Prof. Dr. Stefan Koelsch

Freie University Berlin
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin
in Berlin

Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat. habil., Psychology), M.Sc. (Psychology),M.Sc. (Sociology), M.A. (Music)

Personal information:

July 7th, 1968 born in Wichita Falls, Texas, USA. Citizenship: German and US


2004 - Habilitation in Psychology, University of Leipzig, Germany

2000 - Ph.D. in Psychology (Dr. rer. nat.), Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

2000 - M.Sc. in Sociology (Dipl.-Soz.), University of Leipzig, Germany

1998 - M.Sc. in Psychology (Dipl.-Psych.), University of Leipzig, Germany

1994 - M.A. in Instrumental and Vocal Music (Künstlerische Reifeprüfung), University of Music and Arts, Bremen, Germany

Academic experience

April 2009 Guest Prof. Cluster of Excellence “Language of Emotion” at the Freie University Berlin

2006 – pres. Senior Lecturer / Assistant Prof. in Psychology, University of Sussex, UK

2003 – 2008 Leader of the Independent Junior Research Group “Neurocognition of Music” (Forschungsprofessur / Assistant Professor), Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany

2001 – 2002 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Neurology / Neuroimaging, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts, USA

2000 – 2001 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Leipzig, Germany