Symphony Patrons Learn over Time to Emotionally React to Classical Music
While new symphony attendees listen to classical music (top graph), we almost never see spikes in their skin conductance: they are unable to react to the music. However, frequent symphony attendees react much more to the music (bottom graph). Perhaps symphony patrons are able to notice the subtler changes in chords and instruments or are more familiar with the pieces. Because novice listeners struggle to emotionally react but expert listeners are full of emotional reactions, classical concerts need to have other ways of providing stimulation for novice listeners.