Do Beats affect your beats?
Joshua and lance
In our lab, we are trying to find out what genre of music affects your heartbeat the most.
We tested five different types of music; dubstep, classical, pop, rock, rap, and country. In our test, we tried to keep each of the variables consistent between each testing.
Same tempo of songs
Same time waited to measure bpm in song
Same time waited in between songs
Same listening device used
Same music player used
2. Play the song at constant volume in the partners headphones while starting the stopwatch.
3. Once two minutes have passed, measure the testers pulse by pressing down on his wrist for 15 seconds. Measure the beats and multiply the about of heart beats by four.
4. Once you have measured the bmp, repeat steps 1-3 three more times to create an average.
5. Once you have created an average for the genre of music, repeat steps 1-4 with each untested genre of music.
Classical bpm average: 80
Pop bpm average: 84
Dubstep bpm average: 76
Rap bpm average: 76
Country bpm average: 80
Rock bpm average: 84
The day in which we tested
The temperature for the room
And the VPN connectivity.
However, after getting results from testing, we have come to a conclusion. Generally, the genre of each music do not accelerate or decelerate the rate in which your heart beats per minute, rather volume and speed of the song do. Your heart does not react differently to different types of instruments, but it does react differently to the speed in which the instruments play. So since we found music that were all the same speed, of course we would see very little variety in our results.