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Research Article

The Musicality of Non-Musicians: An Index for Assessing Musical Sophistication in the General Population

  • Daniel Müllensiefen mail,

    d.mullensiefen@gold.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Bruno Gingras,

    Affiliation: Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

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  • Jason Musil,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Lauren Stewart

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: February 26, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089642

About the Authors

Daniel Müllensiefen, Jason Musil, Lauren Stewart
Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths, University of London, London, United Kingdom
Bruno Gingras
Department of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria

Corresponding Author

Email: d.mullensiefen@gold.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have the following interests: The technical implementation of the large internet survey was carried out by BBC Lab UK. However, it needs to be noted that BBC Lab UK did not give any funding towards the research. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials, as detailed online in the guide for authors.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DM BG JM LS. Performed the experiments: DM BG JM LS. Analyzed the data: DM JM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DM JM. Wrote the paper: DM LS BG.