Eduardo Coutinho - Researcher

Affective Sciences, Music Psychology, Affective Computing, Human-Computer Interaction

Current positions

Research Associate
Department of Computing
Imperial College London, United Kingdom

Associate Researcher
Swiss Center for Affective Sciences
University of Geneva, Switzerland

University Teacher and Honorary Research Fellow
Department of Music
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom

Research topics

Psychoacoustic cues to Emotion in Music and Speech;
The types of emotions elicited by music and underlying mechanisms
The modulatory effects of individual, contextual and cultural factors in emotional experiences with music
Computational models of emotions;
Machine Learning (Neural Networks)
Other interests: Sound ecology, algorithmic composition, hybrid music systems, interactive environments

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publications Eduardo Coutinho

Zhang, Z., Coutinho, E., Deng, J., Schuller, B. (2014). Cooperative Learning and its Application to Emotion Recognition from Speech. IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing. Pre print. doi: 10.1109/TASLP.2014.2375558.

Coutinho, E., Weninger, F., Schuller, B, & Scherer, K.R. (2014) The Munich LSTM-RNN Approach to the MediaEval 2014 “Emotion in Music” Task. Working Notes Proceedings of the MediaEval 2014 Workshop, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain, October 16-17, 2014,, online

Zhang, Z., Coutinho, E., Deng, J., Schuller, B. (2014). Distributing Recognition in Computational Paralinguistics. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. Pre print. doi: 10.1109/TAFFC.2014.2359655.

Coutinho, E., Deng, J., & Schuller, B. (2014). Transfer Learning Emotion Manifestation Across Music and Speech. In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN 2014) (pp. 3592-3598). Beijing, China, July 6-11, 2014.

Coutinho, E., Fantini, B., Scherer, K.R. (Eds.) (2014). Music, Voice and Emotion [Special Issue]. Journal of Interdisciplinary Music Studies.

Timmers, R. & Coutinho, E. (Eds.) (2014). Interactions between Emotion and Cognition in Music [Special Issue]. Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 24(1).

Spitzer, M. & Coutinho, E. (2014). The Effects of Expert Musical Training on the Perception of Emotions in Bach’s Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin No. 1 in G Minor (BWV 1001). Psychomusicology: Music, Mind, and Brain, 24(1), 35-37. DOI: 10.1037/pmu0000036

Coutinho, E., Scherer, K.R. & Dibben, N. (2014). Singing and Emotion. In G. Welch, D. Howard & J. Nix (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Singing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199660773.013.006.

Coutinho, E. & Scherer, K.R. (2014). Appraisal. In W. F. Thompson & J. G. Golson (Eds.), Music in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Encyclopedia. SAGE Publications. ISBN: 9781452283036.

Coutinho, E. & Scherer, K.R. (2013). Emotions induced by music: The role of the listening context and modality of presentation. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Music and Emotion (ICME’3). Jyväskylä, Finland, June 11-15, 2013.

Coutinho, E. & Dibben, N. (2013). Emotions perceived in music and speech: relationships between psychoacoustic features, second-by-second subjective feelings of emotion and physiological responses. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Music and Emotion (ICME’3). Jyväskylä, Finland, June 11-15, 2013.

Dibben, N & Coutinho, E. (2013). Individual differences in continuous judgments of emotion in music and speech prosody. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Music and Emotion (ICME’3). Jyväskylä, Finland, June 11-15, 2013.

Scherer, K. & Coutinho, E. (2013). How Music Creates Emotion: a Multifactorial Process Approach. In T. Cochrane, B. Fantini, & K.R. Scherer (Ed.). The Emotional Power of Music. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Coutinho, E. & Dibben, N. (2012). Psychoacoustic cues to emotion in speech prosody and music. Cognition & Emotion, 27(4), 658-684. DOI: 10.1080/02699931.2012.732559.

Coutinho, E. & Scherer, K.R. (2012). Towards a brief domain-specific self-report scale for the rapid assessment of musically induced emotions. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC12). Thessaloniki, Greece.

