Mag. Mag. Manuela M. Marin, MSc

Researcher & Lecturer

Contact Information

  • email

    manuela.marin (at)

    manuela.marin (at)

  • Something to think about

    The first principle is that you must not fool yourself — and you are the easiest person to fool.
    (Richard Feynman)

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

    A sign of a hard worker is one who works without complaint.
    (Sarah Price)

Recent Publications

  • Marin, M. M., & Leder, H. (2022). Gaze patterns reveal aesthetic distance while viewing art. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, online first. Link to OA article
  • Kaisler, R., Marin, M. M., & Leder, H. (2020). Effects of emotional expressions, gaze, and head orientation on person perception in social situations. SAGE Open, 10(3). Link to OA article
  • Marin, M. M. (2020). The role of collative variables in aesthetic experiences. In Nadal, M. & Vartanian, O. (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Empirical Aesthetics. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Link to peer-reviewed e-Book
  • Luef, E. M., & Marin, M. M. (Eds.). (2018). The talking species: Perspectives on the evolutionary, neuronal and cultural foundations of language. Graz: Uni-Press Graz. Link to free, peer-reviewed e-Book
  • Marin, M. M. (2018). Speech processing in congenital amusia: A review of the literature and future directions. In E. M. Luef & M. M. Marin (Eds.), The talking species: Perspectives on the evolutionary, neuronal and cultural foundations of language (pp. 127-165). Graz: Uni-Press Graz. Download
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Current projects and news

  • Summer term 2022 - current courses taught at the University of Innsbruck
    • Lecture: Empirical aesthetics from an interdisciplinary perspective
    • Seminar: Qualitative research methods in psychology
  • Music and sexual attraction
    • funded by the Tiroler Wissenschaftsförderung (01/2019-12/2020)
    • successfully completed! Thanks to all student assistants and participants who were involved in the project.
  • ProLehre project seminar on empirical aesthetics SS 2019
    • in cooperation with the Tiroler Landesmuseen and the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium
    • successfully completed - thanks to everybody who made this work possible! Link to report
  • Meet my dedicated team of student assistants and research interns! Link