2022/11/04 | People | Robotics

PhD thesis defense Joaquin Peñalver de Andres

The ARTORG Center congratulates Joaquin Peñalver de Andres for successfully defending his PhD thesis on “EEG-based Imaging of Cognitive-Attentional Processes Related to Motor Performance” on Thursday, 3 November 2022. Joaquin investigated the role of functional brain organization for motor skill acquisition using EEG neuroimaging. Together with postdoctoral researcher Karin Bütler, he found that resting-state networks linked to cognitive functions affect posterior motor performance and that task instructions modulate the attentional networks and enhance performance during motor practice.

Neuroimaging of attentional processes in motor performance. (Joaquin Peñalver © ARTORG Center)