Pedro Pinheiro-Chagas


I'm a incoming Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience at UCSF, studying 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 neupsychology to study the processing stages and representational codes underlying cognitive operations. Complementarily, I use intracranial electrical stimulation to modulate brain activity and behavior.

I'm currently a postdoctoral scholar at Stanford 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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