Mr Alejandro Ezquerro-Nassar


University position

PhD student
Supervised by Tristan Bekinschtein

Departments

Department of Psychology

Email

ae392@cam.ac.uk

Research Theme

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Interests

How do we know what is real? From hallucinations to false memories, our brains can fool us into perceiving things that are not "out there" in the world. I am interested in the processes that give rise to these perceptual and cognitive distortions known as altered states of consciousness. Specifically, my research focuses on the neural dynamics of the sleep onset period and what is commonly referred to as the hypnagogic state.

Research Focus

Keywords

EEG

Cognitive control

Dreams

Hallucinations

Phenomenology

Clinical conditions

Schizophrenia

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Computational modelling

Confocal microscopy

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Collaborators

Cambridge

Valdas Noreika

Jon Simons

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