Auditory Perception and Cognition

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I study how people from different backgrounds experience the auditory world and the impact of their mental representations on human cognition and behavior. I develop new methods to enable large-scale online experiments in complex domains, such as high-dimensional perceptual spaces and high-precision tasks where participants' productions are recorded through the web browser.

I believe online research can help cognitive science move beyond traditional psychology experiments that over-rely on Western participants by increasing the reach, scalability, and diversity of human behavioral experiments

Manuel Anglada Tort
Manuel Anglada Tort

I am a Lecturer at the University of Oxford and lead the Research Group Music, Culture, and Cognition (MCC). I am also a visiting researcher in the Computational Auditory Perception Group at Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. I am interested in understanding the psychological and cultural foundations of complex social behaviour such as music and aesthetics, and the role they play in human societies and cultural evolution. To explore this, my research combines computational methods, online data collection techniques, and innovative psychological paradimgs.