Henkjan Honing

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials H.J.
Main position Hoogleraar UvA
Disciplines Psychology
  Artificial intelligence, expert systems
  Animal ethology, animal psychology
Chair Muziekcognitie
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2019
Member of Humanities
Member of Science Committee Meertens Institute
Employed by Universiteit van Amsterdam
Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, ILLC
Postbus 94242
1090 GE Amsterdam
tel.  020 525 4698
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Henkjan Honing studies what musicality is or can be and to what extent human beings share musicality with other animals. His aim is to define the cognitive and biological mechanisms that underpin musicality. In addition to a research agenda (The Origins of Musicality, 2018, MIT Press), Honing has published several books for the general public, including the English-language publications Musical Cognition and The Evolving Animal Orchestra. Honing’s books and lectures are popular with a broad audience and are appreciated both inside and outside the scientific world.