Cognitive neuroscience research group

The Brainlab, led by Carles Escera, belongs to the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona and the Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Déu. We are located at the Faculty of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology.

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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 and speech perception, motor-sensory interactions, and executive control. Also, we are interested in emotional and musical processing, and in cognitive dysfunction in a broad spectrum of neurological, neurodevelopment and mental 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 Frequency-Following Response – FFR, the Middle Latency Response –MLR, or the Mismatch Negativity –MMN) and oscillatory brain activity, 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 and University of Jyväskylä (Finland), the Fukushima Medical University (Japan), the University of Leipzig (Germany) and 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.

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Comienza un Nuevo Experimento! Cómo responde tu cerebro ante emociones fuertes?

¡¿Sabes cómo responde tu cerebro ante emociones fuertes?! Ayúdanos a explicártelo y llévate 35€ ¿En qué consistirá? Cuando llegues al laboratorio te pediremos que rellenes unos cuestionarios y luego te pondremos un casco de electroencefalograma (EEG – con esto mediremos tu actividad eléctrica del cerebro). También mediremos los movimientos musculares de tu brazo, tu nivel […]

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Xerrada del Dr. Carles Escera a la Casa Golferichs

MÚSICA I CERVELL: ONES, RITMES I HARMONIES COMPARTIDES Impartida per Carles Escera Centre Cívic Casa Golferichs Dimarts 05/03/2024 19:00 En aquesta xerrada, el Dr. Carles Escera ens parlarà de quins poden ser els motius per a que la música tingui un impacte tant profund en la ment humana. La música, considerada la més evocativa de totes les […]

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Comienza un nuevo experimento

¿Qué tienes que hacer? En este experimento deberás escuchar estímulos musicales y realizar varias tareas cognitivas mientras medimos tu actividad cerebral. Contando el tiempo de preparación, el experimento no dura más de 3 horas y media. ¿Qué ganas al hacer este experimento? Te llevarás 30 € al salir del experimento y conocerás de primera mano […]

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