Simone Franz





2015-2017      Master of Science in Psychology (Clinical Psychology, Cognitive Neurosciences, Behavioral Genetics /Biological Psychology) Thesis Structural and cognitive findings associated with aging. A VBM and DTI study, Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen

2011-2015      Bachelor of Science in Psychology, Minor Neurology (graduation with honors) Universität Potsdam

2007-2011      Bachelor of Arts in Applied Cultural Sciences, Kulturwissenschaften, Major "Art, Communication and cultural organisation"; Minor Business Psychology, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg 

2007                Abitur Freie Waldorfschule Elmshorn 


since 12/2017    Neuroimaging Assistant, Department of Neurosciences, Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt/Main

06/15-10/17      Student research assistant, Department of Neurosciences, Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt/Main 

04/16-11/16       Student research assistant, Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt/Main 

01/15-04/15       Psychiatric Internship, Neuropsychological Testing, Klinikum der Universität München, München 

2008-2011         Student assistant, Law and Taxes, HANSA TREUHAND Schiffsbeteiligungs GmbH & Co. KG, Hamburg



Larrouy-Maestri, P., Franz, S., Muralikrishnan, R., & Poeppel, D. (2017). Does it sound right? Perception of “correctness” in music. Paper presented at the TeaP, 59th Conference of Experimental Psychologists, Dresden, Germany.

Larrouy-Maestri, P., Franz, S., Bégel, V., Dalla Bella, S., & Poeppel, D. (2017). Perception of beat accuracy in music: Relative to the tempo? Paper accepted at the European Society for Cognitive Sciences of Music, Ghent, Belgium.

Larrouy-Maestri, P., Franz, S., & Poeppel, D. (2016). Perception of pitch accuracy in melodies: A categorical or continuous phenomenon? Paper presented at the Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, San Francisco, US.