Keith Lockhart, five Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians, and about 50 audience members will be wired with sensors during a concert on April 4, as part of a novel scientific experiment. Above, Teresa Marrin Nakra, one of the scientists, modeled the 'Conductor's Jacket' she invented.

Measuring emotion at the symphony

By Catherine Elton
Globe Correspondent / April 5, 2006

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The movements of a conductor's baton, his free hand, and even his eyes guide an orchestra's performance. But what about when a conductor throws back his head, hops around the stage, or leaps into the air? Are these ego-driven excesses of exuberance, as some critics say, or an integral part of helping the musicians and the audience truly feel the ... (Full article: 690 words)

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