Experiment I    The Aesthetic Value of Sonified Fibonacci-Related Mathematical Objects
Media Arts and Technology
UCSB
This page shows the results of an experiment designed to determine whether sonifications of mathematical objects closely related to the golden ratio and the Fibonacci sequence hold some aesthetic advantage over sonifications of less closely related sonified mathematical objects. Prior to this experiment, no scientific experiment had ever been carried out in an attempt to determine the aesthetic value of the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio in the audio domain. In addition, no composer or artist had ever carried out a scientific experiment on the aesthetic value of his own work. The experiment involved 170 participants and was carried out in Phelps Hall at UCSB from January 15, 2013 to April 1, 2013. It is part of the doctoral dissertation of Casey Mongoven in the Media Arts and Technology program. The results obtained showed that, on the whole, the sonifications of Fibonacci-related mathematical objects were less aesthetically pleasing than those they were pitted against. p values are shown at the bottom of the table provided that the sample size displayed is larger than 15. Statistically significant results are indicated by a green p value. Learn more about the experiment using the links on the left. The filters provided can be used to sort the results. Graphs of the distribution of the data are located on the lower left. Any item in the entire table can be hovered over with the cursor to gain more information.
General Information on the Experiment
To view the dissertation, click here.
To view the .pdf file used in the dissertation defense, click here.
To listen to the pairs of sonifications utilized and learn more about them, click here.
Raw data in Microsoft Excel format is available here.
The raw experiment log is available here.
A Pinterest board devoted to the experiment is available here.
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The chart below shows the distribution of the Fibonacci index (FI) for the sample currently displayed. The Fibonacci index represents the number of times a subject chose a Fibonacci-related sonification during the experiment. Each of the five pairs of sonifications was repeated three times, so FI is between 0 and 15 (seen on the x-axis in the graph, at the bottom). The y-axis shows how many subjects chose that particular number of Fibonacci-related sonifications (the number of subjects is given at the top of each bar in the graph).


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The chart below shows the distribution of the secondary Fibonacci index (SFI) for the sample currently displayed. For SFI, we only take into account the pairs for which a subject was consistent in choosing (i.e. those pairs where the subject chose the same sonification each of the three times it was presented). SFI is calculated as the number of pairs for which a subject consistently chose the Fibonacci-related sonification minus the number of pairs for which a subject consistently chose the sonification not closely related to FS. For example, if a subject chose one Fibonacci related pair and two pairs not closely related to FS, then SFI = 1 - 2 = -1. SFI ranges from -5 to 5 (shown on the x-axis at the bottom).


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The charts below show the distribution for the sample currently displayed of the pair index (PI) and the secondary pair index (SPI) for pair 1. In this pair (P1 in the table on the right), the golden string was pitted against the Thue-Morse sequence. PI is the number of times a Fibonacci-related sonification is chosen in a single pair by a subject. PI has a maximum value of 3 and a minimum of 0, as each pair is repeated three times. SPI is 0 if a subject was inconsistent on a pair, 1 if a subject chose the Fibonacci-related sonification consistently, and -1 if the subject chose the sonification not closely related to FS consistently.


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The charts below show the distribution of the pair index (PI) and the secondary pair index (SPI) for pair 2. In this pair (P2 in the table on the right), fractional parts of golden ratio multiples were pitted against fractional parts of multiples of 1/8.


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The charts below show the distribution of the pair index (PI) and the secondary pair index (SPI) for pair 3. In this pair (P3 in the table on the right), dual Zeckendorf representations were pitted against the binary numeral system.


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The charts below show the distribution of the pair index (PI) and the secondary pair index (SPI) for pair 4. In this pair (P4 in the table on the right), the signature sequence of the larger golden ratio value was pitted against the signature sequence of the Ramanujan-Soldner constant.


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The charts below show the distribution of the pair index (PI) and the secondary pair index (SPI) for pair 5. In this pair (P5 in the table on the right), the golden ratio was pitted against the square root of 3.


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The chart below shows the distribution of the consistency index (CI). CI is given in percent and represents for how many pairs a subject chose the same sonification every time. Because there are five pairs of sonifications, CI is always either 0%, 20%, 40%, 60%, 80%, or 100% for an individual subject.


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76
3 / 00 / 01 / 01 / 01 / 040%6020USAUSA021Anthropology3314
Subject arrived late, and was told the experimenter would try not to bother her when Subject 75 is finished. Subject was on task during pairs 7 and 8, and appeared to be in deep concentration. Subject said the last four or so sounded pretty much the same, and the experimenter revealed some of the details of the structure of the experiment.
82
2 / 13 / 03 / -10 / 01 / 060%9119USAUSA011Anthropology3312
Subject exited quietly.
37
1 / 03 / 03 / -11 / 02 / 040%10219USAUSA000Anthropology, Communication3312
Subject was on task with eyes on the screen during the eighth pair as well as on last two. Subject opened door to hallway louder than experimenter had wished.
41
0 / 11 / 01 / 00 / -12 / 040%4-221USAUSA000Aquatic Biology3312
Subject was placed in R2 and told to exit quietly in case another subject shows up. Subject was observed to be on task during final two pairs.
119
0 / 10 / 03 / 01 / 03 / 180%7043SloveniaSlovenia423Art, Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is another member of the MAT faculty. Subject was told to exit quietly. Subject said the experiment was "interesting," also that he was not aware before taking part in it that examples would be repeated, but that he felt he was somewhat consistent (although he said he changed his mind at one point). Subject exited reasonably quietly.
91
1 / 03 / 02 / -12 / 12 / -120%10122ChinaUSA022Asian American Studies3312
Random check was performed at 13:08 and the subject was on task.
43
3 / -12 / 02 / -13 / 00 / 060%10121USAUSA010Asian American Studies, Sociology3312
Subject was on task when experimenter checked on pair 15.
134
3 / 12 / 11 / 01 / 11 / 020%8120GermanyUSA000Asian American Studies, Sociology3314SD
Subject arrived early. Subject was observed to be on task at 10:27. Subject was observed to be on task during pairs 6 and 7. Experimenter forgot to tell subject that another subject might be entering, and the subject glanced back at the experimenter when he exited R2, accounting for a slight disturbance during the seventh pair. Upon completion, subject inquired about the purpose of the experiment and sounded interested in it.
26
3 / 01 / 01 / 11 / 02 / -120%8121JapanUSA001Asian Studies, Sociology3312
As mentioned, subject arrived at exactly the same time as Subject 25. Subject indicated she had taken Psy 1 her freshman year. Subject finished 15 seconds after Subject 25.
