Music Cognition Group, University of Amsterdam

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U Night | Music Cognition Live Booth & Silent Disco [Dutch]

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 13:03
Terwijl jij je in het zweet danst in de silent disco, analyseren wetenschappers van de Music Cognition Group (MCG) de dansvloer van bovenaf.

SMART Workshop on The Musical Phenotype | Call for participation

Fri, 10/13/2017 - 10:32
SMART Workshop on The Musical Phenotype. Cal for participation. Deadline: 1 November 2017 See [1] for more information.

The Origins of Musicality | Expected to be out in April 2018

Mon, 09/25/2017 - 12:42
Research shows that all humans have a predisposition for music, just as they do for language. All of us can perceive and enjoy music, even if we can’t carry a tune and consider ourselves “unmusical.” This volume offers interdisciplinary perspectives on the capacity to perceive, appreciate, and make music. Scholars from biology, musicology, neurology, genetics, computer science, anthropology, psychology, and other fields consider what music is for and why every human culture has it; whether musicality is a uniquely human capacity; and what biological and cognitive mechanisms underlie it.

Wat muzikale dieren ons kunnen leren [Dutch]

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 17:09
Duif houdt componisten uit elkaar, geelkuifkaketoe heeft maatgevoel en spreeuw herkent toonladders. Om te achterhalen waar onze muzikaliteit vandaan komt, hebben onderzoekers zich op het dierenrijk gestort. Ze vinden meer en meer dieren met muzikale trekjes.

Muziektherapie werkt, maar waarom? [Dutch]

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 16:24
Muziek beïnvloedt menselijke emoties en heeft aantoonbaar therapeutisch effect. Maar hoe het precies werkt is onduidelijk.