José Miguel Pinto Cardoso De Bourbon Teles

José Miguel Pinto Cardoso De Bourbon Teles


I obtained my PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience from Imperial College London, Division of Brain Sciences. In it, I used current methods in cognitive neuroscience (i.e., functional MRI and tDCS) alongside a combination of neuropsychophysical techniques to study the neurocognitive mechanisms that underlie the effects of working memory on selective attention in stroke patients and healthy individuals. As a research assistant at Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), I used a combination of brain imaging techniques (i.e., Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), quantitative MRI, volumetric imaging) and experimental-cognitive techniques to study (i) changes in brain structure (notably in myelination) and cognition in Huntington¿s disease and (ii) effects of a motor training intervention on structural plasticity and cognitive rehabilitation in Huntington¿s disease. Subsequently, as an invited researcher at the Proaction Laboratory from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra, I worked on a project testing the effects of neurostimulation paired with memory training on plasticity of temporal association tracts in healthy aging Finally, I conducted postdoctoral research at the Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research (CIBIT) of the University of Coimbra. The postdoctoral project consisted of neuroimaging (i.e., DTI, volumetric imaging) and cognitive/object recognition studies in healthy aging and Alzheimer ´s disease. Currently, as an Assistant Professor at Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies (ULHT), I contribute to teaching on a BSc program in Psychology and a Master¿s program in Applied Neuropsychology. Further, I conduct research in cognitive psychology as part of the Human Digital-Environment Lab (HEI-LAB) and supervise second year Master thesis.


  • Licenciatura
  • Master Universitario
    Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Doctor
    Psychology and Neuroscience


Artigo em revista

  • 2023-06-17, Virtual and real ATM use performance in patients with acquired brain injury and healthy controls, Virtual Reality
  • 2022-12-28, Associations between cortical ß-amyloid burden, fornix microstructure and cognitive processing of faces, places, bodies and other visual objects in early Alzheimer's disease, Hippocampus
  • 2021-06-29, Structural impairments in hippocampal and occipitotemporal networks specifically contribute to decline in place and face category processing but not to other visual object categories in healthy aging, Brain and Behavior
  • 2021-01, Frontoparietal microstructural damage mediates age-dependent working memory decline in face and body information processing: Evidence for dichotomic hemispheric bias mechanisms, Neuropsychologia
  • 2020-10-08, Drumming Motor Sequence Training Induces Apparent Myelin Remodelling in Huntington’s Disease: A Longitudinal Diffusion MRI and Quantitative Magnetization Transfer Study, Journal of Huntington's Disease
  • 2020, Drumming motor sequence training induces myelin remodelling in Huntington’s disease: a longitudinal diffusion MRI and quantitative magnetization transfer study, Preprints
  • 2019-07, Assessing the Role of the Left Dorsal Frontal Cortex in Working Memory Guidance: Attentional or Mnemonic? A Neurostimulation Study, Neuroscience
  • 2019-04, Myelin Breakdown in Human Huntington’s Disease: Multi-Modal Evidence from Diffusion MRI and Quantitative Magnetization Transfer, Neuroscience
  • 2014-05, Thalamic Control of Human Attention Driven by Memory and Learning, Current Biology

Poster em conferência

  • 2019, A specific contribution of frontoparietal microstructure to age-related impairments in visual object category processing as compared to verbal category processing, 25th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM)
  • 2014, Thalamic control of human attention driven by memory and learning, Bial Foundation 10th Symposium "Behind and Beyond the Brain"
  • 2012, Thalamic lesions impair guidance of visual selection, Young Scientist Day (YSD), Hammersmith Campus, Imperial College London (UK)
  • 2011, Thalamic lesions impair memory guidance of visual selection, British Neuropsychological Society (BNS) Meeting, University College London


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