Having developed my PhD project in the study of retinal cells, I became particularly interested in the field of visual sciences and the science of perception.
Since graduating the study of consciousness has been the subject that most interests me, owing in great part to becoming acquainted with the work by the late Francis Crick and that Christof Koch. I decided to further my knowledge on the processing of visual information by the visual cortex as a way to study human consciousness through visual perception. This led me to develop work on the field of ambiguous imagery and visual illusions, a field I'm still dedicated to and fascinated by. This has become a subject I am particularly fond of and hope to develop my future research in explaining the mechanisms through which a complex network of neurons can produce the rich visual images we experience.
Recently, together with my colleagues in Coimbra, I have organized the 7th Iberian Congress on Perception.