I am a Brazilian student currently doing my second PhD at the GHEP lab. I obtained my bachelor’s in clinical psychology and received my first PhD degree (in Science) from the University of São Paulo (USP). During my first PhD I evaluated the standalone and combined effects of two brain stimulation techniques through neuroimaging and cognitive measures. This project was an arm of the collaborative grant between my team from USP and the GHEP lab, which was bilaterally founded by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). Now at the GHEP lab I am focusing to explore the variability of the transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) response in cognitive outcomes through a computational modeling analysis. Overall, my goal with this project is to gain more insights on how to control tDCS’s response variability on clinical practice in the future. My research interests are mainly related to non-invasive brain stimulation interventions, cognition, psychiatry disorder and mental health. Within my works I seek to investigate how we can better understand interventional treatment’s (such as brain stimulation) effects in order to promote clinical gains among psychiatric patients.
Keywords: non-invasive brain stimulation; psychiatric disorders; cognition.