Manuela M. Marin

University Assistant (prae doc)

MMag. phil., MSc

Contact Information

  • email

    manuela.marin (at)

    manuela.marin (at)

  • office address

    Institute of Psychology
    University of Innsbruck
    Maximilianstrasse 2, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

  • Something to think about

    Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
    (Immanuel Kant)

    Doch Forschung strebt und ringt, ermüdend nie,
    Nach dem Gesetz, dem Grund, Warum und Wie.
    (J. W. von Goethe)

Recent Publications

  • Marin, M. M., & Leder, H. (2016). Effects of presentation duration on measures of complexity in affective environmental scenes and representational paintings. Acta Psychologica, 163, 38-58.
  • 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. Link to OA article
  • Marin, M. M., Thompson, W. F., Gingras, B., & Stewart, L. (2015). Affective evaluation of simultaneous tone combinations in congenital amusia. Neuropsychologia, 78, 207-220. Link to OA article
  • Marin, M. M. (2015). Crossing boundaries: Toward a general model of neuroaesthetics. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9(443),doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00443. Link to OA article
  • Gingras, B., & Marin, M. M. (2015). Evolutionary considerations on complex emotions and music-induced emotions. Comment on “The Quartet Theory of Human Emotions: An Integrative and Neurofunctional Model” by S. Koelsch et al. Physics of Life Reviews, 13, 53-54.
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Research Interests

  • Crossmodal perception: Emotion and complexity
    • Comparisons between the visual and musical domains
    • Behavioural, physiological, and computational methods
  • Neurodevelopmental disorders
    • Congenital amusia
  • Altered states of consciousness
    • Flow
  • Social psychology of music
    • Sexual attraction
    • Altruism