PhD

Inês Veríssimo

PhD

E-mail: i.s.verissimo@vu.nl
Room: 1D-22

Projects I am working on the VICI project 'PERISCOPE: integrating peripheral vision into visual search' under the supervision of Prof. Chris Olivers and Dr. Tomas Knapen. The goal is to link visual search performance to independent neurophysiological measures of peripheral vision by resorting to fMRI data to estimate population receptive fields in peripheral visual cortex. Biography My background (BSc + MSc) is in Biomedical and Biophysics Engineering, with a specialization in Medical Signals and Images, both completed in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon (Portugal). For my MSc thesis, I did an internship at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior (Nijmegen, Netherlands), supervised by Dr. Jason Farquhar, where I wanted to test the effectiveness of an electroencephalography (EEG)-based Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) robot training protocol on healthy participants, in the acquisition of a new motor skill.   Research interest My general research interest is in understanding the neural mechanisms underlying mundane situations. If we acquire and analyze electrophysiological data, we can gain knowledge on how the brain reacts to an external stimulus, and then apply that knowledge to develop useful technological tools that might help our everyday lives. Thus, I am currently investigating the neurophysiology of peripheral vision by using fMRI and eye-tracking. Recent publications Veríssimo, I. S., Barradas, I. M., Santos, T. T., Miranda, P. C., & Ferreira, H. A. (2016, August). Effects of prefrontal anodal transcranial direct current stimulation on working-memory and reaction time. In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2016 IEEE 38th Annual International Conference of the (pp. 1790-1793). IEEE.