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Miguel Barreda-Ángeles is a postdoctoral Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at the Department of Communication Science and the Network Institute at VU. He obtained his Ph.D. in Social Communication at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona, Spain), and his B.A. in Audiovisual Communication at University of Sevilla (Spain). Before moving to the VU, he worked as an advanced researcher at the Data Science & Big Data Analytics unit at Eurecat – Technology Centre of Catalonia, and as a researcher at the Perception & Cognition research group at Barcelona Media Innovation Center.


My research interests focus on the psychological impact of new media technologies (and, particularly, Virtual Reality), and their possible applications for pro-social purposes. My research characterizes by a multidisciplinary approach that relies on the combination of self-report methods with psychophysiological (electrodermal activity, cardiac activity, EEG) and behavioral methods.

My current research project, funded by the European Commission through a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, aims at understating the potential of immersive nonfiction storytelling for changing beliefs and attitudes in the domains of refugees and climate change. Previously, I have been co-PI in a project on the use of VR for school bullying prevention, and I have participated as a researcher in several large research and innovation projects with European and national funding (e.g. i3Media, 2020-3D-Media, SCENE, SV3D, MoTiV, HATCH). I have also collaborated in several private research contracts with Spanish institutions and companies (e.g. Televisió de Catalunya, La Caixa, Barça Foundation). I have been involved, as an active member, in the COST Action 3D-ConTourNet and, currently, I am a member of the Coordination and Support action XR4ALL, funded by H2020. 

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  • Virtual Reality
  • Media psychology
  • Psychophysiology
  • 360-video
  • nonfiction narratives
  • Immersion
  • Presence
  • Electrodermal activity
  • Heart rate

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Television Engineering & Materials Science
recipient research Social Sciences
television Social Sciences
virtual reality Social Sciences
newscast Social Sciences
Skin Engineering & Materials Science
Virtual reality Engineering & Materials Science
Neurology Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2013 2019

Contactless approach for heart rate estimation for QoE assessment

Bonomi, M., Battisti, F., Boato, G., Barreda-Ángeles, M., Carli, M. & Le Callet, P., 1 Oct 2019, In : Signal Processing: Image Communication. 78, p. 223-235 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Exploring the Effects of Personal Information in Television News: A Cognitive Approach

Barreda-Ángeles, M., Virgós, J., Fedele, M. & Pereda-Baños, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Media Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Resource Allocation
Information Storage and Retrieval
Surgical Instruments

Feature Extraction and Selection for Emotion Recognition from Electrodermal Activity

Shukla, J., Barreda-Angeles, M., Oliver, J., Nandi, G. C. & Puig, D., 1 Jan 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Feature extraction
Learning systems

Interest as a Proxy of Engagement in News Reading: Spectral and Entropy Analyses of EEG Activity Patterns

Arapakis, I., Barreda-Angeles, M. & Pereda-Banos, A., 1 Jan 2019, In : IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. 10, 1, p. 100-114 15 p., 7878633.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Power spectrum
Spectrum analysis

Quality of Experience and Quality of Service Metrics for 3D Content

Barreda-Ángeles, M., Battisti, F., Boato, G., Carli, M., Dumic, E., Gelautz, M., Hewage, C., Kukolj, D., Le-Callet, P., Liotta, A., Pasquini, C., Pereda-Baños, A., Politis, C., Sandic, D., Tekalp, M., Torres-Vega, M. & Zlokolica, V., 1 Jan 2019, Signals and Communication Technology. Springer, p. 267-297 31 p. (Signals and Communication Technology).

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Multimedia systems
Quality of service
Human engineering