Dr. Guido Orgs

Research Focus

  • Empirical aesthetics and neuroaesthetics of dance and movement

  • Liveness

  • Social influences on aesthetic perception

  • Dance expertise

  • Dance Movement Therapy

     

https://www.gold.ac.uk/psychology/staff/orgs-guido/

https://neurolive.info/

Twitter @guidorgs

Vita

Education

2004–2007 

PhD in Psychology on “Non-verbal processing of meaning”, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

2003–2007

PhD in Psychology on “Non-verbal processing of meaning”, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

1999–2004

BSc/MSc in Psychology, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf

Employment

Since 2019

Reader/Associate Professor in Psychologie, Goldsmiths, University of London

Since 2018Co-Direktor MSc in Psychology of the Arts, Neuroaesthetics & Creativity, Goldsmiths, University of London
2015–2019Lecturer/ Senior Lecturer in Psychologie, Goldsmiths, University of London
2013–2015

Lecturer in Psychologie, Brunel University London

2009–2013

Research Associate (Postdoc) at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Action & Body Group

2007– 2011

Dance artist with dance company Neuer Tanz/VA Wölfl, Düsseldorf

Publications

Selected Publications

Millman, L. M., Richardson, D. C., & Orgs, G. (2022). Continuous and collective measures of real-time audience engagement. Routledge Companion to Audiences and the Performing Arts, 293-307.

Cracco, E., Lee, H., van Belle, G., Quenon, L., Haggard, P., Rossion, B., & Orgs, G. (2021). EEG frequency tagging reveals the integration of form and motion cues into the perception of group movement. Cerebral Cortex, bhab385.

Orlandi, A., Cross, E. S., & Orgs, G. (2020). Timing is everything: Dance aesthetics depend on the complexity of movement kinematics. Cognition, 205, 104446.

Rose, D., Müllensiefen, D., Lovatt, P., & Orgs, G. (2020). The Goldsmiths Dance Sophistication Index (Gold-DSI): A psychometric tool to assess individual differences in dance experience. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.

Vicary, S., Sperling, M., Von Zimmermann, J., Richardson, D. C., & Orgs, G. (2017). Joint action aesthetics. Plos One, 12(7), e0180101.

Orgs, G., Bestmann, S., Schuur, F., & Haggard, P. (2011). From body form to biological motion: the apparent velocity of human movement biases subjective time. Psychological Science, 22(6), 712-717.

Orgs, G., Dombrowski, J. H., Heil, M., & Jansen‐Osmann, P. (2008). Expertise in dance modulates alpha/beta event‐related desynchronization during action observation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 27(12), 3380-3384.

 

 

Research Projects & Fundings

Research Projects & Fundings

2020–2025The Neurocognition of Liveness - NEUROLIVE - ERC Consolidator Grant
2014–2017

Synchronous movement, cooperation and the performing arts - ESRC Transformative Research Grant

2010–2013

Neuropsychology of choreographic patterns in aesthetic perception of dance - Leverhulme Trust Research Grant

2009–2011

Visual perception of apparent human movement - DAAD Postdocstipendium

 

Projects

  • Neurolive

    Liveness is not only important in the performing arts but also in many other aspects of daily life, such as political rallies, sporting events, virtual reality and distance learning. ...