[Brainmap]: Helena Melero - From Synesthesia to Neurological Diseases - A Neuroscientific Approach

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
149 13th Street (Building 149), Room 2204


Synesthesia is a non-pathological variation of human perception that has contributed to foster the interest of the scientific community in the study of individual differences. Research on its neural basis has run in parallel with the development of neuroimaging techniques, which has allowed to characterize the synesthetic brain both at an anatomical and at a functional level. In this talk Dr. Melero will present phenomenological and neuroscientific data of the phenomenon, and explain the impact of synesthesia research on other areas of knowledge such as the identification of biomarkers based on MRI in neurological diseases.

About the Speaker: 

Dr. Helena Melero is a neuroscientist with more than ten years of experience in the field of synesthesia research. She works as a postdoctoral researcher in the Medical Image Analysis Laboratory at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain, where she participates in several projects that apply Magnetic Resonance Imaging to the study of the brain, both in clinical and healthy populations. She is interested in olfaction, music and dance processing, and the intrinsic relationship between emotion and multisensory integration.