Maria Amorim

About meMaria

I am a Cognitive Science PhD candidate at Universidade de Lisboa and a member of the VoicES – Voice, Emotion, & Speech Neuroscience Lab at the Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade de Liaboa. I have a master’s in psychology, and I’m deeply interested in auditory perception, specifically in the perception of emotional stimuli. My previous works have dabbled in the relationship between emotion and space and also how vocal emotion perception changes across the lifetime. Nowadays, my focus in on the link between auditory verbal hallucinations and vocal emotion perception.

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Researchgate (Research profile)


My PhD projects tries to understand whether vocal emotion processing is modulated by hallucination proneness and how possible alterations may be explained through a predictive coding perspective. Moreover, we are also interested in clarifying if hallucination proneness is related to cognitive control alterations when using audiovisual and auditory stimuli with emotional content.

  • Auditory perception
  • Auditory verbal hallucinations / Hallucination proneness
  • Emotion
  • Cognitive control


  • EEG;
  • Behavioral measures;

Qualifications and Professional Experience

  • 2017-Current: PhD Candidate at Universidade de Lisboa (Lisboa, Portugal) and Maastricht University (Maastricht, the Netherlands) 

  • 2017-2018: Research Assistant at Faculdade de Psicologia, Universidade de Lisboa.

  • 2011-2016: Masters in Psychology at Escola de Psicologia, Universidade do Minho.

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