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Research Article

Activating and Relaxing Music Entrains the Speed of Beat Synchronized Walking

  • Marc Leman mail,

    marc.leman@ugent.be

    Affiliation: Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music, Department of Musicology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Dirk Moelants,

    Affiliation: Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music, Department of Musicology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Matthias Varewyck,

    Affiliation: Department of Electronics and Information Systems, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Frederik Styns,

    Affiliation: Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music, Department of Musicology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Leon van Noorden,

    Affiliation: Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music, Department of Musicology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Jean-Pierre Martens

    Affiliation: Department of Electronics and Information Systems, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

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  • Published: July 10, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0067932

About the Authors

Marc Leman, Dirk Moelants, Frederik Styns, Leon van Noorden
Institute for Psychoacoustics and Electronic Music, Department of Musicology, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium
Matthias Varewyck, Jean-Pierre Martens
Department of Electronics and Information Systems, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium

Corresponding Author

Email: marc.leman@ugent.be

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ML DM FS LvN. Performed the experiments: FS. Analyzed the data: DM MV J-PM. Wrote the paper: ML J-PM.