Inês Sousa Bernardino

Inês Bernardino

In 2007, I got my Master’s degree in Psychology (University of Coimbra), under the supervision of Professor Dr. Miguel Castelo-Branco and Professor Dr. Marieke van Asselen. This work was dedicated to the study of visuospatial impairments in a rare genetic developmental disorder, Williams syndrome, and resulted in a thesis entitled: “Impaired processing of hierarchical figures in Williams syndrome: Evidence for a local bias in perception, memory and visuomotor construction”.

In 2008 I started my PhD in Biomedical Sciences (Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra). This project was developed as a continuation of the previous work and we were aimed at exploring the dorsal visual impairment in Williams syndrome (SFRH/BD/41401/2007) using several techniques, such as, neuropsychological assessment, behavioral measures, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG/ERP).

Since October 2012 I am developing work as research assistant in a project entitled “Translating the inhibition hypothesis in Neurofibromatosis Type 1 into the human disease”.

Scientific Interest:

Neurosciences. Neuropsychology. Developmental disorders. Williams syndrome. Autism. Neurofibromatosis Type 1. Neuroimaging. Functional Resonance Imaging. Electroencephalography.

5 Keys Publications:

  • Bernardino I, Mouga S, Almeida J, van Asselen M, Oliveira G, Castelo-Branco M. A Direct Comparison of local-global integration in autism and other developmental disorders: implications for the central coherence hypothesis. PLoS One. 7:(6) (2012) e3935.
  • Bernardino I, Castelo-Branco M, van Asselen M (2012). Egocentric and allocentric spatial representations in Williams syndrome. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 19 (2013) 1-9.
  • Bernardino I, Castelhano J, Farivar R, Silva E, Castelo-Branco M. Neural correlates of visual integration in Williams syndrome: gamma oscillation patterns in a model of impaired coherence. Neuropsychologia (2013) in press.
  • Violante IR, Ribeiro MJ, Edden RAE, Guimarães P, Bernardino I, Rebola J, Cunha G, Silva E, Castelo-Branco M. GABA deficit in the visual cortex of patients with neurofibromatosis type 1: genotype-phenotype correlations and functional impact. Brain. 136 (2013) 918:25.
  • Violante IR, Ribeiro MJ, Cunha G, Bernardino I, Duarte JV, Ramos F, Saraiva J, Silva E, Castelo-Branco M. Abnormal brain activation in neurofibromatosis type 1: a link between visual processing and the default mode network. PLoS One. 7:6 (2012) e38785.

Phone Number:+ 351 239 480 029

Office: IBILI, Floor 0, office 81

Email: ibernardino@fmed.uc.pt
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