 - 2022 - Trusting COVID-19 vaccines as individual and social goal
Falcone, Rino; Ansani, Alessandro; Colì, Elisa; Marini, Marco; Sapienza, Alessandro; Castelfranchi, Cristiano; Paglieri, Fabio - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (London: Springer Nature London: Nature Publishing Group) pp. - - issn: 2045-2322 - wos: WOS:000809083500004 (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85131626640 (0)

11573/1642280 - 2022 - Facial impression of trustworthiness biases statement credibility unless suppressed by facemask
Marini, Marco; Paglieri, Fabio; Ansani, Alessandro; Caruana, Fausto; Viola, Marco - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: CURRENT PSYCHOLOGY (Transaction Publishers:Transaction Distribution Center, 390 Campus Drive:Somerset, NJ 08873:(888)999-6778, (732)445-1245, EMAIL: journals@transactionpub.com, INTERNET: http://www.transactionpub.com, Fax: (732)748-9801) pp. - - issn: 1046-1310 - wos: WOS:000808411900004 (6) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85131505811 (5)

11573/1656739 - 2022 - Multimodality and Music Performance. The Lexicons of Gesture and Gaze in Orchestra and Choir Conductors
Poggi, I.; Ansani, A. - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: ACTA POLYTECHNICA HUNGARICA (Budapest : Bp. Tech Polytech. Inst., [u004]-) pp. 215-234 - issn: 1785-8860 - wos: WOS:000918322300011 (0) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85129282591 (0)

11573/1579759 - 2021 - Analyzing the perceived utility of covid-19 countermeasures: the role of pronominalization, moral foundations, moral disengagement, fake news embracing, and health anxiety
Ansani, A.; Marini, M.; Cecconi, C.; Dragoni, D.; Rinallo, E.; Poggi, I.; Mallia, L. - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: PSYCHOLOGICAL REPORTS (Behavioral Engineering Association LLC:Box 9229:Missoula, MT 59807:(406)728-1710, Fax: (406)541-2704) pp. - - issn: 0033-2941 - wos: WOS:000680983600001 (5) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85109136798 (6)

11573/1583219 - 2021 - Music and time perception in audiovisuals: arousing soundtracks lead to time overestimation no matter their emotional valence
Ansani, Alessandro; Marini, Marco; Mallia, Luca; Poggi, Isabella - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: MULTIMODAL TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERACTION (Basel: MDPI AG, 2016-) pp. - - issn: 2414-4088 - wos: WOS:000783227500001 (3) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85119086252 (3)

11573/1579768 - 2021 - The impact of facemasks on emotion recognition, trust attribution and re-identification
Marini, M.; Ansani, A.; Paglieri, F.; Caruana, F.; Viola, M. - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS (London: Springer Nature London: Nature Publishing Group) pp. - - issn: 2045-2322 - wos: WOS:000630440000045 (128) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85102360689 (134)

11573/1581316 - 2021 - The Impact of Facemasks on Emotion Recognition, Trust Attribution and Re-identification
Marini, Marco; Ansani, Alessandro; Paglieri, Fabio; Caruana, Fausto; Viola, Marco - 04f Poster
congresso: Le futur du visage (Maison Suger, Paris)
libro: Le futur du visage - ()

11573/1382838 - 2020 - Geert Brône and Bert Oben (Eds.): Eye-tracking in interaction
Ansani, Alessandro - 01d Recensione
rivista: CORPUS PRAGMATICS (Cham : Springer Internat. Publ.) pp. - - issn: 2509-9507 - wos: WOS:000670619300004 (0) - scopus: (0)

11573/1442238 - 2020 - How soundtracks shape what we see: analyzing the influence of music on visual scenes through self-assessment, eye tracking, and pupillometry
Ansani, Alessandro; Marini, Marco; D’Errico, Francesca; Poggi, Isabella - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY (Lausanne: Frontiers Editorial) pp. - - issn: 1664-1078 - wos: WOS:000581821400001 (9) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85094167414 (12)

11573/1442289 - 2020 - Attraction comes from many sources. Attentional and comparative processes in decoy effects
Marini, Marco; Ansani, Alessandro; Paglieri, Fabio - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING (Berwyn, Pa. : Society for Judgment and Decision Making) pp. 704-726 - issn: 1930-2975 - wos: WOS:000595302600006 (9) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85091800339 (12)

11573/1445842 - 2020 - The conductor’s intensity gestures
Poggi, Isabella; D’Errico, Francesca; Ansani, Alessandro - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC (-SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC, 2455 TELLER RD, THOUSAND OAKS, USA, CA, 91320 -SRPMME - Society for Research in Psychology and Music Education:20 Bedford Way, London WC1H OAL United Kingdom:011 44 20 76126740, EMAIL: membership@srpmme.org.uk, Fax: 011 44 20 76126741) pp. 1-20 - issn: 0305-7356 - wos: WOS:000583732400001 (3) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85093859419 (4)

11573/1421158 - 2020 - The power of gaze in music. Leonard Bernstein’s conducting eyes
Poggi, Isabella; Ranieri, Loredana; Leone, Ylenia; Ansani, Alessandro - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: MULTIMODAL TECHNOLOGIES AND INTERACTION (Basel: MDPI AG, 2016-) pp. - - issn: 2414-4088 - wos: WOS:000623574800011 (5) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85090668005 (5)

11573/1237439 - 2019 - ‘You will be judged by the music I hear’. A study on the influence of music on moral judgement
Ansani, Alessandro; D'errico, Francesca; Poggi, Isabella - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: WEB INTELLIGENCE (Amsterdam: IOS Press) pp. 53-62 - issn: 2405-6456 - wos: WOS:000459549400006 (8) - scopus: 2-s2.0-85062183065 (10)

