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Dr. Nicolas Gravel

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Arbeitsbereich Neural Dynamics of Visual Cognition


Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 25/222b
14195 Berlin

I graduated as a Licentiate of Science with a degree in Biology from the University of Chile and completed my PhD thesis at the Visual Neuroscience Lab of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. During my PhD, I developed new resting state fMRI analyses that reveal fine-grained details of the functional organization of the human visual cortex. I applied these to investigate the segregation and integration of local and distributed brain dynamics within and between visual field maps, and how these change under different conditions. I am also interested in computational modelling, biology & philosophy.

I aim to characterize brain activity and communication during visual memory. In addition, I am also interested in how these processes respond to neurological disease. I believe that with advanced recordings and biologically inspired modeling techniques, even more details could be extracted from resting state and visual memory fMRI data, such as the transient temporal dynamics and brain communication across widespread cortical networks.