The museum has teamed up with Dr Ashley Burgoyne of the University of Amsterdam's Institute for Language, Logic and Computation and the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision’s Research and Development department. Basically Burgoyne is interested in music cognition and has partnered with MOSI to deliver a citizen science project at next year's Manchester Science Festival.
The project? To decipher just what makes a piece of music catchy and how can this eventually be used to help treat memory degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. How do they do this? A game, of course!
So far, the #1 most recognisable song is Wannabe by Spice Girls with Che Sera Sera and White Christmas a close second and third respectively. I wonder where Timber by Ke$ha and Pitbull stands? Y'know, what with it being a classic and all.
Go on, give it a go and your input will shape the results at Manchester Science Festival in October this year.