Master in de Klinische Psychologie, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Juli 2009) [Master in Psychological Science, Clinical Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium (July 2009)]
Masterscriptie: "Tonal synchrony based on harmonic and penatonic series: The tonal moment in mother-infant interaction." (Promotor: Prof. Dr. G. Loots) Martine ontving voor haar masterscriptie de 'Janine Segersprijs 2010'.
[Dissertation: "Tonal synchrony based on harmonic and penatonic series: The tonal moment in mother-infant interaction." (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. G. Loots). Martine was awarded with the 'Janine Segers award 2010' for her M.Sc. dissertation.]
Onderwijs / Teaching
Onderzoek / Research
‘Tonal synchrony’ is a new dimension of early mother-infant interaction synchrony which we discovered together with musician Pol Vanfleteren. During moments of tonal synchrony a mother and her infant exchange vocalisations composed of universal nature-based tonal aspects (i.e., harmonic and pentatonic series) with a strong preference for simple frequency ratios. These tonal aspects appear in a temporal-based pattern that contains basic aspects of synchrony such as simultaneous vocalising and successive turn-taking. In my PhD-research we will try to find out the meaning of this pre-reflective way of early communication for the intersubjective construction of the self by relating it to emotional and physiologic important aspects in a child’s development within a cross-cultural context. (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. G. Loots, Co-supervisor: Prof. Dr. N. Pattyn)