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Laboratory for Cognitive Research in Art History

Head of Research: Univ.-Prof. Dr. Raphael Rosenberg

Head of the Laboratory: Mag. Johanna Aufreiter

Staff: Mag. Hanna Brinkmann, Mag. Laura Commare, Mag. Mario Tadzio Thalwitzer, Jane Boddy, MA, Tanja Jenni

The Laboratory for Cognitive Research in Art History is part of the Department for Art History, one of the oldest and largest institutions of its type. We use cognitive methods ranging from questionnaires to physiological measurements (especially eye-tracking) to determine how the qualities of the work (form and content), of the observer (individually and culturally), and of the context affect the beholding of aesthetic objects.

Hardware

SMI IViewX™ HED
SMI IView X™ RED

Cooperation

Cognitive Science Research Platform

Univ.-Prof. Dr. Ulrich Ansorge, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Helmut Leder, Dr. Marcos Nadal-Roberts (Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, University of Vienna)

Prof. Dr. Christoph Klein (School of Psychology, University of Wales / University Hospital for paediatric psychiatry, University of Freiburg)

Film

Official film: Cognitive Science at University of Vienna

Publications

D. Brieber, M. Nadal, H. Leder, H., & R. Rosenberg, Art in Time and Space: Context Modulates the Relation between Art Experience and Viewing Time, in: PLoS ONE 9(6), e99019, June 2014, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0099019

H. Brinkman, L. Commare, H. Leder, & R. Rosenberg, Abstract Art as a Universal Language? In: Leonardo 47/3, 2014, pp. 256-257

R. Rosenberg, Blicke Messen. Vorschläge für eine empirische Bildwissenschaft, in: Jahrbuch der Bayerischen Akademie der Schönen Künste 27, 2013, Göttingen 2014, S. 71-86 

Patrick Cavanagh, Bevil R. Conway, David Freedberg, Étienne Jollet, Raphaël Rosenberg, Sciences cognitives et histoire de l’art, une coopération en devenir ?, in: Perspective. La revue de l'INHA 2013, 101-118

C.-Y. Pang, M. Nadal, J. Müller, R. Rosenberg & C. Klein, Electrophysiological Correlates of Looking at Paintings And its Association with Art Expertise, in: Biological Psychology, 93/1, 2013, 246-254

R. Rosenberg, Que fait l'oeil du spectateur? Pour une histoire de la perception des oeuvres d'art, quatre conférences au Collège de France, Videostreams (Francais/Englisch)

R. Rosenberg, Dem Auge auf der Spur. Blickbewegungen beim Betrachten von Gemälden – historisch und empirisch, in: Jahrbuch der Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften für 2010, Heidelberg 2011, S. 76-89. Online in ART-Dok

M. Engelbrecht, J. Betz, C. Klein & R. Rosenberg, Dem Auge auf der Spur: Eine historische und empirische Studie zur Blickbewegung beim Betrachten von Gemälden, in: IMAGE 11, Januar 2010

R. Rosenberg, J. Betz & Ch. Klein, Augensprünge, in: Bildwelten des Wissens. Kunsthistorisches Jahrbuch für Bildkritik, Bd. 6,1, 2008, S. 127-129. Online in ART-Dok

R. Rosenberg, Bausteine zu einer empirischen Bildwissenschaft, in: Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Jahrbuch 2007/2008, S. 177-182

Internships:

The Laboratory for Cognitive Research in Art History offers continuously internships for students from all departments. Students from the master's programme in History of Art have the possibility to accredit the intership as module 6. Part-time work is possible upon prior agreement.

If your are interested please contact Mag. Laura Commare ( Laura.Commaer@univie.ac.at).

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