We do citizen science to learn how the human mind creates and perceives music. Pick a game to get started!

We recommend wearing headphones but you can also play while listening on speakers.
Please feel free to send us feedback about your experience.

Title for Are You a Super-Listener?

Only a Super-Listener can tell these tricky sounds apart. Can you?

Average time: 5 minutes

114,241 players so far!

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Title for Test Your Musical IQ

Are you a musical prodigy? Find out now.

Average time: 21 minutes

2,033,961 players so far!


Title for Kids' Music Quiz!

How do kids interpret world music? This game works best on a desktop computer.

Average time: 8.3 minutes

30,928 players so far!


Title for Who's Listening?

Listen to voices from around the world and guess who's listening.

Average time: 1.1 minutes

76,196 players so far!


Title for Tone-Deafness Test

Do you think you're tone-deaf? Test your pitch perception.

Average time: 2.5 minutes

1,249,193 players so far!


Title for Top of the Charts

What songs does the whole world know? Help us find out.

Average time: 2.2 minutes

139,579 players so far!


Title for What's Your Musical Style?

Teach our robot how music feels! He'll guess your favorite songs.

Average time: 5.0 minutes

160,296 players so far!

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Title for Synthesizer Game

Help us to discover the building blocks of music.

Average time: 4.4 minutes

73,506 players so far!


Title for World Music Quiz

Can you tell what kind of song you're listening to?

Average time: 2.3 minutes

179,503 players so far!


Visit the Music Lab with your baby

Visit the Music Lab with your baby!

We are now recruiting babies age 2 to 12 months for science research about the world's music. In the study, babies listen to songs while we measure their heart rate, pupil dilation, gaze, motion, and more!

We are conveniently located on Harvard's Cambridge campus, with free parking, and you can take home a Music Lab onesie or other cool prizes as a thank-you gift.

Please note that we are not currently running in-person studies due to the COVID-19 pandemic. You can still sign up to participate in future studies with your baby — we'll contact you when our in-person studies are back in operation.