Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Call for Ears

Another request for participants from those crazy Dutch music cognition researchers:

Can we borrow your ears?

We would like to invite you to partake in a listening experiment on timing and tempo in music using fragments from the Rock, Jazz and Classical repertoire.

All you need is a computer with a broadband internet connection, the ability to playback audio, and -of course- an interest in music. To access the experiment, please follow the link:

Five Amazon Gift Certificates will be raffled among all who respond before 15 April 2006.

Thanks in advance for your time and ears!

Music Cognition Group, Universiteit van Amsterdam


Tolis Christomanos said...


I wonder how accurate those results are if you think that anyone can register and just fill the forms randomly. How can we make sure that those data are accurate?

Scott Spiegelberg said...

There is always a trust factor when doing behavioral studies. The scientist must trust that the participants will not be deceptive. But there are also statistical tests for outliers, those data that do not fit with everyone else. That is why we always want large numbers of participants, so outliers are more easily identified.