Understanding the neurocognitive mechanisms of vocal communication in health and disease

Lab Director

Lab Director - Ana Pinheiro

Ana P. Pinheiro

Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology and Cognitive Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology – University Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal.
Founded Lab in 2016

Short Bio

I received my PhD in Psychology from the University of Minho and completed Doctoral and Post-Doctoral training in Clinical Neurosciences at Harvard Medical School, funded by highly competitive scholarships awarded by the Portuguese Science and Technology Foundation (FCT).

My research focuses on the study of the neural and functional mechanisms underpinning voice and speech perception and its interactions with emotion. Within this context, I am particularly interested in how changes of these mechanisms lead to auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH), and how abnormalities in cerebellar structure and function may contribute to erratic prediction of the sensory consequences of voice production in AVH. This work has been supported by grants awarded by FCT or BIAL Foundation.

I serve as a board member of Scientific Reports and actively review for top journals in my fields of research (e.g., Cortex, Human Brain Mapping, Schizophrenia Research, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Psychophysiology). In addition, I review grant applications for several research funding bodies in Europe. I have the privilege of collaborating with outstanding researchers around the world (see our section on collaborations).

You can find more about my work in Research Gate and in Google Scholar

You can also check my CV here.


Faculty of Psychology
University of Lisbon
Alameda da Universidade
1649-013 Lisboa

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The VoicES Lab is part of the CICPSI CO2 Research Group.


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