Jordi Costa-Faidella

Interim Associate Professor

I currently am an interim associate professor at the Psychology faculty of the University of Barcelona, in the department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, after a 5-year position as a lecturer. I received my PhD degree from the University of Barcelona in 2011, under the supervision of Dr. Carles Escera, with a pre-doctoral fellowship from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Education (FPU), after completing my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master in Neuroscience. I completed a post-doctoral research project funded by the European Marie Curie FP7 IOF program with an outgoing phase in the USA (Nathan S. Kline Institute, NY; PI: Dr. Charles Schroeder), and a return phase at the University of Barcelona (Brainlab; PI: Dr. Carles Escera). My research interests focus on audition, particularly on how the auditory system manages to encode acoustic regularity aiding predictions in both content and time. My technical expertise is in electrophysiology, both human and animal. I am also interested in speech, music, sensorimotor learning, working memory and practically everything that has to do with sound perception.

A list of my publications is available in Google Scholar.


Font-Alaminos, M., Cornella, M., Costa-Faidella, J., Hervás, A., Leung, S., Rueda, I., & Escera, C. (2020). Increased subcortical neural responses to repeating auditory stimulation in children with autism spectrum disorder. Biological Psychology, 149, 107807.
SanMiguel I, Costa-Faidella J, Lugo ZR, Vilella E and Escera C (2021) Standard Tone Stability as a Manipulation of Precision in the Oddball Paradigm: Modulation of Prediction Error Responses to Fixed-Probability Deviants. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 15:734200. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2021.734200
Orczyk, J. J., Barczak, A., Costa-Faidella, J., & Kajikawa, Y. (2021). Cross Laminar Traveling Components of Field Potentials due to Volume Conduction of Non-Traveling Neuronal Activity in Macaque Sensory Cortices. The Journal of Neuroscience, 41(36), 7578.
Nowak, K., Costa-Faidella, J., Dacewicz, A., Escera, C., & Szelag, E. (2021). Altered event-related potentials and theta oscillations index auditory working memory deficits in healthy aging. Neurobiology of Aging, 108, 1–15.
Arenillas-Alcón, S., Costa-Faidella, J., Ribas-Prats, T., Gómez-Roig, M. D., & Escera, C. (2021). Neural encoding of voice pitch and formant structure at birth as revealed by frequency-following responses. Scientific Reports, 11(1), 6660.