7
0 / 01 / 00 / -11 / 02 / 040%4-219USAUSA023Biochemistry, Philosophy3312
Subject arrived early and the experimenter let her begin early. Experimenter used the words "sonic graph" to describe the pieces and told her "use your best instincts." Experimenter reminded subject to click on "Listen to Instructions," which she failed to do. Experimenter reminded her again and she complied. Subject had headphones on backwards but corrected them as soon as the audio instructions played the "left and right indicators."
1
1 / 11 / 01 / 12 / 01 / 00%6019USAUSA000Biological Sciences3312
The experimenter concentrated on using the words "aesthetically pleasing" instead of any other language, explained his background as a composer of classical music, then explained that he writes computer music and noted that the music might not sound like the subject would expect. He then gave brief instructions to the subject about how to use the program. The experimenter was not present in the room (he was in R1) but did not close the door separating the rooms.
11
3 / 12 / 03 / -12 / 01 / 040%11218USAUSA020Biology3314
Like Subject 10, this subject told the experimenter that she had learned about the Human Subject Pool through a psychology course.
30
0 / -11 / 01 / -11 / 02 / 020%5-118USAUSA012Biology3312
Subject arrived before Subject 29, but started slightly after her. Subject was on task during last pair, when the experimenter quietly checked in on him to see his progress.
32
1 / 02 / 00 / 02 / 00 / 040%5-218ChinaUSA012Biology3314
Subject was on task while listening to 14th pair. Subject learned about SONA from Psy 1.
38
1 / 00 / 03 / 02 / 01 / 040%7018MalaysiaUSA011Biology3314SD
Subject was given consent form and instructions in the hallway as not to disturb Subject 35. Subject was on task while experimenter was checking on Subject 37. A very slight disturbance was made when Subject 37 exited the room slightly louder than normal. Subject was found to be on task during final pair. Subject learned about SONA from Psy 1.
60
2 / 13 / 12 / 02 / 01 / 020%10118USAUSA011Biology3312SD
Subject was allowed to start early with the usual prerequisite of exiting quietly. Other subject who signed up for slot did not show up. Subject was reaching for water bottle on final pair, but appeared to be on task. Subject described the sonifications as "very interesting" and wished the experimenter good luck with his research.
64
2 / 00 / 00 / 01 / -12 / 040%5-218USAUSA011Biology3312
Subject was allowed to start slightly early and told to exit quietly, which she did.
129
3 / 03 / 01 / 10 / -12 / -160%9120USAUSA000Biology3314
Subject was told to try not to be disturbed when Subject 128 exits. Subject was on task at 11:13 and did not appear disturbed by the exit of Subject 128. Subject said that a lot of the pieces sounded "the same or similar."
143
0 / -12 / 02 / 02 / -12 / -120%8-118ItalyUSA011Biology3314
Subject said he was not sure if he was in the right building. Subject was observed to be on task at 14:34. Subject said he liked the experiment but did not like the "hammer one."
28
1 / -12 / 00 / -10 / 02 / -140%5-218USAUSA011Biopsychology3314
Subject was given background and instructions in hallway to avoid bothering Subject 27 in R2. Subject was on task at 10:14.
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3 / 10 / 01 / -11 / -13 / 060%8119USAUSA012Biopsychology3312
Subject learned about SONA from Psy 1.
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1 / -13 / -11 / -12 / 02 / 120%9119USAUSA002Biopsychology3312
Subject turned cell phone off. Subject was allowed to start early. Subject was on task for final three pairs.
66
3 / 03 / 01 / 01 / 02 / 040%10218USAUSA023Biopsychology3312
Subject indicated that she had taken Psy 1, but that this was her first paid experiment. Experimenter heard the subject cough a couple of times.
67
2 / 01 / 01 / -12 / 03 / 020%9122USAUSA032Biopsychology3314
Subject was on task at 13:47 and during pairs 13 and 14.
83
2 / 12 / 01 / 00 / 01 / 020%6-121USAUSA001Biopsychology3314
Subject was on task during pair 13.
115
1 / -12 / 10 / -12 / 03 / 040%8018USAUSA001Biopsychology3312
Subject was allowed to start a bit early and told to exit quietly. Subject started experiment without taking her backpack off. Subject was on task at 10:36. Subject said she was "trying to listen so intently" but could not tell the difference between the two pairs. Subject exited very quietly as requested.
35
2 / 01 / 03 / -10 / -10 / 060%6-122USAUSA011Black Studies, History3312
Subject was allowed to start slightly early. Subject was on task during final three pairs, but looked back at the experimenter as he checked in on pair thirteen.
85
3 / 11 / -12 / 02 / 01 / 020%9121ChinaCanada013Business Economics3312
Other subject signed up for slot did not show up. Subject was observed to be on task and concentrating during pairs 13 and 14.
90
3 / -10 / 02 / 00 / 02 / 060%7-121USAUSA002Business Economics, Psychology3312
Subject arrived 17 minutes early and was allowed to start. Subject said that some of the pieces "sounded like music" whereas other pieces sounded like "hammering on wood" and "computer beeping." Subject said that, for some pairs, it was easier to distinguish between the pieces than for others.
29
3 / 00 / 02 / 12 / 02 / 040%9020USAUSA003Cell & Developmental Biology3314
Subject arrived after Subject 30 but started first, in R1. Subject was on task with eyes on the screen at 10:38, during random check.
75
1 / 02 / 02 / -11 / 02 / -10%8018USAUSA003Chemical Engineering3312
Subject arrived early and exited quietly.
142
1 / 12 / 13 / -11 / 02 / 020%9119USAUSA003Chemical Engineering3314
Subject was here when experimenter arrived, talking to Subject 141. Subject was observed to be on task at 14:14. Responding to Subject 141 calling the experiment "cool," subject called the experiment "alright."
149
3 / 00 / 00 / 02 / 01 / 060%6-120USAUSA003Chemistry3312
Subject was already in the hallway when the experimenter arrived. Subject was observed to be on task at 11:13. Subject said at the end that he was not sure what to think and described the pieces as "noises."
153
1 / 01 / 02 / 10 / -11 / -120%5-119South KoreaUSA001Chemistry3312
Subject apologized for being late. Subject was observed to be on task at 11:48 and 11:55. Subject remarked that the pieces sounded similar but that the experiment was "pretty cool though."
