What is the mind made of? How mind and brain are related? How environmental factors affect gene expression? In our lab we are seeking answers, using some of the world's most advance techniques, such as cellular reprogramming but always from hypothesis generation; we think the important thing is theory rather than technique and, therefore, we are influenced by classical authors, such as Ramón y Cajal, Crick, Watson, Popper, Rizzolatti, Edelman, Feynman and many others.
Epigenetic analysis of thalamic interneurons in the normal and schizophrenic human brain
Nonlinear dynamics and network analysis for characterizing brain function
Epigenetic mechanisims in the refractory OCD: development and validation of a hiPS model
A Quantum Neurological Model of Perception-Cognition in the normal human brain
Schizophrenia is one of the most complex and enigmatic of all psychiatric disorders, being characterized by the heterogeneous presence of positive, negative and cognitive symptoms that lacks a unifying neuropathology but affects all aspects of mental activity.
OCD is a psychiatric disorder characterized by the presence of persistent thoughts, intrusive and irrational impulses that appear accompanied by (obsessions) and repetitive and intentional behavior (compulsions). We try to develop and validate a cellular model of patient-specific neurons that will allow us to study the epigenetic mechanisms of this disorder.
The role of Quantum Mechanics in Perception and Cognition: the Mach-Zehnder interferometer.