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February 01, 2023

PhD Candidates Theresa Demmer & Stephanie Miller at the CoBeNe Academy 2023

written by Corinna Kühnapfel UNIVE PhD candidates Stephanie Miller and Theresa Demmer will present their research at the 2nd Annual Doctoral Conference Vienna Doctoral School CoBeNe PhD Academy on Friday, February 2nd at the University of Vienna. The two-day student-organised event brings together researchers from Psychology, Neuroscience, Behavioral/Cognitive Biology and Cognitive Humanities. Please find the […]
November 30, 2022

ARTIS Workshop in Vienna

ARTIS members met for the second big ARTIS research workshop, this time in Vienna. 
September 18, 2021

ARTIS member Matthew Pelowski spoke on the power of Rothko and tear-inducing art for Auction at Phillips

written by Corinna Kühnapfel

‘It seems to be describing a rather transformative experience, something self-changing, insightful, where you are forced back into yourself.’ – Matthew Pelowski

Matthew Pelowski spoke at Phillips auction about the power of Rothko and tear-inducing art. For more content information please visit ‘’The Rothko Effect: Why Does art Move Us? The emotive, religious aura associated with Mark Rothko has been documented for decades—but what is actually happening to us when we are moved by a work of art?’’ (Bochicchio, S., July, 2021):

Mark Rothko, Untitled [Blue, Green, and Brown], 1952 (alternatively dated to 1951), Collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon, Upperville, Virginia