Is something special about beat-based expectations in rhythm? In this paper, we try to find out! The preprint is now fully updated with all the latest analyses, and online on bioRxiv: Bouwer, F.L., Fahrenfort, J.J., Millard, S.K., Kloosterman, N.A., Slagter, H.A. (preprint). A silent disco: Persistent entrainment of low-frequency neural oscillations underlies beat-based, but not pattern-based temporal expectations. bioRxiv, 2020.01.08.899278; doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.01.08.899278 […]
Last September, I had the pleasure of giving a public lecture for the Universiteit van Nederland in a sold-out Paradiso. The recording (in Dutch) is now online! With many thanks to the organisers for making this such a cool project to be part of.
I was asked by RTL EditieNL to give some comments on an article by Ole Heggli, Jan Stupacher, and Peter Vuust about diurnal fluctuations in music preference. Fun to do, but you have to watch carefully, I appear on screen for about 15 seconds… (NB: the video item will only be available for a limited […]
My fabulous postdoc supervisor Prof. Heleen Slagter invited me to co-author a commentary about individual differences in the Journal of Cognition. Out now! Slagter, H. A., & Bouwer, F. L. (2021). Qualitative Versus Quantitative Individual Differences in Cognitive Neuroscience. Journal of Cognition, 4(1), 49. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/joc.170 Individual differences in cognitive performance can be quantitative or qualitative in nature. […]
Two years after the fabulous workshop organised by Henkjan Honing, Sonja Kotz, Andrea Ravignani, and Michael Greenfield, the special theme issue on rhythm and rhythmic interactions came out in Philosophical Transactions B, including a paper co-authored by me on how to test rhythmic abilities in human and non-human animals. More on this in my previous […]
Last Saturday, an article appeared in the Volkskrant about why we like music so much. Prof. Henkjan Honing (my PhD supervisor) comments on the possible evolutionary roots for our love for music, and I chime in with some thoughts on why our brains like music so much (spoiler: something to do with expectations!). See the […]
On June 24, after two intensive and inspiring weeks of the ABC Summer School on Musicality, I had the honour to moderate a symposium on sad music, with a keynote lecture by Prof. David Huron, to celebrate him receiving the Honorary Frijda Chair. A recording of this hybrid symposium is now online, including the keynote […]
The Nationale Wetenschaps Agenda (NWA) has a theme months about music! I was asked to contribute to an item for school children about earworms (the song stuck inside your head). It turned into a whole project, including an article in Kidsweek, a video, and even materials to use in the classroom!
In the summer of 2019, I was lucky to be invited to be part of a Lorentz workshop, in which an inspiring group of researchers came together to discuss rhythm from every possible angle. This workshop was instigated by a fabulous organising team:Henkjan Honing, Sonja Kotz, Andrea Ravignani, and Michael Greenfield. The results of all […]
It was a bit early: 2 am in Hilversum. But also very special to enter the very silent Media Park in the middle of the night, and to have time for an elaborate interview about music, science, and why I happen to always listen to Frozen songs.