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Current Experimental Research Studies

Studies are usually held in the CSML, on the fifth floor of Mershon Auditorium.  Note that you should enter the building through the RED DOOR facing High Street.  

Study 1: Comparing Musical Passages

In this study, you will listen to pairs of short musical passages and determine which of each pair sounds better.

This study is done completely online—no need to schedule a time to come in to the lab. 

The study takes 20-30 minutes. It is open to music students, non-music students, and non-students between the ages of 18-65. 

To particpate, contact Lindsay at warrenburg.3@osu.edu.

Study 2: How do you coordinate in musical performance? (violin/viola only)

Are you a violin or viola player? In this study you will be performing music with a partner while we will be recording your movements via motion capture under different conditions. You will also be asked a few questions about this experience before and after performing.

If interested, contact Dr Niels Chr. Hansen at hansen.491@osu.edu to schedule a time to participate.

Study 3: Your Experiences Listening to Music

Have you ever wondered why you react to music in certain ways? This study will look at the relationship between your musical experiences and aspects of the music itself.

This study is open to music students, non-music students, and non-students between the ages of 18-65. 

If interested, contact Lindsay at warrenburg.3@osu.edu to schedule a time to participate!

Study 4: Animated Musical Performance

Check out what musical performances look like after being motion captured and animated into stick figures! Participate in this study investigating the affect of performer motion on the percieved success of the performance.

The study takes 10-15 minutes. It is open to music students, non-music students, and non-students between the ages of 18-65. Unfortunately, if you took the study last semester, you are not elegible to take it again.

If interested, contact Caitlyn at trevor.5@osu.edu to schedule a time to participate!

Study 5: Musical Sounds and Infants

This is a study about the kinds of sounds that children and infants make at home. 

The study takes 15 minutes. It is open to music students, non-music students, and non-students between the ages of 18-65. 

If interested, contact Lindsay at warrenburg.3@osu.edu to schedule a time to participate!