Fak. 1 Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften

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Beat histogram features for rhythm-based musical genre classification using multiple novelty functions

Lykartsis, Athanasios ; Lerch, Alexander (2015)

In this paper we present beat histogram features for multiple level rhythm description and evaluate them in a musical genre classification task. Audio features pertaining to various musical content categories and their related novelty functions are extracted as a basis for the creation of beat histograms. The proposed features capture not only amplitude, but also tonal and general spectral chan...

Beat histogram features from NMF-based novelty functions for music classification

Lykartsis, Athanasios ; Wu, Chih-Wei ; Lerch, Alexander (2015)

In this paper we present novel rhythm features derived from drum tracks extracted from polyphonic music and evaluate them in a genre classification task. Musical excerpts are analyzed using an optimized, partially fixed Non-Negative Matrix Factorization (NMF) method and beat histogram features are calculated on basis of the resulting activation functions for each one out of three drum tracks ex...

On the analysis of speech rhythm for language and speaker identification

Lykartsis, Athanasios (2020)

In the context of this dissertation, novel methods for rhythm description and extraction originating from the area of Music Information Retrieval (MIR) were adapted and applied to represent speech rhythm and its properties. These methods were then used to extract rhythmic information to be used in two specific classification scenarios relevant to speech technology: language identification (LID)...

The FABIAN head-related transfer function data base

Brinkmann, Fabian ; Lindau, Alexander ; Weinzierl, Stefan ; Geissler, Gunnar ; van de Par, Steven ; Müller-Trapet, Markus ; Opdam, Rob ; Vorländer, Michael (2017-02-09)

This data base includes head-related transfer functions (HRTFs), headphone transfer functions (HpTFs), and 3D-meshes of the FABIAN head and torso simulator. More detailed information is provided in the documentation within the data base.

Conceptualizing the Interaction of Buddhism and Daoism in the Tang Dynasty: Inner Cultivation and Outer Authority in the Daode Jing Commentaries of Cheng Xuanying and Li Rong

Assandri, Friederike (2019-01-20)

This paper takes the different interpretations of one and the same sentences in the Daode jing as “inner cultivation” or “worldly power” respectively, in the commentaries of two closely related early Tang Daoist authors, Cheng Xuanying 成玄英 and Li Rong 李荣, as a starting point to approach the question of interaction of Buddhism and Daoism from a new angle. Instead of trying to pinpoint influences...

Feudales Kriegertum und militärische Professionalität

Funck, Marcus (2019)

Traditionell war der Offizierberuf eines der angestammten Berufs- und Versorgungsfelder für die Söhne adliger Familien, insbesondere im protestantischen Adel Nord-Ostdeutschlands. Er wurde seit dem 18. Jahrhundert auch zunehmend als Berufung verstanden. So bildete sich ein spezifischer, aristokratisch geprägter Ethos des Offizierberufes aus, mit einer eigenen Code-, Zeichen- und Bedeutungswelt....

POL-TF – Problemorientiertes Lernen mit Textfällen im Bereich pädagogischer Diagnostik

Wedel, Alexander (2019)

Das Manual informiert über die Hochschulbildung im Bereich pädagogischer Diagnostik an der TU Berlin. Aus dem Forschungsstand zu diagnostischer Kompetenz wird ein evidenzbasierter Lernraum zur Kompetenzentwicklung dargestellt. Neben Details und Unterlagen zur didaktischen Planung sind auch Forschungsergebnisse zu dem Lernraum aufgeführt. Inhalte des Manuals sind ausdrücklich zur freien Nutzung ...

Interpersonal synchrony feels good but impedes self-regulation of affect

Galbusera, Laura ; Finn, Michael T. M. ; Tschacher, Wolfgang ; Kyselo, Miriam (2019-10-11)

The social benefits of interpersonal synchrony are widely recognized. Yet, little is known about its impact on the self. According to enactive cognitive science, the human self for its stability and regulation needs to balance social attunement with disengagement from others. Too much interpersonal synchrony is considered detrimental for a person’s ability to self-regulate. In this study, 66 ad...

Heterogeneous waters in the city

Arrieta Narváez, Andrea Marcela (2019)

The pact between municipal governments and citizens in supplying water follows a model dating back to the 19th and early 20th centuries during a time of unprecedented growth of modern cities and promises to urban sanitation. Historically, water as a public service has been contingent on the status of urban populations as rightful citizens. However, beyond this modern ideal of a universal and de...

Environment-Specific vs. General Knowledge and Their Role in Pro-environmental Behavior

Geiger, Sonja Maria ; Geiger, Mattis ; Wilhelm, Oliver (2019-04-02)

Environmental knowledge has been established as a behavior-distal, but necessary antecedent of pro-environmental behavior. The magnitude of its effect is difficult to estimate due to methodological deficits and variability of measures proposed in the literature. This paper addresses these methodological issues with an updated, comprehensive and objective test of environmental knowledge spanning...

The Places Where Community Is Practiced

Steigemann, Anna (2019-02)

In this open access publication, the social cohesion of urban neighborhoods and their residents is examined, which is often viewed as vulnerable since increased mobility, individualization, wider socio-economic and demographic changes have fundamentally altered the basis for everyday social interaction in urban neighborhoods. Anna Steigemann gives scholarly attention to the concrete places wher...

