All my research publications are available in open access, find the links below! For a complete list of publications visit my google scholar profile here.


  1. Nakai, T., Rachman, L., Arias, P., Okanoya, K., & Aucouturier, J. J. (2019). A language-familiarity effect on the recognition of computer-transformed vocal emotional cues . bioRxiv, 521641, (in review) [open access]

Peer Reviewed articles

  1. Salais, L., Arias, P., Le Moine, C., Rosi, V., Teytaut, Y., Obin, N., & Roebel, A. (2022) Production Strategies of Vocal Attitudes. Proc. Interspeech 2022 [open access]

  2. Bedoya, D., Arias, P., Rachman, L., Liuni, M., Canonne, C., Goupil, L., & Aucouturier, J. J. (2021). Even violins can cry: specifically vocal emotional behaviours also drive the perception of emotions in non-vocal music. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 376(1840), 20200396.[open access]

  3. Arias, P., Bellmann, C., & Aucouturier, J. J. (2021). Facial mimicry in the congenitally blind. Current Biology, 31(19), R1112-R1114. [open access]

  4. Arias, P., Rachman, L., Liuni, M. & Aucouturier, JJ. (2020) Beyond correlation : voice-transformation methods for the experimental study of emotional speech. Emotion Review. [open access]

  5. Wollman, I., Arias, P., Aucouturier, J-J., & Morillon, B. (2019). Neural entrainment to music is sensitive to melodic spectral complexity. Journal of Neurphysiology. [open access]

  6. Arias, P., Belin, P. & Aucouturier, JJ. (2018) Auditory smiles trigger unconscious facial imitation. Current Biology, vol.28(14), R782-R783.[open access]

  7. Ponsot, E., Arias, P. & Aucouturier, J-J. (2018) Uncovering mental representations of smiled speech using reverse correlation. The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, vol. 143 (1), EL19–EL24. [open access]

  8. Arias, P., Soladie, C., Bouafif, O., Robel, A., Seguier, R., & Aucouturier, J. J. (2018). Realistic transformation of facial and vocal smiles in real-time audiovisual streams. IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. [open access]

  9. Rachman, L., Liuni, M., Arias, P., Lind, A., Johansson, P., Hall, L., ... & Aucouturier, J.J. (2018). DAVID : An open-source platform for real-time transformation of infra-segmental emotional cues in running speech. Behavior research methods, 50(1), 323-343. [open access]


    Arias, P., Aucouturier, J-J. & Roebel., A., Method and apparatus for dynamic modifying of the timbre of the voice by frequency shift of the formants of a spectral envelope. (2019), (EP2018/053433).[open access]


  1. Arias, P., (2018). The cognition of auditory smiles : a computational approach . PhD Thesis.[open access]

  2. Arias, P., Françoise, J., Bevilacqua, F., & Schnell, N. (2014). Sound description and synthesis in the MaD (Mapping by demonstration) framework . M. Sc. Thesis.[open access]

Peer Reviewed Abstracts

  1. Arias, P., Bedoya, D., Johansson, P., Hall, L.& Aucouturier, J-J., Controlling dyadic interactions with real-time smile transformations. Society for Affective Science Conference, worldwide/online, April 2021.[open access]

  2. Arias, P., Belin, P., & Aucouturier, J.-J., Hearing smiles and smiling back. Laughter workshop. Institut des Systèmes Intelligents et de Robotique (ISIR). Paris, France, September 2018.[open access]


  1. Nölle, J., Wu, Y., Arias, P., Garrod, O. G. B., Schyns, P. G. & Jack, R. E. (2022). More Than Affect : Human Facial Expressions Provide Iconic and Pragmatic Functions. In Proceedings of the Joint Conference on Language Evolution (JCoLE).

  2. Rodriguez, H., Arias, P., & Canonne, C. (2021). Investigating the pragmatic effects of musical syntax through musical humor. In 15th International Symposium of Cognition, Logic, and Communication.

  3. Arias, P., Influencing romantic decisions with real time smile transformations , Virtual Social Interaction Conference, online, University of Glasgow, June 2021.

  4. Arias, P., Computational techniques to synthesize emotional stimuli , Society for Affective Science Conference, worldwide/online, April 2021.
  5. Arias, P., Bedoya, D., Johansson, P., Hall, L. & Aucouturier, J-J., Controlling dyadic interactions with real-time smile transformations . Society for Affective Science Conference, Online conference, April 2021.

  6. Arias, P., Hearing facial expressions of emotion, the case of the smile , cSCAN, Glasgow, Scotland, April 2019.

  7. Arias, P., Auditory smiles trigger unconscious facial reactions. Contextual : How the Social Context Shapes Brain and Behaviour. International conference of the European Society for Cognitive and Affective Neurosciences (ESCAN). Leiden, NL, July 2018.

  8. Arias, P., Belin, P. , & Aucouturier, J-J., Unconsciously imitating smiles heard in speech—and hearing smiles in musical sounds . European Research Music Conference. Barcelona, Spain, June 2018.

  9. Arias, P., Ziggy : the rise and fall of zygomatic muscles in speech . Conference of the Consortium of European Research on Emotions (CERE), Glasgow, United Kindgom, April 2018.

  10. Arias, P., Spectral cues caused by smiling trigger unconscious facial imitation . Music Language and Cognition Summer School. Como, Italy, June 2017.

  11. Arias, P., Emotional mimicry induced by manipulated speech . Workshop on Music cognition, emotion and audio technology in Tokyo. University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, No- vember 2016.

  12. Arias, P., Time perception and neural oscillations modulated by speech rate . Festival IRCAM-Manifeste, Paris, France, October 2016.
  13. Rachman, L., Liuni, M., Arias, P., & Aucouturier, J. J., Synthesizing speech-like emotional expression onto music and speech signals . In Fifth International Conference on Music and Emotions. ICME4, Geneva, CH, October 2015.