This study is divided into 3 parts. Parts 1 and 2 will take place online at a quiet location of your choosing. Part 1 (30-40 minutes) will involve a series of tasks to measure your ability to discriminate and pay attention to different sounds. In Part 2 (30-40 minutes) you will listen to different sounds and decide whether each sound belongs to one category or another.
Part 3 will take place at Birkbeck, University of London (Bloomsbury) and will last approximately 1.5 hours. Electroencephalography (EEG) will be used to record your brain waves while you listen to streams of speech and non-speech sounds.
We need native English speakers between the ages of 18-40 who have at least 6 years of musical training.
In total, this study will take up to 3 hours of your time and you will be reimbursed £30 (£10/hour).
Audition / Rehearsal / Production datesA brief telephone or Zoom interview will be required so that we can ask you some questions about your music and language experience, and tell you a little bit about the study. This can take place anytime between 9am and 6pm on weekdays.
Time slots for Part 3 are available on most weekdays and occasional weekends.
Unpaid – this is a collaboration opportunity - Student research
Expenses paid - £30
Collaborations should create mutual benefit and are usually amateur, student or 'Time for Print' projects.
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