João Miguel Seabra Castelhano

João Castelhano

João Castelhano, was born in Coimbra in 1985. He completed the Integrated Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering in September 2008 from the University of Coimbra.

In 2008 he completed his Master thesis entitled “Neural correlates of synthetic face and object processing: EEG/ERP and fMRI studies” at IBILI, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra (UC), under the supervision of Professor Miguel Castelo-Branco.

From June 2008 to May 2010, he pursued his research work at IBILI with a grant from the project “Neural correlates of object recognition: structure-function correlations within the visual ventral stream, striatal and limbic circuits in health and disease”.

Since October2010, he is a PhD student in the PhD Health Science Doctoral Program

from the Faculty of Medicine, UC. His PhD research is being held at the Visual Neuroscience Lab, IBILI and focuses on neural substrates of 2D/3D object perception applying combined EEG/fMRI approaches.

Scientific Interest:

- Visual Neuroscience;

- The role of high frequency brain oscillations in cognitive functions: Face/object processing and perceptual decision making;

- Study of retinocortical pathways with EEG;

- Simultaneous EEG/fMRI and Electrocorticography to probe object recognition;

- Neurofeedback, virtual reality and brain computer interfaces (BCI);

- Neuro-developmental disorders;

- Eyetracking;

- Trascranial Magnetic Stimulation;

- Robotics and computer models of vision

5 Keys Publications:

  • Castelhano, Joao; Rebola, José; Leitão, Bruno; Rodriguez, Eugenio; Castelo-Branco, Miguel. 2013. "To Perceive or Not Perceive: The Role of Gamma-band Activity in Signaling Object Percepts", PLoS ONE 8, 6: e66363 - e66363. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0066363
  • Castelhano, Joao. 2008. "Neural correlates of synthetic face and object processing: EEG/ERP and fMRI studies", 91 pp.. Coimbra: FCTUC - Física Teses de Mestrado.
  • Bernardino, Inês S; Castelhano, Joao; Farivar, Reza; Castelo-Branco, Miguel. 2013. "Neural correlates of visual integration in Williams syndrome: Gamma oscillation patterns in a model of impaired coherence.", Neuropsychologia 51, 7: 1287 - 1295.
  • Rebola, José; Castelhano, Joao; Ferreira, Carlos; Castelo-Branco, Miguel. 2012. "Functional parcellation of the operculo-insular cortex in perceptual decision making: An fMRI study", Neuropsychologia 50, 14: 3693 - 3701. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.06.020

Phone Number:+

Office: IBILI

Email: jcastelhano@fmed.uc.pt
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