The Mere Exposure Effect in Dementia Patients

The purpose of this study is to compare the mere exposure effect in patients with dementia and the Healthy elderly The research questions are: ? What is the difference between how groups of Healthy and demented elderly patients perceive classical music after repeated exposure? ? What is the difference between how groups of Healthy and demented elderly patients perceive color after repeated exposure? Research Design The research design employed for the study is repeated measures within-subject. The subjects will be exposed to stimuli (color and classical music) thrice over a course of one week (monday,wednesday,friday). During tests, each subject will be required to listen to the 12 samples of classical music and see all ten color cards. The exposure time for each stimulus is one minute. Total testing time will not be more than thirty minutes to avoid disrupting the care home?s schedule and to ensure that subjects concentrate. Subjects will take turns to listen to music first and then view the color cards. The classical music will comprise of four happy clips, four neutral clips and four sad clips. Pantone color cards will be used for the study for standardization reasons. The specific Pantone colors to be used are: Yellow = 108, 14-0848, Red = 485, 18-1248, Blue = 291, 19-3935, Green = 350, 7737 and Pink = 214, 15-1816. The classical music clips to be used are: Handel, Handel vocal 1, Handel vocal 2, Nyman (happy), Glass, Glass vocal, Ligeti vocal, Reich (neutral), Beethoven, Mocart, Page vocal, and Purcell vocal (sad). p.s. If you need more information about the experiment just let me know

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