This is an excerpt of the most recent publications by our team. For a full list of pulications, visit the individual team member profiles.

Dr. Ursula Beermann

Sachse, P., Beermann, U., Martini, M., Maran, T., Domeier, M., & Furtner, M. R. (2017). "The world is upside down" - The Innsbruck Goggle Experiments of Theodor Erismann (1883-1961) and Ivo Kohler (1915-1985). Cortex 92(7), 222-232.

Côté, S., Kraus, M. W., Carpenter, N. C., Piff, P. K., Beermann, U., & Keltner, D. (2017). Social affiliation in same-class and cross-class interactions. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(2), 269–285. .    

Johnson, S. L., Haase, C. M., Beermann, U., Sanchez, A. H., Tharp, J. A., Lwi, S. J., Casey, J. J., &  Nguyen, N. K. (2017). Positive urgency and emotional reactivity: Evidence for altered responding to positive stimuli. Emotion, 17(3), 442–449.  .  

Schiestl, C., & Beermann, U. (2016). Was verrät uns unsere Mimik? Ein Streifzug durch die aktuelle Mimikforschung. Psychologie in Österreich, 36(5), 300-307.

Haase, C. M.*, Beermann, U.*, Saslow, L. R., Shiota, M., Saturn, S. R., Lwi, S., Casey, J. J., Nguyen, K. N., Whalen, P., Keltner, D., & Levenson, R. W. (2015). Short Alleles, Bigger Smiles? Effects of 5-HTTLPR on Smiling and Laughing Behavior. Emotion 15(4), 438–448. *CMH and UB have contributed equally to this work.

Beermann, U. (2014). Humor Styles. In: S. Attardo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Humor Studies (Vol. 1, 364-365). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Beermann, U. (2014). Humor Styles Measurement. In: S. Attardo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Humor Studies (Vol. 1, 365-367). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Beermann, U. (2014). Sick Humor. In: S. Attardo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Humor Studies (Vol. 2, 691-693). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.

Beermann, U. (2013). Review of the book Sick Humor, ed. by Christian Hoffstadt and Stefan Höltgen, Bochum, Germany: Projektverlag, 2011. Humor: International Journal of Humor Research 26(2), 385-388.

Becker, J., Beermann, U., Zander, L., & Hannover, B. (2013). Sichtstrukturen im Tanzunterricht. [Sight structures in dancing classes]. In: Ulrich Riegel, Klaas Macha (eds.), Videobasierte Kompetenzforschung in den Fachdidaktiken (Vol. 4, pp. 217-232). Münster: Waxmann Verlag GmbH.

Hempelmann, C. F., & Beermann, U. (2013). Vielfalt und Einfalt im Humor amerikanischer Studierender: Lehre, zentrale Themen und Anwendung in künstlicher Intelligenz. [Multiplicity and Simplicity in the Humor of American Students: Teaching, Central Themes, and Artificial Intelligence.] In: F. Block (Ed.), Wandel und Institution des Komischen: Ergebnisse des Kasseler Komik-Kolloquiums (Vol. 5, pp. 331-358). Bielefeld: Aisthesis.

Beermann, U., & Samson, A. C. (2012). Humor: Haben Sie bitte Spaß. [Humor: Please have fun.] In: R. Zihlmann, D. Jungo, and Christoph Steinebach (Eds.), Positive Psychologie in der Praxis [Positive Psychology in Practice] (pp. 68-75). Weinheim: Beltz.

Dr. Bruno Gingras

Martins, M., Gingras, B., Puig-Waldmüller, E., & Fitch, W. T. (in press). Cognitive representation of “musical fractals”: Processing hierarchy and recursion in the auditory domain. Accepted for publication in Cognition

Huisman, L., Gingras, B., Dhondt, G., & Leman, M. (in press). Musical Complexity and “Embodied Notation”:  A Study of the Opus Clavicembalisticum (K. S. Sorabji). Accepted for publication in Empirical Musicology Review.

Zentner, M., & Gingras, B. (forthcoming). The assessment of musical ability. In J. Rentfrow & D. J. Levitin (Eds.), Foundations in Music Psychology: Theory and Research. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Gingras, B. (forthcoming). Conveying expressivity and individuality in keyboard performance. In M. Lesaffre, M. Leman, & P. J. Maes (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Gingras, B., Honing, H., Peretz, I., Trainor, L. J., & Fisher, S. E. (forthcoming). Defining the biological bases of individual differences in musicality. In H. Honing (Ed.), The Origins of Musicality. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

Gingras, B. (forthcoming). Music across the species. In R. Ashley & R. Timmers (Eds.), Routledge Companion to Music Cognition. Oxford, UK: Routledge.

