Research Publications

Research publications within the fields of culture, brain and health sorted annually


Inspired or inhibited? Choreographers’ views on how classical ballet training shaped their creativity. Clements, L. & Nordin-Bates, S. M. (2020). Journal of Dance Education.

High striving, high costs? A qualitative examination of perfectionism in high-level dance. Nordin-Bates, S. M., & Kuylser, S. (2020). Journal of Dance Education.

Striving for Perfection or for Creativity: A Dancer’s Dilemma? Nordin-Bates, S. M. (2019). Journal of Dance Education.

The biological basis of the experience and categorization of colour. Zeki S et al. Journal article; 2020; WILEY



Enhancing creativity and managing perfectionism in dancers through implicit learning and sensori-kinetic imagery. Karin, J. & Nordin-Bates, S. M. (2019). Journal of Dance Education

Beauty in Architecture: No, not a luxury; only a necessity. Zeki S. Journal article; 2019; Knapp Communications Corp

Assessing the Role of Emotional Mediation in Explaining Crossmodal Correspondences Involving Musical Stimuli. Spence C. Multisens Res. 2019 Jan 1:1-29.

Corrigendum: The Biological Basis of Mathematical Beauty. Zeki S. Journal article; 2019; FRONTIERS MEDIA SA

Notes Towards a (Neurobiological) Definition of Beauty. Zeki S. Journal article; 2019; The Journal Of Gestalt Studies

How perfect are imperfect rhymes? Effects of phonological similarity and verse context on rhyme perception. Knoop, C. A., Blohm, S., Kraxenberger, M., & Menninghaus, W. (2019). Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication.

Beauty, elegance, grace, and sexiness compared. Menninghaus, W., Wagner, V., Kegel, V., Knoop, C. A., & Schlotz, W. (2019). Plos One, 14 (6), e0218728

Contiguity-based sound iconicity: The meaning of words resonates with phonetic properties of their immediate verbal contexts. Auracher, J., Scharinger, M., & Menninghaus, W. (2019). Plos One, 14 (5), e0216930.

Human body motion captures visual attention and elicits pupillary dilation. Williams, E. H., Cristino, F. and Cross, E. S. (2019). Cognition, 193, 104029.

Fluid intelligence and working memory support dissociable aspects of learning by physical but not observational practice. Apšvalka, D., Cross, E. S. and Ramsey, R. (2019). Cognition, 190, pp.

From social brains to social robots: applying neurocognitive insights to human-robot interaction. Cross, E. S. , Hortensius, R. and Wykowska, A. (2019). Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1771), 20180024

A neurocognitive investigation of the impact of socializing with a robot on empathy for pain. Cross, E. S. , Riddoch, K. A., Pratts, J., Titone, S., Chaudhury, B. and Hortensius, R. (2019)

Analysing the Impact of Music on the Perception of Red Wine via Temporal Dominance of Sensations. Wang QJ, Mesz B, Riera P, Trevisan M, Sigman M, Guha A, Spence C. Multisens Res. 2019 Jan 1;32(4-5):455-472. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 374(1771), 20180034.

A publication missing from Lewis M. Terman’s CV? Ralph K. White’s 1931 “The versatility of genius”. Simonton DK. Hist Psychol. 2019 Nov;22(4):372-374

Decoding Task-Related Functional Brain Imaging Data to Identify Developmental Disorders: The Case of Congenital Amusia. Albouy P, Caclin A, Norman-Haignere SV, Lévêque Y, Peretz I, Tillmann B, Zatorre RJ. Front Neurosci. 2019 Oct 30;13:1165

Evolving perspectives on the sources of the frequency-following response. Coffey EBJ, Nicol T, White-Schwoch T, Chandrasekaran B, Krizman J, Skoe E, Zatorre RJ, Kraus N. Nat Commun. 2019 Nov 6;10(1):5036

Not Just Another Pint! The Role of Emotion Induced by Music on the Consumer’s Tasting Experience. Reinoso-Carvalho F, Dakduk S, Wagemans J, Spence C. Multisens Res. 2019 Jan 1;32(4-5):367-400

Predictability and Uncertainty in the Pleasure of Music: A Reward for Learning? Gold BP, Pearce MT, Mas-Herrero E, Dagher A, Zatorre RJ. J Neurosci. 2019 Nov 20;39(47):9397-9409

Right Structural and Functional Reorganization in Four-Year-Old Children with Perinatal Arterial Ischemic Stroke Predict Language Production. François C, Ripollés P, Ferreri L, Muchart J, Sierpowska J, Fons C, Solé J, Rebollo M, Zatorre RJ, Garcia-Alix A, Bosch L, Rodriguez-Fornells A. eNeuro. 2019 Aug 28;6(4). pii: ENEURO.0447-18.2019.

Rhythm and time in the premotor cortex. Penhune VB, Zatorre RJ. PLoS Biol. 2019 Jun 3;17(6):e3000293. doi: 10.1371/journal.pbio.3000293

White Matter Microstructure Reflects Individual Differences in Music Reward Sensitivity. Martínez-Molina N, Mas-Herrero E, Rodríguez-Fornells A, Zatorre RJ, Marco-Pallarés J. J Neurosci. 2019 Jun 19;39(25):5018-5027

The Music-In-Noise Task (MINT): A Tool for Dissecting Complex Auditory Perception. Coffey EBJ, Arseneau-Bruneau I, Zhang X, Zatorre RJ. Front Neurosci. 2019 Mar 14;13:199.

