Maria Witek

Maria Witek

Senior Research Fellow

University of Birmingham

Dr Maria Witek is Senior Birmingham Fellow at the Department of Music, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music, University of Birmingham. Her research addresses the psychology, cognitive neuroscience and cognitive philosophy of musical rhythm, body-movement and affect, using methods such as brain imaging, motion-capture and music analysis. She also writes about musical embodiment and dance music experience. She has worked and studied across music and cognitive science since finishing her undergraduate degree in musicology in Oslo. She completed an MA in Music Psychology at Sheffield University, and a doctorate in Music at the University of Oxford. Before coming to Birmingham, she was Assistant Professor at the Center for Music in the Brain, Aarhus University, Denmark.

  • Music
  • Temporal Perception
  • Embodiment
  • Motor Cognition
  • Emotion
  • PhD in Music, 2013

    University of Oxford

  • MA in Music Psychology, 2008

    University of Sheffield