#StayHome with Citizen Science at the Music Lab!

We've launched new games for kids and adults.

Dear Citizen Scientist,

You are receiving this email because at some point in the last year, you signed up to be notified about new research at themusiclab.org. We’re sending along a quick note to announce two science games: one for kids and one for adults.

In the Kids’ Music Quiz, your child can listen to music from all over the world and make guesses about what the songs are about. It’s a fun learning experience about the diversity of world music — and also helps us to learn more about how humans use music everywhere. Children of all ages are welcome and it’s OK to play the game more than once; you’ll get a new set of songs to listen to each time.

If you’re interested, you can read a bit more about related research we’ve done with adults in The Atlantic or try the grown-up version of this game, our World Music Quiz. Several of our other games, like Test Your Musical IQ, the Tone-deafness Test, and are also fun and age-appropriate for kids.

Our second new game, geared toward adults and older kids, is Top of the Charts. We’ll play you melodies and pop songs, asking how quickly you recognize them and what you know about them. This will help us to figure out the best-known songs in the world: the music at the “top of the charts”.

And of course, all of our other games remain available, including Who’s Listening?, the Synthesizer Game, and What’s Your Musical Style?

Our team is all working remotely during the COVID19 pandemic to help flatten the curve — we hope that themusiclab.org provides a fun and science-y opportunity for you to do the same. We’ll let you know when more new games become available!

Best wishes,
The Music Lab

New from The Music Lab: Test Your Musical IQ

Our new game assesses your music perception abilities.

Dear Citizen Scientist,

We’ve been hard at work coming up with new experiments at The Music Lab.

In our newest game, Test Your Musical IQ, you’ll hear a variety of recordings and answer tough questions about them. The game takes about 20 minutes and adapts to your abilities in real time.

At the end, you’ll get a personalized graph like this one!

This particular graph shows results from our director, Sam Mehr, along with a few thousand of our participants.

Can you beat Sam’s score? We hope you’ll give it a try, along with our other games at themusiclab.org. All the best from your friends at The Music Lab.

The Music Lab goes live!

Thanks for participating in our public beta.

Dear Citizen Scientist,

Thanks for participating in our public beta at themusiclab.org!

You were one of about a quarter-million people who tried out our science and helped us work out the bugs in our research platform.

We wanted to let you know that our public beta is now complete. We have quietly launched a new-and-improved version of themusiclab.org with new games, features, and full mobile compatibility. Check it out and see what you think!

When you participated in our research, you gave us your email address and indicated you were interested in hearing about follow-up studies. We are planning on using this mailing list to notify you about future research opportunities. Some of these will be online-only and some will involve in-lab participation. If you’re no longer interested in our research, sorry to bother you! Please use the unsubscribe link below.

We’ll get in touch the next time there is an opportunity to participate in research with us! In the meantime, you can follow us on Twitter (@_themusiclab) and Facebook (facebook.com/harvardmusiclab).

Thanks for being a Citizen Scientist!

The Music Lab

Loading more posts…