Birgitta Burger, PhD

Postdoctoral researcher

Finnish Centre for Interdisciplinary Music Research

Department of Music, Art and Culture Studies

PO Box 35(M)
FI-40014 University of Jyväskylä
Finland

birgitta.burger at jyu.fi

 

 

personal born in Köln, Germany
education 2016-now: Postdoctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä (Project: Dancing to the Same Beat; funded by the Academy of Finland)

2014-2016 Postdoctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä (Project: Dynamics of Music Cognition; funded by the Academy of Finland)

2009-2013 PhD studies in the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research, University of Jyväskylä.
PhD thesis title: Move the way you feel - Effects of musical features, perceived emotions, and personality on music-induced movement (Supervisor: Petri Toiviainen).

undergraduate studies in (Systematic) Musicology, Phonetics, and Computer Science at University of Köln, Germany (degree: M.A.).

publications 2017

Burger, B., London, J., Thompson, M.R., & Toiviainen, P. (2017). Synchronization to metrical levels in music depends on event density. Psychological Research.

Burger, B., London, J. & Toiviainen, P. (2017). Special issue on the SysMus16 conference Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, & Brain 27(3),

Carlson, E., Saari, P., Burger, B., & Toiviainen, P. (2017). Personality and Musical Preference Using Social-Tagging in Excert-Selection. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain 27(3), 203-212.

Földes, Z., Ala-Ruona, E., Burger, B., & Orsi, G. (2017). Anxiety Reduction with Music and Tempo Synchronization on Magnetic Resonance Imaging Patients. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain.

Little, N., Burger, B., & Croucher, S.M. (2017). EDM and Ecstasy: The lived experiences of electronic dance music festival attendees. Journal of New Music Research.

Van Dyck, E., Burger, B. & Orlandatou, K. (2017). The Communication of Emotions in Dance. In Lesaffre, M. & Maes, P.-J. & Leman, M. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Embodied Music Interaction, 122-130.

2016

Carlson, E. & Burger, B. & London, J. & Thompson, M.& Toiviainen, P. (2016). Conscientiousness and Extraversion relate to responsiveness to tempo in dance. Human Movement Science 49, 315-325.

London, J., Burger, B., Thompson, M.R., & Toiviainen, P. (2016). Speed on the Dance Floor: Auditory and Visual Cues for Musical Tempo. Acta Psychologica 164, 70-80.

2015

Puupponen, A., Wainio, T., Burger, B., & Jantunen, T. (2015). Head movements in Finnish sign language on the basis of motion capture data: A study of the form and function of nods, nodding, head thrusts, and head pulls. Sign Language and Linguistics 18(1), 41-89.

2014

Burger, B., Thompson, M. R., Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., & Toiviainen, P. (2014). Hunting for the beat in the body: On period and phase locking in music-induced movement. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience 8:903, 1-16.

Järvinen-Lepistö, P., Burger, B., & Ala-Ruona, E. (2014). Motor performance in post-stroke recovery using active music therapy. In M. K. Song (Ed.), Proceedings of the 13th International Conference for Music Perception and Cognition - 5th Conference of Asia-Pacific Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music. Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S., Burger, B., Thompson, Marc R., Toiviainen, P. (2014). Emotion-driven encoding of music preference and personality in dance. Musicae Scientiae 18(3), 307-323.

2013

Burger, B. (2013). Move the way you feel: Effects of musical features, perceived emotions, and personality on music-induced movement. PhD thesis, Department of Music, University of Jyväskylä. Download PDF

Burger, B., Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., Thompson, M. R. & Toiviainen, P. (2013). Relationships between perceived emotions in music and music-induced movement. Music Perception 30(5), 519-535.

Burger, B., Thompson, M. R., Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., & Toiviainen, P. (2013). Influences of rhythm- and timbre-related musical features on characteristics of music-induced movement. Frontiers in Psychology 4:183, 1-10.

Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., Burger, B., Thompson, M. R., & Toiviainen, P. (2013). Dance moves reflect current affective state illustrative of approach-avoidance motivation. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts 7(3), 296-305.

Burger, B., Ahokas, R., Keipi, A., & Toiviainen, P. (2013). Relationships between spectral flux, perceived rhythmic strength, and the propensity to move. In R. Bresin (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC10), (pp. 179-184). Stockholm, Sweden: KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Burger, B., Polet, J., Luck, G., Thompson, M. R., Saarikallio, S., & Toiviainen, P. (2013). Inves- tigating relationships between music, emotions, personality, and music-induced movement. In G. Luck & O. Brabant (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Music and Emotion (ICME3). Jyväskylä, Finland: University of Jyväskylä.

