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

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 CHI'21, Conference paper (text)
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 Affective computing and Intelligent Interaction, Conference paper (text), Cambridge, UK
G 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 IFIP Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, Conference paper (text), Paphos, Cyprus
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
E Vagnoni, J Lewis, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, F Cardini Listening to a conversation with aggressive content expands the interpersonal space 2018 PLOS ONE, Journal article
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
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 2016 CHI 2016, Conference paper (text), San Jose, USA
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 CHI 2016, Conference paper (text), San Jose, CA
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
F Ferri, Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, A Valjamae, R Vastano, M Costantini Emotion-inducing approaching sounds shape the boundaries of multisensory peripersonal space 2015 NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, Journal article
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 ASSC16 - Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Conference paper (text), Brighton, UK
Ana Tajadura-Jimenez, A Valjamae, F Bevilacqua, Nadia Berthouze Principles for Designing Body-Centred Auditory Feedback 1900 Chapter
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