Fleur BouwerPhD candidate in Music Cognition 2011-206

'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.'