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Music Cognition Group at the ILLC / University of Amsterdam

Henkjan Honing (born 1959, Hilversum) is a Dutch researcher and musician. He heads the Music Cognition Group (MCG), part of the Department of Musicology, the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), Cognitive Science Center Amsterdam (CSCA), and the University of Amsterdam (UvA), and conducts research in music cognition using theoretical, empirical and computational methods. The research is supported by grants from the Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO: Dutch Science Foundation, 'Foundations of the Humanities' programme) and the European Commission (Sixth Framework IST programme) both in the field of music cognition.

Henkjan is the older brother of the saxophonist Yuri Honing.


Selected Studies

Sleeping newborn infant participating in the experiment, the mother of the baby was present during the procedure
  • Newborn infants detect the beat in music from István Winkler; Gábor P. Haden; Olivia Ladinig; István Sziller; Henkjan Honing (2009) (abstract) PNAS[1]
  • István Winkler et al., et Henkjan Honing (2009): Newborn infants detect the beat in music, early edition at PNAS (full text, pdf format)[2]

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