Table 1 Overview of stimuli. Composer, title, duration, style of the stimuli and the slope of ISC (multiplied with 1000 for readability) computed across repetition for the trained participants in experiment 2 and 3.

From: Music synchronizes brainwaves across listeners with strong effects of repetition, familiarity and training

Experiment Composer Title Duration Familiarity rating Style ISC slope
3 Gioachino Rossini La Gazza Ladra: Overture 1:00 6 Familiar −12.9
1&2 Franz Liszt A Faust Symphony, S. 108: 3. Mephistopheles 1:33 6 Familiar −6.4
1&2 Felix Mendelssohn String Quartet No. 3 in D Major, Op. 44 No. 1, I. Molto allegro vivace 1:46 6 Familiar −5.0
3 Arnold Schoenberg Five Orchestral Pieces Op. 16 I. Vorgefühle 1:00 2 Unfamiliar −4.2
1&2 Franz Schubert Piano Sonata No. 20 in A Major, D. 959: 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) 1:39 7 Familiar −4.1
1&2 Anton Webern Symphony, op. 21: II. Variationen 1:46 4.5 Unfamiliar −2.7
3 William Grant Still Symphony No. 1, Movement 1 1:00 5.5 Familiar −1.9
3 Ludwig van Beethoven Egmont Overture, Op. 84 1:00 5 Familiar −1.6
1&2 Igor Stravinsky Piano Sonata (1924), Movement 1 1:41 5 Unfamiliar −1.5
3 Camille Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor, Op 33 I. Tempo 1: Allegro non troppo 1:00 6 Familiar −1.5
3 Felix Mendelssohn Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 11, IV: Allegro con fuoco 1:00 6 Familiar −0.7
1&2 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Symphony No. 24 in B Flat, K. 182: 1. Allegro Spiritoso 1:41 6 Familiar 0.7
3 Béla Bartók Violin Concerto No 2. Sz. 112, I. Allegro non troppo 1:00 3 Unfamiliar 1.0
3 Georges Bizet Symphony In C, I. Allegro vivo 1:00 5.5 Familiar 1.1
3 Philip Glass String Quartet No. 5 - Part 3 1:00 5 Unfamiliar 1.2
1&2 György Ligeti String Quartet No. 1, “Metamorphoses nocturnes” 1:33 5 Unfamiliar 2.3
3 Yu Xunfa Harvest 1:00 5 Unfamiliar 3.4
3 Silvestre Revueltas Homenaje a Garcia Lorca: 1. Baiile 1:00 3.5 Unfamiliar 3.9
1&2 Arnold Schoenberg 5 Orchestral Pieces, Op. 16 No. 5 Das obligate Resitativ 1:47 2 Unfamiliar 4.8
3 Thomas Adès These Premises Are Alarmed 1:00 3.5 Unfamiliar 5.2
  1. A negative slope indicates there is a decrease in ISC and a positive slope indicates there is an increase in ISC as a function of repeated exposure to music. Since ISC functions as a measure of engagement, slope across repeated listenings tracks the effect of repetition on listener engagement.