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 […]
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!
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.
On June 10th, the VPRO radio show Nooit Meer Slapen broadcasted an interview by Botte Jellema with me and his brother, percussionist Haye Jellema. Listen to the entire interview below.
BNR Nieuwsradio reported (in Dutch) about my research in both an article and a radio item on June 1st. Listen to the radio item below, or on the BNR website.
Surrounding my PhD defense on June 8, 2016, my research was highlighted on the homepage of the University of Amsterdam.
Following the release of the Clapping Music App, which was designed by researchers from Queen Mary University in London, I was asked to appear in RTL Editie NL to talk about beat perception. See the full item here.