Juan David Leongómez

Juan David Leongómez

Associate Professor

Universidad El Bosque

I am an Associate Professor and Researcher at the Human Behaviour Lab (LACH), Faculty of Psychology, at Universidad El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia, and leader of the Procesos Cognoscitivos y Educación research group.

My research interests include mate choice and human vocal communication, with an aspiration towards understanding musicality. I am also interested in bioacoustics and psychoacoustics, as well as hormonal effects on human behaviour. I am getting more and more passionate about quantitative methods and  programming, to promote reproducibility and open science.

Investigación Abierta (YouTube channel)

Investigación Abierta ["Open Research"] is a YouTube channel in Spanish where I sometimes post videos and tutorials related to quantitative research methods and open science, as well as useful open source software. You can find information in English about the channel and video series here.

Academic journey


  • Mate choice
  • Vocal communication
  • Voice modulation
  • Musicality
  • Bioacoustics
  • Psychoacoustics
  • Hormones
  • Statistics
  •  programming


  • PhD, Psychology, School of Natural Sciences, 2014

    University of Stirling (Stirling, UK)

  • MSc in Evolutionary Psychology, 2009

    University of Liverpool (Liverpool, UK)

  • BA in Music Pedagogy, 2006

    Universidad Pedagógica Nacional (Bogota, Colombia)

Co-authored publications