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Research profile Dr. O. (Oscar) Portoles Marin.

Oscar defended on 15 October 2021, Cortical synchrony across cognitive processing stages.

And now working as a scientific programmer at Julich research centre in Germany.

O. (Oscar) Portoles Marin, MSc

Research description:

Oscar Portoles Marin is a PhD candidate within the DSSC. He will be supervised by Ming Cao (ENTEG), Marieke van Vugt (ALICE), and Mircea Lungu (JBI) in the multidisciplinary project "Uncovering the information processing underlying the interactions between brain areas."

The project aims at developing new methods to model and visualize the electrophysiological dynamics of the human brain while performing cognitive tasks. In addition, these models will be inverted to make predictions about brain structures and interactions involved on new cognitive task. Eventually, a software application with all developed tools (a “brain parser”) will be made available either as part of an open analysis package or as a stand-alone application.

ALICE contributes to the project with their knowledge on human brain processes as well as computational cognitive models. ENTEG will bring the expertise on complex dynamical systems. And JBI will provide the skills on software development as well as time series analysis. Drs. Marin's role is to be an executive node that passes information through and seeks the right skills present on each department. With this work the team endeavors to shed light on how networks of brain areas work together in the service of cognition.

Drs. Marin's expertise is on electroencephalographic (EEG) signals processing. For the last three years he was part of an Initial Training Network funded by the Marie Curie Actions FP7. He was hosted on Brain Products GmbH (Germany) , a leader on neurophysiological solutions for research. He worked on the development of brain computer interfaces and cooperated with developmental psychologists to improve the methods to acquire and analyse EEG recordings on infants. His first serious encounter with EEG signals was during my master thesis. He investigated methods for predicting epileptic seizures with EEG. Drs. Marin's background is on electrical and biomedical engineering.

Drs. Marin is interested in biomarkers and neurotechnology that can help to have a healthier society. He is also interested in developing methods to analyse neuro-electrophysiological signals.

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