Ana Tajadura-Jimenez

Ana Tajadura-Jimenez
Honorary Research Associate
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+44 (0)20 3108 7056 (x57056)
Room: 2.04
UCLIC, University College London
66 - 72 Gower Street
London, WC1E 6EA
United Kingdom

Self-perception, embodiment, human multisensory perception and emotion in everyday contexts and new media technologies. Audio-based applications that can improve body-image, self-esteem, movement patterns and social interactions to support wellbeing and rehabilitation for people with movement impairments. Embodied psychoacoustics. Auditory-induced emotion. Presence.

Brief biography

I studied Telecommunication Engineering at Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. I obtained an International MSc in Digital Communication Systems and Technology, and a PhD degree in Psychoacoustics in Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2009 I moved to UK, to continue my postdoctoral research at Manos Tsakiris' Lab of Action and Body (LAB), Royal Holloway, University of London.

I was recently awarded an ESRC Future Research Leader fellowship to carry on research on the project "The Hearing Body: How auditory perception influences body representation". From November 2012, I am based at UCLIC.

Research Publications

B Petreca, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, Vidal L Turmo, Segura E Márquez, RO Nascimento, H Seifi, J Ley-Flores, Aneesha Singh, Nadia Berthouze, Marianna Obrist Body x Materials: A workshop exploring the role of material-enabled body-based multisensory experiences. 2023 Conference paper (text)
Dehshibi M Mahdi, Temitayo Olugbade, F Diaz-de-Maria, Nadia Berthouze, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez Pain level and pain-related behaviour classification using GRU-based sparsely-connected RNNs 2023 IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing, Journal article
J Ley-Flores, E Alshami, Aneesha Singh, F Bevilacqua, Nadia Berthouze, Roy O De, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez Effects of pitch and musical sounds on body-representations when moving with sound 2022 Scientific Reports, Journal article
S Navas-Leon, M Sanchez-Martin, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, Coster L De, M Borda-Mas, L Morales Eye movements and eating disorders: protocol for an exploratory experimental study examining the relationship in young-adult women with subclinical symptomatology 2022 JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, Journal article
Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, C Sunje, CP Janssen, Nadia Berthouze Action sounds informing own body perception influence gender identity and social cognition 2021 Conference abstract/presentation slides
S Clausen, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, C Janssen, Nadia Berthouze Action Sounds Informing Own Body Perception Influence Gender Identity and Social Cognition 2021 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Journal article
S Sorli, D Casas, M Verschoor, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, MA Otaduy Fine Virtual Manipulation with Hands of Different Sizes 2021 Conference paper (text)
JG Ley-Flores, Vidal L Tumo, Nadia Berthouze, Aneesha Singh, F Bevilacqua, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez SoniBand: Understanding the Effects of Metaphorical Movement Sonifications on Body Perception and Physical Activity 2021 Conference paper (text)
J Ley-Flores, F Bevilacqua, Nadia Berthouze, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez Sounds changing in pitch interact with proprioception when paired with body movement, affecting motor behaviour and bodily feelings 2021 Conference abstract/presentation slides
Coster L De, P Sanchez-Herrero, J Lopez-Moreno, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez The Perceived Match Between Observed and Own Bodies, but Not Its Accuracy, Is Influenced by Movement Dynamics and Clothing Cues 2021 FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, Journal article
Coster L De, P Sanchez-Herrero, J Lopez-Moreno, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez Use of a real-life practical context changes the relationship between implicit body representations and real body measurements 2021 SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Journal article
S Navas-Leon, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, M Sanchez-Martin, Aneesha Singh, Nadia Berthouze, Marquez L Morale Variables Affecting Physical Inactivity: A Systematized Mapping Review from 2007 to 2017 2021 Conference abstract/presentation slides
F Cuadrado, I Lopez-Cobo, T Mateos-Blanco, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez Arousing the Sound: A Field Study on the Emotional Impact on Children of Arousing Sound Design and 3D Audio Spatialization in an Audio Story 2020 FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, Journal article
A Gomez-Andres, J Grau-Sanchez, E Duarte, A Rodriguez-Fornells, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez Enriching footsteps sounds in gait rehabilitation in chronic stroke patients: a pilot study 2020 Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Journal article
Coster L De, P Sanchez-Herrero, C Aliaga, MA Otaduy, J Lopez-Moreno, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez Perceived match between own and observed models' bodies: influence of face, viewpoints, and body size 2020 SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Journal article
Coster L De, P Sanchez-Herrero, C Aliaga, MA Otaduy, J Lopez-Moreno, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez Perceived match between own and observed models' bodies: influence of face, viewpoints, and body size (vol 10, 13991, 2020) 2020 SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Journal article
J Ley-Flores, F Bevilacqua, Nadia Berthouze, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez Altering body perception and emotion in physically inactive people through movement sonification 2019 Conference paper (text)
