Can you do better than a songbird?

Can you do better than a songbird?

Henkjan Honing

You are invited to participate in a scientific experiment that compares the auditory perceptions of humans & songbirds (zebra finches). You will be asked to complete an acoustic task that takes ca. 10 minutes.

However note that, like the zebra finches, you will get no explicit instructions – just some simple feedback on whether your answer is correct (smiley), incorrect (sad face), or not in time (question mark). After this you will enter the main phase of the experiment in which you are asked to simply continue responding to the sound sequences as you did before. Note that, in this final part of the experiment, you will only occasionally receive feedback.

Can you do as well, or even better than a songbird?

The online experiment can be found at .