Camila Bruder

Main research areas

  • Aesthetic preferences 
  • Music cognition/perception
  • Singing performance

Vita

Education

2014–2018Master of Arts in Systematic Musicology at Universität Hamburg
2009–2013Bachelor’s degree in Music - Singing at the State University of Sao Paulo (UNESP, Brazil)
2005–2007Master of Sciences - Human Physiology at the University of Sao Paulo (USP, Brazil)
2000–2004Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of Sao Paulo (USP, Brazil)

Career

Since 2018Ph.D student, Department of Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
2009–2016freelance singer and voice teacher
2002–2003Laboratory technician and research assistant in Cellular Biology laboratory. Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Parasitology - Sao Paulo School of Medicine, Federal University of Sao Paulo (UNIFESP, Brazil)
  

Publications

Publications

Bruder, C., Poeppel, D., & Larrouy-Maestri, P. (2023). Perceptual (but not acoustic) features predict singing voice preferences [Preprint]. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/qvp8t

Bruder, C., & Larrouy-Maestri, P. (2023). Classical singers are also proficient in non-classical singing. Frontiers in Psychology,14: 1215370. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1215370.

Bruder, C. & Larrouy-Maestri, P. (2023, September 06-09). Attractiveness and social appeal of synthetic voices [Conference presentation]. 23rd. Conference of the European Society for Cognitive Psychology, Porto, Portugal.

Bruder, C. & Larrouy-Maestri, P. (2023, March 26-29). What grounds singing voice preferences?  [Conference presentation]. 65. TeaP (Tagung experimentell arbeitender Psycholog:innen; Conference of Experimental Psychologists), Trier, Germany.

Bruder, C., Poeppel, D. & Larrouy-Maestri, P. (2022, August). The role of typicality in singing voice preferences [Paper presentation]. 14th. Pan European Voice Conference (PEVoC), Tallinn, Estonia.

Bruder, C. & Larrouy-Maestri, P. (2022, September). Acoustic characteristics of contrasting singing styles [Poster session]. 38. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie, Würzburg, Germany.

Bruder, C., Jacoby, N., Poeppel, D., & Larrouy-Maestri, P. (2021, September). Predicting aesthetic ratings from the acoustics of sung melodies [Paper presentation]. 26th.  Conference of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics, online.

Bruder, C., Jacoby, N., Poeppel, D., & Larrouy-Maestri, P. (2021, July). Predicting aesthetic ratings from the acoustics of sung melodies [Paper presentation]. 16th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition and 11th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ICMPC-ESCOM2021), online.

Bruder, C., Jacoby, N., Poeppel, D., & Larrouy-Maestri, P. (2021, November). What makes a singer your favorite one? [Paper presentation]. International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus21), online/Aarhus, Denmark.

Bruder, C. & Wölner, C. (2019). Subvocalization in singers: Laryngoscopy and surface EMG effects when imagining and listening to song and text. Psychology of Music. Advance online publication. doi:10.1177/0305735619883681

Bruder, C. & Wöllner, C. (2018, September). Subvocalization in singers: a study using EMG, laryngoscopy and expert ratings. Poster session presented in: 34. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie, Gießen, Germany. 

Bruder, C. & Ribeiro-do-Valle, L. E. (2009). Influence of separate and mixed experimental designs on reaction times to two simple visual stimuli. Psychology & Neuroscience, 2(1), 3-9. 

 

 

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

2017/ 2018Degree completion grant from Universität Hamburg
2018Forumpreis für hervorragende Hausarbeit, awarded by the Forum Musikwissenschaft an der Universität Hamburg, for the essay “Subvokalisation: eine laryngoskopische und elektromyographische Pilotstudie“
2013Music Department’s Award of Excellence for the Bachelor Thesis in Music: “Analysis and performance of the Lied ‘Der Hirt auf dem Felsen’, by Franz Schubert”
2006–2007Research scholarship, Coordination for Improvement of Higher Level Personnel (CAPES, Brazil)

Projects

  • Sounds and meanings

    Whether it is music, speech, screams, or environmental sounds, we categorize acoustic information that unfolds over time to make sense of sounds. ...