Main research areas
- Neural basis of affective experience
- Nonverbal emotion expression and perception
- Auditory perception and processing of screams and non-speech vocalizations
Medical Studies, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
Studies of Psychology, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main
Junior studies: English Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken
Westford Academy, Westford, Massachusetts
Gymnasium am Stefansberg, Merzig
PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Awards & Grants
Stipend of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
- Acoustic and neural correlates of affect perception in screams
Screaming is an ability we share with many other primates, and which we possess long before we learn to express our affective state with speech. Previous studies focusing on fearful screams highlighted certain acoustic features, such as roughness, ...
- Inferring meaning from variably intense emotion expressions
Whether conveyed by the face, body, or voice, nonverbal emotion expressions are ubiquitous. We are, generally speaking, quite good at inferring meaning from such expressions. It has long been suggested that the stronger an emotional state is ...