Launch of Toontjehoger!

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, […]

NEMO children’s lecture

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 […]

Why do we like music? Article in the Volkskrant

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 […]

Symposium on sad music

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 […]