Friday, July 26, 2013

Interested in music gaming and software development?

We are looking for a researcher with experience in iOS development who can help us explore the question of 'what makes music catchy?' with an innovative music quiz game. For more information and detailed instructions on how to apply see here. Deadline for applications is 15 August 2013.

ResearchBlogging.orgBurgoyne, J. A., Bountouridis. D., Balen, J. van, & Honing, H. (in press). Hooked: A game for discovering what makes music catchy. Proceedings of ISMIR. Curitiba, Brasil.

Monday, July 15, 2013

In for a discount?

I hope you don't mind that -in the middle of the summer- I do another plug of my book that is about to appear in paperback and offered at 50% discount until Thursday 18 July 2013.

However, from now on, be sure to expect mostly updates on research by colleagues. As a start, below a reference to an intriguing paper by Dan Dediu and Stephen C. Levinson that just came out in Frontiers in Language Sciences on the evolutionary history of language, with a single, yet inspiring paragraph on music.

Dediu, D. & Levinson, S.C.  (2013) On the antiquity of language: the reinterpretation of Neandertal linguistic capacities and its consequences. Frontiers in Language Sciences. 4, 397.