In 2003 I became a BSc in Psychology (University of Coimbra) and, since then, I have been working in the neuropsychology field, assessing patients with different pathologies (mainly dementia).
From 2007 to 2009, I worked as a research assistant at IBILI, exploring the visual dysfunction in both normal and pathological ageing (Projects: POCI/PSI/56325/2004 and Ageing Grant from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation).
In 2008, I have started my PhD in Neuropsychology in the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra and I have collaborated as a research assistant at the Neurology Department of the Coimbra University Hospitals (Project PIC/IC/83206/2007).
In 2010 I have received a doctoral grant from FCT. In this project, I am working with Alzheimer’s disease and Mild Cognitive Impairment patients, exploring the validity of the Free and Cued Selective Reminding Test (which I have adapted to the Portuguese population) and characterizing the visual (dys)function of these pathologies.
Dementia. Alzheimer's disease. Neuropsychology. Neuropsychology of vision. Neuroimaging.
5 Keys Publications:
Mateus, C., Lemos, R., Silva, M. F., Oliveiros, B., Fonseca, P., Reis, A. & Castelo-Branco, M. (2013). Aging of low and high level vision: from chromatic and achromatic contrast sensitivity to local and 3D object motion perception. Plos ONE; 8(1):e55348. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0055348.
Sá, F., Pinto, P., Cunha, C., Lemos, R., Letra, L., Simões, M. & Santana, I. (2012). Differences between Early and Late-Onset Alzheimer's Disease in Neuropsychological Tests. Front Neurol. 3:81. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2012.00081.
Marques, S. C., Lemos, R., Ferreiro, E., Martins, M., de Mendonça, A., Santana, I., Outeiro, T. F. & Pereira, C. M. (2012). Epigenetic regulation of BACE1 in Alzheimer's disease patients and in transgenic mice. Neuroscience. 220:256-266. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2012.06.029.
Graewe, B., Lemos, R., Ferreira, C., Santana, I., Farivar, R., De Weerd, P. & Castelo-Branco M. (2012). Impaired processing of 3D motion-defined faces in MCI and healthy ageing: an fMRI study. Cereb Cortex 2012 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print]
Lemos, R., Figueiredo, P. M., Santana, I., Simões, M. R. & Castelo-Branco, M. (2012). Specific dorsal and ventral visual stream deficits in Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease. J Alzheimers Dis; 28(4):885-896. doi: 10.3233/JAD-2011-110719.