I enjoy writing in many forms. Over the years I have written short stories, a novella, book reviews and blogs, as well as many songs. Selected links are below, including a couple of the more general interest chapters about my scientific research.

Visit the Science page for more research articles, and the Music page for songs.




Book Reviews

Hey Nostradamus by Douglas Coupland (includes interview with the author) part 1; part 2

Aloft by Chang-rae Lee; interview with the author part 1; part 2

The Daydreaming Boy by Micheline Aharonian Marcom

History of Love by Nicole Krauss

The Collected Stories by Amy Hempel

Last Night by James Salter part 1; part 2

Little Black Book of Stories by A.S. Byatt


Short Stories

"Back to Back" published by Pocol Press in their collection Unusual Circumstances,

Two stories published by Word Riot



Hold the drummer jokes! Rhythm skills are linked to attention and speech perception

Beyond Pink: Getting girls into science

What does science have to say about music education?

Learning to speak music

Who believes in science?


Book Chapters and reviews

Slater, J.L., and Tate, M.C. (2018). Timing Deficits in ADHD: Insights From the Neuroscience of Musical Rhythm. Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience 12(51). 

Kraus N, Slater J (2016). Beyond words: how humans communicate through soundAnnual Review of Psychology. 67: 83–103.

Kraus N, Slater J (2015) Music and language: relations and disconnections. in The Human Auditory System: Fundamental Organization and Clinical Disorders, 3rd Series. G. Celesia and G. Hickok (eds) Handbook of Clinical Neurology Vol 129. Elsevier, Amsterdam.