Garcia, M., Gingras, B., Bowling, D. L., Herbst, C. T., Boeckle, M., Locatelli, Y., & Fitch, W. T. (2016). Structural classification of Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) vocalizations. Ethology, 122(4), 329-342. doi: 10.1111/eth.12472. [Full text]

Goodchild, M., Gingras, B., & McAdams, S. (2016). Analysis, performance, and tension perception of an unmeasured prelude for harpsichord. Music Perception, 34(1), 1-20. doi: 10.1525/mp.2016.34.1.1 . [Abstract]

Gingras, B., Palmer, C., Schubert, P.N., & McAdams, S. (2016). Influence of melodic emphasis, texture, salience, and performer individuality on performance errors. Psychology of Music, 44(4), 847-863. doi: 10.1177/0305735615594491 . [Abstract]

Gingras, B., Pearce, M. T., Goodchild, M., Dean, R. T., Wiggins, G., & McAdams, S. (2016). Linking melodic expectation to expressive performance timing and perceived musical tension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 42(4), 594-609. doi: 10.1037/xhp0000141 . [Abstract]

Slana, A., Repovs, G., Fitch, W. T., & Gingras, B. (2016). Harmonic context influences pitch class equivalence judgments through gestalt and congruency effects. Acta Psychologica, 166, 54-63. . [Abstract]

Gingras, B. (2015). Cue redundancy in the communication of musical emotions: The case of sound intensity. Brunswik Society Newsletter, 30, 12-14. [Full text]

Gingras, B., Marin, M. M., Puig-Waldmüller, E., & Fitch, W. T. (2015). The eye is listening: Music-induced arousal and individual differences predict pupillary responses. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9(619). doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00619  . [Full text]

Gingras, B., & Marin, M. M. (2015). Evolutionary considerations on complex emotions and music-induced emotions: Comment on “The quartet of human emotions: An integrative and neurofunctional model” by S. Koelsch et al. Physics of Life Reviews, 13, 53-54. [Preview]

Doolittle, E. L., & Gingras, B. (2015). Quick guide: Zoomusicology. Current Biology, 25(19), R819-820. [Full text]

Doolittle, E. L. , Gingras, B. , Endres, D. M., & Fitch, W. T. (2014). Overtone-based pitch selection in hermit thrush song: Unexpected convergence with scale construction in human music. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 111(46), 16616-16621. [Full text]

Gingras, B. (2014). Cross-species comparisons. In W. F. Thompson (Ed.), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An encyclopedia, vol. 1 (pp. 287-290). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Filippi, P., Gingras, B., & Fitch, W. T. (2014). Pitch enhancement facilitates word learning across visual contexts. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(1468). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01468.  [Full text]

Gingras, B. (2014). Expressive timing, musical tension, and listener-performer synchronicity: Commentary on Ohriner. Empirical Musicology Review, 9(2), 130-133. [Full text]

Pohler, G., & Gingras, B. (2014). Schamanisches Reisen versus Entspannung. Ärztewoche, 46, 54. [Full text]

Gingras, B., Pohler, G., & Fitch, W. T. (2014). Exploring shamanic journeying: Repetitive drumming with shamanic instructions induces specific subjective experiences but no larger cortisol decrease than instrumental meditation music. PLoS ONE 9(7): e102103. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0102103 .  [Full text]

Gingras, B. (2014). Individuality in music performance: Introduction to the research topic. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(661). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00661 .  [Full text]

Srinivasan, N. & Gingras, B. (2014). Emotional intelligence predicts individual differences in proneness for flow among musicians: The role of control and distributed attention. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(608). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00608 .  [Full text]

Müllensiefen, D., Gingras, B., Musil, J., & Stewart, L. (2014). The musicality of non-musicians: An index for assessing musical sophistication in the general population. PLoS ONE, 9(2):e89642. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089642 .  [Full text]

Koren, R., & Gingras, B. (2014). Perceiving individuality in harpsichord performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(141). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00141.  [Full text]

Gingras, B., Marin, M. M., & Fitch, W. T. (2014). Beyond intensity: Spectral features effectively predict music-induced subjective arousal. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(7), 1428-1446. doi: 10.1080/17470218.2013.863954 .  [Abstract]

Gingras, B. (2014). Systematic musicology. In W. F. Thompson (Ed.), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An encyclopedia, vol. 2 (pp. 1093-1095). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Bowling, D., Gingras, B., Han, S., Sundararajan, J., & Opitz, E. (2013). Tone of voice in emotional expression and its implications for the affective character of musical mode. Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies, 7(1-2), 29-44.