Musical reward prediction errors engage the nucleus accumbens and motivate learning. Gold BP, Mas-Herrero E, Zeighami Y, Benovoy M, Dagher A, Zatorre RJ. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 19;116(8):3310-3315

Dopamine modulates the reward experiences elicited by music. Ferreri L, Mas-Herrero E, Zatorre RJ, Ripollés P, Gomez-Andres A, Alicart H, Olivé G, Marco-Pallarés J, Antonijoan RM, Valle M, Riba J, Rodriguez-Fornells A. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2019 Feb 26;116(9):3793-3798

Specialized neural dynamics for verbal and tonal memory: fMRI evidence in congenital amusia. Albouy P, Peretz I, Bermudez P, Zatorre RJ, Tillmann B, Caclin A. Hum Brain Mapp. 2019 Feb 15;40(3):855-867

Regular rhythmic primes boost P600 in grammatical error processing in dyslexic adults and matched controls. Canette LH, Fiveash A, Krzonowski J, Corneyllie A, Lalitte P, Thompson D, Trainor L, Bedoin N, Tillmann B. Neuropsychologia. 2019 Dec 23;138:107324

The Effect of Emotional Valence on Ventricular Repolarization Dynamics Is Mediated by Heart Rate Variability: A Study of QT Variability and Music-Induced Emotions. Orini M, Al-Amodi F, Koelsch S, Bailón R. Front Physiol. 2019 Nov 29;10:1465.

The effects of playing music on mental health outcomes. Wesseldijk LW, Ullén F, Mosing MA. Sci Rep. 2019 Aug 30;9(1):12606

Gene-environment interaction in expertise: The importance of childhood environment for musical achievement. Wesseldijk LW, Mosing MA, Ullén F. Dev Psychol. 2019 Jul;55(7):1473-1479

Structural covariability hubs in old age. Forsberg L, Sigurdsson S, Launer LJ, Gudnason V, Ullén F. Neuroimage. 2019 Apr 1;189:307-315

Uncertainty and Surprise Jointly Predict Musical Pleasure and Amygdala, Hippocampus, and Auditory Cortex Activity. Cheung VKM, Harrison PMC, Meyer L, Pearce MT, Haynes JD, Koelsch S. Curr Biol. 2019 Dec 2;29(23):4084-4092.e4.

Time course of nocturnal cough and wheezing in children with acute bronchitis monitored by lung sound analysis. Koehler U, Hildebrandt O, Fischer P, Gross V, Sohrabi K, Timmesfeld N, Peter S, Urban C, Steiß JO, Koelsch S, Kerzel S, Weissflog A. Eur J Pediatr. 2019 Sep;178(9):1385-1394.

Heroic music stimulates empowering thoughts during mind-wandering. Koelsch S, Bashevkin T, Kristensen J, Tvedt J, Jentschke S. Sci Rep. 2019 Jul 16;9(1):10317

When the statistical MMN meets the physical MMN. Tsogli V, Jentschke S, Daikoku T, Koelsch S. Sci Rep. 2019 Apr 3;9(1):5563

The Biological Basis of Mathematical Beauty. Zeki S, Chén OY, Romaya JP. Front Hum Neurosci. 2019 Sep 20;13:325

The Bayesian-Laplacian brain. Zeki S, Chén OY. Eur J Neurosci. 2019 Aug 9

Electrophysiological Responses to Emotional Facial Expressions Following a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Drapeau J, Gosselin N, Peretz I, McKerral M. Brain Sci. 2019 Jun 18;9(6)

The nature of the association between number line and mathematical performance: An international twin study. Tosto MG, Garon-Carrier G, Gross S, Petrill SA, Malykh S, Malki K, Hart SA, Thompson L, Karadaghi RL, Yakovlev N, Tikhomirova T, Opfer JE, Mazzocco MMM, Dionne G, Brendgen M, Vitaro F, Tremblay RE, Boivin M, Kovas Y. Br J Educ Psychol. 2019 Dec;89(4):787-803

Predicting maths anxiety from mathematical achievement across the transition from primary to secondary education. Field AP, Evans D, Bloniewski T, Kovas Y. R Soc Open Sci. 2019 Nov 27;6(11):191459



The perception of emotion in artificial agents. Hortensius, R., Hekele, F. and Cross, E. S. (2018). IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 10(4), pp. 852-864

Intellectual Brilliance and Presidential Performance: Why Pure Intelligence (or Openness) Doesn’t Suffice. Simonton DK. J Intell. 2018 Mar 23;6(2). pii: E18

Why Do We Love Music? Zatorre RJ. Cerebrum. 2018 Nov 1

Musicians at the Cocktail Party: Neural Substrates of Musical Training During Selective Listening in Multispeaker Situations. Puschmann S, Baillet S, Zatorre RJ. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Aug 23

Same Genes, Different Brains: Neuroanatomical Differences Between Monozygotic Twins Discordant for Musical Training. De Manzano Ö, Ullén F. Cereb Cortex. 2018 Jan 1;28(1):387-394.

Talking about childhood music: A twin study. Theorell T, Har