Alex McLean

Making music with text

Best known and wrong: Dreyfus and Dreyfus

by Alex on December 21, 2011

Since dipping my toe into cross-disciplinary research, I’ve noticed that it seems the best known results of a field are often derided or ignored within the field.  For example: Speech perception: Motor theory – based on outmoded idea of there being a special module that evolved for speech perception and action Linguistics: Inuit words for […]

PhD Viva and Silicone Bake

by Alex on December 1, 2011

Last month was a bit crazy, lots of grant applications in the air and amongst it all my PhD examination with Alan Blackwell and Matthew Fuller.  Both are leaders in different fields, it was a real privilege for me to have time with them.  It turned out to be a really enjoyable discussion, and they identified […]