Dr. Eline A. Smit Music | Perception | Emotion | Language | Learning


I am a passionate researcher interested in auditory learning and perception, specifically focusing on the bidirectionality between language and music and in possible universals in music and emotion perception. Currently @ University of Konstanz but based in the UK.



2022 Editors Picks - Staff Editor Highlights

What makes a song sound happy? It depends on your culture, study finds - The Guardian

Culture influences whether a musical note is perceived as happy or sad, study finds - The Independent

Major Chords Sound Happy, But Only To People Who Are Used To Western Music - Forbes

How music makes you feel may depend less on your brain than scientists believed - Inverse

Dur-Akkorde klingen nicht für alle fröhlich - Science ORF.at

Are minor chords sad and major chords happy? Not if you live in a remote Papua New Guinea village - ZME Science

Featured on Sister Doctor Squared podcast episode 19: Aah the feels... The link between music & emotion

Wat vrolijke of sombere muziek is, blijkt lang niet zo universeel als gedacht: Is het alleen maar een idee?