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César F.
Lima

Principal Investigator

César Lima is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon since 2017. His research focuses on the psychology and neurobiology of vocal communication, including the perception of emotions in nonverbal vocalizations and in prosody ('tone of voice'). He is also interested in music perception and on associations between music training and nonmusical abilities.

Before joining Iscte, César Lima completed a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Porto (2008-2011), was a Research Associate at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience - University College London (2012-2016), and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Porto (2016-2017). His work as principal investigator has been funded by the British Academy and by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

César Lima is on the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (category Neuroscience) and Royal Society Open Science (category Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience). He has been invited to review papers for journals such as Psychological Bulletin, American Psychologist, NeuroImage, or Emotion Review, and grant applications for several funding agencies, such as the Leverhulme Trust, Royal Society, or Swiss National Science Foundation.

César F.
Lima

Principal Investigator

César Lima is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Iscte - University Institute of Lisbon since 2017. His research focuses on the psychology and neurobiology of vocal communication, music, and emotion.

He has published his work in journals including Emotion, Cerebral Cortex, Brain, Current Biology, Trends in Neurosciences, and Nature Reviews Neuroscience. César Lima is on the Editorial Board of Scientific Reports (category Neuroscience) and Royal Society Open Science (category Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience). He has been invited to review papers for journals such as Psychological Bulletin, American Psychologist, NeuroImage, or Emotion, and grant applications for the Leverhulme Trust, Royal Society, Czech Science Foundation and Swiss National Science Foundation.

Before joining Iscte, César Lima completed a Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Porto (2008-2011), was a Research Associate at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience - University College London (2012-2016), and a Senior Research Associate at the University of Porto (2016-2017). His work as principal investigator has been funded by the British Academy and by the Portuguese Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT).

At Iscte, he teaches Psychophysiology and Genetics, Neuropsychology, Reasoning and Language, Biological Basis of Emotions, and Advances in Affective Neurosciences.

Marta
Martins

Postdoc Researcher

Marta Martins has a background in Biology, received her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Porto, and she is interested in the neurobiology of cognition and music. She is currently working on a project focused on associations between musical expertise and socioemotional processing.

Leonor
Neves

PhD Student

Leonor Neves completed her M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Porto, and her research concerns how music training affects nonmusical abilities. She is using behavioral and neuroimaging methods to address this question.

Ana Isabel
Correia

PhD Student

Ana Isabel Correia completed her M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Porto, and she is interested in understanding how music training and musical abilities relate to other variables, with a particular emphasis on vocal emotion recognition.

Ricardo
Vilaverde

PhD Student

Ricardo Vilaverde has a background in Sociology, received his M.Sc. in Emotion Sciences from Iscte, and his project examines the role of sensorimotor mechanisms in vocal emotional processing. He is combining behavioral with peripheral physiological and EEG measures to address this question.

Aissa
Baldé

MSc Student

Aíssa Baldé is an M.Sc. student in Emotion Sciences, and her project examines associations between musical expertise and the time course of vocal emotional processing.

Sofia
Menezes

MSc Student

Sofia Menezes is an M.Sc. student in Emotion Sciences, and her project examines the time course of emotional authenticity perception in nonverbal vocalizations.

Matilde R.
de Andrade

Research Assistant

Matilde received her M.Sc. in Neuroscience from King’s College London, and she is broadly interested in face, voice, and music perception, in typical and atypical conditions (e.g., neurodevelopmental disorders).

E. Glenn
Schellenberg

Affiliated Researcher

Glenn Schellenberg is Professor Emeritus in the Department of Psychology at the University of Toronto, and an FCT fellow at Iscte (Principal Researcher). His primary research area focuses on cognitive developmental issues in the auditory domain, with a particular emphasis on music perception and cognition.

People

Lab Alumni

Helena
Moreira

PhD Student

Margherita
Vincenzi

Visiting PhD Student

Ana Rita
Pires

MSc in Emotion Sciences

Ana Catarina
Loureiro

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Lucas Naumann

Undergraduate Research Assistant

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