Coutinho, E., & Cangelosi, A. (2011). Musical Emotions: Predicting Second-by-Second Subjective Feelings of Emotion From Low-Level Psychoacoustic Features and Physiological Measurements. Emotion, 11(4), 921-937. doi:10.1037/a0024700

Coutinho, E. & Cangelosi, A. (2010). A Neural Network Model for the Prediction of Musical Emotions. In S. Nefti-Meziani & J.G. Grey (Ed.). Advances in Cognitive Systems (pp. 331-368). London: IET Publisher. ISBN: 978-1849190756.

Coutinho, E. (2010). Cognitive Dissonance, Knowledge Instinct and Musical Emotions. Physics of Life Reviews, 7(1), 30-32. DOI: 10.1016/j.plrev.2010.01.016.

Coutinho, E. (2010). Modeling psycho-physiological measurements of emotional responses to multiple music genres. In S.M. Demorest, S.J. Morrison, & P.S. Campbell (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC11) (p. 53). Seattle, WA, USA.

Coutinho, E. & Dibben, N. (2010). Music, Speech and Emotion: psycho-physiological and computational investigations. In N. Dibben & R. Timmers (Ed.), Proceedings of the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Musicology: Nature versus Culture (CIM’10) (pp. 47-48). Sheffield (UK): University of Sheffield.

Coutinho, E. & Cangelosi, A. (2009). The use of spatio-temporal connectionist models in psychological studies of musical emotions. Music Perception, 27 (1), 1-15. DOI: 10.1525/mp.2009.27.1.1

Coutinho, E. & Cangelosi, A. (2008). Psycho-physiological patterns of musical emotions and their relation with music structure. In K. Miyazaki, Y. Hiraga, M. Adachi, Y. Nakajima, & M. Tsuzaki (Eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC10) (p. 94). Sapporo (Japan): Causal Productions. ISBN: 978-4-9904208-0-2.

Coutinho E. & Cangelosi A. (2007). Emotion and Embodiment in Cognitive Agents: from Instincts to Music. In H. Hexmoor & C. Thompson (Ed.), Proceedings of the 2007 International Conference on Integration of Knowledge Intensive Multi-Agent Systems (KIMAS’07) (pp. 133-138). Waltham, MA: IEEE Press. DOI: 10.1109/KIMAS.2007.369798.

Coutinho, E. & Cangelosi, A. (2006). The dynamics of music perception and emotional experience: a connectionist model. In Baroni, M., Addessi, A.R. & Costa, M. (Eds.), Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC9) (pp. 1096-1104). Bologna: Bologna University Press. ISBN 88-7395-155-4.

Coutinho, E., Miranda, E.R. & Silva, P. (2005). Evolving emotional behaviour for expressive performance of music. In T. Panayiotopoulos, J. Gratch, R. Aylett, D. Ballin, P. Olivier & T. Rist (Eds.), Lecture Notes in Computer Science: Intelligent Virtual Agents, 3661, 147. Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer. DOI: 10.1007/11550617_48.

Coutinho, E., Miranda, E.R. & Cangelosi, A. (2005). Towards a Model for Embodied Emotions. In C. Bento, A. Cardoso, & G. Dias (Eds.), Proceedings of the Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA’05) (pp. 54-63). Covilha: IEEE Press. DOI: 10.1109/EPIA.2005.341264

Coutinho, E., Gimenes, M., Martins, J.M., & Miranda, E.R. (2005). Computational musicology: An artificial life approach. In C. Bento, A. Cardoso, & G. Dias (Eds.), Proceedings of the Portuguese Conference on Artificial Intelligence (EPIA’05) (pp. 85-93). Covilha: IEEE Press. DOI: 0.1109/EPIA.2005.341270.


Coutinho, E. (2008). Computational and psycho-physiological investigations of musical emotions. Unpublished doctoral dissertation. University of Plymouth (UK).

Coutinho, E. (2003). LIVIA – An Ecological Simulator of Artificial Life. Unpublished master’s dissertation. University of Porto (Portugal).