New Study Shows Classical Music Judged With Eyes, Not Ears

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New research conducted by PhD Harvard graduate Chia-Jung Tsay, for the University College London,  has shown nearly all participants, including highly trained musicians, were better able to identify the winners of competitions by watching silent video clips than by listening to audio recordings

‘The 7 part study has shown viewers can more easily pick up on visual cues they associate with high-quality performance – such as a performer’s engagement, passion and energy levels,’ Ms Tsay has said

The counter intuitive results even held up for high-level international competitions – featuring top international calibre performers and highly trained musician judges

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