I graduated in Physics from the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina) in 2001, and obtained a PhD in the field of statistical mechanics in 2006. Subsequently I was invited to work as a visiting scientist for the Laboratoire de Physique Corpusculaire in Caen (France). The same year, I joined the University of Leicester as a Postdoctoral Research Associate and in 2007 I was appointed New Blood Lecturer in Bioengineering. In 2009, I was appointed Honorary Clinical Research Fellow at King's College Hospital, London and Visiting Professor at the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Physics at the University of Buenos Aires in 2012 and 2013. I joined the School of Psychology, University of Nottingham in September 2016.
My interdisciplinary research programme addresses a variety of topics in the field of cognitive neuroscience. I am particularly interested in: i) studying episodic memory formation, taking advantage… read more
ISON, MATIAS J, QUIROGA, RODRIGO QUIAN and FRIED, ITZHAK, 2015. Rapid encoding of new memories by individual neurons in the human brain Neuron. 87(1), 220-230 KAUNITZ, LISANDRO N, KAMIENKOWSKI, JUAN E, VARATHARAJAH, ALEXANDER, SIGMAN, MARIANO, QUIROGA, RODRIGO QUIAN and ISON, MATIAS J, 2014. Looking for a face in the crowd: Fixation-related potentials in an eye-movement visual search task NeuroImage. 89, 297-305
MORMANN, FLORIAN, DUBOIS, JULIEN, KORNBLITH, SIMON, MILOSAVLJEVIC, MILICA, CERF, MORAN, ISON, MATIAS, TSUCHIYA, NAOTSUGU, KRASKOV, ALEXANDER, QUIROGA, RODRIGO QUIAN, ADOLPHS, RALPH and OTHERS, 2011. A category-specific response to animals in the right human amygdala Nature neuroscience. 14(10), 1247-1249
My interdisciplinary research programme addresses a variety of topics in the field of cognitive neuroscience. I am particularly interested in: i) studying episodic memory formation, taking advantage of an extraordinary opportunity to record the simultaneous activity of single neurons in awake humans, ii) understanding how information is represented in the brain, iii) developing data analysis techniques to bridge the gap between eye movements and EEG recordings.
During the last decade, I have established several international collaborations, including UCLA Medical Center, University of Leicester, Harvard, and the University of Buenos Aires. In collaboration with UCLA and Leicester, we recently showed for the first time that individual neurons in the human brain changed their firing to encode new associations at the exact moment of learning. This study attracted worldwide media attention from The New York Times , BBC News, The Daily Mail, Reuters, Newsweek, Science, NPR Radio USA and many others.