Another kind of post today. With my band we recorded an acoustic song a few weeks ago for The Rua Room. This song is now available for downloading and streaming and all money will go to a good cause, NE(S)T VZW, an organization that helps girls who fell victim of loverboys. If you like the… Read More Can you spare 1 dollar, 1 euro or 1 pound (or a couple of minutes) for a good cause?
This new Johns Hopkins University concludes states that incorporating the arts–rapping, dancing, drawing–into science lessons can help low-achieving students retain more knowledge and possibly help students of all ability levels be more creative in their learning. This study does tick a lot of boxes as it is a randomized controlled trial with a clever design,… Read More Does including arts make science more accessible for children who struggle?
Today Paul Kirschner, Casper Hulshof and myself have published a new book. But wait before you start looking for it, it’s only available in Dutch for now. But don’t panic, 2 weeks ago we submitted the English version to the publisher. We explored and examined over 30 new myths again using the 3 labels from… Read More What has happened today…
I’m still not sure if I think this is amazing or creepy, and I’m guessing it is both: researchers used a magnetic resonance machine to read participants’ minds and find out what song they were listening to. Are we at a dawn of mind reading machines? Well, no. The research is still pretty rudimentary, still:… Read More A computer could identify the song someone was listening to through analyzing their brain
When I started working on my PhD 2 elements were key: education and popular culture, more specific pop music. After a while I had to make a tough decision and had to focus on authenticity in education. But that didn’t mean that I forgot about that other element. Yes, I’m still a musician, but also… Read More A totally different aspect of my scientific interests in a new book chapter: talking about New Beat