Having developed my PhD project in the study of retinal cells, I became particularly interested in the field of visual sciences.
After becoming acquainted with studies describing the neurophysiology and wiring of retinal neurons that are responsible for the identification of different image features (e.g. investigation by Thomas Euler and specially Markus Meister), I eventually furthered my knowledge on the processing of visual information by the thalamus and visual cortex. Since then 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.
The study of consciouness has always been a field I have desired to work in and I believe that the visual sciences can help asnwer some of the most fundamental questions of human consciouness and perception. For this reason, I have embarked on this field of research and dedicated the last 2 years working as a Pos-doc at the Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health (ICNAS) and furthered my knowledge on the cognitive neurosciences field. To study brain function in humans, I have already learned some of the main brain imaging techniques avalable, with extensive experience in electroencephalography (EEG) and functional magnetic ressonance imaging (fMRI). I hope I can continue to contribute to the field of cognitive neuroscience research in my scientific career.