Is it English?

A robot has hidden English messages in some of the following audio clips. Can you help us figure out which clips contain the robot's messages? We know that about half of the messages have hidden English and half of them don't; we want your help figuring out which ones are English and which are not.

On each trial, you will listen to a short audio clip. After you play the clip, you will be asked whether the clip contains some hidden English words, or whether the message is just nonsense. This task will not be easy; if you are unsure, take your best guess.

A few times in the experiment, instead of hearing some sounds from the robot, you will instead hear a simple beep or tone. Whenever that happens, make sure to click 'Non-English'.

When you are ready to begin, answer the question below. By completing this survey, you are consenting to be in this research study. Your participation is voluntary and you can stop at any time.

(NOTE: When the experiment is done, a submit button should appear. If that fails to occur, the HIT should "auto-submit" after one minute.)


The robot produces this clip:

If you had to guess, does this clip contain English language?

Non-English English

To complete this experiment your computer needs working audio. To test your the sound on your computer, please listen to the clip below.

What kind of sound is playing?

Traffic Beeping Clapping Music Conversation Ocean
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