Weten de mensen om jou heen hoeveel je met muziek hebt? Of weet je dit van de mensen om jou heen? Wij onderzoeken of iemand voor een ander kan inschatten hoeveel betekenis diegene aan muziek geeft. Dit kan bijvoorbeeld belangrijk zijn bij muziektherapie. HOE KAN JE MEEDOEN? Zoek een tweede deelnemer die je goed kent, […]
Together with the awesome Music Cognition Group, we developed a website for science communication, through the KNAW Gewaardeerd! program. On this website, you can play a few small games to learn about your own musicality. Have a look at Toontjehoger! I was asked to give some explanation about the project in the Nacht van KRO-NCRV, […]
On the occasion of the Amsterdam Dance Event, I was asked to explain a few things about dancing and your sense of rhythm on Atlas TV (NPO2). Watch it here.
I had the pleasure this month to give a lecture at the science museum NEMO in Amsterdam. A room full of curious children as an audience, it does not get much better! We danced, sang, and explored the wonders of rhythm and music in the brain. I had a blast! NEMO wrote a report on […]
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 […]