25
2 / 02 / 10 / 11 / 02 / 020%7-119USAUSA000Communication3314
Subject arrived at the same time as Subject 26 and instructions were given to both at the same time. Experimenter performed random check at 13:42 and found the subject to be on task. Subject indicated that she learned about SONA in a class in Communications, and had not taken Psy 1.
39
3 / 03 / -11 / 12 / 01 / 040%10220USAUSA012Communication3314
Subjects arrived at the same time, appeared to know one another and were simultaneously given instruction. Experimenter told subject that headphones were on backwards. Subject appeared engaged in task at 14:11. Subejct learned about SONA from Psy 1.
51
1 / 11 / 12 / 01 / 01 / 00%6021AfghanistanAfghanistan011Communication3314
Subject asked if singing in the shower counts as singing, and the experimenter reluctantly replied "yes." Subject was observed to be on task during pairs six through eight. Subject said that some of the examples were "really annoying." Subject also indicated that she thought that there were only three or maybe four different pairs.
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2 / 12 / -10 / 03 / 02 / 140%9019USAUSA011Communication3312
Subject finished 40 seconds after Subject 70. Subject learned about SONA in Psy 1.
92
2 / -13 / 03 / 03 / -12 / 060%13322USAUSA001Communication3312
Subject said "I liked it, it was fun." Subject exited more loudly than most.
154
2 / 01 / 02 / -10 / -13 / 040%8020ChinaUSA000Communication3312
Subject apologized for being late. Subject was observed to be on task during the first six pairs and at 12:24. Subject said she was "trying to see if there was a difference" between the pieces in each pair. Subject was told that pairs were repeated and said that she had thought about that.
59
2 / 12 / 03 / 02 / 11 / -120%10122USAUSA001Communication, Psychology3312
Subject’s phone was observed to be on silent. Other subject who signed up for slot did not show up. Subject was on task at 10:49. Subject learned about SONA through her classes in Communications and Psychology, for which she was required to participate in research.
74
1 / 11 / 10 / -12 / 01 / -120%5-121USAUSA001Communication, Psychology3312
Subject learned about SONA in Psy 1 and indicated that participating in research experiments is required in Psy 7 as well.
78
3 / 00 / 12 / 11 / 02 / 040%8021USAUSA000Communication, Psychology3314
Subject arrived late, but entered R1 quietly after been given consent form and instructions in the hallway. Subject was on task for pairs 9 and 10. Subject learned about SONA from Psychology courses.
80
1 / 11 / 01 / 00 / 03 / 140%6020USAUSA011Communication, Psychology3314
Subject was on task for pairs 3 and 4. Subject said she liked some of the sonifications but there were others that she "didn’t really get."
88
1 / -11 / 11 / 00 / -12 / 020%5-121USAUSA000Communication, Psychology3312SD
Subject arrived early and was told to wait until Subject 87 was finished. Subject looked back at experimenter at end of final pair. Subject exited quietly.
97
2 / 02 / 00 / 01 / 02 / 020%7-121ChinaChina013Computer Engineering3314
Subject was on task at 10:20. Subject was on task during final two pairs.
46
3 / 01 / 01 / 02 / 03 / 040%10219USAUSA033Computer Science3314
Subject confirmed that her cell phone was on silent and put away. Subject was on task for last three pairs.
84
1 / 01 / -11 / 01 / 01 / 00%5020USAUSA012Computer Science3312
Subject was told that because he arrived 30 minutes early, that he might have to wait for a while. Subjects 82 and 83 arrived, forcing him to wait. Subject began at 14:23 and was on task at 14:34 during a random check. Subject asked if the sonifications were of functions, to which the experimenter replied in the affirmative and explained some details of the experiment.
137
1 / 02 / 00 / 00 / 02 / 040%5-219USAUSA012Computer Science3312
Subject remarked that the elevator took around five minutes. Subject remarked that one of the pairs sounded like someone wrapping bubble-wrap around your head and that she was at first disturbed by it, but eventually came to find it a bit relaxing. She then asked if the pieces represent functions.
33
3 / 03 / 00 / 01 / 01 / 060%8119USAUSA011Economics3312
Subject was allowed to begin early with the usual provisions and was on task during final two pairs. Subject exited quietly while Subject 34 was performing task.
47
0 / 03 / 02 / 10 / -12 / 060%7-118USAUSA001Economics3312
Subject was reminded to turn cell phone off and allowed to start early.
89
2 / 01 / 02 / -11 / -12 / -10%8019USAUSA001Economics3314SD
Subject was on task but looked back at experimenter very briefly during pair 11.
120
2 / 02 / 00 / 01 / 02 / 020%7-119USAUSA010Economics3314
Subject apologized and said he got lost. Subject was told to try not to be disturbed when Subject 119 exits. Subject inquired into the purpose of the experiment and said it was "interesting." Experimenter explained what the Fibonacci sequence and the golden ratio are.
146
3 / 03 / 00 / -12 / 02 / 060%10120USAUSA011Economics3312
Subject arrived late but entered R2 very quietly with the experimenter. Subject said that some of it was "OK," but that some of it started to give her a headache.
14
2 / 01 / -11 / 11 / 01 / 00%6019TaiwanTaiwan002Economics & Accounting3312
Subject was placed in room and told to exit quietly, which she did. Subject was asked if she had taken Psy 1, and responded in the affirmative.
17
1 / 02 / 02 / 10 / 02 / 020%7-119USAUSA011Economics & Accounting3314SD
Subject apologized for arriving late, but was allowed to begin the experiment. He indicated as well that he had taken Psy 1 upon enquiry. Subject had to be reminded to put headphones on although it was explained to him.
45
1 / 03 / 13 / 01 / 01 / 040%9220USAUSA012Economics & Accounting3312SD
Asked subject to turn off cell phone but the phone was already off. Subject was allowed to start early but told to exit quietly. Subject looked back before pair 15.
127
2 / 10 / 01 / 02 / 03 / -140%8018USAUSA012Economics & Accounting3312
Subject was quiet upon entry. Subject remarked that she became aware that pairs were repeating and that she did not know what she picked before, but that she wanted to be consistent.
145
0 / 01 / 11 / 01 / 01 / 020%4-119USAUSA012Economics & Accounting3314
Subject was careful not to knock as instructed on the door (although no one was actually present in R1 or R2). Subject said she would do her best upon being given instructions. Subject did not appear disturbed by the experimenter and Subject 146 entering, as she was warned before, and was observed to be on task while listening to the third pair. Subject said that discerning between the pieces "was kind of hard," and that at first it was easy but then got progressively harder.
