CV

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience and Education. Neural bases of Math cognition in bilinguals. Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) – University of Valencia (Spain).

Postgraduate degree in Neuropsychology of developmental disorders. High Institute of Psychology studies (ISEP), Valencia (Spain).

Master degree, Cognitive Neuroscience and Education. University of Valencia.

Bachelor´s degree in Psychology. University of Malaga (Spain).

RESEARCH ACTIVITY/TOPICS

Scientist consultant in Cognitive Neuroscience:  The effect of flavors on brain emotional response. EEG and Facial coding metricsCentre of Excellence in Biomedical Image – Regional Ministry of Health in Valencia, University of Valencia. 

Postdoctoral research projects:  

  1. Brain markers associated with fragrance perception: the influence on the emotional response and mood. Johnson & Johnson R&D, Bitbrain technologies
  2. Best practices to measure the emotional response and development in infants based on EEG methods.  Johnson & Johnson R&D, Bitbrain technologies.

Doctorate dissertation: “Number representation in bilinguals. The role of early learning in the Mental Number Line representation”. BCBL-University of Valencia.

Master thesis: Visual Word Recognition: Cognitive mechanisms of handwritten recognition and processing. University of Valencia.

Cognitive Neuroscience of visual word recognition: ERP markers of handwritten word processing. University of Valencia.

Math Cognition. Attentional networks of numerical information in balanced bilinguals. Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL)

Math Cognition in bilinguals. ERP patterns of number processing in dyscalculic children. BCBL-University of the Basque Country (Spain).

Brain patterns of reading/Visual word recognition. BCBL and the University of Valencia.

Internship in Clinical Psychology: Psychiatric hospital “San Francisco de Asis” (Malaga). Clinical assessment, integrated therapy and intervention in patients with psychiatric disorders (bipolar, schizophrenia, dementia, personality disorders and epilepsy)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Workshop in EEG research methods and cognitive signal interpretation. Organizing entity: CEIB-CS (Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Image – Regional Ministry of Health in Valencia. Type of entity: R&D Centre (2016)

Experimental methods in Psychology. University of Valencia, 2013-2014.

ACADEMIC AWARDS & DISTINCTIONS

Cum Laude Doctorate in Cognitive Neuroscience and Education,  2016.

Master academic excellence award, University of Valencia, 2010.

General Grant and mobility for undergraduate students from the Spanish Government (2000-2005)

SCIENTIFIC INTERNSHIPS

Plymouth University (UK):  Bilingual Minds, Bilingual Machines Summer School. The Cognition Institute (2013)

INVITED TALKS

“The role of early learning in numerical-spatial processing: an ERP study.”  University of Lancaster. January 2019.

Effects of Mindfulness in neurodevelopmental disorders”.  ISEP. June 2016.

Neural basis and cognitive aspects of numerical-spatial processing in bilinguals”. Centre of Excellence in Biomedical Image – Regional Ministry of Health in Valencia. February 2016

“Mental Number Line representation in Bilinguals: an ERP study”. Brain, Behavior and Learning Lab. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), University of Lyon. January 2016, Lyon, France.

“Bilingual number codes differ in the access to the MNL: ERP correlates during a working memory task.” Plymouth University

WORKS SUBMITTED TO CONFERENCES

Vergara-Martinez, M, Carreiras, M, Gutiérrez-Sigut, E, Gil-López, C, Perea, M (August 2016). The time course of lexical access for handwritten words: An ERP investigation. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Neurobiology of Language, London, UK.

Gil-López, C, Carreiras, M & Salillas, E (June 2014). Bilingual number codes differ in the access to the MNL. An EEG study. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of Human Brain Mapping Conference, Hamburg, Germany.

Gil-López, C, Carreiras, M & Salillas, E (September 2014).The impact of speaking two languages on the MNL. EEG evidence during a verbal working memory task. Oral presentation at Congress of the Spanish Society for Experimental Psychology (SEPEX-SEPNECA), Murcia, Spain.

Gil-López, C, Carreiras, M & Salillas, E (January 2014). Number-spatial representation in bilinguals. ERP correlates during a Working Memory task. Poster presented at 32nd European Workshop on Cognitive Neuropsychology. Bressanone, Italy.

Gil-López, C, Carreiras, M & Salillas, E (March 2013).Bilingual number codes differ in the access to the MNL. Poster presented at 11th International Symposium of Psycholinguistics. Tenerife, Spain.

Gil-López, C, Carreiras, M & Salillas, E (November 2012). Bilingual number codes. Interactions between verbal and visuospatial WM components. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of Psychonomics Society. Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.

Gil-López, C, Perea, M, Moret, C & Carreiras, M (April 2011). Can masked priming effects be obtained with handwritten words? Poster presented at the Psycholinguistics Symposium. Donostia-San Sebastián, Spain.

WORKSHOPS & TRAINING COURSES

CLINICAL TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC COURSE. European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, EACCME®; Maastricht University. London, February 2019

ADVANCED MODULE OF NEUROFEEDBACK FOR CLINICAL APPLICATION: registration, interpretation, and diagnosis by brain mapping (MiniQ, QEEG), Biofeedback certification international alliance + SEBINE. Madrid, January 2019

Neurostimulation and Neurotherapy methods (QEEG, Neurofeedback). EUROPEAN ACCREDITATION COUNCIL FOR CME, Valencia, 2016-2017.

Functional MRI methods course: paradigms designs, data acquisition and analysis methods (Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language,  2014)

Brainstorm Workshop, EEG-oriented (University of Murcia, 2014). Synchronization measures tools –HERMES (University of Murcia, 2014).

Full Day Education Course: Electromagnetic Neuroimaging and Multimodal Integration (OHBM, 2014).

Workshop on The predictive power of neuroimaging (OHBM, 2014).

Workshop on Computational and imaging tools for targeting non-invasive brain stimulation (OHBM, 2014).

Workshop on What Can We Learn from Integrating Multimodal Neuroimaging Data? (OHBM, 2014).

Workshop on Mapping the Human Language Network:  Development, Disorder and Culture-Specific Research (OHBM, 2014).

International Workshop on Reading and Developmental Dyslexia (BCBL, 2013).

FieldTrip workshop. Donostia, Spain (BCBL, 2013)

Mini-workshop on Word recognition in monolingual and bilingual infants and adults (BCBL, 2012)

13th Neural Computation and Psychology Workshop (BCBL, 2012)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

Blog writer freelance: Neuroeconomics and decision making (Eurekers).

Company consultant on Personality Psychology and Cognitive skill assessment.

Brain stimulation therapy.