Ana Isabel Pina Rodrigues

Ana Isabel Pina Rodrigues

I´m a BSc in Psychology (University of Coimbra) since 2004. My interests, from that point on, have been concerned mainly with the fields of neuropsychology and neuroscience.

Since 2007 I have been working as a research assistant in several neuroscientific projects in the research group of Functional imaging and translational research in neuroscience, under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Miguel Castelo-Branco, at the IBILI. I was enrolled in research projects on dementia, including Alzheimer´s Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia with Lewy Bodies. Our main interest was to find possible (bio)markers that might lead to better diagnosis and, therefore, better clinical interventions. Since 2009, I devoted myself to the study of dyslexia. Our objective is to investigate reading mechanisms using different methodologies, such as psychophysical tasks associated with eye movement recording, neuropsychological assessment and neuroimaging techniques.

In 2010 I started my PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra). In this project, we intend to investigate the role of attention deficits in reading impairments found in dyslexia (SFRH/BD/75083/2010).

Scientific Interest:

Neurosciences. Neuropsychology. Developmental disorders. Dyslexia. Ageing and dementia. Neuroimaging. Eyetracking. Psychophysics.

5 Keys Publications:

  • Silva D, Guerreiro M, Santana I, Rodrigues A, Cardoso S, Maroco J, de Mendonça A (2013). Prediction of Long-Term (5 Years) Conversion to Dementia Using Neuropsychological Tests in a Memory Clinic Setting. J Alzheimers Dis. 34(3):681-689.
  •  Maroco J, Silva D, Rodrigues A, Guerreiro M, Santana I, de Mendonça A (2011). Data mining methods in the prediction of Dementia: A real-data comparison of the accuracy, sensitivity and specificity of linear discriminant analysis, logistic regression, neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees and random forests. BMC Res Notes. 17(4):299.
  •  Asselen V M, Sampaio J, Pina A, Castelo-Branco M (2011). Object based implicit contextual learning: a study of eye movements. Atten Percept Psychophys. 73(2):297-302.
  •  Baldeiras I, Santana I, Proença MT, Garrucho MH, Pascoal R, Rodrigues A, Duro D, Oliveira CR (2010). Oxidative damage and progression to alzheimer´s disease in patients with mild cognitive impairment. J Alzheimers Dis., 21(4):1165-77.
  •  Baldeiras I, Santana I, Proença MT, Garrucho MH, Pascoal R, Rodrigues A, Duro D, Oliveira CR (2008). Peripheral oxidative damage in mild cognitive impairment and mild Alzheimer's disease. J Alzheimers Dis., 15(1): 117-128.

Phone Number:+ 351 239 480 029

Office: IBILI Building, Floor 1, Office 76

Email: ana.pina.rodrigues@gmail.com
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