50
2 / 00 / 11 / 01 / 12 / 020%6-118USAUSA011Economics, Psychology3312
Subject indicated on form that he had seen experimenter’s website. This seems unlikely but possible (perhaps subject thought the website was the page on SONA dedicated to the study?). Subject was on task during final two pairs.
58
1 / 00 / -13 / -11 / 01 / 040%6018CanadaUSA000English3312
Subject learned about SONA from a friend, and has not taken Psy 1.
100
0 / 02 / 00 / 02 / 02 / 040%6-222USAUSA010English3312
Subject was on task at 16:42 and 16:44. Subject was on task during final two pairs.
5
3 / 12 / 11 / 02 / 03 / 040%11221USAUSA010English, Psychology3312
Both subjects had arrived before experimenter. Experimenter greeted both subjects and put one subject in R2. Subject was shy and said very little at all. Experimenter gave instructions and gave brief background as before. Subject in R2 began one minute before subject in R1.
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1 / 02 / 03 / 00 / 00 / 160%6-122USAUSA033Environmental Studies3312
Subject indicated that he had heard of the concept of sonification. Subject had to be reminded to put headphones on although it was explained to him. Subject appeared to be engaged in the task at hand with his eyes on the screen at 10:14, when the experimenter performed a random check. Otherwise, the experimenter never entered R2, and only entered R1 to perform the random check. Subject indicated that he had not taken Psy 1, but that he had learned about the Human Subject Pool in a chemistry class. The other subject signed up for the slot did not show up.
57
1 / -11 / 00 / -12 / -12 / 020%6-121USAUSA011Environmental Studies3314SD
Subject was reaching into backpack at 10:06, and appeared to be getting a drink from a water bottle. Subject was on task at 10:09 and at 10:17. Subject learned about SONA from a friend, and has not taken Psy 1.
96
1 / 01 / 03 / 01 / 00 / 140%6020USAUSA001Environmental Studies3312
Subject was on task at 10:06 and at 10:08. Subject exited quietly.
138
1 / 01 / 01 / -11 / 13 / 020%7122USAUSA000Environmental Studies3314
Subject was observed to be on task at 11:38. Subject said the experience was was "interesting."
77
0 / 00 / 13 / 00 / 02 / 080%5-220USAUSA000Feminist Studies, Global Studies3312
Subject was told to exit quietly and to turn off sound on cell phone, both of which she did.
15
2 / 02 / -11 / 01 / 01 / 00%7020USAUSA000Film & Media Studies3314
Subject indicated some familiarity with the concept of sonification and said her boyfriend was a music major. Upon completion she apologized and said that she had been told that she was basically "tone-deaf." The experimenter revealed a little bit about the structure of the experiment - the fact that there are actually only five pairs being compared. This subject also indicated that she had taken Psy 1 and said that one reason so many females are coming could be because another study completely excludes women. The experimenter told her that he had seen a parallel study that excluded men.
141
2 / 01 / 02 / -11 / 02 / 00%8018USAUSA002Film & Media Studies3312
Subject was here when experimenter arrived, talking to Subject 142. Subject described the experiment as "cool."
150
2 / 01 / 02 / 02 / 01 / 00%8018USAUSA020Film & Media Studies3312
Subject seemed more enthusiastic about participation than most. Subject was observed to be on task at 10:12.
6
2 / 11 / -10 / 03 / 00 / 060%6-121Hong KongUK002Geography3314
Subject took slightly longer to read consent form and did not have English as a first language. Experimenter stayed in R1 with the subject most of the time, occasionally looking in on subject in R2, who was carrying out the task. After conclusion of experiment, subject asked about the purpose of the experiment and said she had heard of Fibonacci numbers but was not sure exactly what they were. She mentioned The Da Vinci Code. Experimenter told her a bit about Fibonacci numbers and the work of Gustav Theodor Fechner without getting into any detail. Experimenter recommended looking up his own work and Fibonacci on google.
55
2 / -12 / -10 / 10 / -10 / 060%4-320ChinaUSA011Geography3312
Subject wanted to confirm that there were 30 pieces upon giving instructions.
54
2 / 11 / -13 / 00 / 02 / 040%8020USAUSA011Global Studies3312
The subject was tested with no other subject in R1 (no-show). Subject had taken Psy 1 and learned about SONA in that course. Subject said she had taken part in other studies but never in any study similar to this one, and that it sounded fun.
86
2 / 01 / 03 / 00 / 02 / 040%8019USAUSA000Global Studies3312
Subject asked how long it would take and was told "about 20 minutes." Subject was on task during last pair exited quietly.
151
1 / 02 / 00 / 00 / -12 / 140%5-222USAUSA010Global Studies3312
Subject arrived slightly late. Subject was observed to be on task at 10:41 and 10:51. Subject remarked that some of them sounded like she "was about to listen to a Pink Floyd song."
8
3 / 03 / 01 / 03 / 11 / 060%11320USAUSA000Global Studies, Spanish3312
First male subject arrived early and was put into R2. Subject asked if he could press continue on first screen of program.
27
0 / 03 / 10 / 12 / -12 / 060%7-118South KoreaSouth Korea011History3312
Subject was allowed to start early, but told that she must exit quietly when finished, and that the rest of the paperwork and payment would follow in the hallway. Subject was on task at 10:14 and, upon completion, exited very quietly through R1.
31
2 / 02 / 03 / 02 / -12 / 020%11118USAUSA022History3312
Subject looked back at the experimenter during random check while listening to final pair, but seemed to be on task. Subject asked upon completion of study if Fibonacci numbers had been used and said he knew that Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio had been determined to be aesthetically pleasing in the visual domain. Subject finished 4 seconds before Subject 32. Both Subjects 31 and 32 were revealed some details of the experiment (e.g. that there were actually only 5 pairs) upon completion. Subject appeared enthusiastic about the goal of the research.
114
2 / 00 / 02 / 03 / 03 / 060%10120USAUSA011History, Political Science3314
Subject was observed to be on task at 10:16. Subject found the experiment "interesting." Subject learned about SONA from his girlfriend, who was a biology major.
56
2 / 12 / 02 / 01 / 01 / 00%8021USAUSA031History, Psychology3314
Subject seemed aware of some trends in 20th century classical music, mentioned Schoenberg and twelve-tone music as well as John Cage. He said he was familiar with the idea of sonification and that he had taken eight years of piano as well. Subject said that he tried to match the rhythms on the "example that sounded like two metronomes" with his hands and could not.
22
3 / 02 / 00 / 10 / -12 / 060%7-120USAUSA011Language, Culture & Society3312
Subject was allowed to start early. Subject asked if pieces were going to be played simultaneously upon being given basic instructions by experimenter. Subject was reminded to exit quietly and take care of remaining paperwork the experimenter outside upon completion of experiment.
