El Consejo Asesor es un grupo de expertos de reconocido prestigio en neurociencia, ética y filosofía de la ciencia. Sus funciones quedan descritas en los estatutos del centro. Según el país de origen de la institución a la que pertenece cada miembro, se ha establecido una diferenciación entre el Consejo Asesor Internacional y el Consejo Asesor Nacional. Si bien las funciones de ambos grupos son similares, se espera que el primero contribuya especialmente a aumentar la visibilidad internacional del CINET, y que el segundo se pueda implicar en cuestiones de relevancia especial para España.
CONSEJO ASESOR internacional
Psychiatric Clinic University Clinic of Heidelberg
General Hospital Harvard Medical School Harvard University
University of California-Berkeley.
Georg Franz Josef Northoff
Canada Research Chair for Mind, Brain Imaging, and Neuroethics Michael Smith Chair for Neuroscience and Mental Health.
Rutgers University—New Brunswick, NJ USA.
University Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge.
University of California, Davis, dept. of Neurological Surgery.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University.
CONOCE AL RESTO DEL EQUIPO DE CINET
Jorge Sepulcre is faculty member and laboratory director at the Gordon Center for Medical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School. After completing MD and PhD degrees in his native Spain at the University of Navarra, he moved to Harvard University to continue his research in Neuroscience and neurodegenerative diseases. Prof. Sepulcre is known for his contributions in developing cutting-edge connectomic approaches for human brain research. Prof. Sepulcre’s work has been funded by the NIH (National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering) and Alzheimer’s Association.
Georg Northoff is a philosopher, neuroscientist and psychiatrist, holding degrees in all three disciplines. Being originally from Germany, he is now working in Ottawa/Canada where he holds a Canada Research Chair for Mind, Brain Imaging, and Neuroethics. His research focuses on the relationship between brain and mind in its various facets including neuroscience, psychiatry, and philosophy. He is interested in discovering the neuronal mechanisms related to consciousness and self in both healthy subjects and psychiatric disorders like depression and schizophrenia. “The question driving him is: why and how can our brain construct subjective phenomena like self, consciousness, emotions.” He is one of the leading figures in linking philosophy and neuroscience as well as the founder of non-reductive neurophilosophy. He authored more than 270 journal articles and 15 books which are translated into several languages including “Neuro-philosophy and the Healthy Mind” 2016 Norton Publishing, New York, which is also translated into several languages including Italian (Cortina 2019).
All papers etc, can be found on the website: www.georgnorthoff.com
See recent Podcast for broader audience: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDX3xOVHB18&t=237s
Claudia E. Vanney is the Director of the Philosophy Institute, Professor of Epistemology (Philosophy Institute), Professor of Physics (School of Engineering), and member of the Governing Board of Universidad Austral (Argentina). She has a PhD in Physics (Universidad de Buenos Aires, 2004) and a PhD in Philosophy (Universidad de Navarra, 2007). She was an academic visitor to Universidad de Navarra (Spain), and is a regular visitor to the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford (UK). She has been Principal Investigator of 14 research grants involving scholars in more than a dozen of countries, with special focus in Spanish-speaking ones. Her main research interests refer to interdisciplinary dialogue, including issues in epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of physics, and science and religion. In 2017 she received the Expanded Reason Award, an international award that recognizes innovation in scientific research based on Benedict XVI’s proposal to broaden the horizons of reason. Dr Vanney is the editor of Diccionario Interdisciplinar Austral. Ciencias, Filosofía y Teología, and member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Zygon, Arbor, Studia Poliana, Naturaleza y Libertad, and Quaerentibus.
Dr Graham Murray studied Physics and Philosophy at University of Oxford, then Medicine at University of London, graduating with distinction. He completed postgraduate clinical training in psychiatry in Cambridge. He holds two research doctorates, one in cognitive neuroscience and psychiatric brain imaging, from University of London, and one in cognitive developmental epidemiology from University of Oulu in Finland, from where he graduated with distinction. He won successive research fellowships from the UK Department of Health and Medical Research Council, and was then appointed as a University Lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge. He runs a research group investigating the causes and treatments of mental disorder, and the mechanisms underpinning psychiatric symptoms, especially in psychosis. In his clinical work for the UK National Health Service he works as an Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Cambridgeshire early intervention in psychosis service, which is called CAMEO.
El Dr. Sáez estudia la base neurofisiológica de la cognición humana: cómo la actividad eléctrica generada en el cerebro subyace pensamientos y acciones. Para ello, trabaja con pacientes que requieren la implantación de electrodos invasivos usando técnicas neuroquirúrgicas como la electrocorticografía (ECoG) o el EEG estereotáxico (sEEG) en pacientes con epilepsia, que brindan acceso directo a la actividad eléctrica cerebral con una alta resolución espacial y temporal. El enfoque principal del laboratorio es en el estudio de la toma de decisiones: cómo tomamos decisiones y aprendemos de sus consecuencias. Para esto, emplea modelos computacionales que proporcionan una descripción matemática de diferentes aspectos del comportamiento que de otra manera serían difíciles de capturar (por ejemplo, el arrepentimiento). Usando esta combinación de técnicas, el Dr. Saez explora la intersección de la toma de decisiones con otros aspectos de la cognición (comportamiento social, aprendizaje y memoria, etc.) así como las implicaciones para patologías en las que la toma de decisiones está afectada, como la adicción o la depresión, con el objetivo a largo plazo de diseñar nuevas estrategias terapéuticas para el tratamiento de estas enfermedades.
Thomas Fuchs, MD, PhD, is Karl Jaspers Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry at Heidelberg University, Germany. His main areas of research include phenome-nological philosophy and psychopathology, embodied and enactive cognitive science, and interactive concepts of social cognition. He is editor-in-chief of “Psychopathology” and president of the European Association of Phenomenology and Psychopathology.
Recent publication: Ecology of the Brain. The Phenomenology and Biology of the Embodied Mind. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Guillermo Horga, MD, PhD, is the Florence Irving Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI). He is clinically trained as a psychiatrist and completed a PhD program in clinical and experimental neuroscience at the University of Barcelona as well as a postdoctoral research fellowship at Columbia University focused on advanced MRI and cognitive neuroscience methods, mentored by Bradley Peterson and later by Anissa Abi-Dargham. His lab mainly focuses on the neurobiological and computational mechanisms of psychotic symptoms in schizophrenia and of related cognitive functions in health, including inference, learning and decision-making. Psychosis is characterized by the experience of abnormal percepts, such as hallucinations, and delusional beliefs. While excessive dopamine transmission in the striatum is known to play a role in these symptoms, the cognitive and computational mechanisms mediating psychotic experiences remain unclear. To understand these neural mechanisms, the Horga lab uses behavioral paradigms and computational tools in combination with a variety of functional, structural and molecular in vivo neuroimaging techniques in healthy humans and patients with psychotic disorders. This work is funded through private foundations, including the Dana Foundation, and federal funding from the US NIMH.
Tom Froese is Assistant Professor at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan, where he heads the Embodied Cognitive Science Unit. Originally from Germany, Froese has extensive international experience, having previously worked at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico), the University of Tokyo (Japan), and the University of Sussex (UK). Froese received a DPhil in Cognitive Science from the University of Sussex (UK), an M.Eng. in Computer Science and Cybernetics from the University of Reading (UK), and an IB Bilingual Diploma from the International School Manila (Philippines). His research focuses on the questions at the intersection of life, mind, and sociality, which he explores by integrating concepts and methods from philosophy of mind, artificial life, and human-computer interaction.