19. Oktober 2022

Forschungsbericht 2019–2021

Der Forschungsbericht 2019–2021.

Der Forschungsbericht 2019–2021.

Die Forschungsberichte des Max-Planck-Instituts für empirische Ästhetik geben eine Übersicht über die wissenschaftliche Arbeit des Instituts und seine Ziele. Im aktuellen Band (2019–2021) wird nicht nur aus den vier Abteilungen Sprache und Literatur, Musik, Neurowissenschaften und Kognitive Neuropsychologie sowie den vier Forschungsgruppen des Instituts berichtet. Es werden auch Einblicke in die Tätigkeiten, Angebote und Ausstattung der Institutsbibliothek, der experimentellen Labore, des ArtLab und des 2020 gestarteten Artist-in Residence-Programms INHABIT gegeben. Abgerundet wird der Bericht durch eine Zusammenstellung der Veranstaltungen, wissenschaftlichen Vorträge und Vortragsreihen sowie weiterer Aktivitäten des Instituts im Berichtszeitraum.

Der Forschungsbericht des Instituts wird ausschließlich in englischer Sprache veröffentlicht, einen Download-Link finden Sie am Ende dieser Seite.

Vorwort von Fredrik Ullén

The Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics hereby presents its third Research Report. With David Poeppel having left the Institute for a new position as head of the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience, and Winfried Menninghaus retiring at the end of 2022, this report marks the conclusion of the first era in the history of the Institute. I extend my gratitude to both David and Winfried for their tremendous contributions during these decisive years.

The future of our Institute looks bright and very exciting indeed, with new recruitments ahead of us. On the one hand, we are retaining our balanced interdisciplinary structure, with two humanistic and two empirically oriented departments. On the other hand, we will be focusing our research on the performing arts—i.e., music, dance, and other temporal art forms. This will not only provide excellent possibilities for incoming scientists to collaborate with existing departments and research groups, but will also enable us to develop and make optimal use of our experimental infrastructure, including the ArtLab facility.

Another reason for optimism, of course, is that we are at long last entering a post-pandemic phase (fingers crossed). I thank my colleague Melanie Wald-Fuhrmann in particular for navigating the Institute so excellently as Managing Director during the often-challenging past several years of COVID-19. We look forward to returning to normal scientific interactions, and to once again opening the Institute to the public as a meeting place, with lectures, concerts, and other inspiring events.

Lastly, my thanks go to all of our outstanding coworkers—from the scientific faculty, service units, and administration—for their enthusiasm, creativity, and commitment to this unique research institution at the intersection of the humanities and the empirical sciences. The scientific outcomes of our efforts during the last years are summarized in this report. We hope you will find it a thought-provoking and stimulating read.

Frankfurt, September 2022
for the Board of Directors:

Fredrik Ullén
Managing Director

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Der Forschungsbericht kann hier heruntergeladen werden: ae.mpg.de/rr
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