Music Versus Noise

Music and noise are similar in many ways, but also different in some important ways. While noise is disturbing and often a nuisance, music is relaxing, exciting, and has positive affects on human emotion. Human feelings toward music or noise can be an unconscious state of the mind or it may be a learned reaction and perception. For example if we play  music for a person who has never heard music in his life, he may or may not show any reaction to that music. Also we don't know what is the reaction of animals, specially monkeys and other primates to music.  

W. Mozart
 Project description
In this project we attempt to find out the differences between music and noise. We will gather information or perform experiments in order to test the effect of variables that may affect human perception of a sound and it's recognition as noise or music.
 Details of this project
You can get the details of this project in the members section of web site. Since research on this subject has a long history, you might also be able to find good books about it in your local library or find some information on the internet.