9
2 / 01 / -13 / 01 / 00 / 040%7021USAUSA001Linguistics3314
Subject arrived just after subject in R2 and started just after him as well.
63
1 / 03 / 01 / 03 / -11 / 040%9218USAUSA020Literature3314
Subject was given consent form, experimenter’s background and instructions outside before being allowed to enter. Subject was more careful than most in putting the headphones on properly. Subject was on task from pairs 7 through 11. Subject was on task for final two pairs.
3
1 / 02 / 00 / 01 / 01 / 020%5-120USAUSA002Mathematics3314
Subject entered quietly and signed consent form. Experimenter explained the same thing as he did to Subject 2. Subject asked if she had to select any other check boxes, experimenter said no if they do not apply. Experimenter was present in room with back turned. Experimenter observed when Subject 2 was finishing up and took care of paperwork in the other room, as not to disturb subject.
24
2 / 12 / -11 / 01 / -11 / 00%7019JapanJapan012Mathematics3312
Subject learned about SONA (UCSB’s Undergraduate Research Participation System) in Psy 1.
101
0 / 02 / 12 / 02 / 02 / 020%8-132USAUSA633Media Arts & Technology3312V
This is the first subject whom the experimenter knows personally and who is from his own department. Subject asked if the results had been "interesting" and "noisy" to which the experimenter responded in the affirmative. Experimenter showed subject the results afterwards and had a long discussion about ideas for further experiments. Subject suggested trying experiments with polyphonic pieces, and also trying to see how many iterations of a fractal sequence are perceived to be aesthetically pleasing and when or at what point subjects would want some variation.
102
0 / 01 / 12 / 11 / 12 / 020%6-129USAUSA213Media Arts & Technology3314V
Subjects arrived at the same time. Experimenter has confident that subject will be on task and will not need to perform any random checks with subjects from his own department. Experimenter asked subject if it was sometimes possible to hear the sound from R2 to which he replied "sometimes."
103
1 / 00 / 12 / 02 / -11 / 020%6-136USAUSA723Media Arts & Technology3312V SD
Subjects 102 and 103 arrived at the same time. This is the subject with whom the experimenter has spent the most time with talking about his music as well as topics such as programming, synthesis techniques and the Media Arts and Technology program at UCSB. Experimenter entered room on final piece believing the experiment was finished, distracting the subject. Subject remarked afterwards, however, that he was not disturbed by the experimenter.
104
1 / 02 / 00 / 12 / 01 / 020%6-135USAUSA213Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject mentioned how he had discussed the experimenter’s music with him before but that it was not in enough depth to check the box indicating such a discussion, which the experimenter agreed on. Subject was told he could look at the results upon the completion of the test. Subject mentioned that it was sometimes hard to tell the difference between them and that he sometimes thought he heard the Fibonacci sequence in them but did not make his choices based on that.
105
0 / 00 / 12 / 03 / 01 / 060%6-133PeruUSA533Media Arts & Technology3312V
Experimenter met subject in Elings Hall and walked over to Phelps Hall with him. Subject said he was curious about the experiment. Subject indicated that he was curious about the results and said he at one point became aware that pairs were being repeated and that he tried to be consistent.
106
2 / 00 / 00 / 13 / 03 / -180%8030TaiwanTaiwan200Media Arts & Technology3312V
Experimenter met subject for a talk at the Social Sciences and Media Studies Building then walked to Phelps Hall. Upon reviewing the data with subject, the experimenter was astounded by the consistency of the subject’s choices.
107
0 / 00 / 01 / -12 / 00 / 060%3-361USAUSA653Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is first to be tested from MAT faculty. This was the first subject to take notes during test indicating why he found certain sonifications more pleasing than others. He indicated that for the sonification dealing with fractional parts, he found the regularity of the pattern of the one-eighth-multiples sonification to be more pleasing than those of golden ratio multiples. For the steady pulses sonification, he indicated that he thought it would be more interesting as a drummer to play the square root of 3 pattern, and noted that he found a "disturbance" in the golden ratio sonification somewhere in the middle. He was accurate in determining which pieces use the Fibonacci sequence or the golden ratio. He indicated that he tried to be consistent but was at times tempted to change his mind, and demonstrated awareness through his notes of when pairs were being repeated.
108
2 / -10 / 01 / 01 / 00 / 040%4-229MalaysiaMalaysia213Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject apologized for being late and stated that he wanted to come in earlier with Subjects 102 and 103 but was not able to make it. Subject was careful to check that headphones were going to be put on properly. Subject said that he had fun with the experiment.
112
1 / -10 / 00 / -12 / 01 / 040%4-224USAUSA533Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject has a background in music and is another colleague from the experimenter’s department. Experimenter remained in R1 during the test with door between closed. Subject indicated that he had changed his mind about the examples with steady pulses and that he did not "play along" the first time he listened to it, and that playing along helped him make up his mind.
148
1 / -11 / 03 / 02 / 00 / 040%7029IranIran023Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is an MAT student and called the experimenter as he was leaving UCSB in his car. She had been waiting in Elings Hall. Experimenter turned around and came back to Phelps Hall. Subject was particularly careful in filling out survey. Experimenter looked at results with subject upon completion of the experiment. Subject mentioned how she had a tendency to like the first in each pair more than the second and wondered about the effect that might have on the experiment. Subject commented on how she liked most of the pieces and, in particular, the sonification of dual Zeckendorf representations.
152
0 / -11 / 02 / 03 / 03 / 060%9153USAUSA333Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is MAT faculty. Experimenter went through the data with the subject at the end. Subject said that it was "kind of fun" and wished the experimenter good luck.
156
0 / 00 / -11 / 03 / 02 / 060%6-124USAUSA443Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is an MAT student who recently gave his Master’s thesis presentation. Experimenter reviewed the results with the subject afterwards.
157
1 / 03 / 03 / -10 / 01 / 060%8138ColombiaColombia033Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is MAT faculty and had previously approached the experimenter personally to say he wanted to take part in the experiment. Subject mentioned that his choosing the dual Zeckendorf system sonification over the binary system was due primarily to timbre and the fact that the binary system sounded more "dampened" and less full.
158
1 / -10 / -13 / 00 / 12 / 060%6-137USAUSA342Media Arts & Technology3314V
Subject is a fellow MAT student. Subject was told that another subject might enter through R1 to get to R2 during the experiment. Subject remarked that he sometimes felt he picked certain sonifications for relatively "random reasons." For example, the subject picked one sonification because it filled up the stereo space more quickly than the other in the pair. Subject said that in general the sonifications were easy to distinguish.
