Dr. Manuel Anglada-Tort

Main Research Areas

  • Auditory Perception and Cognition

  • Cultural Evolution

  • Empirical Aesthetics

  • Sonic Testing and Audiobranding



2017–presentPhD in Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Audio communication group, Technische Universität Berlin
2014–2015MSc in Music, Mind & Brain, Goldsmiths, University of London
2009–2013BA in Psychology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain


2018–2019Lecturer in Music Psychology and Research Methods, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2015–2017Special Needs Teacher, The Garden School, London, UK
2012–2013Research Assistant, Psycholinguistics Research Group, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain



Anglada-Tort, M., Harrison, P. M. C., & Jacoby, N. (2022): Studying the effect of oral transmission on melodic structure using online iterated singing experiments. bioRxiv preprint doi:  https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.05.10.491366

Anglada-Tort, M., Schofield, K., Trahan, T., & Müllensiefen, D. (2022): I’ve heard that brand before: the role of music recognition on consumer choice. International Journal of Advertising, 1-20. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/02650487.2022.2060568

Anglada-Tort, M., Harrison, P. M. C., & Jacoby, N. (2022): REPP: A robust cross-platform solution for online sensorimotor synchronization experiments. Behavior Research Methods, 1-15. doi: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-021-01722-2   

Niarchou, Gustavson, Sathirapongsasuti, Anglada-Tort, Eising, Bell, McArthur, Straub, 23andMe Research Team, McAuley, Capra, Ullén, Creanza, Mosing, Hinds, Davis*, Jacoby*, & Gordon* (under review, Nature Human Behaviour): Unravelling the genetic architecture of musical rhythm: a large-scale genome-wide association study of beat synchronization. bioRxiv 836197. 2021 Preprint doi: https://doi.org/10.1101/836197

Harrison, P. M. C., Marjieh, R., Adolfi, F., van Rijn, P., Anglada-Tort, M., Tchernichovski, O., Larrouy-Maestri, P., & Jacoby, N.(2020). Gibbs Sampling with People. 34th Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS 2020). https://arxiv.org/abs/2008.02595

Anglada-Tort, M., & Skov, M. (2020): What counts as Aesthetics in Science? A bibliometric Analysis and Visualization of the Scientific Literature from 1970 to 2018. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication. dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000350

Anglada-Tort, M., Keller, S., Steffens, J., & Müllensiefen, D. (2020): The impact of source effects on the evaluation of music for advertising: Are there differences in how advertising professionals and consumers judge music? Journal of Advertising Research. doi: 10.2501/JAR-2020-016

Anglada-Tort, M. (2019): Measuring stereotypes in music: A commentary on Susino and Schubert (2019). Empirical Musicology Review, 14(1-2), 16-21.  http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/emr.v13i1-2.6387

Anglada-Tort, M., Krause, E. A., & North, A. C. (2019): Popular music lyrics and musician’s gender over time: A computational approach. Psychology of Music, 29(1), 46-55. https://doi.org/10.1177/0305735619871602

Anglada-Tort, M., Thueringer, H., & Omigie, D. (2019): The busking experiment: A field study measuring behavioural responses to street music performances. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 29(1), 46-55. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pmu0000236  

Anglada-Tort, M., & Sanfilippo, K.R.M. (2019): Visualizing music psychology: A bibliometric analysis of Psychology of Music, Music Perception, and Musicae Scientiae from 1973 to 2017”, Music & Science, 2, 2059204318811786. https://doi.org/10.1177/2059204318811786

Anglada-Tort, M. (2018): Commentary on Canonne (2018): Listening to improvisation. Empirical Musicology Review.http://dx.doi.org/10.18061/emr.v13i1-2.6387

Anglada-Tort, M., Baker, T., & Müllensiefen, D. (2018): False memories in music listening: Exploring the misinformation effect and individual difference factors in auditory memory. Memory, 1-16.https://doi.org/10.1080/09658211.2018.1545858

Anglada-Tort, M., Steffens, J., & Müllensiefen, D. (2018): Names and titles matter: The impact of linguistic fluency and the affect heuristic on aesthetics and value judgements of music. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 13 (3), 277-292, https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000172

Anglada-Tort, M., & Müllensiefen, D. (2017): The repeated recording illusion: The effects of extrinsic and individual difference factors on musical judgments. Music Perception, 35(1), 94-117. https://doi.org/10.1525/mp.2017.35.1.94

Ferré., P., Anglada-Tort, M., Guasch, M. (2017): “Processing of emotional words in bilinguals: Testing the effects of Word concreteness, task type and language status”, Second Language Research, 1- 24, https://doi.org/10.1177/0267658317744008

Grants and Awards

2017–2020Doctoral studentship “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes” (Bonn, Germany)
2014, 2017, 2019Travel grant, Society for Education and Music Psychology Research (SEMPRE)
2018Travel grant, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Musikpsychologie e.V. (DGM)

Audio Branding


SONOS - Wireless speakers and home sound systems: "The science of listening: How briliant sound makes for better living. https://blog.sonos.com/en/brilliant-sound-survey/

Aldi (UK): “The sound of Aldi: Finding a new sonic identity for Aldi UK and identify optimal songs through SoundOUT’s music tool kit”. https://www.dlmdd.com/aldi


Cadbury Chocolate: “An examination of crossmodally congruent relationships between sound, flavour and mood”. http://ivaudiobranding.com/portfolio_cadbury.php

Adam & Eve DDB (London, UK) and Goldsmiths, University of London (UK): “Brand equity, the Halo Effect and their effect on music preferences”, master thesis by Björn Thorleifsoon (2016)