Media & Outreach

César Lima was interviewed for Sociedade Civil, a TV programme broadcast by RTP 2.

Sociedade Civil


César Lima was interviewed for an episode of the daily podcast 90 Segundos de Ciência, produced and broadcast by Antena 1.

90 SEG | Antena 1


Our paper on facial reactions to vocalizations (Lima et al., 2021) was covered by The Academic Times and by Público.

The Academic Times

Mind & Behavior

Our review paper on auditory perception (Jasmin, Lima, & Scott, 2019) made the cover of Nature Reviews Neuroscience.

Nature Reviews


César Lima was asked by Público to comment on the recent work on vocalizations by Cowen et al. (2018, American Psychologist).



Media coverage of our study on how the brain of beatboxers and guitarists responds to music (Krishnan et al., 2018, Cerebral Cortex): Daily Mail; ScienceDaily.



Media coverage of our recent work on speech perception in voice hearers (Alderson-Day, Lima, et al., 2017, Brain): BBC Radio 5 (about 1:29 onwards); BBC World Service (about 10:29 onwards); Daily Mail; Popular Science. Portuguese press: Diário de Notícias; Porto Canal; Notícias Universidade do Porto. We also wrote a post for the OUPblog that explains the study in more detail.

Multiple entities


Sophie Scott and César Lima scanned the opera singer Lesley Garrett (using real-time MRI) for the BBC Four programme Sound Waves: The Symphony of Physics. Clips can be seen here and here.



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.

The Guardian


César Lima made short films of real-time speech and laughter production (using real-time MRI) for the BBC Two Horizon episode Jimmy Carr and the Science of Laughter. A clip can be seen here, along with a great summary of laughter research by Sophie Scott.



Media coverage of our work on socio-emotional processing in congenital amusia (Lima et al., 2016, Scientific Reports): Daily Mail and Rhinegold.

Daily Mail
and Rhinegold


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.

New Scientist


Media coverage (in Portuguese) of our work on executive functioning in Alzheimer’s Disease (Moreira, Lima, & Vicente, 2014, Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease): Observador, Sic Notícias, TVI 24, Notícias UP.

Observador, SIC,
TVI24, Notícias UP


Media coverage (in Portuguese) of our work on how Parkinson’s disease affects emotion processing in music and speech prosody (Lima, Garrett, & Castro, 2013, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology): TSF, Sic Notícias, Notícias UP.

TSF, SIC Notícias,
Notícias UP

Public Engagement



The Science and Art of Laughter

The Voice

The Voice at the Wellcome Trust


Zombielab at Science Museum Lates


U.Porto on Display