Carolina Labbe

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

PhD candidate affiliated to the Aesthetic Emotions focus on music and emotion together with Kim Eliard and under the direction of Didier Grandjean.


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 and Katia Schenkel.

She then began a PhD in psychology under the direction of Prof. Didier Grandjean where she began on the European Social Interaction and Entrainment using Music PeRformance Experimentation (SIEMPRE) project.

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.