The Music Lab (based in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University) does basic cognitive science experiments with many different populations and with people who live all over the world, including in small-scale societies.
If you are reading this, you are probably doing so on a device that plays music. You are probably able to hear and understand that music. You probably can also produce music of your own, even if you’ve never had music lessons. You probably engage with music on a regular basis, regardless of your cultural background, location in the world, or socioeconomic status. You have probably been this way your whole life.
The Music Lab is trying to figure out why the human mind is designed in such a way that all of the above is true. On their site, you can learn more about them and about their work, read their papers, and participate in experiments online!
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