Mag. Mag. Manuela M. Marin, MSc


Researcher & Lecturer

Contact Information


  • email manuela.marin @ fh-krems.ac.at
  • ORCID id Link to profile

  • I am happy to be back after a serious health event.

  • Something to think about

    The only constant in life is change.
    (Heraclitus)

    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. (accepted). How music-induced emotions affect sexual attraction: Evolutionary implications. Frontiers in Psychology: Emotion Science Link to OA article
  • Marin, M. M., & Gingras, B. (submitted, invited). It’s all in the sound and in the brain: A comment on Bannan, Dunbar and Bamford 2023. Current Anthropology.
  • 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.
    Link to e-Book
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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.