September 26, 2021

Ana Tajadura-Jiménez

Ana Tajadura

Ana Tajadura-Jiménez, PhD; Post-Doctoral Researcher


I was born in Madrid, Spain. 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 the 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 will be based at the UCL Interaction Centre (UCLIC).

For a copy of my CV please click  here

Research interests:

My research interests are multisensory and self-perception, as well as emotional processing in everyday contexts and new media technologies. My approach to research is essentially empirical and interdisciplinary, bringing together perspectives from psychoacoustics, neuroscience and computer sciences. Currently my main research project involves a series of behavioural and neurophysiological experiments investigating how combined visual, tactile and motor signals modulate self-face recognition.

Contact details:

Wolfson Building – Room W344, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX, UK,  Tel. +44(0)1784 276551 /  Mob.  +44(0)7772 026812 / Fax. +44(0)1784 434347,


Publication in peer-reviewed journals*

*Publications are listed in reversed chronological order

Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Longo, M., Coleman, R., & Tsakiris, M. (2012). The person in the mirror: using the enfacement illusion to investigate the experiential structure of self-identification. Consciousness & Cognition, 21(4), 1725-38. 

Cardini, F., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Serino, A., & Tsakiris, M. (in press). It feels like it’s me: interpersonal multisensory stimulation enhances visual remapping of touch from other to self. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Apps, M.A.J., Tajadura-Jimenez, A., Turley, G,. & Tsakiris, M. (2012). The different faces of one’s self: an fMRI study into the recognition of current and past self-facial appearances. Neuroimage63, 1720–1729.

Ainley V, Tajadura-Jimenez A, Fotopoulou, A & Tsakiris M (2012). Looking into myself: The effect of self-focused attention on interoceptive sensitivity. Psychophysiology. Article first published online: 14 SEP 2012, DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2012.01468.x

Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Grehl, S., Tsakiris, M. (2012). The other in me: Interpersonal multisensory stimulation changes the mental representation of the self. PLoS ONE. 10.1371/journal.pone.0040682

Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Väljamäe, A., Toshima, I., Kimura, T., Tsakiris, M., Kitagawa, N. 2012. Action sounds recalibrate perceived tactile distance. Current Biology, 22(13), R516.

Farmer, H., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Tsakiris, M. (2012). Beyond the colour of my skin: how skin colour affects the sense of body-ownership. Consciousness & Cognition, 21(3), 1242-56.

Asutay, E., Västfjäll, D., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Genell, A., Bergman, P., Kleiner, M. (2012). Emoacoustics: a study of the physical and psychological dimensions of emotional sound design. Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 60(1/2), 21-28.

Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Pantelidou, G., Rebacz, P., Västfjäll, D., Tsakiris, M. (2011). I-space: Personal space decreases when listening to positive music through headphones. PLoS ONE 6(10): e26083. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0026083.

Tsakiris, M., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Costantini, M. (2011). Just a heartbeat away from one’s body: Interoceptive sensitivity predicts malleability of body-representations. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Published online before print January 5, 2011,doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.2547.

Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Väljamäe, A., Kitagawa, N., Hsin-Ni, H. (2010). Whole-Body Vibration Influences on Front-Back Sound Localization. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D, Journal of Automobile Engineering, 224(D10), 1311-1320.

Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Larsson, P., Väljamäe, A., Västfjäll, D., Kleiner, M. (2010). When Room Size Matters: Acoustic Influences on Emotional Responses to Sounds. Emotion, 10(3), 416–422.

Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Väljamäe, A., Asutay, E., Västfjäll, D. (2010). Embodied Auditory Perception: The Emotional Impact of Approaching and Receding Sound Sources. Emotion, 10(2), 216–229.

Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Kitagawa, N., Väljamäe, A., Zampini, M., Spence, C. (2009) Auditory-tactile multisensory interactions are spatially modulated by stimulated body surface and acoustic spectra. Neuropsychologia, 47(1), 195–203.

Väljamäe, A., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Larsson, P., Västfjäll, D., Kleiner, M. (2008). Handheld experiences: Using audio to enhance the illusion of self-motion. IEEE MultiMedia, 15(4), 68 – 75.

Väljamäe, A., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Larsson,P., Västfjäll, D., Kleiner, M. (2008) Binaural bone-conducted sound in virtual environments: Evaluation of a portable, multimodal motion simulator prototype. Acoustical Sci. & Tech., 29,149-155.

Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Väljamäe A., and Västfjäll D. (2008) Self-representation in mediated environments: the experience of emotions modulated by auditory-vibrotactile heartbeat. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 11(1), 33-38.


Book Chapters

Larsson, P., Väljamäe, A., Västfjäll, D., Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Kleiner, M. (2010). Auditory-induced presence in mixed reality environments and related technology. In Dubois,E., Nigay,L., Gray.P. (eds) The engineering of Mixed Reality Systems. Springer.

Tajadura-Jiménez, A., Västfjäll, D (2008). Auditory-Induced Emotion: A neglected channel for Communication in Human-Computer Interaction. In: Peter C., Beale R. (eds.): Affect and Emotion in Human-Computer Interaction. Springer, Heidelberg.

Väljamäe, A., Tajadura-Jiménez, A. (2007). Perceptual Optimization of Audio-Visual Media: Moved by Sound” in Anderson, B. and Anderson, J. (ed.) Narration and Spectatorship in Moving Images. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.