Anna Czepiel

Research Areas

  • Physiological, neural, emotional, and aesthetic responses to Classical and contemporary music

  • Naturalistic stimuli perception using inter-subject correlation and entrainment measures

  • Neural and behavioural correlates of musical production


Academic Education

Since 2021PhD candidate at Department of Neuropsychology and Psychopharmacology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University
2016–2019Master of Arts in Music, Mind and Technology with minor in Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Jyväskylä, Finland


Bachelor of Arts in Music with First Class honours, University of York, U.K.

Academic Experience

Since 2019PhD candidate, Music Department, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main
2018–2019Internship (Neurocognition of music performance) with the Otto Hahn Group Neural Bases of Intonation in Speech and Music, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig



Czepiel, A., Fink, L., Seibert, C., Scharinger, M., Kotz, S. (2022, submitted). Aesthetic and physiological effects of naturalistic multimodal music listening. Preprint on BioRxiv:

Czepiel, A., Fink, L. K., Fink, L. T., Wald-Fuhrmann, M., Tröndle, M., & Merrill, J. (2021). Synchrony in the periphery: inter-subject correlation of physiological responses during live music concerts. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 1-16.

Tschacher, W., Greenwood, S., Egermann, H., Wald-Fuhrmann, M., Czepiel, A., Tröndle, M., & Meier, D. (2021). Physiological Synchrony in Audiences of Live Concerts. (Advance online publication). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Wald-Fuhrmann, M., Egermann, H., Czepiel, A., O’Neill, K., Weining, C., Meier, D, Tschacher, W., Uhde, F., Toelle, J. & Tröndle, M. (2021). Music Listening in Classical Concerts: Theory, Literature Review, and Research Program. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 638783.

Merrill, J., Czepiel, A., Fink, L. T., Toelle, J., & Wald-Fuhrmann, M. (2021). The Aesthetic Experience of Live Concerts: Self-Reports and Psychophysiology. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication.

Awards & Grants


2018ERASMUS+ training scholarship
2017University of Jyväskylä scholarship for international students


  • Konzertforschung

    Das Konzert ist besonders in den kulturell westlichen Regionen der Welt ein sozialer Kontext des Musik-Hörens von großer und in vieler Hinsicht prägender Bedeutung. Er steht in enger historischer Verbindung zur Herausbildung der selbständigen ...