Driving With Music: Cognitive-Behavioural Implications

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This book, the first full-length text on the subject, explores the everyday use of music listening while driving a car. It presents the relationship between cars and music in an effort to understand how music behaviour in the car can either enhance driver safety or place the driver at increased risk of accidents. A great deal of work has been done to investigate and reduce driver distraction and inattention, but this book is the first to focus on in-cabin aural backgrounds of music as a contributing factor to human error and traffic violations. Driving With Music begins by outlining the automobile, its relationship to society, and the juxtaposition of music with the automobile as a complete package. It then highlights concepts from the fields of music perception and cognition, and, within this framework, looks at the functional use of background music in our everyday lives. Driver music behaviours - both adaptive and maladaptive - are explored, with the focus on contradictions and ill-effects of in-car music listening.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages402
ISBN (Electronic)1138748889, 1315578174, 1317147812, 1472411471
ISBN (Print)1472411463, 9781472411464
StatePublished - 2015

Publication series

NameHuman Factors in Road and Rail Transport


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