Pedro Pinheiro-Chagas


I am a Neuroscience Assistant Professor at the University of California, San Francisco - UCSF, with a joint appointment in the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery. I study the neural architecture and dynamics of human intelligence, with a focus on cognitive symbolic systems, such as mathematics and language. My research program aims at understanding how these systems develop and decline and how we can help.

I combine machine learning, computational modelling, electrophysiological recordings (intracranial EEG, MEG), neuroimaging (fMRI), continuous behavioral measures (trajectory-tracking) and neuropsychology to study the processing stages and representational codes underlying cognitive operations. Complementarily, we use intracranial electrical stimulation to modulate brain activity and behavior.

Previously, I did a postdoc atStanford University, working with Josef Parvizi at the Human Intracranial Cognitive Electrophysiology Program. I did my PhD with Stanislas Dehaene at CEA-NeuroSpin, in the outskirts of Paris.

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