I’m Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL), and I’m also affiliated with the UCL Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience. My work focuses on the psychology and neurobiology of vocal communication, music, and emotion.

How do we recognize emotions from vocal expressions? How does our brain gain meaning from the sounds of voices and music? How does musical experience impact on auditory and socio-emotional abilities? I address these and related questions using experimental psychology and cognitive neuroscience approaches.