What is the ArtLab?

The ArtLab is a multi-purpose event location specifically designed to host, behavioral and physiological studies in the field of the aesthetic evaluation of music, literature, performing arts and media. To this end, it features a performance hall with a capacity of 46 visitors as well as all other facilities required for the management of professional events. A surveillance room designed to host scientists and research equipment during experiments is located directly adjacent to this hall. Additionally, the ArtLab features state of the art audio recording and mastering facilities, as well as a professional video production site. As a result, the ArtLab fulfills virtually all requirements needed for the investigation of the personal experience of a larger audience attending an artistic performance in an ecologically valid setting.

What does the ArtLab provide?

The technical facilities of the ArtLab allow for synchronous registration of acoustic and optical information, facial expression, gestures, peripheral physiological measures, and brain electrical potentials. It also allows for a convenient computer-aided qualitative and quantitative interrogation of audience and performers. Moreover, sound and video recording and editing facilities allow for the production of optic, acoustic and optoacoustic stimuli of professional quality. Finally, stage lighting and room acoustics may be adapted with respect to the type of performance investigated.

Facilities and Equipment


For Research Participants

Be part of it!

Our scientist are constantly advertising for research participants of every age and both genders. You are invited to sign up for one of the currently running research projects. You can also register by providing your contact data to our research participant registry if you want to be notified of opportunities for participation in new studies.




Holger Stenschke

Head of the ArtLab

+49 69 8300479-630



Lovre Bogdanic


+49 69 8300479-633


Stefan Redeker

Laboratory Staff

+49 69 8300479-634


Patrick Ulrich

Technical Engineering

+49 69 8300479-631