Current Studies

Current Studies


Music and Cognition


Purpose and Background

The purpose of the research is to study the relationship between cognitive control abilities and musicianship.


Study Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age
  • San Francisco State University student or affiliate 



If you agree to participate in this research, the following will occur over two one-hour sessions: 

  • You will participate in a series of computer-controlled tasks in which you will be asked to respond via keyboard and mouse to a set of on-screen instructions
  • You will participate in an auditory assessment of your musical perceptive abilities in which you must differentiate different types of musical stimuli
  • You will participate in a series of online questionnaires in which will you will answer questions about your background, language skills, musical history, and behavioral tendencies
  • The total time to complete all tasks is approximately 120 minutes