This experiment aims to study how some non-musical sound fragments can transform into music through the simple act of repeatition.
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Before we begin, we would like to know which languages you can understand.
Please indicate below if you are fluent (for example, can talk in daily converstation) in any of the following languages, and feel free to add any other in the 'Other' box:
Here we present multiple non-musical sounds (e.g. speech, environmental sounds), and you will rate how `musical' it sounds to you. A sound sample will repeat 8 times with a short pause in between. We are interested in how your musical perception changes over the repetitions - some may start to sound more musical, while others may stay non-musical. Please change the slider position throughout the experiment as your perception changes.
Here is an example sound that is known to become highly musical after a few repetitions. Press play to listen to the sound on repeat.
Please make sure your headphones (preferred) or speakers are unmuted and at a comfortable volume, and that you are in an isolated environment where you will not be disturbed or interrupted.
You may notice that after a few repetitions, the speaker starts to sound like she is singing, rather than speaking.
Using the slider below, you can rate how `musical' her voice has become:
After you have submitted your rating, you can proceed to the main task, where you will rate other sounds in a similar fashion.
Please read the following instructions and make sure you understand before you start:
There are 15 trials in total, and should take no more than 15 minutes to complete. After the trials have finished, you may continue to rate more sounds if you wish. There are a total of 98 different sounds. We do not expect you to complete all of them, however the more you can rate the more helpful it will be for our research. When you are done, you can simply leave the page.
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