Our pupils reveal that even when not paying attention, we are musical. This has been revealed by research conducted by Atser Damsma and Hedderik van Rijn, researchers at the department of Psychology. They discovered that our pupils react to changes in the beat, even when we are not consciously listening to the music. Damsma and Van Rijn asked test subjects to perform a task and simultaneously listen to drum beats. When a major beat was skipped, the pupils became larger.
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She has written a book, Hoe voorkom je ADHD? Door de diagnose niet te stellen (How can ADHD be prevented? By not diagnosing it). She organized Festival Apaart, for more tolerance for people who are ‘different’. And she has also developed a plan for...
Prof. Hedderik van Rijn explains his research into the perception of time in a video lecture (in Dutch) by the Universiteit van Nederland.