Dr. Edith Van Dyck holds a PhD in Musicology from IPEM and currently works as a postdoctoral researcher at the same institute. Since 2009, she has been focusing on action-perception coupling in musical interaction and published several papers regarding the influence of music features and human emotions on music-induced movement (e.g., dance, running, and walking).
From 2013 until 2016, she collaborated in BeatHealth, a project co-funded by the European Union under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7), which aimed at exploiting the link between rhythmical auditory information and movement for boosting motor performance and enhancing health and wellness.
In 2017, she organised the 25th Anniversary Conference of the European Society for the Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM) on the topic "The expressive interaction with music" and, currently, she is guest editor for a special issue of Musicae Scientiae on the same topic.
Since 2018, she is a co-promotor on the POPHARS project, funded by Belspo. The aim of the project is to obtain a comprehensive understanding of how festival attendees and festival stakeholders perceive drug and alcohol related interventions implemented at music festivals.
Dr. Edith Van Dyck assists the courses Music Psychology and Research seminar: Music interaction and technology in the Bachelor and Master of Art History, Musicology and Theatre Studies.
Main research topics:
Music and behavioral responses - Music and psychological responses - Music and psychophysiological responses
Assistant Music Psychology course
Assistant Research seminar: Music interaction and technology course