In the test you hear a series of pairs of pitches, and you’re asked to identify if the second one is lower or higher than the first. Initially, it’s pretty easy. Then it gets harder, until the two tones are almost identical. When the test is done, the folks at Harvard email you your results, the next day.
I took the test, too – and scored “better than 67 percent.” I guess I’m not quite in the same league as my friend (whose ears are much younger than mine) – but I like to think that placing in the top third is at least respectable.
You’ll find the test here – and it only takes a couple of minutes. So do your bit for science, and learn something about yourself in the process.
© Colin Eatock 2012