Verónica Expósito

Postdoctoral Fellow - Department of Psychology
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO
Other affiliations The International Summer School (Student)

Academic interests

My research builds in the field of human neurophysiology and cognitive neuroscience:

  • brain executive functions: how we plan, perform and monitor complex cognitive tasks

  • externally and internally directed attention: how voluntary attention (visuo-spatial, semantic, motor) and self-focused attention (mind-wondering and self-centered thoughts) interact

  • role of neuromodulatory systems on cognition

  • brain functional and dynamic connectivity

I am interested in studying these brain processes in health and pathology by means of brain imaging techniques (fMRI, EEG).

I am part of the Cognitive NeuroGenetics group led by Thomas Espeseth. We employ different psycho-physical tasks to study the associated behavior, the physiological responses and the neural basis.


Ph.D. University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Project title: “Study of neuronal networks related to spontaneous brain processes, attention and motor planning in healthy subjects and neurological patients using functional magnetic resonance imaging.” Workplace: FLENI Institute, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thesis director: Ramón Leiguarda.

fMRI and EEG data analysis collaboration with the Behavioral Neurology Research Unit, Department of Neurosciences and Rehabilitation, Tampere University Hospital.

Tags: Cognitive neuroscience


  • Expósito, Verónica; Castro, M.; Olmos, L; Leiguarda, R & Villarreal, M (2016). Modulation of the default-mode network and the attentional network by self-referential processes in patients with disorder of consciousness. Neuropsychologia.  ISSN 0028-3932. . doi: doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.01.022

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