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Nuno Reis Goncalves


After completing my undergraduate degree in biomedical engineering (IPP, Portugal), I specialised in neural engineering through a double M.Sc. at RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and Trinity College Dublin (Ireland). In Dublin, I worked with Ed Lalor on isolating non-invasive neurophysiological responses to the modulation of specific visual features (Goncalves et al., 2014). I Joined the Adaptive Brain Lab in 2012 as a PhD student. My work uses high-field (7T) imaging to understand the fine cortical organisation that supports depth perception in the human brain.

Outside the lab I enjoy sports and everything else Cambridge has to offer.

Research Interests

My current research focuses on the application of high-field fMRI for unveiling functional properties of cortical layers in human visual cortex. We aim to assess, using multimodal imaging techniques, how learning shapes these properties.

Key Publications

Goncalves NR, Whelan R, Foxe JJ, Lalor EC (2014) Towards obtaining spatiotemporally precise responses to continuous sensory stimuli in humans: A general linear modeling approach to EEG. Neuroimage, 97, 196–205