Past Events

Dance / Research

Interdisciplinary Lectures on the Aesthetics of Dance

Eye-Tracking Day

A one-day Symposium on eye-tracking research intended for doctoral students. Our goal is to create an environment for discussing different ways of analyzing eye movements, and implementing eye-tracking in various research fields. 

Organized by Franklenin Sierra and Monika Tschense

Bundesweiter Vorlesetag 2019

Zum Vorlesetag laden wir Kinder und ihre Familien herzlich zu uns ein. Wir bieten ein vielfältiges Programm mit Kinderbuchlesungen und kindgerechten Einblicken in unsere Forschung an.

The Flow Nexus: Individual Variation in Flow Proneness and its Correlates

Fredrik Ullén, Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Being in Flow refers to the enjoyable experience of complete engagement with an activity. Fredrik Ullén, internationally renowned as both a concert pianist and a neuroscientist, will present scientific insights into what characterizes people who frequently experience Flow...

The Brain on Screen

Was passiert in unserem Gehirn, wenn wir Filme schauen? Wie verarbeitet das menschliche Gehirn Filme – und warum ist das Sehen von Filmen genussvoll? Können Filme und das Filmpublikum überhaupt interessante Objekte der neurowissenschaftlichen Forschung sein?

Was passiert in unserem Gehirn, wenn wir Filme schauen? Wie verarbeitet das menschliche Gehirn Filme – und warum ist das Sehen von Filmen genussvoll? Können Filme und das Filmpublikum überhaupt interessante Objekte der neurowissenschaftlichen Forschung sein?

Video on Brain on Sceen by VICE / HBO

Resonanzen. Zwischen Begriff und Idee, Metapher und Phänomen

Tagung am Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

Unter dem Titel „Resonanzen. Zwischen Begriff und Idee, Metapher und Phänomen“ diskutieren wir aus musikwissenschaftlicher und soziologischer Sicht zu einem Thema, das im wissenschaftlichen Diskurs aktuell Hochkonjunktur hat - dessen Tragfähigkeit jedoch dringend überprüft werden sollte. Die Tagung richtet sich dabei an Vertreterinnen und Vertreter der Kultur- und Musikwissenschaft, der Soziologie sowie weitere interessierte Kreise.

Organisiert wird die Tagung von Prof. Dr. Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann (Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik, Direktorin der Abteilung Musik), Prof. Dr. Karsten Mackensen (Universität Gießen, Institut für Musikwissenschaft) und Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Fuhrmann (Universität Leipzig, Institut für Musikwissenschaft).

Geschichten im ArtLab

Wir suchen Kinder von 6–10 Jahren, die Geschichten mögen!

Max-Planck-Tag 2018

Wissensdurst – Ein Bar-Abend am Max-Planck-Institut für empirische Ästhetik

Visual Neuroaesthetics Symposium (VisNA) 2018

In this symposium, we will bring together the experts in the field of visual neuroaesthetics to discuss recent experimental advances and identify new directions for future research. The primary focus will be neuroimaging investigations of visual aesthetic experiences. This includes experiences with visual art, architecture, photography, sculpture, film and dance, as well as non-artistic stimuli such as landscapes, faces and abstract patterns. In addition, work using other neuroscience methods will be included as well as foundational behavioral or computational work that is informative for neuroscientific inquiry and theory.

Workshop - Recurrence Quantification Analysis of Multivariate Signals

This workshop at the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics provides hands-on training for analyzing multivariate timeseries data using Recurrence Quantification Analysis (RQA) techniques in R.

This workshop provides hands-on training for analyzing multivariate timeseries data using Recurrence Quantification Analysis (RQA) techniques in R.

Content-wise, the focus lies on the analysis of timeseries/sequences of joint action and group behavior (such as motion capture, physiological measures, sequences of coded behavior, transcripts etc…) in order to quantify group-dynamics such as synchrony and coupling between individuals, as well as leader-follower relationships. However, the analysis can be applied to any multivariate timeseries data.

To that end, we will introduce RQA techniques – particularly Cross-Recurrence Quantification Analysis (CRQA) and Multidimensional Recurrence Analysis (MdRQA) – which have been employed in a variety of group- and joint-actions studies. We will provide some theoretical input for participants, but focus on hand-on training with R using simulated and real-world data.

Participants are welcome to bring their own data, which they can analyze during the training sessions or together with the instructors at the end of the workshop.

Instructors are Sebastian Wallot, PhD, Language and Literature, Max Planck Insitute for Empirical Aesthetics, and Giuseppe Leonardi, PhD, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Paderborn University, Germany

Forschungskonzert in Zusammenarbeit mit der Internationalen Ensemble Modern Akademie (IEMA)

Die Musiker der IEMA spielen

Toshi Ichiyanagi: Trio Interlink (1990)
David Fennessy: gut, hair, skin, air (2007)
Iannis Xenakis: Plektó (1993)

Am Dienstag, 12. September 2017, um 19.30 Uhr
im ArtLab des Max-Planck-Instituts für empirische Ästhetik
Grüneburgweg 14, 60322 Frankfurt

Music & Eye-Tracking - What eye movements, pupil dilation, and blinking activity tell us about musical processing

A two-day conference organized by Elke B. Lange and Lauren K. Fink to bring together scholars at the intersection of music and eye-tracking research. August 17th-18th, 2017, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, Germany

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bruno Laeng, University of Oslo, Norway

Neural Oscillations in Speech and Language Processing

Auditory neuroscience has provided strong evidence that neural oscillations synchronize to the rhythms of speech. Higher up in the hierarchy, cycles of cortical excitation and inhibition would also reflect syntactic parsing and the processing of sentence-level semantics. This international symposium will join leading researchers from the speech and language fields with eminent systems neuroscientists from the field of neural oscillations. Through intense discussions and presentations of exciting new work, we will lay out the basis for a unified perspective on the role of neural oscillations in speech processing and language comprehension—from phonemes to grammar.