César Lima collaborated with The Guardian on a Brain Waves film on music and emotion – this included scanning Billy Bragg’s brain. The film can be seen here and a brief explanation of the experiment here.
Cognition and neuroscience research group based at Iscte, Lisbon.
We are interested in the cognitive and neurobiological mechanisms that allow people to communicate.
We use a variety of behavioral methods in our work, often combined with neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI) and peripheral physiological measures (e.g., electromyography).
Many of our studies seek to understand how people process music and vocal expressions of emotion. We study typical participants of all ages, specialized groups such as musicians, and people with clinical conditions.
Lima, C. F., Arriaga, P., Anikin, A., Pires, A. R., Frade, S., Neves, L., & Scott, S. K. (online first, 2021). Authentic and posed emotional vocalizations trigger distinct facial responses. Cortex. DOI:10.1016/j.cortex.2021.04.015
Correia, A. I., Castro, S. L., MacGregor, C., Müllensiefen, D., Schellenberg, E. G., & Lima, C. F. (online first, 2020). Enhanced recognition of vocal emotions in individuals with naturally good musical abilities. Emotion. DOI:10.1037/emo0000770
Moreira, H. S., Costa, A. S., Machado, A., Castro, S. L., Vicente, S., & Lima, C. F. (online first, 2021). Impaired recognition of facial and vocal emotions in mild cognitive impairment. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. DOI:10.1017/S135561772100014X
César Lima was interviewed by the New Scientist about our work on emotional vocalizations for the feature Self-mastery Can Be Yours With Three Pillars of Emotional Wisdom.