Effect of odia and Tamil music on the ANS and the conduction pathway of heart of odia volunteers

Suraj Kumar Nayak, Utkarsh Srivastava, D. N. Tibarewala, Goutam Thakur, Biswajit Mohapatra, Kunal Pal

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The current study delineates the effect of Odia and Tamil music on the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS)and cardiac conduction pathway of Odia volunteers. The analysis of the ECG signals using Analysis ofVariance (ANOVA) showed that the features obtained from the HRV domain, time-domain and wavelettransform domain were statistically insignificant. But non-linear classifiers like Classification andRegression Tree (CART), Boosted Tree (BT) and Random Forest (RF) indicated the presence of importantfeatures. A classification efficiency of more than 85% was achieved when the important features,obtained from the non-linear classifiers, were used. The results suggested that there is an increase in theparasympathetic activity when music is heard in the mother tongue. If a person is made to listen to musicin the language with which he is not conversant, an increase in the sympathetic activity is observed. Itis also expected that there might be a difference in the cardiac conduction pathway.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPattern and Data Analysis in Healthcare Settings
PublisherIGI Global Publishing
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9781522505372
ISBN (Print)1522505369, 9781522505365
Publication statusPublished - 22-07-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Science(all)
  • Medicine(all)
  • Health Professions(all)


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