Kuan et al. investigated the effect of unfamiliar relaxing and arousing music during imagery on physiological and subjectively perceived arousal of elite shooters. Results showed that music used during imagery helped to manipulate arousal in the required direction, and also that researcher-selected musical excerpts were at least as effective for arousal control as participant-selected excerpts. Despite the burgeoning literature on the impact of music on sports performance, there is still little research on the potential of music to enhance the effectiveness of imagery and its consequential influence on athletic performance.
But within that genre you’ll have no trouble finding things you dislike – perhaps singing bowls, or panpipes – which would never be relaxing in a surgical context. This 3 CD set has a range of natural outdoor sounds from the ocean, summer and the forest, some with a harmonious blend of music. Use RelaxMyDog to calm your pet when … Read More