Alejandro Mondéjar-Segovia

PhD Student

I graduated from Universitat de Barcelona with a degree in Psychology in 2021 and obtained a M.Sc. in Research in Behavior and Cognition in 2022.

I joined the Brainlab – Cognitive Neuroscience group in 2020 as an undergraduate student, where I was given the opportunity to write both my bachelor’s and master’s thesis under the supervision of Dr. Carles Escera and in collaboration with Hospital Sant Joan de Déu de Barcelona. During these years I worked alongside Dra. Natàlia Gorina-Careta and PhD student Sonia Arenillas-Alcón effectuating electroencephalography (EEG) recordings in neonates and toddlers from 6 to 21 months old. My master’s thesis project aimed to study the effects of background noise on the speech encoding of newborns.

Currently, I am a PhD student working on the infant frequency-following response (FFR) research line supervised by Dr. Carles Escera. In this project, I will study the development of the FFR over the first couple of years of an infant’s life. More specifically, I will record and analyze infant FFR using EEG.