Jordi Costa-Faidella


Dr. Jordi Costa Faidella is currently a first year tenure-track 1 lecturer at the Psychology faculty of the University of Barcelona, in the department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology. He received his 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 his bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master in Neuroscience. He has recently 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).His research interests focus on audition, particularly on how the auditory system manages to encode acoustic regularity aiding predictions both in content and time. He is also interested in speech, music and practically everything that has to do with sound perception.


Borràs-Comes, J., Costa-Faidella, J., Prieto, P., Escera, C. (2012). Specific neural traces for intonational discourse categories as revealed by human evoked potentials. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24(4):843-853.
Tavano, A., Grimm, S., Costa-Faidella, J., Slabu, L., Scröger, E., Escera, C. (2012). Spectrotemporal processing drives fast access to memory traces for spoken words. Neuroimage, 60: 2300-2308.
Costa-Faidella, J., Grimm, S., Slabu, L., Díaz-Santaella, F., Escera, C. (2011). Multiple time scales of adaptation in the auditory system as revealed by human evoked potentials. Psychophysiology, 48(6):774-83.
Costa-Faidella, J., Baldeweg, T., Grimm, S., Escera, C. (2011). Interactions between “what” and “when” in the auditory system: temporal predictability enhances repetition suppression. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(50):18590-18597.