On the psychoacoustics of vocal tremor: identifying severity predictor variables

Moshona, Cleopatra Christina (2018)

Vocal tremor is an unintentional, quasi-cyclical, infrasonic fluctuation of the voice’s fundamental frequency or intensity that emerges as a symptom of various diseases, but also naturally accompanies the aging process. Though research on vocal tremor has progressed in recent years, the relation between its acoustic properties and their percepts is poorly understood. Knowledge of how these vari...

Language may indeed influence thought

Zlatev, Jordan ; Blomberg, Johan (2015-10-31)

We discuss four interconnected issues that we believe have hindered investigations into how language may affect thinking. These have had a tendency to reappear in the debate concerning linguistic relativity over the past decades, despite numerous empirical findings. The first is the claim that it is impossible to disentangle language from thought, making the question concerning “influence” poin...

The Sound of Success: Investigating Cognitive and Behavioral Effects of Motivational Music in Sports

Elvers, Paul ; Steffens, Jochen (2017-11-21)

Listening to music before, during, or after sports is a common phenomenon, yet its functions and effects on performance, cognition, and behavior remain to be investigated. In this study we present a novel approach to the role of music in sports and exercise that focuses on the notion of musical self-enhancement (Elvers, 2016). We derived the following hypotheses from this framework: listening t...

Mindfully Green and Healthy: An Indirect Path from Mindfulness to Ecological Behavior

Geiger, Sonja M. ; Otto, Siegmar ; Schrader, Ulf (2018-01-18)

This paper examines the nature of the link between mindfulness and ecological behavior. Based on the notion that mindfulness incorporates heightened awareness of bodily sensations, we suggest an indirect path from mindfulness to ecological behavior that is mediated through individual health behavior, such as improved nutrition and increased exercise. This indirect path is corroborated with two ...

The busking experiment: A field study measuring behavioral responses to street music performances

Anglada-Tort, Manuel ; Thueringer, Heather ; Omigie, Diana (2019-03)

A field experiment was conducted with a professional busker in the London Underground over the course of 24 days. Its aim was to investigate the extent to which performative aspects influence behavioral responses to music street performances. Two aspects of the performance were manipulated: familiarity of the music (familiar vs. unfamiliar) and body movements (expressive vs. restricted). The am...

Popular music lyrics and musicians’ gender over time: A computational approach

Anglada-Tort, Manuel ; Krause, Amanda E. ; North, Adrian C. (2019-10-23)

The present study investigated how the gender distribution of the United Kingdom’s most popular artists has changed over time and the extent to which these changes might relate to popular music lyrics. Using data mining and machine learning techniques, we analyzed all songs that reached the UK weekly top 5 sales charts from 1960 to 2015 (4,222 songs). DICTION software facilitated a computerized...

Gutachten zur «Arbeitsdefinition Antisemitismus» der International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance

Ullrich, Peter (2019-09)

Mit der im Jahr 2016 von der International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) anerkannten «Arbeitsdefinition Antisemitismus» liegt ein Instrument für die notwendige Erfassung und Bekämpfung von Antisemitismus vor, das weite Verbreitung gefunden hat. In einem Handlungsfeld, das durch hochgradige begriffliche Verunsicherung gekennzeichnet ist, verspricht die Definition als praktische Arbeitsgr...

Expert opinion on the "Working Definition of Antisemitism" of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's

Ullrich, Peter (2019-09)

The “Working Definition of Antisemitism” recognized by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in 2016 is an instrument for collecting required data on and fighting antisemitism that has achieved wide dissemination. In a field of action characterized by a high degree of conceptual insecurity, the definition promises conceptual orientation by providing a basis for practical work....

Berufsbildung am Bau digital

Bach, Alexandra ; Elsholz, Uwe ; Exner, Jan-Philipp ; Falk, Roland ; Hilger, Tanja ; Jarosch, Jürgen ; Jenzen, Julia ; Kirchner, Anja ; Kölzer, Thomas ; Krümmel, Stefan ; Kureck, Rolf ; Kuri, Norbert ; Kutscha, Jan ; Kybart, Markus ; Lababidi, Tarek ; Lange, Axel ; Mahrin, Bernd ; Makhkamova, Alina ; Menke, Felix ; Mersch, Franz Ferdinand ; Merhout, Judith ; Ottermann, Christian ; Piele, Alexander ; Pietschmann, Martin ; Ranke, Hannes ; Rugel, Daniel ; Schmidt, Mareike ; Schopbach, Holger ; Schöllkopf, Frank ; Spilski, Jan ; Trommen, Michael ; Werth, Dirk (2019)

Der Sammelband „Berufsbildung am Bau digital“ gibt eine Orientierung zum beruflich-betrieblichen Lernen mit digitalen Medien und zum vielfältigen und zunehmenden Einsatz digitaler Arbeitsmittel in der Bauausführung. Bewertungskriterien für digitale Medien in der Berufsbildung im Bauwesen runden den analytischen Teil des Bandes ab. Erprobte Beispiele aus der Berufsbildungspraxis im Bausektor un...