Why do people enjoy music? Can everyone dance? What are potential benefits of music for humans? These are fascinating questions, especially if you are, like I am, intrigued by the human mind and love music. I am a cognitive-neuroscience-researcher-slash-used-to-be-performing-clarinettist hoping to answer questions like these and many more.
In my current research, I aim to find out how the human brain can make sense of music in the first place. How do we go from vibrating air to perceiving the rich sensation that music is? More specifically, I am examining how the perception of rhythm relates to general predictive processing in the brain. You can find some of outcomes under Publications. I am of course not doing all of this alone! I am lucky to be collaborating with and working under supervision of the amazing Prof. Dr. Heleen Slagter, Prof. Dr. Henkjan Honing, and Dr. Jessica Grahn, and I am helped by many colleagues and students!
As a lecturer, this semester I teach the master thesis intervision meetings, and the Music Psychology elective. For information about internships and thesis supervision, please email me directly. Note that for 2018-2019, all positions have been filled.