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The Music-in-Noise Task (MINT) (Coffey et al. Front. in Auditory Cognitive Neuroscience, 2019) is a tool for studying hearing-in-noise perception and how different cues (e.g. visual, spatial, predictive, etc.) contribute to performance. It is available for use and modification/extension by the community. If you would like to use the MINT stimuli as-is, you can download them here:

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The results from our paper were based on an online implementation on a platform which is no longer supported. We have created a PsychoPy implementation for general use, but this has not yet been tested on all systems. Please note that we don’t have the capacity to provide technical support for users at this time, but we welcome feedback.

The Montreal Music History Questionnaire (MMHQ) is a tool we created to document individuals’ experience with sound in a more standardized way, and to help jog people’s memory concerning their musical training by asking about different instruments and phases (Coffey et al. 2011). It adapts to the user using conditional statements, so although there appear to be many questions, subjects are only asked detailed ones about experience that is relevant to them. It takes most people about 10 mins, and has been used in ~15? studies to date, showing behavioural and brain relations. We have English, French, German and Portuguese versions. In our work, we mostly use cumulative total practice and training hours for instrumental and vocal music, age of formal training start, instruments played, languages, demographic data, and we sometimes find it helpful to screen/preselect subjects with certain experience profiles.

We currently have two implementations – a Limesurvey version running on our servers (all 4 languages), and a new google survey version (English, French). To use the MMHQ in your work or to obtain a copy of the questions, please contact us.

MIDI stimuli used in our fMRI music learning study, see Herholz et al. 2015