Carolina Labbé Rodriguez

Post-doctoral Researcher

Institution : University of Geneva
Thesis topic : Neural mechanisms of emotional response patterning and system synchronization

NCCR position : PhD student and postdoc
NCCR PI : Didier Grandjean
NCCR most relevant publications
Labbé, C., Glowinski, D., & Grandjean, D. (2017). The effect of ensemble and solo performance on affective experiences induced by music. Psychology of Music, 45(4), 600 - 608. doi: 10.1177/0305735616659551
Trost, W., Labbé, C., & Grandjean, D. (2017) Rhythmic entrainment as a musical affect induction mechanism. Neuropsychologia, 96, 96-110. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.01.004
Grandjean, D., & Labbé, C. (2017). The impact of Dalcroze Eurhythmics on the development of self-representations and social competences. In S. Del Bianco, S. Morgenegg & H. Nicolet (Eds.), Pédagogie, art et science : l'apprentissage par et pour la musique

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.