Gingras, B., Asselin, P.-Y., & McAdams, S. (2013). Individuality in harpsichord performance: Disentangling performer- and piece-specific influences on interpretive choices. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(895). doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00895.  [Full text]

Ravignani, A., Olivera, V. M., Gingras, B., Hofer, R., Hernández, C. R., Sonnweber, R. S., & Fitch, W. T. (2013). Primate drum kit: A system for studying acoustic pattern production by non-human primates using acceleration and strain sensors. Sensors, 13(8), 9790-9820. [Full text]

Gingras, B., Mohandesan, E., Boko, D., & Fitch, W. T. (2013). Phylogenetic signal in the acoustic parameters of the advertisement calls of four clades of anurans. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 13(134). doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-134 .  [Full text]

Gingras, B., Boeckle, M., Herbst, C. T., & Fitch, W. T. (2013). Call acoustics reflect body size across four clades of anurans. Journal of Zoology, 289(2), 143-150. [Abstract]

Gingras, B., & Fitch, W. T. (2013). A three-parameter model for classifying anurans into four genera based on advertisement calls. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(1), 547-559. [Abstract]

Marin, M. M., Gingras, B., & Bhattacharya, J. (2012). Crossmodal transfer of arousal, but not pleasantness, from the musical to the visual domain. Emotion, 12(3), 618-631. [Abstract]

Marin, M. M., Gingras, B., & Stewart, L. (2012). Perception of musical timbre in congenital amusia: Categorization, discrimination, and short-term memory. Neuropsychologia, 50(3), 367-378. [Abstract]

Hannah Strauß, MSc.

Zentner, M. & Strauss, H. (online). Assessing musical ability quickly and objectively: Development and validation of the Short-PROMS and the Mini-PROMS. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  [Online publication]

Strauss, H., Zentner, M., & Venables, P. (2017, March). Early childhood predictors of cognitve functioning at age 17 years: A longitudinal analysis of the Mauritius Child Health Project. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Vienna.

Strauss, H. & Zentner, M. (2015, October). Objectively assessed musical ability and empathy: an analysis based on two multicomponential measures. Poster presented at the 4th Conference on Music and Emotion, Geneva. [Download pdf]

Strauss, H., Shakeshaft, N., Plomin, R., & Zentner, M. (2015, March). Introducing the Mini-Proms: A short and objective measure of musical ability. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science (ICPS), Amsterdam. [Download pdf]

Prof. Dr. Marcel Zentner

Zentner, M. & Strauss, H. (online). Assessing musical ability quickly and objectively: Development and validation of the Short-PROMS and the Mini-PROMS. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.  [Online publication]

Zentner, M., & Gingras, B. (forthcoming). The assessment of musical ability. In J. Rentfrow & D. J. Levitin (Eds.), Foundations in Music Psychology: Theory and Research. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Zentner, M. (2016). Women's personal resources. In T. Shackelford & V. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science. [Advance online publication]
Zentner, M., & Eagly, A. (2015). A sociocultural framework for understanding partner preferences of women and men: Review of concepts and evidence. European Review of Social Psychology, 26, 328-373. [Download]
Zentner, M., Smolkina, M., & Venables, P. (2014).  Effects of measurement aggregation on predicting externalizing problems from preschool behaviour. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 32, 468-479. [Download]
Zentner, M. & Wang, F. (2013). ICTI. Integrative Child Temperament Inventory. Oxford: Hogrefe, Ltd.  [Table of Contents]
Zentner, M. & Shiner, R. (2012). The Handbook of Temperament. New York: Guilford Press [Paperback edition, 2015].
Zentner, M. & Mitura, K. (2012). Stepping out of the caveman's shadow: Nations' Gender Gap predicts degree of sex differentiation in mate preferences. Psychological Science, 23, 1176-1185. [Download]
Law, L. & Zentner, M. (2012). Assessing musical abilities objectively: Construction and validation of the Profile of Music Perception Skills. PLoS ONE 7 (12): e52508.
Trost, W., Ethofer, T., Zentner, M., & Vuilleumier, P. (2012). Mapping aesthetic musical emotions in the brain. Cerebral Cortex, 22, 2769-2783. [Download]
Shiner, R., Buss, K., McClowry, S., Putnam, S., Saudino, K., & Zentner, M. (2012). What is Temperament Now? Assessing progress in temperament research on the 25th anniversary of Goldsmith et al., 1987. Child Development Perspectives, 6, 436-444. [Abstract]
Zentner, M. (2012). A language for musical qualia. Empirical Musicology Review, 7, 80-83. [Download]
Zentner, M. & Shiner, R. (2012). Fifty years of progress in temperament research: A synthesis of major themes, findings, challenges, and a look forward. In M. Zentner & R. Shiner (Eds.). Handbook of Temperament (pp. 673-700). New York: Guilford. [Download]