Henkjan Honing

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Henkjan Honing
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Born (1959-05-15) May 15, 1959 (age 58)
Hilversum, Netherlands
Nationality Dutch
Alma mater City University, London, UK
Known for Rhythm perception, timing and tempo; Mechanisms underlying musicality
Awards Distinguished Lorentz Fellow 2013/14, a prize granted by the Lorentz Center for the Sciences and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.
Website http://www.mcg.uva.nl/hh
Scientific career
Fields Music cognition
Institutions University of Amsterdam; Amsterdam Brain and Cognition, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation; Institute for Advanced Study (UvA-IAS)
Thesis  (1991)
Academic advisors Eric Clarke (musicologist), H. Christopher Longuet-Higgins

Henkjan Honing (born 1959 in Hilversum) is a Dutch researcher. He is professor of Music Cognition at both the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He conducts his research under the auspices of the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), and the University of Amsterdam’s Brain and Cognition (ABC) center.

Honing obtained his PhD at City University (London) in 1991 with research into the representation of time and temporal structure in music. During the period between 1992 and 1997, he worked as a KNAW Research Fellow (Academieonderzoeker) at the University of Amsterdam’s Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC), where he conducted a study on the formalization of musical knowledge. Up until 2003, he worked as a research coordinator at the Nijmegen Institute for Cognition and Information (NICI; now F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging) where he specialized in the computational modeling of music cognition. In 2007, he was appointed Associate Professor in Music Cognition at the University of Amsterdam’s Musicology capacity group. In 2010 he was awarded the KNAW-Hendrik Muller chair, designated on behalf of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 2012 he was appointed strategic Professor of Cognitive and Computational Musicology, and in 2014 he became full professor in Music Cognition at both the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Science of the University of Amsterdam. In 2013 he received a Distinguished Lorentz Fellowship, a prize granted by the Lorentz Center for the Sciences and the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Henkjan Honing authored over 150 international publications[1] in the area of music cognition and music technology. He recently published a book for the general public entitled Iedereen is muzikaal. Wat we weten over het luisteren naar muziek (Nieuw Amsterdam, 2009/2012),[2] published in English as Musical Cognition: A Science of Listening (Transaction Publishers, 2011/2013),[3] and introduced at the 2011 edition of TEDxAmsterdam.[4]

Henkjan is the older brother of the saxophonist Yuri Honing.

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