Mag. Mag. Manuela M. Marin, MSc

Researcher & Lecturer

Contact Information

  • email manuela.marin @
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  • I am happy to be back after a serious health event.

  • Something to think about

    The only constant in life is change.

    Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
    (Helen Keller)

    It's a privilege to be a giver of research ideas.
    (Manuela M. Marin)

Recent Publications

  • Marin, M. M., & Gingras, B. (2024). How music-induced emotions affect sexual attraction: Evolutionary implications. Frontiers in Psychology: Emotion Science, 15. Link to OA article
  • Marin, M. M., & Gingras, B. (2024). It’s all in the sound and in the brain: A comment on Bannan, Dunbar and Bamford 2024. Current Anthropology, 65(3), 514-515.
  • Hoffmann, A. J., Maran, T. K. & Marin, M. M. (2023). The perspective makes the leader: The camera perspective in a leader photograph shapes their charismatic effect and observers' approval. Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, 30(4), 442-463. Link to OA article
  • Marin, M. M. (2022). Commentary on Lee and Zaryab: Does groove really influence sexual selection? Empirical Musicology Review, 17(2), 86-90. Link to OA article
  • Marin, M. M. (2020 online/ 2022 print). The role of collative variables in aesthetic experiences. In Nadal, M. & Vartanian, O. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Aesthetics. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
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Current projects and news

    Current research interests
  • comparative approach to empirical aesthetics, focus on emotion and complexity (since 2011)
  • music and sexual relationships (since 2014)
  • music, personality and flow experiences (since 2010)
  • Winter term 2023 - undergraduate course taught at IMC FH Krems in cooperation
    with Thuongmai University, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • It was a great experience to contribute once more to inter-cultural exchange in higher education. Developing intercultural sensitivity is a valuable asset. I am grateful for this opportunity!
  • Music and sexual attraction
  • Successfully completed! Thanks to all student assistants and participants who were involved in the project.
  • Our findings received wide media attention including a TV appearance on ZDF. See the Media Coverage section on this website for further details. Read a recent interview for the German Vokalmagazin Chorzeit here.