11.03.13Drummers drum smarter with a laid-back avatar
How does your self-image change how you express yourself? There's no easy way to test this in the real world, but Konstantina Kilteni of the University of Barcelona in Spain and colleagues thought it might affect how people play music. To test the idea, they hooked volunteers up to a virtual-reality drumming simulation which uses motion capture to place their strikes on a west African kind of drum known as a djembe into the virtual world.
- 25.02.13New discovery about the brain stem
07.02.13UB researchers (IR3C) show that eye vergence influences visual attention
The journal PLOS ONE has recently published a study which provides new data around attention and visual perception. The article "A role of eye vergence in covert attention" is signed by led by Hans Supèr, ICREA researcher at our Institute (IR3C); Maria Solé Puig, J. Antonio Aznar Casanova and Laura Pérez Zapato, all of them researchers at the IR3C, have also participated in the study.
24.01.13Obert el termini per participar en el NeuroConcurs: «Tu, el teu cervell i Youtube»
Fins a l’1 de maig es pot participar en el NeuroConcurs: «Tu, el teu cervell i Youtube». Es tracta d’un concurs de curtmetratges que té com a objectiu vincular la neurociència amb aspectes quotidians, per tal de posar de manifest la presència constant del sistema nerviós i del cervell en el nostre dia a dia i entendre’n la importància. El concurs s’emmarca en el projecte NeuroUB: Neurociència, Música i Art.
24.01.13Neurocinema - Segona sessió: El mal del cerebro
Aquesta és la primera activitat adreçada a públic general del projecte NeuroUB. Aquest projecte de divulgació científica inspirat enl’Any de la Neurociència a Espanya té com a objectiu principal fomentar l’interès social per les neurociències. Gràcies a la vinculació de la ciència amb àmbits aparentment tan allunyats com la música i el cinema, es posa de manifest la importància de la recerca en aquest camp.
16.01.13Neuroscience, music and art, in a UB project that includes concerts, cineforums and a video contest
Universitat de Barcelona starts the new project NeuroUB: Neuroscience, Music and Art.
This is an activity organized by our Institute (IR3C) and the Unidad de Cultura Científica e Innovación (UCC + i) from Área de Comunicación of the Universidad de Barcelona.
The project is funded by the Fundación Española para la Ciencia y la Tecnología (FECYT) - Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad and by the Secretaría de Universidades e Investigación del Departamento de Economía y Conocimiento of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
15.11.12Connecting human brain – robot
VERE Project - Dr. Melvin Slater: The human mind can control a machine, as if it were his own body.
09.11.12Postdoctoral position in Barcelona: Role of Eye Movements in Visual Attention
The research group Vision and Action Control (VISCA, www.visca.cat) of the Faculty of Psychology of the University of Barcelona (www.ub.edu) seeks candidates to present themselves to the call of the Juan de la Cierva Program of postdoctoral contract of 3 years.
12.09.12We announce the recent publication of the article: Unifying Time to Contact Estimation and Collision Avoidance across Species
This article was published recently by two researchers of our Institute, in the journal PLoS Computation Biology.
Unifying Time to Contact Estimation and Collision Avoidance across Species
Matthias S. Keil1,2*, Joan López-Moliner1,2
1 University of Barcelona, Faculty for Psychology, Basic Psychology Department, Barcelona, Spain, 2 Research Institute for Brain, Cognition, and Behavior (IR3C), Campus Mundet, Barcelona, Spain
31.08.12An IR3C researcher was invited as a national expert on child abuse prevention by OMS
Dr. Noemí Pereda Beltrán has been invited by the World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (OMS) as a national expert to participate in a meeting to prepare the first draft of the European report on child abuse prevention.
- 20.07.12EVENT Lab - Publication of article: Extending Body Space in Immersive Virtual Reality: A Very Long Arm Illusion
18.06.12Barcelona Lecture Series in Brain, Cognition & Behaviour
Join us every last Friday of the month in the Barcelona Lecture Series.
21.05.12Pioneer technology for virtual reality in the distance
Dr. Melvin Slater explained to the BBC and the newspaper La Vanguardia the details on its current projects: Beaming.