Burger, B., Thompson, M. R., Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., & Toiviainen, P. (2013). Oh happy dance: Emotion recognition in dance movement. In G. Luck & O. Brabant (Eds.), Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Music and Emotion (ICME3). Jyväskylä, Finland: University of Jyväskylä.

Burger, B. & Toiviainen, P. (2013). MoCap Toolbox - A Matlab toolbox for computational analysis of movement data. In R. Bresin (Ed.), Proceedings of the 10th Sound and Music Computing Conference (SMC10), (pp. 172-178). Stockholm, Sweden: KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

Puupponen, A., Jantunen, T., Wainio, T., & Burger, B. (2013). Messing with the head: On the form and function of head movements in Finnish Sign Language. In Proceedings of the 11th Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research Conference (TISLR11). London, UK: University College.

2012

Burger, B., Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., Thompson, M. R., & Toiviainen, P. (2012). Emotions Move Us: Basic Emotions in Music Influence People's Movement to Music. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) / 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). Thessaloniki, Greece. (Awarded with the Young Researcher Award)

Burger, B., Thompson, M. R., Luck, G., Saarikallio, S., & Toiviainen, P. (2012). Music Moves Us: Beat-Related Musical Features Influence Regularity of Music-Induced Movement. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC) / 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM). Thessaloniki, Greece.

Jantunen, T., Burger, B., De Weerdt, D., Seilola, I., & Wainio, T. (2012). Experiences from collecting motion capture data on continuous signing. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC). Istanbul, Turkey.

Karppa, M., Jantunen, T., Viitaniemi, V., Laaksonen, J., Burger, B., & De Weerdt, D. (2012). Comparing Computer Vision Analysis of Signed Language Video with Motion Capture Recordings. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC). Istanbul, Turkey.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S, Thompson, M. R., Burger, B., & Toiviainen, P. (2012): Hips don't lie: Multi-dimensional ratings of opposite-sex dancers' perceived attractiveness. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, & K. Pastiadis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference in Music Perception and Cognition and the 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences for Music (ICMPC12/ESCOM8), (pp. 630-634). Thessaloniki, Greece: Aristotle University.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S, Thompson, M. R., Burger, B., & Toiviainen, P. (2012): Do opposites attract? Personality and seduction on the dance floor. In E. Cambouropoulos, C. Tsougras, P. Mavromatis, & K. Pastiadis (Eds.), Proceedings of the 12th International Conference in Music Perception and Cognition and the 8th Triennial Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences for Music (ICMPC12/ESCOM8), (pp. 626-629). Thessaloniki, Greece: Aristotle University.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S, Thompson, M. R., Burger, B., & Toiviainen, P. (2012): Hot or not? Personality and attraction on the dance floor. In T. Himberg, J. Vuoskoski, & T. Eerola (Eds.), Proceedings of the16th Annual Symposium for Music Scholars in Finland, (pp. 55-61). Jyväskylä, Finland: University of Jyväskylä.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S, Thompson, M. R., Burger, B., & Toiviainen, P. (2012): Moves Like Jagger: Multidimensional ratings of attractiveness of opposite-sex dancers. In T. Himberg, J. Vuoskoski, & T. Eerola (Eds.), Proceedings of the16th Annual Symposium for Music Scholars in Finland, (pp. 62-68). Jyväskylä, Finland: University of Jyväskylä.

2010

Burger, B., & Bresin, R. (2010). Communication of musical expression by means of mobile robot gestures. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 3(1-2), 109-118.

Toiviainen, P., & Burger, B. (2010). MoCap Toolbox Manual. University of Jyväskylä: Jyväskylä, Finland. Available at http://www.jyu.fi/music/coe/materials/mocaptoolbox/MCTmanual

Burger, B., Thompson, M.R., Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., & Toiviainen, P. (2010). Influence of musical features on characteristics of music-induced movements. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition, (ICMPC). Seattle, WA: University of Washington.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S., Thompson, M.R., Burger, B., & Toiviainen, P. (2010). Effects of personality and genre on music-induced movement. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC). Seattle, WA: University of Washington.

Saarikallio, S., Luck, G., Burger, B., Thompson, M. R., & Toiviainen, P. (2010). Emotional expressivity and positive mood increase music-induced movement. In Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC11). Seattle, WA: University of Washington.

Luck, G., Saarikallio, S., Burger, B., Thompson, M. R., & Toiviainen, P. (2010). Effects of the Big Five and musical genre on music-induced movement. Journal of Research in Personality, 44(6), 714-720.

  
  
awards
scholarships
2012

SEMPRE-ICMPC12 Young Researcher Award, ICMPC/ESCOM 2012, Thessaloniki, Greece.