Thalia Fernandez, Ph.D.

Title
Investigator
Department
Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Neurobiology
Institution
National Autonomous University of Mexico
Address
Campus UNAM-UAQ Juriquilla
Km 15 carretera Qro-SLP
City
Queretaro
Country
Mexico
E-mail
thaliafh[at]yahoo.com.mx
Website
http://132.248.142.10:3010/academics/research_line/thalia
Research Field
Neuroscience
Award Year
1997
Country Of Origin
Mexico
Mentor Name
Steven A. Hillyard, Ph.D.

Research

Neurofeedback (NFB) is an operant conditioning procedure, whereby an individual can learn to modify the electrical activity of his or her own brain. We are primarily interested in developing effective methods of NFB and the exploration of neurobiological bases of this treatment. We have applied NFB to children with Learning Disorder and excess theta / alpha in the EEG, children with learning disorders and epileptiform EEG activity, children with mild mental retardation, children with Attention Deficit Disorder and adults over 60 EEG-year risk of cognitive impairment.

Psychophysiology Within the extensive branch of Psychophysiology, we are particularly interested in the Psychophysiology of the effects of Neurofeedback, and Psychophysiology of cognitive activity.