Research line coordinated by Pablo Cuesta.
Our research line focuses on cortical oscillations and brain functional connectivity in neuropsychiatric disorders, such as epilepsy, stroke, psychosis and autism. We use neurophysiological techniques, in particular Magntoencephalography (MEG) and Electroencephalography (EEG) in combination with neuropsychological, genetic and MRI volumetric data. We are particularly interested in understanding how altered patterns of functional connectivity 1) unveils pathophysiological mechanisms underlying seizures propagation and epilepsy-related cognitive impairment, and 2) can improve diagnosis of epilepsy and autism spectrum disorder.
Our research also looks at brain plasticity. We are interested in the effects of neurocognitive rehabilitation in the reorganization of brain networks after ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke, as well as in traumatic brain injury based on MEG changes in functional connectivity. This may potentially provide novel insight into how the brain works and recovers from illness.