Ana María Castro-Laguardia

Ana María Castro-Laguardia

M.Sc. in Neuroscience


Ana Maria Castro Laguardia was the best graduate of her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology class from the University of Havana in 2014. Since her student years she was linked to research and clinical practice in the area of Neurosciences, at the Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery (INN) of Havana, Cuba. Since her graduation, she began working in the Department of Cognitive and Social Neurosciences of the Cuban Neuroscience Center (CNEURO). During this time she gained experience in the neuropsychological evaluation of children, adolescents and older adults, the design of experiments and clinical trials and the recording and processing of electrophysiological and magnetic resonance data (structural and functional).

She has experience in undergraduate and graduate teaching. She has taught courses and seminars on various topics related to Cognitive Psychology and Neurosciences at the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Havana and at the Institute for Psychology of the Friedrich Schiller University in Germany. In 2019, she obtained funding from the Fonds de Recherche du Québec to carry out a research stay at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) with the project: «Analysis of Functional Connectivity data from Resting State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging in groups of healthy older adults and elders with MCI and dementia».

In 2023 she entered the Doctorate program in Social Neuroscience and Cognition (DNSC) at the Adolfo Ibañez University where she works under the mentorship of Dr. Agustín Ibañez and Dr. Vicente Medel.

Research Lines: Neurodegenerative Diseases, Aging, Dementia, Social Neurosciences, Functional Magnetic Resonance, Event-Related Potentials, Multimodal Studies.

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