11573/1346676 - 2019 - The influence of music on risk attitude
Ansani, Alessandro; Marini, Marco - 04d Abstract in atti di convegno
congresso: From brain to behavior: neuroscience and the social sciences - AISC midterm conference 2019 (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
libro: AISC midterm conference 2019 - ()

11573/1497757 - 2019 - Soundtrack shapes the way we relate to movie scenes: toward a multi-level model of interpretation
Ansani, Alessandro; Marini, Marco; Poggi, Isabella - 04d Abstract in atti di convegno
congresso: XVI AISC Annual Conference 2019: THE COMPLEXITY OF COGNITION: MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO HUMAN BEHAVIOUR (Roma)
libro: XVI AISC Annual Conference 2019: THE COMPLEXITY OF COGNITION: MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO HUMAN BEHAVIOUR - ()

11573/1346677 - 2019 - Decoy effects in intertemporal choice as a litmus test for connectionist models of decision-making
Marini, Marco; Ansani, Alessandro; Paglieri, Fabio - 04d Abstract in atti di convegno
congresso: From brain to behavior: neuroscience and the social sciences - AISC midterm conference 2019 (IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca)
libro: AISC midterm conference 2019 - ()

11573/1314753 - 2019 - Human, all too human. Towards a disfluent virtual tourist guide
Origlia, Antonio; Savy, Renata; Cataldo, Violetta; Schettino, Loredana.; Ansani, A.; Sessa, I.; Chiera, Alessandra; Poggi, Isabella - 04b Atto di convegno in volume
congresso: 27th ACM International Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization, UMAP 2019 (cyp)
libro: ACM UMAP 2019 Adjunct - Adjunct Publication of the 27th Conference on User Modeling, Adaptation and Personalization - (9781450367110)

11573/1219916 - 2018 - Are we moral beings? Of course I am, but you're not: a study on our partial and incidental morality
Ansani, Alessandro; D'errico, Francesca - 04d Abstract in atti di convegno
congresso: XV Congresso dell’Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (sezione Psicologia Sociale) (Bari)
libro: XV Congresso dell’Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (sezione Psicologia Sociale) - ()

11573/1219949 - 2018 - The gestures of the tourist guide and their communicative functions
Poggi, I.; Vincze, L.; D'errico, F.; Origlia, A.; Ansani, A.; Cecconi, C.; Savy, R. - 04d Abstract in atti di convegno
congresso: SpAM - SPEECH IN THE AGE OF MULTIMODAL HUMANITIES (Pisa)
libro: SpAM - SPEECH IN THE AGE OF MULTIMODAL HUMANITIES proceedings - ()

11573/1201643 - 2018 - The lexicon of the conductor's gaze
Poggi, Isabella; Ansani, Alessandro - 04b Atto di convegno in volume
congresso: 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing, MOCO 2018 (Casa Paganini - InfoMus International Research Centre of DIBRIS - University of Genoa, ita)
libro: Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Movement and Computing - (9781450365048)

11573/1219926 - 2018 - "Alzò gli occhi al cielo" - Semantics of an item in the lexicon of gaze
Poggi, Isabella; Ansani, Alessandro - 04d Abstract in atti di convegno
congresso: AISC mid-term 2018 – “LEVELS OF COGNITION” (Genova)
libro: AISCmid-term2018 proceedings - ()

11573/1201636 - 2018 - Sighs in everyday life and in political communication
Poggi, Isabella; Ansani, Alessandro; Cecconi, Christian - 04b Atto di convegno in volume
congresso: Laughter Workshop 2018 (Paris, Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR))
libro: Proceedings of Laughter Workshop 2018 - ()

11573/1201638 - 2018 - Sighs in everyday life and in political communication
Poggi, Isabella; Ansani, Alessandro; Cecconi, Christian - 04f Poster
congresso: Laughter Workshop 2018 (Paris, Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR))
libro: Laughter Workshop 2018 - Paris 27-28/9/18, Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR) - ()

11573/1218912 - 2018 - The meanings of the sigh. Vocal expression along the route of our desires
Poggi, Isabella; Ansani, Alessandro; Cecconi, Christian - 01a Articolo in rivista
rivista: LEBENSWELT (Milano : Università degli Studi di Milano) pp. 27-42 - issn: 2240-9599 - wos: WOS:000458609000014 (1) - scopus: (0)

11573/1219911 - 2018 - Virtual sighs to understand human sighs
Poggi, Isabella; Ansani, Alessandro; Cecconi, Christian; Origlia, Antonio - 04d Abstract in atti di convegno
congresso: XV Congresso dell’Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (sezione Psicologia Sociale) (Bari)
libro: XV Congresso dell’Associazione Italiana di Psicologia (sezione Psicologia Sociale) (book of abstract) - ()

11573/1201630 - 2017 - “It Sounds Wrong…” Does music affect moral judgement?
Ansani, Alessandro; D’Errico, Francesca; Poggi, Isabella - 02a Capitolo o Articolo
libro: Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) - (9783319624068)

11573/1201634 - 2017 - Forte, piano, crescendo, diminuendo: gestures of intensity in orchestra and choir conduction
Poggi, Isabella; Ansani, Alessandro - 04b Atto di convegno in volume
congresso: 4th European and 7th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication (MMSYM 2016) (Copenhagen)
libro: Proceedings of the 4th European and 7th Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication (MMSYM 2016), Copenhagen, 29-30 September 2016 - (978-91-7685-423-5)

11573/1201647 - 2015 - Sull'importanza del silenzio
Ansani, Alessandro - 03a Saggio, Trattato Scientifico

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