159
1 / 02 / -12 / -11 / 13 / 120%9163HungaryCanada412Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is MAT faculty. Subject remarked that the first piece played is always a reference for the second, and that he generally made his choice at the beginning of the second piece’s playing, waiting to see if he would change his mind.
160
0 / -11 / -11 / 01 / 02 / -120%5-145MalaysiaUSA313Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is a fellow MAT student. Subject said he found it difficult to determine which piece in a pair he found more aesthetically pleasing. He remarked, for example, that he is not used to the task of rating the aesthetic pleasantness of a series of clicks.
164
1 / 01 / -12 / 02 / 00 / -120%6-142USAUSA623Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is an MAT student. Subject wanted to have the window open during experiment; it is a particularly quiet day on campus and this did not cause any disturbances.
166
0 / 02 / -10 / 12 / 02 / 040%6-232TurkeyTurkey003Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is an MAT student. The experimenter also took part in an experiment conducted by the subject a few weeks earlier. Subject remarked that if she found them both aesthetically appealing, that she would tend to choose the second one in a pair because she could remember it more easily; if she did not find a pair aesthetically appealing, she would tend to choose the first in a pair because she remembered it less.
167
1 / 12 / 00 / -12 / 03 / 040%8023USAUSA233Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is an MAT student. Subject asked how the compositions were created.
169
3 / 11 / 11 / 12 / 01 / 020%8135CanadaCanada302Media Arts & Technology3314V
Subject is an MAT student. Subject remarked that she felt there were some "trick questions" in the test and said that she noticed that sometimes the order of the sonifications in a pair was simply switched. She said her opinion sometimes changed based on the order they were presented.
170
2 / 01 / -10 / -11 / 00 / 040%4-225ChinaChina423Media Arts & Technology3312V
Subject is an MAT student. Subject remarked that she sometimes could not tell the difference between two sonifications in a pair.
109
1 / 10 / -13 / 01 / 01 / 040%6067IndiaGermany734Media Arts & Technology, Music3312V
Subject is MAT faculty and went out to dinner with the experimenter after taking part. Subject indicated that he believed that he was generally consistent in his choices. Subject indicated that he heard something similar to a 4:7 rhythm at one point. Experimenter reviewed results with the subject upon completion.
126
3 / 02 / -11 / 01 / 10 / 140%7021USAUSA002Microbiology3314
Subject was allowed to start early and told to try not to be disturbed when Subject 127 enters R2 during experiment. Subject was observed to be on task at 10:30 and did not appear disturbed when Subject 127 entered with the experimenter. Subject described the experience as "weird" and inquired into the purpose of the experiment. He said that the pieces sometimes sounded extremely similar but that sometimes he sensed that there were "a different number of beats."
21
0 / 01 / 00 / -11 / 00 / 160%2-319USAUSA020Music3314
Subject arrived and was told to wait until Subject 20 was done at 11:30. Subject appeared reluctant to give his UCSB student number on the consent form until after the experiment was complete. Experimenter was required to air out R2 after Subject 20. Subject was placed in R1 while room was airing out. Experimenter waited until Subject 20 left to explain instructions to the subject. Subject appeared engaged during random check at 11:48.
131
3 / 02 / 01 / 01 / 03 / 040%10239FranceUSA413Music Theory3312V
Subject was a former student of the experimenter in his second year German classes at UCSB. Experimenter saw her at an MAT seminar two days prior and she volunteered to take part. Subject indicated that she changed her mind at some point about an example and that she found the experiment to be "interesting."
110
3 / 12 / 00 / -12 / 01 / 040%8041USAUSA001N/A3312
Upon being given information about the experimenter and the sonifications he was about to hear, the subject said "Tubeway Army," which the experimenter had never heard of, and "Gary Numan." Subject signed up for a slot that was labeled "MUSIC MAJORS ONLY" although he was not a music major (or a student for that matter). Experimenter let him take part in the experiment anyway. Subject was observed to be on task at 10:42. After the experiment the subject said "It isn’t anything I’d want to play at a party." Subject said some of it sounded a bit like Kraftwerk and Eurythmics.
111
3 / 03 / 13 / 02 / 02 / 060%13353USAUSA511N/A3312V
Subject is first member of MAT staff to take part in experiment. Subject asked what the program used in the test was written in. Upon reviewing results, the experimenter was impressed with the consistency of the subject and interested in the fact that he seemed to have a preference for Fibonacci-related sonifications.
117
3 / -11 / -10 / 12 / 02 / 140%8018USAUSA032N/A3312
Subject arrived at the same time as Subject 118. Upon being told that the pieces might come across as strange to the subject, the subject remarked that it could not be stranger than dub-step can sometimes be.
161
0 / 01 / 01 / -11 / 02 / 020%5-136USAUSA200N/A3312V
Subject is MAT staff member who has seen most of the subjects come in and out and also heard some conversations relating to the experiment. Subject remarked that she could occasionally hear the sonifications for two of the pairs in R1 during the experiment, also that she was very opinionated about some pairs but others were difficult to judge in terms of aesthetic pleasantness. Subject was curious to see how consistent she was in her selection.
162
0 / 01 / 00 / 01 / 13 / 060%5-151USAUSA000N/A3314V
Subject is MAT staff member who has seen most of the subjects come in and out and also heard some conversations relating to the experiment. Subject agreed with Subject 161 that certain pairs were easier to judge than others.
163
1 / 02 / 00 / 01 / 03 / 040%7035USAUSA000N/A3312V
Subject is MAT staff member who has seen most of the subjects come in and out and also heard some conversations relating to the experiment. Subject commented on how the windows were dirty and that it disturbed her in the beginning.
165
2 / 12 / 10 / 00 / 11 / 040%5-249USAUSA000N/A3312V
Subject is an MAT staff member. Experimenter made the mistake of leaving the door open when the subject started listening to instructions; the subject asked to shut the door before she started the experiment.
168
3 / 00 / -11 / 11 / -11 / 140%6041USAUSA653N/A3312V
Subject is MAT faculty. Subject was careful to make sure he put the headphones on with the correct orientation. Subject laughed upon hearing instructions. Subject mentioned that he would like to see the results for which one was chosen most often in a pair: the first or the second. Experimenter responded that he regretted not collecting that information with the program created for the experiment.
113
3 / 00 / 12 / 01 / -11 / 140%7019USAUSA002Pharmacology3312
Subject remarked that some of the examples sounded very similar. She learned about SONA in Psy 1.
