Seeking music-lovers aged 60+ to participate in an online music listening study
Do you love listening to music?
Do you know all the lyrics to your favourite songs?
Do you want to help us better understand how lyrics in music are processed?
If you’ve answered YES to any of the questions above, we are looking for you to participate in this online study!
Researchers at the Language Neuroscience Lab are looking for healthy older adults to participate in an online music study looking at how music affects recognition of lyrics and word processing in popular music.
Briefly, the aims of the study are to better understand how lyrics in music are processed, and whether these processes change as we age.
Purpose of the study?
Researches are interested in whether music can help with the recognition of lyrics and how it can affect word processing. This could ultimately inform us on how music can be used as an educational tool or used in rehabilitation for people who have developed language impairments after a stroke.
What is involved in the study?
The study will involve listening to excerpts of popular music and doing a lyric completion task. Participants will also be asked to rate their familiarity with the excerpts heard. The expected duration of the experiment is about 60 minutes.
Participants who complete the study will go into a draw to win 1 of 4 $100 gift vouchers.
- 60+ years old
- Proficient in English
- No significant hearing and visual impairments, or language or music processing disorders
- Able to access personal computer, headphones, and internet
For more information:
This project has been reviewed by the University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee, and was found to meet the requirements of the National Statement on Ethical Conduct in Human Research (Project Number: 2021/HE000031).
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