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 music behaviou and culture. I am particularly interested in making auditory research more scalable and generalizable across cultures. For example, I develop new methods to enable large-scale online experiments in production modalities, where participants engage directly with auditory stimuli through singing or tapping.

Manuel Anglada Tort
Manuel Anglada Tort

I am a Lecturer in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London, and a visiting researcher in the Computational Auditory Perception Group at the 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. My research combines computational methods with innovative psychological experiments to study how such behaviours emerge through the interplay of human cognition, social interaction, and cultural transmission.