124
2 / 10 / 03 / 00 / 03 / -180%8019USAUSA013Physical Geography3314
Subject was told to try not to be disturbed by Subject 123 upon Subject 123’s exit. Subject was observed to be on task at 15:35 and 15:38. Subject appeared not to be disturbed by Subject 123’s exit.
79
1 / 02 / -11 / 01 / 01 / 10%6021USAUSA013Physics3312
Subject arrived very early and was allowed to start. Subject said that the experiment was "very interesting." Subject exited quietly.
140
1 / 00 / 10 / -13 / 02 / -160%6-119USAUSA011Physics3312
Subject arrived late and did not apologize. Upon being asked the subject said that it was "pretty cool," and that he liked some of them but not others.
155
3 / 12 / 10 / 02 / -11 / 040%8021USAUSA013Physics3312
Subject remarked that he had read the description and that the experiment "sounded cool." Subject was told that he was the final paid participant. Subject described the experiment as "neat," and asked what irrational number was being studied. He then made a reference to Donald in Mathmagic Land, where he said the golden ratio was mentioned, which the experimenter had not yet heard of.
48
2 / 01 / 12 / -11 / 02 / 00%8020USAUSA000Political Science3314
Subject turned off cell phone. Subject asked experimenter how long he had been doing this research, to which he responded "about 15 years." Subject was on task during last six pairs. Subject was enthusiastic and asked if he could find out what happens with the research; the experimenter told him to use google to find his website and bookmark it. Subject noted that he had taken part in research in which he was required to have an MRI done, and said that some of the sounds reminded him of that experience.
98
0 / 12 / 01 / 02 / 02 / 120%7-120USAUSA000Political Science3312
Subject apologized for being late. Subject was on task during final pair and exited quietly, wishing the experimenter good luck.
118
2 / 03 / -12 / 01 / 02 / 020%10119USAUSA011Pre-Biology3314
Subject arrived at the same time as Subject 117. Subject was observed to be on task at 11:14. Subject said that some of the pieces "shock your brain" and that there were some "really interesting pieces in there."
128
2 / 13 / 00 / 01 / 00 / 060%6-119USAUSA001Pre-Biology3312
Subject was allowed to start early and told to open door and exit quietly. Subject remarked that she liked some of them but there were some that "hurt [her] head."
133
3 / 11 / 01 / 01 / 02 / 020%8118USAUSA013Pre-Biology3312
Subject entered quietly while Subject 132 in R1 was still listening to instructions. Subject said the experiment was "interesting."
144
2 / 01 / -11 / -10 / -13 / -140%7018USAUSA002Pre-Biology3312
Subject described the experiment as "weird." Subject finished one second after Subject 143.
147
0 / 02 / 10 / 00 / 03 / 080%5-218USAUSA001Pre-Economics & Accounting3314
Subject was observed to be on task at 15:37. Subject remarked that it was difficult to distinguish the pieces.
61
3 / 02 / 02 / -12 / -10 / 040%9018USAUSA011Pre-Psychology3312
Subject confirmed her cell phone was already on silent. Subject was observed to be on task for last four pairs. Other subject who signed up for slot did not show up.
69
0 / 02 / 00 / 00 / 02 / 160%4-318USAUSA001Pre-Psychology3314SD
Subject indicated that she was interested in changing her major to mathematics, and that she was excited to learn what Fibonacci numbers and the golden ratio were when she looked at the mathematics questions on the survey. The experimenter entered during pair 13, at which time she was on task but slightly distracted and looked back. The experimenter accidentally dropped some papers in R1 as well. Subject seemed very interested in the experiment and inquired into the mathematics and nature of the study. She said she wanted to ask about it during the whole experiment but figured she was not supposed to, and that she did not want to be biased. Experimenter explained what the golden ratio and Fibonacci numbers were and made reference to the work of Fechner.
16
3 / 03 / -11 / -12 / -12 / -140%11220USAUSA012Psychology3312
Subject arrived one minute earlier and said she had been in the other building. She was asked if she had taken Psy 1 and responded in the affirmative. After being told basic instructions and that the pieces might sound very familiar, she asked if she was supposed to try to distinguish them, to which the experimenter responded in the affirmative. Upon completion, the subject asked whether the experimenter could tell her about what the study was about. The experimenter then went into some of the details of the experiment (e.g. that there are actually only five pairs)., but only very quietly, as Subject 17 was in R1. The subject demonstrated familiarity with the Fibonacci sequence by saying the first couple numbers of it. She described the sonifications as "trippy" directly after completion as well, and said it was difficult to distinguish the works. Her exit was louder than normal, partially because the experimenter thought that Subject 17 would not show up and did not instruct her to exit quietly. Nonetheless, these was only a slight disturbance to Subject 17, who showed no visible reaction to the disturbance.
19
0 / 02 / -12 / -10 / 10 / 060%4-319USAUSA001Psychology3312
Subject apologized for being late and indicated that she had taken Psy 1 upon questioning and said she was a Psychology major. Subject was told to exit quietly in case other subject for slot shows up. Experimenter performed one random check and found the subject not looking at screen, but still performing the task in a satisfactory way. Subject explained that she always seemed to find the second one "more painful." She said "some were good, though" and said she liked the third one (whether it was the third pair or third piece is hard to say --- probably the third pair).
42
1 / 01 / 00 / 00 / 01 / 040%3-219USAUSA000Psychology3314SD
Subject showed up after getting lost and apologized. Subject was explained instructions and replied "Alright, easy enough." Subject was on task at 14:46. Subject had a runny nose, was sniffing a lot, and was drinking from a cup through a straw, which he adjusted and made noises and burped which was deemed to constitute a slight disturbance.
52
2 / 02 / 01 / 11 / 01 / 00%7021South KoreaSouth Korea021Psychology3314
Subject apologized for arriving late. Subject was on task at 13:16. Subject also inquired into the nature of the experiment.
65
1 / -12 / 01 / 01 / 01 / 00%6021VietnamUSA000Psychology3314
Subject was on task for pairs 12 and 13.
70
2 / 01 / 01 / 02 / -13 / 120%9121USAUSA000Psychology3314SD
Subject was on task at 10:08. Subject appeared slightly distracted at 10:16, but then got on task just a moment later. Subject learned about SONA in Psy 1.
81
1 / -11 / 02 / 03 / 02 / 020%9119USAUSA012Psychology3312
Subject was on task at 13:52.
