Jonna Katariina Vuoskoski

Associate Professor - Department of Musicology
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Phone +47-22854759
Room 318 (ZEB-building) & S01-14 (Harald Schjelderups hus)
Available hours By appointment
Visiting address Sem Sælands vei 2 ZEB-bygningen 0371 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1017 Blindern 0315 OSLO

Academic interests

My position is shared 50/50 between the departments of Musicology and Psychology. My research and teaching reflect this interdisciplinary setting, focusing on aspects of music cognition and music psychology. My research interests include the social and embodied cognition of music, and music and emotions.

Courses taught


I received my doctorate in 2012 from the University of Jyväskylä, Finland, where I was affiliated with the Finnish Centre of Excellence in Interdisciplinary Music Research. My doctoral research investigated individual differences in music-induced emotions. From 2012 to 2017, I was a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Oxford (Faculty of Music), working together with Prof. Eric Clarke (Faculty of Music) and Prof. Charles Spence (Department of Experimental Psychology). During my time in Oxford, I carried out two research projects that investigated multimodal perception in the context of musical performance, and the role of empathy in musical engagement. From 2014 to 2017 I was also involved in a research project based at the University of Jyväskylä (coordinated by Prof. Tuomas Eerola, Durham University) exploring the paradoxical enjoyment of music-induced sadness. 


