Filippo Bonini Baraldi is researcher FCT at the Instituto de Etnomusicologia (INET-MD), Universidade Nova, Lisbon (Portugal), and associate member of the Centre de Recherche en Ethnomusicologie (CREM-LESC, Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, France). He obtained a MA degree (Laurea) in Electronic Engineering at Padova University (Italy) in 2001, completed a MA degree in Music Technology at the Institute of Research and Coordination Acoustic/Music (IRCAM, Paris) in 2003, and accomplished a PhD in Ethnomusicology at Nanterre University in 2010 with the jury's unanimously honours. He obtained a doctoral grant by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, 2003-2006) and a post-doctoral fellowship by the Society of Ethnology of Nanterre (E. Fleichman, 2011). His doctoral researches have been awarded the prestigious international Ph.D. thesis prize by Quai Branly Museum (Paris, 2011). In 2013, he published his first monograph on Romanian Gypsies' musical life ("Tsiganes, musique et empathie") in the distinguished editions Maison des Sciences de l'Homme (Paris), which has been awarded in 2014 with a prize by Charles Cros Academy (France). From 2007 to 2014, he has been a lecturer in ethnomusicology at the Music Department of Paris VIII Saint-Denis University, where he set up a course on the subject of Music and Emotion. During the year 2014-2015, he has been Invited Professor (CAPES fellow) at the Universidade Federal da Paraiba (Brazil). He has also been invited to give conferences and courses in many European universities, including University College London, University La Sapienza (Rome), Clooège de France (Paris), Universidade Federal do Pernambuco (Brazil), Middle East Technical University (Ankara, Turkey) and Ghent University (Belgium). His researches on musical emotion are strongly interdisciplinary and combine methods of ethnomusicology, music computing, and cognitive sciences. They have been published in book chapters and in major scientific journals. He participated in the creation and the scientific coordination (2005-2010) of the research network "Music, Cognition, Societies", funded by the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and is Principal Investigator of the FCT funded project "HELP-MD: The Healing and Emotional Power of Music and Dance". Filippo Bonini Baraldi is also a musician (violinist) and a filmmaker of music documentaries (Prize of the French Society of Ethnomusicology at the XXIV Festival Jean Rouch, Paris, 2005, for the film "Plan-séquence d'une mort criée").