Natalie Holz

 Main research areas

- Language and emotion

- Neural Correlates of affective experience

- Auditory perception and processing of screams and nonspeech vocalizations





Academic Education

Since 2012 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



Since 2017 PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

Since 2011 Stipend of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation


  • 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 ...