Congratulations to Vittoria Spinosa for her recent PhD degree

Last Monday December 16th, 2019, at 10:00 at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Barcelona, Vittoria Spinosa defended her thesis entitled Motor-auditory interaction: a window towards associative and predictive processing. The thesis was jointly supervised by Dr. Iria SanMiguel and Dr. Carles Escera, and carried out in part in collaboration with Dr. János Horváath, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (Hungary).

Vitt PhD thesis cover

This thesis was carried out under the Biomedicine PhD Program of the University of Barcelona, and was submitted as a compendium of two studies:

Spinosa, V., & SanMiguel, I. (2019). Disentangling expectation match- and mismatch-related effects to sound and silence: an ERP study. In preparation.

Spinosa, V., Neszmélyi, B., Horváth, J., SanMiguel, I. (2019). An auditory ERP study tracking the building-up of the action-effect association. In preparation.

Vittoria during her presentation
Vittoria during her presentation
Vittoria answering questions
Vittoria answering questions during the discussion

After the defense and After the defense and a thoughtful discussion given by the candidate, now Dr. Vittoria Spinosa, and the panel members (Chair: Prof. Francisco Barceló, University of Balearic Islands, Spain; Dr. Mari Tervaniemi, University of Helsinki, Finland; Dr. Jordi Costa-Faidella, University of Barcelona), the thesis was given the highest grade at our university: Excel.lent Cum Laude.

RECEIVING the degree

Happy triplet
Happy Vittoria and supervisors after the defense


Great cellebration after defense
The cellebrations afterwards