Juan Lupiáñez received his PhD in Psychology by the University of Granada, in 1996. He is currently Full Professor of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Granada, where he is the director of the Cognitive Neuroscience research group. He is currently president of the Spanish Society of Experimental Psychology (SEPEX). Most of his research deals with different aspects of Cognitive Neuroscience in general, and in particular with Attention and its relation to other processes such as Emotion, Learning and Memory, Spatial Processing and Consciousness.
Professor Van der Lubbe received his PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in psychology in 1997. He is currently an associate professor at the University of Twente (Netherlands) as well as a visiting professor at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). In his scientific research his main focus revolves around psychophysics, psychophysiology and cognitive psychology especially neuronal correlates of spatial attention as well as the influence of attention and focus on stimuli processing.
Professor Francesco Battaglia is an associate professor at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Radboud University Nijmengen, Neatherlands. His work has concentrated on neural ensemble recordings in freely behaving rodents (rats and mice), with which we can record up to ~100 single neurons. He focused on the interaction between hippocampus and neocortex, in memory encoding and consolidation. He developed data analysis techniques to detect the activation of synchronized neuronal groups ('cell assemblies'). In mice, we are currently studying the behavior of hippocampal place cells and hippocampal oscillatory dynamics in several transgenic models of impaired synaptic function (NMDA CA1 KO, developed in S. Tonegawa’s lab at the MIT) and of Fragile-X mental retardation (from B. Oostra’s lab, Rotterdam), with a miniaturized micro-drive developed in-house (Battaglia et al. 2008).