87
2 / 10 / 11 / -11 / 01 / 020%5-122USAUSA010Psychology3314
Subject apologized for being late. Subject was on task during pairs 9 through 11.
95
2 / -13 / 02 / -11 / -12 / 120%10119USAUSA000Psychology3314
Subject was on task during pairs 11 through 13.
121
1 / 01 / 01 / 13 / 01 / -120%7122USAUSA002Psychology3314
Subject was observed to be on task at 15:09.
122
1 / 12 / -11 / -12 / 01 / 00%7020USAUSA000Psychology3312
Subject remarked that "some of those were just so odd," but that others were somewhat interesting. Subject also described one pair as sounding like "bug feelers."
125
2 / 03 / 02 / 00 / 03 / 060%10122USAUSA001Psychology3312
After being given instructions and being told to exit quietly, subject indicated that she would do her best. Subject was observed to be on task at 10:23.
130
2 / 03 / 00 / -11 / -12 / 040%8020USAUSA011Psychology3312
Subject was told to put cell phone on silent. Subject was observed to be on task at 11:32, 11:36 and 11:40. Subject described the experience as "awkward" and said it was difficult to distinguish between the pieces.
135
1 / -10 / 00 / 00 / 10 / 180%1-418USAUSA012Psychology3312
Subject was observed to be on task at 10:48 but looked tired. Subject described some of the pieces as "odd" and said that the pair utilizing clicks felt like someone was "tapping on your head."
123
3 / 03 / 01 / 03 / -11 / 060%11320USAUSA000Psychology, Sociology3312
Subject arrived early and was told she would have to wait until the two previous subjects finished. Subject was observed to be on task at 15:25. Subject exited very quietly, as requested.
23
0 / 00 / 00 / 02 / -13 / 180%5-222USAUSA010Psychology, Speech & Hearing3312
The experimenter expressed his appreciation for the subject coming in. Subject was told to exit quietly, as usual, and given a short background on the experimenter, which has now become somewhat standardized --- that he has a background in classical music, writes computer music and is in the MAT Department at UCSB. As usual, the subject was told that the pieces might sound very similar to one another, and that this is part of the design of the experiment. Subject was on task at 12:48 during random check. Subject said upon completion that she "kind of liked" some of it and that some of it was unexpected.
4
3 / 11 / 02 / -10 / 02 / 040%8021USAUSA000Sociology3312
Subject arrived early, and appeared enthusiastic about the idea of turning mathematical objects into sound in as direct a manner as possible. She explained that she would like get started early if possible and the experimenter let her.
12
3 / -12 / -10 / 02 / 11 / 040%8020USAUSA000Sociology3312
Subject arrived early and was allowed to start early. Subject exited extremely quietly as requested. Subject let experimenter know that he had only taken part in other studies in the Psychology building, and that he had taken Psy 1.
13
0 / 01 / 10 / 11 / -11 / 040%3-220USAUSA000Sociology3314
Subject began shortly after Subject 12, and upon completion the experimenter asked her if she had taken Psy 1, to which she responded in the affirmative.
34
1 / 02 / -12 / 11 / -11 / 00%7019USAUSA000Sociology3314
Subject was on task during last four pairs. Subject learned about SONA through Psy 1.
44
3 / 03 / 00 / 02 / 00 / 180%8020USAUSA001Sociology3314SD
Subject was on task for pair 12 when experimenter checked in and at end. Subject looked back when experimenter entered on pair 14, which constituted a slight disturbance.
49
1 / -12 / 02 / 02 / 01 / 00%8020USAUSA010Sociology3312
Subject arrived 30 minutes early and was told he would have to wait ten minutes until Subject 47 was finished. Subject silently read a book outside R1 until he was asked to enter quietly.
93
1 / -13 / 01 / 00 / 01 / 040%6020USAUSA001Sociology3314SD
Subject was on task but slightly disturbed during pair 11 when the experimenter entered and when Subject 92 exited.
116
2 / -12 / 01 / -12 / 01 / 10%8021USAUSA010Sociology3314
Subject apologized for being late. While taking the survey, the subject pointed to the experimenter’s name and said "I have never heard of him." Subject was on task at 10:45.
10
1 / 01 / 00 / -12 / 02 / 120%6-118USAUSA000Spanish3312
Subject again arrived earlier, creating a similar situation to the previous slot. Experimenter told the subject to exit quietly because someone would be in next room, but this turned out not to be an issue because next subject arrived a minute later. Upon completion, experimenter asked subject if she had any insight into why almost only women came to this study. She told the experimenter that she had taken a psychology course in which she was required to learn about research studies and participate.
94
2 / 01 / 03 / 01 / 01 / -120%8120USAUSA010Spanish3312
Subject was on task during final pair and exited quietly.
72
1 / 03 / 01 / -11 / -11 / 020%7121USAUSA010Theater3312
Subject got lost and apologized for arriving late. Subject made sure her cell phone was on silent. Subject was on task for final two pairs. Subject described the pieces utilizing clicks as stressful and that it sounded "like teeth chattering," but that she enjoyed it.
2
3 / -12 / 00 / -12 / 01 / 040%8019USAUSA021Undeclared3312
Subject arrived early. Experimenter decided to go ahead with the experiment in R2. He told her to exit quietly as another subject would be in the other room carrying out the same task. Again, the experimenter concentrated on getting into the habit of only using the words "aesthetically pleasing." He also explained his affiliation with the Media Arts and Technology Department and mentioned that some people might not use the word "music" to describe the examples. The experimenter closed the door and was not present in the room in order to provide more sound isolation between rooms. Subject exited quietly through R1 while Subject 3 was taking test.
73
1 / 00 / 01 / -11 / 02 / 120%5-119USAUSA001Undeclared3314
Subject was on task at 11:09. Subject learned about SONA in Psy 1.
132
2 / 10 / -12 / 01 / 02 / 020%7-118USAUSA000Undeclared3314
Subject was already in hallway when experimenter arrived. Subject was observed to be on task during the second pair and did not appear disturbed by the experimenter exiting the room.
136
2 / 13 / 01 / 02 / 02 / 020%10118EcuadorUSA001Undeclared3314
Subject was on the phone when she arrived. Subject was observed to be on task at 11:01, 11:05 and 11:12. Subject did not appear to be disturbed by the entrance of Subject 137.
139
1 / 00 / 00 / -10 / 00 / -180%1-418USAUSA021Undeclared3314
Subject was here when the experimenter arrived. Subject was on task during pairs 2 and 3. Subject did not appear to be disturbed when Subject 140 and the experimenter quietly entered the room. Subject was observed to be on task at 10:21.
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