Dr. Francesca Talamini, Ph.D.

Universitätsassistentin (Post-Doc). Fachbereich Persönlichkeitspsychologie, Differentielle Psychologie und Diagnostik

Raum: 60 426 (4. Stock)
Sprechstunde: nach Vereinbarung
em@il: Francesca.Talamini@uibk.ac.at
Telefon: +43 (0)512 507-56053


Research Interests

Music psychology:

  • Music expertise and cognitive skills
  • Music aptitude


  • Working memory
  • Relationship between working memory and perception 


  • Replication studies
  • Meta-analysis

I am currently looking for students (interships, thesis) that are willing to learn more about these research topics, and work on some experimental projects.


  • Talamini, F., Grassi, M., Toffalini, E., Santoni, R., & Carretti, B. (2018). Learning a second language: Can music aptitude or music training have a role?. Learning and Individual Differences, 64, 1-7.
  • Bruzzi, E., Talamini, F., Priftis, K., & Grassi, M. (2017). A SMARC Effect for Loudness. i-Perception, 8(6), 2041669517742175.
  • Talamini, F., Altoè, G., Carretti, B., & Grassi, M. (2017). Musicians have better memory than nonmusicians: A meta-analysis. PloS one, 12(10), e0186773.
  • Talamini, F., Carretti, B., & Grassi, M. (2016). The working memory of musicians and nonmusicians. Music Perception: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 34(2), 183-191.

Conference Contributions

  • Poster, June 2019: “Shared and distinct mechanisms in auditory and visual short-term memory: Influence of material type, contour, and musical expertise”. The dynamic and flexible nature of memory, Lyon (France). 
  • Talk, June 2017: “The Working Memory of Musicians and Nonmusicians”. Music, Language, & Cognition Summer School, Como (Italy).
  • Talk, February 2017: “Musicians have a better memory than nonmusicians: a meta-analysis”. Cognitive Science Arena, Brixen (Italy). 
  • Talk, November 2016: "Musicians have a better memory than nonmusicians: a meta-analysis". The Trieste Symposium on Perception and Cognition, Trieste (Italy).
  • Poster, September 2016: "Do musicians have better memory than nonmusicians? A meta-analysis". AIP Experimental Psychology National Meeting, Rome (Italy).
  • Talk, September 2016: “Musicians have Better Memory than Nonmusicians. A Meta-analysis”. EWOMS, Liège (Belgium).
  • Talk, February 2016: "The Working Memory of Musicians and Nonmusicians". Cognitive Science Arena, Brixen (Italy).
  • Talk, September 2015: "Auditory, Visual and Audiovisual Working Memory in Musicians and Nonmusicians". AIP Experimental Psychology National Meeting, Rovereto (italy).

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