Federico Adolfi

Main research areas

  • Music event structure
  • Brain-body electrophysiological correlates of auditory and music cognition
  • Neural, behavioural, and perceptual dynamics linking psychophysical phenomena, naturalistic listening, and audience responses to music
  • Audio analysis ~ Music information retrieval






Lic. in Psychology (equivalent to BA + MS, Cognitive Neuroscience), Universidad Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Professional Music, Berklee International Network, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tec. in Computer Science, San Martín Technical School, Buenos Aires, Argentina


2018 - pr.






PhD Student, Max-Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt, Germany

Research Fellow, Cognitive Electrophysiology Unit, LPEN, INCYT, Favaloro Foundation & National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Buenos Aires, Argentina

Teaching Assistant, Experimental Psychology, Universidad Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Research Assistant / EEG Technician, Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, INCYT, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Freelance Musician



Lakens D., Adolfi F., Albers C.J., [...], Yarkoni T., Ziano I., Zwaan R.A. (2018). Justify Your Alpha. Nature Human Behavior. DOI: 10.1038/s41562-018-0311-x. PsyArXiv preprint: psyarxiv.com/9s3y6

Adolfi F., Couto B. , Richter F., Decety J., Lopez J., Sigman M., Manes F., Ibáñez A. (2016). Convergence of interoception, emotion, and social cognition: A twofold fMRI meta-analysis and lesion approach. Cortex. DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2016.12.019.

Couto B., Adolfi F., Velasquez M., Mesow M., Feinstein J., Canales-Johnson A., Mikulan E., Martínez-Pernía D., Bekinschtein T., Sigman M., Manes F., Ibáñez A. (2015). Heart evoked potential triggers brain responses to natural affective scenes: a preliminary study. Autonomic Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1016/j.autneu.2015.06.006.

Gonzalez-Gadea M.L., Chennu S., Bekinschtein T.A., Rattazzi A., Beraudi A., Tripicchio P., Moyano B., Soffita Y., Steinberg L., Adolfi F., Sigman M., Marino J., Manes F, Ibanez A. (2015). Predictive coding in autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of neurophysiology. DOI: 10.1152/jn.00543.2015.

Awards & Grants

Awards & Grants

2017Research scholarship, National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)



Research scholarship, Favaloro Foundation

Honours Degree, Universidad Favaloro