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Ignacio Perez-Pozuelo

Biography:

I completed my undergraduate degree at Brown University, where I had the opportunity to combine my studies in biomedical engineering with advanced courses in neuroscience and neurotechnology. I completed research internships at Columbia University Medical Center, Butler Hospital, Brown University and Harvard Medical School, studying a variety of neuropsychiatric conditions (OCD, depression, paralysis, pain and others) with a wide array of techniques (fMRI, TMS, tDCS, DBS, MEAs, etc). My senior thesis examined the effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation through a wireless-microelectrode array interface. After graduating from Brown, I came back to Europe and completed the MSc in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford. At Oxford, my first dissertation studied the neurophysiological and cognitive effects of sleep deprivation, and the second one used statistical learning models to predict the response of transcranial alternating current stimulation on tremor. I joined the Adaptive Brain Lab in 2015 as a Marie Curie research fellow, where I study statistical and predictive learning through computational models, behavioural tasks and multimodal neuroimaging techniques.

Outside of lab I enjoy rowing and powerlifting, watching movies (almost done with IMBD's top 250) and sporting events (NBA, football) as well as discovering new places to eat in Cambridge and London.

Research Interests

My current research focuses on understanding how we learn from the world that surround us and predict future events through the combination of behavioural and computational models as well as multimodal neuroimaging techniques. I am particularly interested in extrapolating our findings in the lab to assist people who suffer from learning disabilities through adaptive and individualized learning and teaching paradigms.

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BRAINfest: 23-25 June 2017

Jun 15, 2017

The Adaptive Brain Lab are very excited to be taking part in the University of Cambridge's first ever BRAINfest. This exciting public engagement event aims to give the general public a chance to learn and ask questions about Neuroscience first-hand from researchers at the forefront of the field.

ABL at the Cambridge Science Festival 2017

Jun 13, 2017

This March saw the return of the Cambridge Science Festival, a city wide event which showcases the variety of new and exciting science going on across Cambridge. The Adaptive Brain Lab took part, spending the day presenting our work alongside other labs from the psychology department.

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