We are happy to welcome our newest team member, Rosa Maidhof, MSc.!
Rosa has already supported the Music and Health Lab during her master's degree. She has written her master's thesis on the impact of music listening on heart rate variability. From now on, she will support us as a PhD candidate and extend her knowledge on the associations between heart, health, and music.
We were pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Gunter Kreutz in our lab in Vienna.
Prof. Kreutz is teaching systematic musicology at the University of Oldenburg. His main research topics include psychological, social and physiological aspects of music making, singing and dancing. He has published numerous articles in the field of music and health.
After a brief tour of our newly opened lab rooms at the University of Vienna, Prof. Kreutz enjoyed an acoustical foretaste of the music pieces we use in our current studies.
Time went by very fast - so we hope to meet him again soon in the future!
As our newest addition to the team, we welcome Jasminka Majdandžić, who has joined the lab as a PostDoc.
Jasminka's resesarch background is in social neuroscience: over the past years, her research has generally focused on understanding what drives people to socially connect with others - to affiliate with them, to "tune into" their mental and affective states, and to engage in behaviour which benefits, harms, or pleases them - and importantly, how these processes are mediated on a neurobiological level.
Jasminka is excited to now extend her research focus to the field of music, and how it affects emotiones, stress and pain.
For our team in Vienna we are actively looking to fill the position of a post-doc (duration of employment: 6 years).
More details can be found here.
Exciting changes ahead of us! With Professor Nater starting his new position at the University of Vienna, the Music & Health Lab will move with him to the World Capital of Music, starting October 1st, 2017.
We are looking forward to continue our research at our new home.
Stay tuned for additional news!
The article Music Listening as a means of stress reduction in daily life (Linnemann et al., 2015) has recently been recorded one of the most downloaded articles in the last 90 days in the Journal Psychoneuroendocrinology.
In this article, Alexandra Linnemann and colleagues provide support for the beneficial effects of music listening on subjective and physiological stress in the everyday life of university students.
The Music and Health Lab goes international...
We are delighted to welcome Pablo Enriquez Cerda from the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, as a guest PhD student in our lab.
He will stay during the summer months in order to prepare one of his research projects back in Mexico. His PhD project is concerned with the potential beneficial effects of music interventions on stress and emotions in the working context. He has for example organized life concerts of classical music in one of the largest companies in Mexico.