Giada Brianza, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, Emanuela Maggioni, D Pittera, Nadia Berthouze, Marianna Obrist As Light as Your Scent: Effects of Smell and Sound on Body Image Perception 2019 Conference paper (text)
Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, M Vakali, MT Fairhurst, A Mandrigin, N Bianchi-Berthouze, O Deroy Contingent sounds change the mental representation of one's finger length (vol 7, 2017) 2018 SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, Journal article
CC Berger, M Gonzalez-Franco, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, D Florencio, Z Zhang Generic HRTFs May be Good Enough in Virtual Reality. Improving Source Localization through Cross-Modal Plasticity 2018 FRONTIERS IN NEUROSCIENCE, Journal article
K Kuusk, A Valjamae, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez Magic lining: an exploration of smart textiles altering people's self-perception 2018 Conference paper (text)
Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, H Cohen, NL Bianchi-Berthouze Bodily Sensory Inputs and Anomalous Bodily Experiences in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: Evaluation of the Potential Effects of Sound Feedback 2017 Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, Journal article
Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, D Banakou, M Slater, Nadia Berthouze Embodiment in a Child-Like Talking Virtual Body Influences Object Size Perception, Self-Identification, and Subsequent Real Speaking 2017 Scientific Reports, Journal article
Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, T Marquardt, D Swapp, N Kitagawa, N Bianchi-Berthouze Action Sounds Modulate Arm Reaching Movements 2016 FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY, Journal article
Aneesha Singh, S Piana, D Pollarolo, G Volpe, G Varni, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, A Williams, A Camurri, N Bianchi-Berthouze Go-with-the-flow: Tracking, Analysis and Sonification of Movement and Breathing to Build Confidence in Activity Despite Chronic Pain 2016 Human-Computer Interaction, Journal article
E Azanon, L Tame, A Maravita, SA Linkenauger, ER Ferre, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, MR Longo Multimodal Contributions to Body Representation 2016 Multisensory Research, Journal article
Joseph Newbold, N Bianchi-Berthouze, NE Gold, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, A Williams Musically Informed Sonification for Chronic Pain Rehabilitation: Facilitating Progress & Avoiding Over-doing 2016 Conference paper (text)
L Turchet, D Moffat, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, JD Reiss, T Stockman What do your footsteps sound like? An investigation on interactive footstep sounds adjustment 2016 Applied Acoustics, Journal article
Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, M Basia, O Deroy, M Fairhurst, Nicolai Marquardt, N Bianchi-Berthouze As light as your footsteps: altering walking sounds to change perceived body weight, emotional state and gait 2015 Conference paper (text)
MAJ Apps, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, M Sereno, O Blanke, M Tsakiris Plasticity in Unimodal and Multimodal Brain Areas Reflects Multisensory Changes in Self-Face Identification 2015 CEREBRAL CORTEX, Journal article
Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, N Bianchi-Berthouze, E Furfaro, F Bevilacqua Sonification of surface tapping changes behavior, surface perception, and emotion 2015 IEEE Multimedia, Journal article
Ana Tajadura-Jimenez The hearing body: Influences of audition on body and space representations 2015 COGNITIVE PROCESSING, Journal article
A Serino, A Alsmith, M Costantini, A Mandrigin, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, C Lopez Bodily ownership and self-location: Components of bodily self-consciousness 2013 CONSCIOUSNESS AND COGNITION, Journal article
智 北川, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, A Valjamae Recalibration of tactile distance induced by auditory feedback 2012 聴覚研究会資料, Journal article
MAJ Apps, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, G Turley, M Tsakiris The different faces of one’s self: an fMRI study into the recognition of current and past self-facial appearances 2012 Conference paper (text)
Aneesha Singh, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, Nadia Berthouze, Nicolai Marquardt, M Tentori, R Bresin, D Kulic Mind the Gap: A SIG on Bridging the Gap in Research on Body Sensing, Body Perception and Multisensory Feedback 1900 Poster, CHI 2016 San Jose, USA
S Navas-Leon, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, Aneesha Singh, M Borda-Mas, Nadia Berthouze, Marquez L Morales New evidence of validity and reliability of the Barriers for Physical Activity Questionnaire in a general Spanish sample (BQPA-G) 1900 Poster, 9th European Congress of Methodology
Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, A Valjamae, F Bevilacqua, Nadia Berthouze Principles for Designing Body-Centred Auditory Feedback 1900 Chapter
P Rick, M Sanchez, Aneesha Singh, N Bianchi-Berthouze, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez Psychological Factors Affecting Physical Activity Engagement in the Physically Inactive Population and Consideration of Technology Support for its Treatment 1900 Poster
Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, L Zhang, Joseph Newbold, P Rick, NL Bianchi-Berthouze Self-produced walking sounds change body-representation: An investigation on individual differences and potential positive impact on physical activity 1900 Poster, IMRF'18 Toronto, Canada
S Navas-Leon, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, M Sanchez, Aneesha Singh, Nadia Berthouze, L Morales-Marquez Variables Affecting Physical Inactivity: A Systematized Mapping Review from 2007 to 2017 1900 Poster