- 11.05.12PhD position in Barcelona: Role of Eye Movements in Visual Attention
27.04.12A resercher from IR3C presented a request for patent
Dr. Hans Super, ICREA researcher of the IR3C has filed a patent application with the number EP12380018.7, entitled "METHOD OF MEASURING ATTENTION" of which he is the inventor.
The request is being processed and we will inform on the actions of this presentation.
18.04.12IR3C researcher awarded with the ICREA Acadèmia Distinguished Professorship
Joan López-Moliner, researcher of IR3C has been awarded with the ICREA Acadèmia Distinguished Professorship issued in 2010.
30.03.12A new series of lectures in Cognitive Neuroscience is launched
Organized by several research groups of our institute, this montly series will begin with the talk "Human brain activity during selective and divided auditory and visual attention" by Prof. Kimmo Alho, from the University of Hwlsinki (Finland), next Friday March 30th at 3:00pm.
The talks will take place at "Sala de Graus", Facultat de Psicologia, Campus Mundet, Universitat de Barcelona.
- 15.02.12PhD position offer in neurocognitive development
- 10.01.1214th Intenational Symposium World Society of Victimology, may 2012
22.12.11Open vacancies for PhD and post-doc
The vacancies announcements can be found here
16.12.11The "cave", the new lab of Mel Slater, in an article in "el Periodico"
Here the article that describe the "cave" with a short interview to the Principal Investigador, prof Mel Slater, ICREA researcher at IR3C.
- 09.11.11Victoria D Chamizo chair of the division 6 (Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology) of the APA conference 2012
- 26.10.11Special PhD award of the Faculty of Psichology
- 23.09.11ISI Ranking of Spanish Universities puts UB in the first position in the area of Psychology
- 27.05.11Carles Escera as plenary speaker in next ICON
26.05.11Dissertation Award 2011 from Psychometric Society to Dr. Anna Brown
Dr Anna Brown, currently research associate at the University of Cambridge, UK, was awarded by the Psychometric Society with the Dissertation Award 2011, which acknowledges the best PhD Thesis within the field of Psychometrics defended last year. She has been invited to give a plenary talk about her work at the next conference of the Psychometric Society, Hong Kong, 13th of July. Dr Brown has also been awarded by the University of Cambridge with the Isaac Newton Trust Award. Dr. Brown obtained her PhD within the doctoral program “Personality and Behavior”, under the supervision of Dr Alberto Maydeu of IR3C, University of Barcelona.
It is the first time that a PhD student from Spain receives this award. Congratulations!
- 03.05.11Researcher Laura Bosch in La Vanguardia newspaper [in Catalan]
- 23.03.11The IR3C in the Diario Médico (in Spanish)
14.03.11The Brain Awareness Week (BAW) in Barcelona
BAW is the global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March BAW unites the efforts of organizations worldwide in a week-long celebration of the brain.
During BAW campaign partners organize activities to educate and excite people of all ages about the brain and brain research. Events are limited only by the organizers’ imaginations. Examples include open days at neuroscience laboratories; museum exhibitions about the brain; lectures on brain-related topics; displays at malls, libraries, and community centers; and classroom workshops
10.03.11Two IR3C researchers awarded with the ICREA Acadèmia Distinguished Professorship
Alberto Maydeu-Olivares and Carles Escera, researchers of IR3C have been awarded with the ICREA Acadèmia Distinguished Professorship issued in 2010.
- 21.02.11Research Joaquim Veà on Síntesis magazine from México
- 18.02.11The Official Opening of IR3C in the AVUI newspaper (in Catalan)
09.02.11I Workshop on Brain, Cognition, Behavior and Mental Health
Within the framework of the official opening of the IR3C, the first Workshop on Brain, Cognition, Behavior and Mental Health was organized. The workshop took place on February 9th, 2011, at the Palau de les Heures, and was organized in collaboration between the IR3C and the Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu.
08.02.11Opening of the IR3C
The inauguration of the Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior (IR3C) took place on Tuesday 8th of February 2011 in the Graduation Hall of the Faculty of Psychology of University of Barcelona.
- 30.06.09The IR3C in the Biomedicine special issue of La Vanguardia [in Spanish]