Cognitive neuroscience research group

The Brainlab led by Carles Escera, belongs to the Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (IR3C) of the University of Barcelona (UB), and it is located at the Faculty of Psychology, Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology.

We are a small, multinational, interdisciplinary group, including psychologists, biologists, engineers, and physicists. We seek to unravel the brain mechanisms of cognitive functions, including attention, auditory perception, working memory and executive control. Also, we are interested in emotional and musical processing, and in cognitive dysfunction in a broad spectrum of neurological, neurodevelopment and psychiatric disorders.

To achieve our goals, we combine the recording of the human electroencephalogram (EEG) to analyze evoked and event-related brain potentials (such as the complex Auditory Brainstem Response –cABR, the Middle Latency Response –MLR, or the Mismatch Negativity –MMN) and oscillatory brain activity (such as the gamma band response –GBR), with magnetoencephalography (MEG), functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and neurogenetic analysis. Part of our research is conducted in collaboration with labs located worldwide, such as the University of Helsinki (Finland), the Fukushima Medical University (Japan), the University of Leipzig (Germany) or the University of Salamanca (Spain). We are committed to higher-education training, at Master (Neuroscience and Behavior and Cognition programs) and PhD (Biomedicine/Neurosciences) levels.


Timm et al 2016

A new paper from Timm and colleagues accepted for publication in Cortex

The paper entitled Sensory suppression of brain responses to self-generated sounds is observed with and without the perception of agency, by Jana Timm, Marc Schönwiesner, Erich Schröger and Iria SanMiguel has been accepted for publication in Cortex. In this collaboration between the University of Leipzig (Germany), the BRAMS (Canada) and the Brainlab, we investigated the […]

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El Brainlab participa en la II Festa de la Ciència de la Universitat de Barcelona

(The Brainlab joins the II Science Fest of University of Barcelona). El proper divendres 29 d’abril de 2016, la Universitat de Barcelona organitza la II Festa de la Ciència, que pretén apropara a la ciutadania d’una manera lúdica i divertida la recerca que es duu a terme a la nostra institució. Enguany, el Brainlab participa, […]

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Sant Jordi 2016 at the Brainlab

Today we celebrated the old Catalan tradition of sharing books and roses on Sant Jordi’s day.                  

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