Cognitive neuroscience research group

The Brainlab led by Carles Escera, belongs to the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona, and it is located at the Faculty of Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology and 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.

News

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Comienza un nuevo experimento

Te pagan por pulsar un botón! Estamos buscando participantes para un experimento de sonidos y procesamiento en memoria con electroencefalograma (EEG). La remuneración por participar es de 25€ por 4 horas. Los requisitos para participar son que seas diestro, de entre 18 y 30 años, no tener educación musical reglada, no padecer problemas auditivos, no […]

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PhD call 2017

PhD scholarship in Cognitive Neuroscience

The Brainlab – Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group seeks candidates for a 3-year Early Stage Research PhD position (FI/FPU) commencing during the fall 2017. The PhD project focuses on the genetic determinants of subcortical speech encoding and is funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Knowledge (project icCOGNITION – Subcortical contributions to auditory cognition; PSI201-63664-P).  (Principal Investigator: Prof. Dr. Carles Escera). The successful […]

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A new paper by Marzecová and colleagues published in Biological Psychology

The paper entitled Interrelation of attention and prediction in visual processing: Effects of task-relevance and stimulus probability, co-authored by A. Marzecová, A. Widmann, Iria SanMiguel and Erich Schröger, has been published online in Biological Psychology. The full abstract reads as follows: The potentially interactive influence of attention and prediction was investigated by measuring event-related potentials (ERPs) […]

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