Press Releases

2021

“There is strength in serenity,” goes the old saying. But the idea that our state of mind can influence the pleasure we take in reading, is new information.

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Award Given to Paper on Reading and Flow

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International study investigates the role of music in regulating emotions in times of crisis

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How Does a View of Nature Gain Its Gloss of Beauty?

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International Study Investigates How We Distinguish Speech from Music

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New Insights Into Self-Evaluation in Music Performance

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Fredrik Ullén to Head Research in Cognitive Neuropsychology 

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International Research Team Finds Paradoxical Connection in the Perception of Emotions

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Songbird Uses Musical Techniques Like Those of Humans

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Aesthetically Appealing Art Increases Creative Inspiration

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New Journal Article Investigates the Appeal of Erotic Bestsellers

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First Large-Scale Study of Feel-Good Films and Their Audiences

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New Journal Article Surveys the Field of the Science of Aesthetics

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International team of researchers identifies cognitive computations underlying human predictive behavior.

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A New Discovery About Spatial Representation in the Brain

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International research team discovers how and where statistical learning happens in the brain

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INHABIT, the artist-in-residence program of the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, is launching its second season.

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2020

Internationales Forschungsprojekt untersucht erstmals die Wirkung digitaler Konzertformate

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Due to the increasing number of coronavirus infections, the exhibition INHABITING basis will not be publicly accessible for the time being.
 

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Sound artist Pedro Oliveira investigates speech recognition and migration

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Launch of worldwide online study to investigate the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on music behavior

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Artificial intelligence and 80,000 ancient Chinese poems show that constraint poetic structures aid poetry appreciation.

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The second residency of the artist-in-residence program INHABIT just started. Media artist Lea Letzel will be exploring links between live music concerts and pyrotechnics.

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New model contradicts previous hypotheses.

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2019

Neues Artist-in-Residence Programm startet. Bewerbung bis 3.11.2019 möglich.

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Study on cross-cultural music perception published in Current Biology

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New Study Points to Universal Code in Our Brains for What We Find Beautiful

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A new study analyses varieties of beauty

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A recent study puts the influence of the composer’s prestige on the evaluation of classical music into perspective and shows: The enjoyment of music is promoted by lively texts.

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2018

Neuroscientific study by an international research team sheds light on the role of the default mode network in the brain.

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Neue, groß angelegte Studie in Frankfurt erforscht, was Kinder beim Hören von Geschichten fühlen

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Previous theories on temporal processes in the human brain need to be revised

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Comparative cultural study contradicts previous assumptions about universal perception of music

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Fundamental differences found in taste for naturally occurring aesthetic domains and for artifacts of human culture

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Wissenschaftler des MPIEA leiten MEG-Demonstrations-Messung mit Fußball-Legende Charly Körbel für „Begehbares Gehirn“ im neuen Senckenberg Naturmuseum Frankfurt.

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Internationales Forschungsprojekt „Experimental Concert Research“ untersucht, was ein klassisches Konzert ausmacht 

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2017

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