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How does the volume of "Pumped Up'd Kicks" by Foster the People, affect the heart rate of a person?
Question Date: 2011-12-14
Answer 1:

First off thank you for broadening my music knowledge; I had never heard the song -Pumped Up Kicks before this. Second, my direct answer to your question is: I don't know. In order to answer your question you would need to measure a person's heart rate while having them listen to the song at different volumes. Although there are two separate questions you are asking: how does the volume of music affect heart rate? and how does the song "Pumped Up'd Kicks" affect heart rate? Both of these questions would make a fun science experiment!

The volume of music alone can have a physical effect on people, regardless of what type of music it is. Do you think it would be easy to fall asleep with music blaring?

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