Eduardo Coutinho, Postdoctoral Fellow, Swiss Center for Affective Sciences, University of Geneva, discusses the science behind psychoacoustic emotional cues in speech prosody and music.
Eduardo Coutinho earned a doctorate from the University of Plymouth (UK). His thesis, "Computational and Psycho-Physiological Investigations of Musical Emotions," explores the link between emotional responses to music, low-level psychoacoustic features, and self-perception of physiological activation. Currently, Coutinho is interested in various topics related to music and emotion research, namely, the types of emotions elicited by music, the modulatory effects of individual, contextual, and cultural factors, and the similarities and differences between vocal and musical expression of emotion. Coutinho is a postdoctoral fellow at the Swiss Center for Affective Sciences and an honorary research fellow in the School of Music at the University of Liverpool (UK).