Tags: Music Cognition, Music Psychology, Music and Emotion


  • Zickfeld, Janis Heinrich; Schubert, Thomas; Seibt, Beate; Blomster, Johanna Katarina; Arriaga, Patrícia; Basabe, Nekane; Blaut, Agata; Caballero, A.; Carrera, Pilar; Dalgar, Ilker; Ding, Yi; Dumont, K; Gaulhofer, Valerie; Gračanin, Asmir; Gyenis, Réka; Hu, Chuan-Peng; Kardum, Igor; Lazarević, Ljiljana; Mathew, Leemamol; Mentser, Sari; Nussinson, Ravit; Onuki, Mayuko; Páez, Darío; Pásztor, Anna; Peng, Kaiping; Petrović, Boban; Pizarro, José J.; Schönefeld, Victoria; Śmieja, Magdalena; Tokaji, Akihiko; Vingerhoets, Ad; Vorster, Anja; Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina; Zhu, Lei & Fiske, Alan Page (2018). Kama Muta: Conceptualizing and Measuring the Experience Often Labelled Being Moved Across 19 Nations and 15 Languages. Emotion.  ISSN 1528-3542. . doi:
  • Miu, Andrei & Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2017). The social side of music listening: Empathy and contagion in music-induced emotions, In  Music and Empathy.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781472445803.  4.  s 124 - 138
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2017). Musical preference: Personality, style, and music use, In Richard D Ashley & Renee Timmers (ed.),  The Routledge Companion to Music Cognition.  Routledge.  ISBN 9781138721050.  37.  s 453 - 563
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Eerola, Tuomas (2017). The pleasure evoked by sad music is mediated by feelings of being moved. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  8(439)
  • Eerola, Tuomas; Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina; Peltola, Henna-Riikka; Putkinen, Vesa & Schäfer, Katharina (2017). An integrative review of the enjoyment of sadness associated with music. Physics of Life Reviews.  ISSN 1571-0645. . doi: 10.1016/j.plrev.2017.11.016 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Eerola, Tuomas (2017). Explaining the enjoyment of negative emotions evoked by the arts: The need to consider empathy and other underlying mechanisms of emotion induction. Behavioral and Brain Sciences.  ISSN 0140-525X.  40(e347) . doi: 10.1017/S0140525X1700187X
  • Eerola, Tuomas; Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Kautiainen, Hannu (2016). Being moved by unfamiliar sad music is associated with high empathy. Frontiers in Psychology.  ISSN 1664-1078.  7(1176)
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina; Clarke, Eric F. & DeNora, Tia (2016). Music listening evokes implicit affiliation. Psychology of Music.  ISSN 0305-7356.  45(4), s 584- 599
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina; Gatti, Elia; Spence, Charles & Clarke, Eric F. (2016). Do visual cues intensify the emotional responses evoked by musical performance? A psychophysiological investigation. Psychomusicology.  ISSN 0275-3987.  26(2), s 179- 188
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina; Thompson, Marc; Spence, Charles & Clarke, Eric F. (2016). Interaction of sight and sound in the perception and experience of musical performance. Music perception.  ISSN 0730-7829.  33(4), s 457- 471
  • Clarke, Eric F.; DeNora, Tia & Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2015). Kinds, mechanisms, contents and origins of musical empathizing: Reply to comments on "Music, empathy, and cultural understanding". Physics of Life Reviews.  ISSN 1571-0645.  15, s 103- 106
  • Clarke, Eric F.; DeNora, Tia & Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2015). Music, empathy and cultural understanding. Physics of Life Reviews.  ISSN 1571-0645.  15, s 61- 88
  • Eerola, Tuomas; Peltola, Henna-Riikka & Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2015). Attitudes toward sad music are related to both preferential and contextual strategies. Psychomusicology.  ISSN 0275-3987.  25(2), s 116- 123
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2015). Music, Empathy, and Affiliation: Commentary on Greenberg, Rentfrow, and Baron-Cohen. Empirical Musicology Review.  ISSN 1559-5749.  10(1), s 99- 102
  • Saarikallio, Suvi H.; Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Luck, Geoff (2014). Adolescents’ expression and perception of emotion in music reflects their broader abilities of emotional communication. Psychology of Well-Being.  ISSN 2211-1522.  4(21)
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2014). What makes an instrument sound sad? Commentary on Huron, Anderson, and Shanahan. Empirical Musicology Review.  ISSN 1559-5749.  9(1), s 42- 45
  • Eerola, Tuomas & Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2013). A review of music and emotion studies: Approaches, emotion models, and stimuli. Music perception.  ISSN 0730-7829.  30(3), s 307- 340
  • Ferrer, Rafael; Eerola, Tuomas & Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2013). Enhancing genre-based measures of music preference by user-defined liking and social tags. Psychology of Music.  ISSN 0305-7356.  41(4), s 499- 518
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Eerola, Tuomas (2013). Extramusical information contributes to emotions induced by music. Psychology of Music.  ISSN 0305-7356.  43(2), s 262- 274
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina; Thompson, Marc; Clarke, Eric F. & Spence, Charles (2013). Crossmodal interactions in the perception of expressivity in musical performance. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics.  ISSN 1943-3921.  76(2), s 591- 604
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Eerola, Tuomas (2012). Can sad music really make you sad? Indirect measures of affective states induced by music and autobiographical memories. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.  ISSN 1931-3896.  6(3), s 204- 213
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina; Thompson, William Forde; McIlwain, Doris & Eerola, Tuomas (2012). Who enjoys listening to sad music and why?. Music perception.  ISSN 0730-7829.  29(3), s 311- 317
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Eerola, Tuomas (2011). Measuring music-induced emotion: A comparison of emotion models, personality biases, and intensity of experiences. Musicae scientiae.  ISSN 1029-8649.  15(2), s 159- 173
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina & Eerola, Tuomas (2011). The role of mood and personality in the perception of emotions represented by music. Cortex.  ISSN 0010-9452.  47(9), s 1099- 1106
  • Eerola, Tuomas & Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2010). A comparison of the discrete and dimensional models of emotion in music. Psychology of Music.  ISSN 0305-7356.  39(1), s 18- 49

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  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2018). Moved by music: The role of empathy in music-induced emotions.
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2018). The role of empathy in music-induced emotion.
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2017). How does music move us? The psychology of music and emotion.
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2017). Music, rowing, and the aesthetics of rhythm.
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2017). The role of empathy in music-induced emotions. Show summary
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2014). Individual differences, In William Forde Thompson (ed.),  Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 9781452283036.  Encyclopedia article.
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2014). Mood, In William Forde Thompson (ed.),  Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 9781452283036.  Encyclopedia article.
  • Vuoskoski, Jonna Katariina (2014). Personality, In William Forde Thompson (ed.),  Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia.  Sage Publications.  ISBN 9781452283036.  Encyclopedia article.

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Published Aug. 8, 2017 11:37 AM - Last modified Mar. 14, 2018 10:21 AM