Natalie Kohler

Main Research Area

  • Neurocognition of joint music performance
  • Neural sensorimotor representations involved in joint action
  • Influence of motor experience on interpersonal synchronisation

Vita

Education 

2016M.Sc. in Music, Mind and Brain at Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
2015B.A. in Musicology at Leipzig University

Career

since 2021Doctoral researcher, MPI for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt/Main (Sammler Lab)
since 2017Doctoral researcher, IMPRS NeuroCom, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig (Sammler Lab)
2017–2019Guest lecturer, Institute of Musicology, Leipzig University
2016–2017Research intern, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig (Sammler Lab)

Publications

Publications 

Journal Articles

Bianco, R., Novembre, G., Ringer, H., Kohler, N., Keller, P. E., Villringer, A., Sammler, D. (preprint). Lateral prefrontal cortex as a hub for music production with gradation from structural rules to movement sequences. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.10.21.348243

Kohler, N., Bamford, J. (2016). International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology (SysMus15). Psychomusicology 26(3), 284-287. https://doi.org/10.1037/pmu0000153

 

Poster Presentations

06/2021      Kohler, N., Novembre, G., Gugnowska, K., Keller, P. E., Villringer, A., & Sammler, D. (2021). Neural Networks for Real-Time Joint Music Performance. The Neurosciences and Music VII, Aarhus, Denmark

07/2019      Kohler, N., Novembre, G., Villringer, A., & Sammler, D. (2019). The neurocognitive bases of musical joint action: An fMRI study. Joint Action Meeting VIII, Genova, Italy.

06/2019      Kohler, N., Novembre, G., Villringer, A., & Sammler, D. (2019). fMRI insights into joint action in duetting pianists. 9th IMPRS Summer School 2019, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

02/2019      Kohler, N., Novembre, G., Villringer, A., & Sammler, D. (2019). Investigating the neurocognitive bases of musical joint action with fMRI. Language and Music in Cognition: Integrated Approaches to Cognitive Systems (Spring School 2019), University of Cologne, Germany.

06/2018      Kohler, N., Novembre, G., Villringer, A., & Sammler, D. (2018). Joint action in music: An fMRI study. 8thIMPRS NeuroCom Summer School, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

07/2016      Kohler, N., Zioga, I., Bathmann, J., Sammler, D., & Battacharya, J. (2016). Interacting expectations in simultaneous melody and prosody perception: Investigation of temporal aspects. 6th IMPRS NeuroCom Summer School, Max-Planck-Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany.

Awards & Grants

Awards & Preise

2016–2017Guest programme stipend, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig
2016Travel grant, SEMPRE, International Conference of Students of Systematic Musicology, Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Projects