- Aesthetic experience in contemporary classical music
- Electrophysiological correlates and neural substrates of musical expectancy and musical pleasure
- Music perception
M.A. Musicology, Humboldt-University, Berlin
|2015-2016||Placement Student at Music Mind and Brain group, Goldsmiths, University of London|
B.A. German studies / Musicology, University of Potsdam
|Since 2016||PHD Candidate , Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Music Department|
Mencke, I., Omigie, D., Wald-Fuhrmann, M., & Brattico, E. (2019). Atonal Music: Can Uncertainty Lead to Pleasure? Frontiers in Neuroscience, 12, 979. https://doi.org/10.3389/FNINS.2018.00979
Fischinger, T. & Mencke, I. (forthcoming). Some Psychological Constraints and Mechanisms for the Perception and Cognition of Time and Rhythm. In H. Neuhoff & R. Polak (Eds.), Musical Meter in Comparative Perspective - Theoretical Discourse and Case Studies from Various Cultures. Köln: Dohr.
Stipendien und Preise
|2017||6 months travel grant of the Graduate School of Health, Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University|
|2016||Research Training Supplement of the Graduate School of Health Science (Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark) [abgelehnt]|
Promos-Stipendium des DAAD for research stay at Goldsmiths, University of London
DAAD stipend for research stay in Milano, Italy
- The Pleasure of the Unpredictable - Aesthetic Experience of New Music
Since its origins, New Music has been criticized for being difficult to understand, if not completely inaccessible. Certainly, if Arnold Schönberg did desire his music to be whistled, this clearly did not occur. In fact, New Music is diametrically ...
- Neural Correlates of Contemporary Classical Music: Can Uncertainty lead to Pleasure?
The neuroscientific research on musical pleasure has so far focused on Western tonal music. It has been associated with activity in the limbic system, distinguishing two main neural activity patterns, probably reflecting phases of either anticipation ...