Dr Andres Canales-Johnson

University position

Research Associate


Department of Psychology

Home page

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Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Systems and Computational Neuroscience


I investigate the brain dynamics of several ‘internally generated’ conscious phenomena such as perceptual ambiguity, mental imagery, learning during sleep, hypnotic hallucinations, visceral consciousness, and the brain dynamics of vegetative patients during the process of losing and recovering consciousness. The research in our lab is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary, currently involving collaborations with European and US laboratories regarding the study of consciousness, and South American labs pertaining to the neurocognitive effects of poverty and social vulnerability.

Research Focus



information theory

functional connectivity



Clinical conditions

No direct clinical relevance


Behavioural analysis

Electroencephalography (EEG)

Electrophysiological recording techniques



Tristan Bekinschtein

United Kingdom

Srivas Chennu Web: https://www.turing.ac.uk/people/...

Robin A.A. Ince Web: http://www.robinince.net/

Valdas Noreika Web: https://www.neuroscience.cam.ac.uk/directo...


David Huepe Web: http://cscn.uai.cl/equipo/...

Boris Lucero Web: https://www.labpsicologiaucm.com/

Kai J. Miller Web: https://www.mayo.edu/researc...

Simon van Gaal Web: https://www.consciousbrainlab.com/

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    Key publications

    Canales-Johnson A, Beerendonk L, Blain S, Kitaoka S, Ezquerro-Nassar A, Nuiten S, Fahrenfort J, van Gaal S, Bekinschtein TA. (2020), “Decreased Alertness Reconfigures Cognitive Control Networks. ” Journal of Neuroscience DOI: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0343-20.2020

    Canales-Johnson A, Billig AJ, Olivares F, Gonzalez A, Garcia MDC, Silva W, Vaucheret E, Ciraolo C, Mikulan E, Ibanez A, Huepe D, Noreika V, Chennu S, Bekinschtein TA. (2020), “Dissociable Neural Information Dynamics of Perceptual Integration and Differentiation during Bistable Perception” Cerebral Cortex DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhaa058

    Canales-Johnson A, Merlo E, Bekinschtein TA, Arzi A. (2020), “Neural Dynamics of Associative Learning during Human Sleep. ” Cerebral Cortex DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhz197

    Canales-Johnson A, Silva C, Huepe D, Rivera-Rei Á, Noreika V, Garcia Mdel C, Silva W, Ciraolo C, Vaucheret E, Sedeño L, Couto B, Kargieman L, Baglivo F, Sigman M, Chennu S, Ibáñez A, Rodríguez E, Bekinschtein TA. (2015), “Auditory Feedback Differentially Modulates Behavioral and Neural Markers of Objective and Subjective Performance When Tapping to Your Heartbeat ” Cerebral Cortex DOI: 10.1093/cercor/bhv076