Natalie Holz

 Main research areas

  • Neural basis of affective experience
  • Nonverbal emotion expression and perception
  • Auditory perception and processing of screams and non-speech vocalizations

 

 

 

Vita

Education

2012–2018

Medical Studies, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

2011–2014

Studies of Psychology, Goethe Universität Frankfurt am Main

2010–2011

Junior studies: English Linguistics, Literatures and Cultures, Universität des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken

2008–2009

Westford Academy, Westford, Massachusetts

2003–2011

Gymnasium am Stefansberg, Merzig

 

Career

Since 2017

PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

Publications

Publications

Holz, N., Larrouy-Maestri, P., & Poeppel, D. (in press). The Variably Intense Vocalizations of Affect and Emotion Corpus VIVAE prompts new perspective on nonspeech perception. Emotion.

Holz, N., Larrouy-Maestri, P., & Poeppel, D. (2021). The paradoxical role of emotional intensity in the perception of vocal affect. Scientific Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-88431-0

Holz, N., Larrouy-Maestri, P., & Poeppel, D. (2020). The Variably Intense Vocalizations of Affect and Emotion Corpus (VIVAE) [Data set]. Zenodo. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4066234

 

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

Since 2011

Stipend of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation

  

 

Projects

  • 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 ...