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Christine Ahrends Visiting Scholar

Christine Ahrends, Visiting Scholar

Christine Ahrends

Dresden Music Cognition Laboratory

Institute für Kunst- und Musikwissenchaft

Technische Universität Dresden

Visiting Scholar (25th February to 25th March 2017)


Christine Ahrends completed her studies of music and musicology at the Academy of Music “Carl Maria von Weber” Dresden, Germany, the Conservatory “Santa Cecilia” in Rome, Italy, and the Academy of Music and Dance, Cologne, Germany. She received additional training in neuroscientific methods, including EEG, fMRI, MEG and TMS techniques. She currently works in research on music and neuroscience in the Dresden Music Cognition Lab, Technical University Dresden, Germany, and as a professional singer. Her own research is about the reward effect of music and neural adaptations due to musical training.

During her stay at the Centre for Music and Science, she will conduct an experiment on music cognition. If you are interested in participating in this experiment, please send an e-mail to


Key Publications

Ahrends, C. (under review) Does excessive music practicing have addiction potential?