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Helmut  Leder

Helmut Leder

University of Vienna


Born in Germany, Helmut Leder studied Psychology (and art history as a minor) in Düsseldorf, Bonn and Aachen (1990 Diploma); he holds a PhD from University de Fribourg (1995). Pre-post-doc in Stirling UK in Vicki Bruce's lab (on face processing) and in 2001 habilitation (psychology of aesthetics) at Freie Universität Berlin. Since 2004 full professor in Vienna, with an internationally renowned research focus in psychology of the arts, and empirical aesthetics (the EVA-lab). Currently president of the International Association of Empirical Aesthetics. Action Editor of the British Journal of Psychology, Head of the interdisciplinary research platform Cognitive Sciences. Several international visiting positions, eg. ATR Japan, Swinburne College, CUNY NY, USC, UCSD (in autumn 2018 at Columbia Univ. NY, Italian Academy.

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