SOTO FARACO, SALVADOR
Salvador Soto-Faraco is an ICREA Research Professor, head of the Multisensory Research Group at the Center of Brain and Cognition. Salvador graduated in Psychology at the Universitat de Barcelona (1994), where he also completed a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and Language (1999). Thereafter, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in Oxford University (UK) and at the University of British Columbia (Canada). In 2002 he was awarded a Ramón y Cajal fellowship back at UB and became an ICREA Research Professor in 2005. Since 2009 he is based at the UPF. His research interests focus on how the brain synthesizes and combines information arriving from different sensory organs, to represent the world. To this end, he uses an experimental approach based on psychophysics, the study of neurological patients, neural stimulation techniques (TMS), and non-invasive measurements of neural activity such as electrophysiology (EEG/ERPs) or hemodynamics (fMRI). He has obtained funding for research from several national and international agencies, including a starting grant from the European Research Council.