CCAD CHROMA - SENIOR THESIS
We all have our own taste in music, some better than others. There are numerous music streaming services out there that are able to provide suggestions on music their users should consider listening to. No matter how well these services work, there will always be some flaws to their methodology in determining what kind of music each individual user will enjoy.
Music is as diverse as the people listening to it and basing suggestions on what others enjoy might not work for everyone. Factors such as one’s particular mood during the day or their personality are not considered, but by creating a service (app) that has it’s users take short “personality and mood” quiz on top of one’s personal preferences, better music suggestions could be provided.
Music has an affect on anyone who listens to it and can mold their overall mood, feeling, emotion, and perceptions. Having the right music can create a positive outcome in listeners.
Listening to music can have a huge impact on the brain. It releases various hormones and chemicals in the brain that can have an affect on someone’s mood, their overall well-being, and even their perception. It can also be used as a stress reducer and a motivator. Having more positive brain activity can lead to more productivity and happiness.
SEROTONIN: A natural mood stabilizer. In the brain, it regulates anxiety, happiness, and mood.
DOPAMINE: A neurotransmitter that helps to control the brain’s pleasure centers. It also regulates movement and emotional response.
NOREPINEPHRINE: A natural occurring chemical in the body that acts as a stress hormone as well as a neurotransmitter. It affects the way the brain reacts and perceives an event.
FIND YOUR NEW CLASSIC - QUIZ
The music personality quiz features questions designed to get a better understanding of an individual at their current state (mood, energy, stress level...). Since this can change from day to day, the user can retake the quiz at any time in order to get different music suggestions.