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Men want beauty, women want wealth, and other unscientific tosh

Men want beauty, women want wealth, and other unscientific tosh

12/2017 - Do men just go for looks? Do women just go for status? Writing for the Aeon magazine, Marcel Zentner explains why our assumptions about heterosexual dating practices need to be reconsidered, and how our mating behavior might change in the next 100 years.

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Are we musical animals?

12/2017 - Quantifying the musical phenotype: A musico-cognitive perspective . On the 7th of December 2017, Dr. Bruno Gingras gives a keynote talk on how to define and assess musical ability at the SMART Animals conference at the University of Amsterdam.

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New article on PROMS-S and Mini-PROMS

07/2017 - A new article on the PROMS has been published recently. It describes the development and validation of the PROMS-S and the Mini-PROMS and thus is a valuable source of information for both researchers already using the PROMS and researchers looking for means to assess musical perception ability objectively and quickly.

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Looking for psychological tests?

07/2017 - Finding psychological tests at the University of Innsbruck is now easier than ever. A new listing allows to search all avalilable tests by categories. This allows users to get a quick overview on all available tests and their fields of application. Work is still in progress - yet, all available tests published from 2001 onwards have been catalogued.

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The world is upside down - The Innsbruck Goggle Experiments

05/2017 - In collaboration with Prof. Dr. Pierre Sachse, Dr. Markus Martini, Thomas Maran, MSc, Markus Domeier, MSc and Prof. Dr. Marco Furtner, MAS MBA, Dr. Ursula Beermann took a look at the historic Innsbruck Goggle Experiments. Learn more about the history of psychological research in Innsbruck, which constitutes a milestone in cognitive psychology.

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Hypo Tirol research funding for Dr. Bruno Gingras

04/2017 - Each year the Hypo Tirol Bank suppors selected projects of young junior researchers. This year, Dr. Bruno Gingras was awarded € 2.400 for his project "Do musically-induced emotions influence eye movements?". Congratulations!

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Measuring the emotional power of music

01/2017 - In exploring the psychological bases of human musicality, research expands simplistic categories of emotions, producing advanced tools which can sort feelings evoked by music and assess the emotional benefits of musical abilities. In his interview with Frontiers in Psychology, Prof. Dr. Marcel Zentner presents his research instruments in detail.

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What do facial expressions tell us?

12/2016 - TV-series such as “Lie to Me” suggest that facial expressions can always be accurately deciphered. Dr. Cathrin Schiestl and Dr. Ursula Beermann take a look at the actual state of research on facial expressions in their article published in the journal Psychologie in Österreich.

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Canada-Award 2016 for Dr. Bruno Gingras

11/2016 - On the 30th of November 2016, Dr. Bruno Gingras received the Canada Award by the Center for Canada Studies for his article "Linking Melodic Expectation to Expressive Performance Timing and Perceived Musical Tension". The awards will be granted to outstanding young scientists for an academic thesis that is clearly focused on Canada-related topics, or the result of a close collaboration with Canadian partners.


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Gender und Leadership

11/2016 - Even after the US presidential elections, gender and leadership remains a highly topical issue. Well-known social psychologist Prof. Dr. Alice Eagly from the Northwestern University has examined the influence of gender on various spheres of life for years. On the 21st of November 2016, she visited the University of Innsbruck to present her research on gender differences in the working place.

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Emotionsregulation bei Personen mit Autismus Spektrum Störungen

10/2016 - Andrea Samson, PhD from the Swiss Center for Affective Science visited the University of Innsbruck for a talk on emotional reactivity and emotion regulation of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). In particular, presented her research on adaptive and maladaptive emotion regulation strategies and emotion regulation training in individuals with ASD.

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The Appeal of Music

10/2016 - Light and relaxing, sad or thrilling – music has a major impact on us. Marcel Zentner, Professor at the University of Innsbruck, examines music’s influence on the human mind with a team of dedicated collaborators and students. For more detailed information, have a look at the video below (English subtitles available).

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More than a lovely face

02/2016 - Brains over beauty? But we all know that guys are hardwired for pretty faces and shapely bodies when it comes to choosing a mate, right? Review of research shows “unsuspected speed” toward gender equality in choosing mates.

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