Selected Publications

Nielsen, C., Studer, R.K., Hildebrandt, H., Nater, U.M., Wild, P., Danuser, B., & Gomez, P. (2017). The relationship between music performance anxiety, subjective performance quality and post-event rumination among music students. Psychology of Music, Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0305735617706539

Linnemann, A., Schnersch, A., & Nater, U.M. (2017). Testing the beneficial effects of singing in a choir on mood and stress in a longitudinal study: The role of social contactsMusicae Scientiae, 21(2), 213 - 229doi: 10.1177/1029864917693295

Linnemann, A., Strahler, J., & Nater, U.M. (2017). Assessing the Effects of Music Listening on Psychobiological Stress in Daily Life. Journal of Visual Experiments, 120. doi: 10.3791/54920

Linnemann, A., Strahler, J., & Nater, U.M. (2016). The stress-reducing effect of music listening varies depending on the social context. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 71, 97-105.

Linnemann, A., Kappert, M.B., Fischer, S., Doerr, J.M., Strahler, J., & Nater, U.M. (2015). The effects of music listening on pain and stress in the daily life of patients with fibromyalgia syndromeFrontiers in Human Neuroscience9. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00434

Linnemann, A., Ditzen, B., Strahler, J., Doerr, J. M., Nater, U. M. (2015) Music listening as a means of stress reduction in daily lifePsychoneuroendocrinology60(0), 82-90.

Linnemann, A., Thoma, M. V., & Nater, U. M. (2015). Offenheit für Erfahrungen als Indikator für Offenohrigkeit im jungen Erwachsenenalter? Individuelle Unterschiede und Stabilität der Musikpräferenz [Openness to Experience as Indicator for Open-Earedness in Young Adulthood? Individual Differences and Stability of Music Preference]. Musikpsychologie24, 198-222.

Thoma, M. V., Zemp, M., Kreienbuhl, L., Hofer, D., Schmidlin, P. R., Attin, T., Ehlert, U., Nater, U. M. (2014). Effects of Music Listening on Pre-treatment Anxiety and Stress Levels in a Dental Hygiene Recall Population. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s12529-014-9439-x

Thoma, M. V., La Marca, R., Brönnimann, R., Finkel, L., Ehlert, U., & Nater, U. M. (2013). The Effect of Music on the Human Stress ResponsePLoS ONE8(8), e70156.

Thoma, M. V., Ryf, S., Mohiyeddini, C., Ehlert, U. & Nater, U. M. (2011). Emotion regulation in everyday situations by listening to musicCognition & Emotion6(3), 550-560.

Thoma, M. V., Scholz, U., Ehlert, U. & Nater, U. M. (2011). Listening to music and physiological and psychological functioning: The mediating role of emotion regulation and stress reactivityPsychology & Health27(2), 227-241.

Thoma, M. V. & Nater, U. M. (2011). The psychoneuroendocrinology of music effects on health. In A. Costa & E. Villalba (Eds.), Horizons in Neuroscience Research, Vol. 6 (pp. 1-15). Hauppauge: Nova Science Publishers.

Nater, U. M., Abbruzzese, E., Krebs, M. & Ehlert, U. (2006). Sex differences in emotional and psychophysiological responses to musical stimuli. International Journal of Psychophysiology62(2), 300-308.

Nater, U. M., Krebs, M. & Ehlert, U. (2005). Sensation seeking, music preference, and  psychophysiological reactivity to music. Musicae Scientiae9(2), 239-254.


Questionnaires we developed

Questionnaires we translated and validated

Music-Empathizing-Systemizing Inventory [in German] [available upon request]