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Juan David Leongómez

  • MSc, PhD
  • Assistant Professor / Researcher
  • Universidad El Bosque
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Research interests

My main interest is looking at music from an evolutionary perspective. I study the acoustic codes by which music transmits information and compare them to those of language.

About

In 2006 I graduated with a 5-year BA in the field of music pedagogy from the Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Bogota, Colombia). For my undergraduate thesis work, I studied the phenomena of acoustic communication in non-human animals, especially birds and mammals; I tried to find elements to support the possibility of a non-human origin of the musical phenomenon, finding enormous similarities with the processes of musical production, listening and comprehension in humans. In 2009 I obtained an MSc in Evolutionary Psychology with Distinction from the University of Liverpool. Working under the supervision of Dr. Craig Roberts, I focused my research project on the evolution of language and acoustic communication in humans, analysing variations in two non-semantic characteristics of human speech (i.e. pitch and loudness) in different social contexts: 1) when trying to attract a potential mate (inter-sexual) and 2) when competing for a potential mate (intra-sexual), finding significant context-dependant differences in the use of these music-like qualities. Between 2009 and 2010 I held a full-time teaching position at the Department of Visual Arts Education at the Universidad Pedagogica Nacional, where I was also a member of the of the Research Committee and was in charge of the methodological supervision of several undergraduate training research projects. In 2014 I finished my PhD (Psychology, School of Life Science, University of Stirling) under the supervision of Dr. Craig Roberts (principal) and Dr. Anthony Little, funded by a 4-year scholarship from the Colombian Department of Science, Technology and Innovation (Colciencias). Since 2015, I work at Universidad El Bosque (currently) and Universidad de La Sabana (until December 2016) (Bogota, Colombia). Aside from research, I have mainly been in charge of statistical modules for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

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Co-authors (18)

Publications (5)

  • No relation between digit ratio (2D:4D) and visual attention patterns to sexually preferred and non-preferred stimuli

    • Vásquez-Amézquita M
    • Leongómez J
    • Seto M
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  • Want to know if your partner’s cheating on you? Just listen to their voice

    • Mileva V
    • Leongómez J
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  • Perceived differences in social status between speaker and listener affect the speaker's vocal characteristics

    • Leongómez J
    • Mileva V
    • Little A
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  • Visual Attention Patterns Differ in Gynephilic and Androphilic Men and Women Depending on Age and Gender of Targets

    • Vásquez-Amézquita M
    • Leongómez J
    • Seto M
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  • We change our voice when we talk to high-status people, shows new study

    • Mileva V
    • Leongómez J
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Professional experience

Assistant Professor / Researcher

Universidad El Bosque

January 2015 - Present

Professor

Universidad de La Sabana

January 2015 - December 2016(2 years)

University of Stirling Campus Representative

Association for Psychological Science Student Caucus

February 2014 - August 2014(6 months)

TA

University of Stirling

October 2010 - August 2014(4 years)

Profesor Auxiliar

Universidad Pedagógica Nacional

September 2009 - September 2010(a year)

Profesor de teoría musical

Orquesta Sinfonica Juvenil de Colombia

September 2005 - May 2006(8 months)

Education

PhD Psychology

School of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling

October 2010 - August 2014(4 years)

MSc Evolutionary Psychology

School of Biological Sciences, The University Of Liverpool

September 2008 - September 2009(a year)

Licenciado en Pedagogia Musical (BA in Music Pedagogy)

Universidad Pedagógica Nacional

September 1998 - September 2005(7 years)