Principal Investigator: Reyna L. Gordon, Ph.D.

We’re looking to examine the biological basis behind the correlations between language and musical rhythm with an online rhythm test and optional mail-in saliva collection. We’d love to have people participate in the new study or just chat about our research. Details about the study are quoted below:


We are interested in learning more about the biological basis of rhythm ability in adults. We invite English speaking adults to participate in our study. Participants will be asked to:

  • Participate in a 10-20 minute online task involving listening to different sounds and responding to questions.
  • Provide contact information.
  • You may be asked to provide a saliva sample by spitting into a special kit, provided through the mail.

If you participate, you can choose to be entered in a raffle to win a $100 Amazon gift card.

Please click here to participate.

You are also welcome to contact our team at with any questions.