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Manuel Anglada Tort


E-Mail: m.angladatort [at] campus.tu-berlin.de

Tel: +49 30 314 24430

Room: H 3001A




PhD Project

The Behavioural Economics of Music

Why do people listen to the music they do? How do they listen to and evaluate it? Why do they like it or dislike it? To address these questions my PhD research applies theories and paradigms from behavioural economics and decision-making to study music choice behaviour and aesthetics. By systematically implementing this PhD project I aim to provide a comprehensive and research-based framework to support and inform judgement and decision processes involving music. 

 Supervisors: Prof Dr Stefan Weinzierl (TU Berlin), Dr Jochen Steffens (TU Berlin), and Dr Daniel Müllensiefen (Goldsmiths, University of London).

Funding bodyStudienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

Research Interests

  • Judgement and decision processes involving music
  • Cognitive biases and heuristics applied to aesthetic judgements
  • Musical preferences and taste
  • The psychometrics of preference and choice behaviour
  • Social and applied music psychology
  • Audio branding and music in advertising

Curriculum Vitae

Since November 2017 - PhD studentship from the “Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes” (Bonn, Germany).

Since April 2017 - PhD Student at Technische Universität Berlin

2015-2017 – Special Needs Teacher, The Garden School, London, UK

2014-2015 - Msc in Music, Mind & Brain , Goldsmiths, University of London, London, UK. Main focus: music psychology and neuroscience, combining biological and cognitive aspects of musical behaviour

2009-2013 – BA in Psychology, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain. Main focus: research on cognitive science and psycholinguistics 


Scientific Journal Papers

Anglada-Tort, M., Steffens, J., & Müllensiefen, D. (2018, April 5): "Names and Titles Matter: The Impact of Linguistic Fluency and the Affect Heuristic on Aesthetics and Value Judgements of Music" Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. Advance online publication. https://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000172

Anglada-Tort, M., & Müllensiefen, D. (2017): “The Repeated Recording Illusion: The Effects of Extrinsic and Individual Difference Factors on Musical Judgements Music Perception, 35(1), 94-117.

Ferré., P., Anglada-Tort, M., Guasch, M. (2017): “Processing of emotional words in bilinguals: Testing the effects of Word concreteness, task type and language status” Second Language Research, 1- 24, https://doi.org/10.1177/0267658317744008


Conference Papers

Anglada-Tort, M., & Müllensiefen, D. (2017): “Does the Fluency of Artists and Songs’ Names Matter? The Effect of Linguistic Fluency on Evaluations of Music” European Society for Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), Ghent, Belgium

Krause, A., Anglada-Tort, M., & North, A. (2017): “Gender and Pop Music Lyrics” European Society for Cognitive Sciences of Music (ESCOM), Ghent, Belgium

Anglada-Tort, M., & Müllensiefen, D. (2016): “The Song Remains the Same: Biases in Musical Judgements and the Illusion of Hearing Different Songs” 14th International Conference of Music Perception and Cognition (ICMPC), San Francisco, USA 

Anglada-Tort, M., & Müllensiefen, D. (2014): “Am I Listening to the Same Song?” International conference of students of systematic musicology (SYSMUS), Leipzig, Germany

Project Supervision


"The busking experiment: Measuring people's behavioral responses to street music performances (2018-2019)" - Heather Thuering (Final project of the MSc in Music, Mind and Brain, Goldsmiths, University of London), Manuel Anglada-Tort and (TU Berlin) and Dr Diana Omigie (Goldsmiths).

"To what extent can humans evaluate music performances? An individual difference test on the reliability of musical judgements (2018-2019)" - Emily-Beth Hill (Final project of the MSc in Music, Mind and Brain, Goldsmiths, University of London), Manuel Anglada-Tort (TU Berlin) and Daniel Müllensiefen (Goldsmiths).

"Sonic strategy: Consumer choice behavior, music, and the recognition heuristic (2018-2019)" - Kerry Schofield (Final project of the MSc in Music, Mind and Brain, Goldsmiths, University of London), Manuel Anglada-Tort (TU Berlin), Tabitha Trahan (SoundOUT), and Daniel Müllensiefen (Goldsmiths).

"Choosing music and the recognition heuristic (2018-2019)" - Till Noé (Final project of the MSc in Audio Communication and Technology, Technische Universität Berlin), Manuel Anglada-Tort and Dr Jochen Steffens (TU Berlin).


"How Reliable is Memory for Music? A Study into the Misinformation Effect (2017)" - Thomas Baker (Final project of the MSc in Music, Mind and Brain, Goldsmiths, University of London), Manuel Anglada-Tort and Dr Daniel Müllensiefen (Goldsmiths).

"An Examination of Crossmodally Congruent Relationships between Sound, Flavour and Mood (2017)": research project to support the 2017 PR campaign of Cadbury Dairy Milk (Bournville, UK), in collaboration with iV audio branding (Nashville, USA) - Björn Thorleifsson, Manuel Anglada-Tort, and Steve Keller (CEO/ Strategist of iV audio branding). 

"Brand Equity, The Halo Effect and their Effect on Music Preferences and Emotional Music Perception (2016)" - Björn Thorleifsson (Final project of the MSc in Consumer Behaviour, Goldsmiths, University of London), Manuel Anglada-Tort, Dr Daniel Müllensiefen (Goldsmiths), and Les Binet (Head of Effectiveness at Adam & Eve DDB, London, UK).

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