|Title||Interpersonal Synchronization of Breathing while Singing|
|Project(s)||The Certus Centre (SFI)|
|Publication Type||Public outreach|
|Year of Publication||2019|
|Keywords||breathing, interpersonal synchronization, Sensors, singing|
When people sing together their cardiac and respiratory rhythms synchronise as previously shown by Müller and Lindenberger. Inspired by the results of the study I asked myself a couple of questions:
To what extent do breathing patterns synchronise among a group of young high school students that have never sung songs together before?
The article presents the description of a workshop where high school students in Norway were taught to sing together in a choir. During the practice and a small final concert I measured their abdominal breathing patterns. This data was subject to some analysis to help me understand the degree of synchronization among the students. Finally, I discuss the basis for interpersonal synchronization and need for creating shared peak experiences among Norwegian youth.