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Beatriz Catoira

PhD Students


I did my bachelor in Psychology at the University of Santiago de Compostela because I had always been interested in the human brain. Next, I did a master in Neuroscience by the University of A Coruña where I did my master thesis about brain stimulation. However, I wanted to deepen in my knowledge about cognitive neuroscience, therefore I studied the Research Master in Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience at the Maastricht University. During my internship, I discovered my passion: the combination of neuroimaging and neuromodulation.

In 2020 I started my PhD by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, based in the Ghep-Lab. Following my interest in the combination of techniques, during this PhD I aim to stimulate the social posterior cerebellum with tDCS while recording brain activity with fMRI. The goal is to unravel the role of the posterior cerebellum in undestanding social sequences and to explore the possibility of improving this ability in people with Autism Spectrum Disorders.