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Can We Guess Your Age Based On How Much You Like These Sounds?

We'll tell you if your brain perceives music in the same way as a 90-year-old.

Posted on May 14, 2015, at 1:22 p.m. ET

Answer these five questions, then add up your score from each. We'll guess your age based on the total.

These sounds are from a Journal of Neuroscience study by Chris Plack and Olly Bones. The study found that aging affects how we perceive musical harmony.

To come up with a more accurate, scientific estimate of your age, we'd need to use a few equations (and we'd need more information from you), so this will just be a fun exercise loosely based on the study. Ready? Let's go.

This is a major second.

Olly Bones / Via m.jneurosci.org
  1. How much do you like this sound?

This is a major third.

Olly Bones / Via m.jneurosci.org
  1. What do you think of this sound?

This is a minor seventh.

Olly Bones / Via m.jneurosci.org
  1. Do you like this sound?

This is a minor sixth.

Olly Bones / Via m.jneurosci.org

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  1. How much do you like this sound?

This is a perfect fourth.

Olly Bones / Via m.jneurosci.org
  1. Do you like this sound?

  1. Now you'll have to do some math and add up your score. What number did you get?

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