- 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.
Awards & Grants
|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 contemporary classical music
This project explores the mechanisms that drive the appreciation of new and contemporary classical music (i.e. Western art music from the 20th and 21st century). Since this style of music often contains a high degree of dissonance, is often atonal ...
- The pleasure of the unpredictable: The aesthetic experience of contemporary classical music
This subproject is a phenomenological and exploratory analysis of the complex perceptual processes that occur when listening to contemporary classical music. This is achieved by means of 16 qualitative interviews with 8 experts from the field of ...
- Neural correlates of contemporary classical music: Can uncertainty lead to musical pleasure?
This subproject investigates the neural mechanisms that contribute to the appreciation of contemporary classical music (CCM). The neuroscientific research on musical pleasure has so far focused on Western tonal music. It has been associated with ...