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Experience with fMRI and electrophysiology (extracellular) acquisition methods of neural activity. Knowledge about Visual System and Visual Attention in Neuroscience. Background in Information Technology and Mathematical Physics.                                                                       

Academic Formation:


PhD in Neuroscience. Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg. (Germany) (in due course)

Master of Science in Neuroscience. Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) (2011-2012). (Brazil).

MBA in Project Management. Getúlio Vargas Foundation (FGV) (2009-2010). (Brazil). 

Specialization in Computers Networks. Catholic University Minas Gerais (2008-2009) (Brazil).

Bachelor in Physics. UNICAMP (2001-2002). UFMG (2003-2006). (Brazil).


Congresses and Symposiums:


Oxford Autumn School in Cognitive Neuroscience, Oxford - 2016 (Poster Presentation)

Bernstein Conference, Berlin - 2016 (Poster Presentation)

FORUM FENS, Copenhagen - 2016 (Poster Presentation

INDIREA BootCamp 6, Dublin - 2016 (Oral Presentation)

INDIREA BootCamp 5, Barcelona - 2015 (Poster Presentation)

International Symposium of Neuroscience of UFMG, Brazil - 2011 (Oral Presentation)




Marie Curie Fellowship (Early Stage Researcher) - (2013-2017)

(I was a fellow in INDIREA Marie Curie Training Network,




Portuguese: native.

English: fluent (reading, writing, speaking).


Mathematical Methods:


lnformation Theory, Mutual Information applied to Neural Data (Directed and Metric Space Methods), Directed Information and Granger Causality

K-Means and Wavelet, Graph Theory, PCA/ICA, Hilbert Transform.


Experimental Techniques:


Electrophysiological Recording of Extracellular Activity of Neurons In Vivo.

Animal Surgery for Craniotomy

fMRI Preprocessing pipeline (eg.: unwarp, spatial normalization, signal cleaning.)


Technical Knowledge:


Matlab, fMRI Toolboxes (SPM, FSL, FreeSurfer). Professional expertise in Information Technology (eg.: network and software engineering). I have 7 years of experience working full time with Matlab, but I can read, understand and edit any programming language.

João Vicente Dornas



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