Carolina Labbe

Carolina Labbé Rodríguez
PhD Student at FPSE, University of Geneva
General Information

Researcher on emotion elicitation mechanisms during music listening.


Obtained her Master of Science in Psychology specializing in cognitive and affective psychology at University of Geneva where she did her thesis on the individual differences in emotion regulation according to empathy style in a helping relationship under the supervision of Susanne Kaiser. She later joined the Neuroscience of Emotion and Affective Dynamics laboratory where she worked on her PhD in psychology on the topic of entrainment as a psychological mechanism of emotion induction in music listening under the direction of Prof. Didier Grandjean.

Current Research

My current work focuses on mechanisms of emotion induction during music listening, particularly rhythmic entrainment. I have examined entrainment with subjective measures, EEG, respiration and heart rate to try and capture the multi-componential aspect of this mechanism.

Selected Publications
Trost, Wiebke, Frühholz, Sascha, Schön, Daniele, Labbé, Carolina, Pichon, S., Grandjean, Didier, Vuilleumier, Patrik (2014) Getting the beat: Entrainment of brain activity by musical rhythm and pleasantness. Neuroimage 103C, 55-64.
Labbé, Carolina (2014) Musical Emotions Predicted by Feelings of Entrainment. Music Perception The University of California Press 32(2), 170-185.
Torres-Eliard, Kim (2012) Towards a Dynamic Approach to the Study of Emotions Expressed by Music. 4th International ICST Conference on Intelligent Technologies for Interactive Entertainment Institute for Computer Sciences, Social Informatics and Telecommunications Engineering Genoa, Italy , 252-259.