Mag. Mag. Manuela M. Marin, MSc

University Assistant (prae doc)

Contact Information

  • email

    manuela.marin (at)

    manuela.marin (at)

  • office address

    Mag. Mag. Manuela Marin, MSc
    Department of Psychology
    University of Innsbruck
    Maximilianstrasse 2, A-6020 Innsbruck, Austria

  • Something to think about

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

    Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters
    cannot be trusted with important matters. (Albert Einstein)

    Das Glück oder Unglück des Menschen hängt nicht davon ab, wie viel Besitz oder Geld er sein eigen nennt. Glück oder Elend liegen in der eigenen Seele. (Demokrit)

Recent Publications

  • 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.
  • Marin, M. M., & Leder, H. (2018). Exploring aesthetic experiences of females: Affect-related traits predict complexity and arousal responses to music and affective pictures. Personality and Individual Differences, 125, 80-90.
  • Marin, M. M., Schober, R., Gingras, B., & Leder, H. (2017). Misattribution of musical arousal increases sexual attraction towards opposite-sex faces in females. PLOS ONE, 12(9): e0183531. Link to OA article
  • Ogg, M., Sears, D., Marin, M. M., & McAdams, S. (2017). Psychophysiological indices of music-evoked emotions in musicians. Music Perception, 35(1), 38-59. Link to virtual issue of Music Perception and OA article
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Current projects and news

  • Funded ProLehre project to evaluate a new exam format for large lectures
  • Teaching at IMC Krems in the coming winter term
    • looking forward to developing a course on social psychology for BA students in Business Administration
  • Music and sexual attraction
    • funded by the Tiroler Wissenschaftsförderung (01/2019-12/2019)
  • 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 here! Link