PhD Programme / Institute for Logic, Language and Computation

'The ability to perceive a beat in music allows us to enjoy music together, to perform together, to sing and to dance. However, as simple as this ability may seem - even little children can feel the beat - the mechanisms behind it are still ill understood. In my project we use EEG, fMRI and behavioral methods to find out what the necessary ingredients are for us to hear a beat in music.'
Fleur BouwerPhD candidate in Music Cognition since 2011.

The ILLC PhD programme, organised by the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) at the University of Amsterdam, is a four-year programme designed to support and guide PhD candidates in their track to become highly qualified scientific researchers in the areas described by the institute's research mission. PhD candidates are given the opportunity to benefit from a rich scientific programme as well as a tailor-made transferable-skills programme.