(52) Research on MUSIC: lo(ve) story.

This is the Research on MUSIC month and I have a great pleasure to invite Eva van Ooij, a freelance musician and researcher at Maastricht University, to tell us about her discoveries in music and law. It is more than fun than it sounds! ūüėČ Here she is playing her cielo Hi! Music is everywhere.Continue reading “(52) Research on MUSIC: lo(ve) story.”

(44) Research on BRAIN (extended): Misophonia

The quest into the unknown land of ‘misophonia’ continues. It is not included in any diagnostic manuals, it is not widely acknowledged by the medical community. Yet people who suffer from misophonia exist and here is what they are confronted with, in the words of¬†Dr. Jennifer Jo Brout, the founder of International Misophonia Research Network,Continue reading “(44) Research on BRAIN (extended): Misophonia”

(43) Research on Brain (extension): Misophonia.

Hatred of sound: Misophonia. Have you ever thought that hearing other people‚Äôs chewing can be disturbing to the level of a disease? ‚Ķ When I learned from Mercede that there are barely 40 scientific articles published on misophonia the world (her opinion) on this topic, I thought, this simply can not be. How is itContinue reading “(43) Research on Brain (extension): Misophonia.”

(1) The Origins of Research (as we know it).

It was in the German universities of the early 19th century that the ‚Äúinstitutionalization of discovery‚ÄĚ was integrated with teaching for the first time, after which it extended to England and the United States. It is not so much about the fact that an institutionalized version of research happened for the first time in Germany, although that is also good to know, but more about the curiosity to know how research came to be organized particularly this way, as many of us know it today (e.g. why do we write a PhD thesis, how did a PhD defence come about, who came up with the research seminars series) and why teaching came to be assigned together with a research position? (to be continued).