Personal information

  • Born 1978 in Klagenfurt, Austria


  • 2009 PhD in Music Cognition, University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands
  • 2005 Mag. rer. nat. (equivalent to MSc) in Psychology, University of Klagenfurt (UniKlu) with distinction

Research interests

  • Musical expertise (formal training; passive exposure; eclecticism)
  • Listening experience (induced emotion; preference: taste; aesthetic quality)
  • Rhythm processing (complexity perception; pre-attentive processing; meter; syncopation)
  • Music and evolution (musical taste as indicator for mating quality; effects of the singing voice)

Work experience

  • 2009 – 2011 Post-Doc research fellow at the Cognitive and Systematic Musicology Laboratory, Ohio State University
  • 2005 Research position (COPER-Premium), Department of Psychology, UniKlu
  • 2003 – 2005 Student assistant at the Cognitive Psychology Unit (UniKlu), under the Supervision of Oliver Vitouch

Teaching experience

  • 2009 Teaching position ‘Music & Cognition’ (UvA)
  • 2008 Project coordinator ‘Music & Logic – Can they inform each other?’ for the MSc in Logic (UvA)
  • 2007 & 2008 Teaching assistant for the course ‘Music & Cognition’ (UvA)
  • 2005 Teaching position ‘Key aspects in Applied Cognitive Psychology’ (UniKlu)

Research collaborations

  • 2008 – 2011 Glenn Schellenberg, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Canada
  • 2007 – 2008 Istvan Winkler, Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest


  • July 2009 Rubikon grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for a period of 24 months

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