Didac Vidal Piñeiro

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Room A04.006
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Visiting address Forskningsveien 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1094 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic interests

I am a PostDoc researcher at the Research Group for Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition (LCBC), headed by Prof. Anders M. Fjell and Prof. Kristine B. Walhovd. 

I graduated in Psychology and obtained my PhD in Neuroscience in 2014 in the University of Barcelona where I tried to characterize and modulate large-scale memory networks with a special focus on cognitive aging. There, I tried to take advantage of several methodological approaches during this period such as structural (MR morphometry, diffusor tensor imaging) and functional (task-related fMRI, resting-state fMRI) brain imaging measures, MR spectroscopy, non-invasive brain stimulation (TMS, tDCS) and neuropsychological tests.

I joined UiO in January 2015. Here my focus will continue centred in memory-networks and aging with a high involvement of task-related functional brain measures.


2015-Present: Postdoctoral research fellow, Lifespan Changes in Brain and Cognition group, Univ. of Oslo, Dept. of Psychology

2011-2014: PhD in Neurosciences. Department of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychobiology. University of Barcelona. Spain.

2009-2010: M.Sc in Neurosciences. University of Barcelona. Spain.

2005-2009: Degree in Psychology. University Autonomous of Barcelona. Spain.

Tags: Cognitive neuroscience


  • Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Sneve, Markus Handal; Nyberg, Lars; Mowinckel, Athanasia Monika; Sederevicius, Donatas; Walhovd, Kristine B & Fjell, Anders Martin (2019). Maintained Frontal Activity Underlies High Memory Function Over 8 Years in Aging. Cerebral Cortex.  ISSN 1047-3211.  29(7), s 3111- 3123 . doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy177 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Abellaneda-Perez, Kilian; Vaque-Alcazar, Lidia; Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Jannati, A; Solana, Elisabeth; Bargallo, Nuria; Santarnecchi, E; Pascual-Leone, Alvaro & Bartres-Faz, David (2018). Age-related differences in default-mode network connectivity in response to intermittent theta-burst stimulation and its relationships with maintained cognition and brain integrity in healthy aging. NeuroImage.  ISSN 1053-8119.  188, s 794- 806 . doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.11.036.
  • Amlien, Inge Kasbohm; Sneve, Markus Handal; Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Walhovd, Kristine B & Fjell, Anders Martin (2018). The lifespan trajectory of the encoding-retrieval flip: A multimodal examination of medial parietal cortex contributions to episodic memory. Journal of Neuroscience.  ISSN 0270-6474.  38(40), s 8666- 8679 . doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1702-17.2018
  • Langnes, Espen; Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Sneve, Markus Handal; Amlien, Inge Kasbohm; Walhovd, Kristine B & Fjell, Anders Martin (2018). Development and decline of the hippocampal long-axis specialization and differentiation during encoding and retrieval of episodic memories. Cerebral Cortex.  ISSN 1047-3211.  s 1- 17 . doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy209 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Lidia, Vaque-Alcazar; Sala Llonch, Roser; Valls-Pedret, Cinta; Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Fernandez-Cabello, Sara; Bargallo, Nuria; Ros, Emilio & Bartres-Faz, David (2017). Differential age-related gray and white matter impact mediates educational influence on elders' cognition.. Brain Imaging and Behavior.  ISSN 1931-7557.  11(2), s 318- 332
  • Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Sneve, Markus Handal; Storsve, Andreas Berg; Roe, James Michael; Walhovd, Kristine B & Fjell, Anders Martin (2017). Neural correlates of durable memories across the adult lifespan: brain activity at encoding and retrieval. Neurobiology of Aging.  ISSN 0197-4580.  60, s 20- 33 . doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2017.08.017 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bartres-Faz, D & Piñeiro, Didac Vidal (2016). Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for the Study of Memory Enhancement in Aging. European Psychologist.  ISSN 1016-9040.  21(1), s 41- 54 . doi: 10.1027/1016-9040/a000241
  • Fernandez-Cabello, Sara; Valls-Pedret, Cinta; Schurz, Matthias; Piñeiro, Didac Vidal; Sala Llonch, Roser; Bargallo, Nuria; Ros, Emilio & Bartres-Faz, David (2016). White matter hyperintensities and cognitive reserve during a working memory task: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study in cognitively normal older adults. Neurobiology of Aging.  ISSN 0197-4580.  48, s 23- 33 . doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2016.08.008
  • Penadés, Rafael; Pujol, Nuria; Catalán, Rosa; Masana, Guillem; Garcia-Rizo, Clemente; Bargallo, Nuria; Gonzales-Rodriguez, Alexandre; Piñeiro, Didac Vidal; Bernardo, Miquel & Junqué, Carme (2016). Cortical thickness in regions of frontal and temporal lobes is associated with responsiveness to cognitive remediation therapy in schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research.  ISSN 0920-9964.  171(1-3), s 110- 116 . doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.01.006
  • Piñeiro, Didac Vidal; Walhovd, Kristine B; Storsve, Andreas Berg; Grydeland, Håkon; Rohani, Darius Adam & Fjell, Anders Martin (2016). Accelerated longitudinal gray/white matter contrast decline in aging in lightly myelinated cortical regions. Human Brain Mapping.  ISSN 1065-9471.  37(10), s 3669- 3684 . doi: 10.1002/hbm.23267 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Vaque-Alcazar, Lidia; Sala Llonch, Roser; Valls-Pedret, Cinta; Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Fernandez-Cabello, Sara; Bargallo, Nuria; Ros, Emilio & Bartres-Faz, David (2016). Differential age-related gray and white matter impact mediates educational influence on elders’ cognition. Brain Imaging and Behavior.  ISSN 1931-7557.  s 1- 15 . doi: 10.1007/s11682-016-9584-8
  • Alcolea, Daniel; Vilaplana, Eduard; Pegueroles, Jordi; Montal, Victor; Sanchez-Juan, Pascual; Gonzales-Suarez, Andrea; Pozueta, Ana; Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Eloy; Bartres-Faz, D; Piñeiro, Didac Vidal; Gonzalez-Ortiz, Sofia; Medrano, Santiago; Carmona-Iragui, Maria; Sanchez-Saudinos, MaBelen; Sala, Isabel; Anton-Aguirre, Sofia; Sampedro, Frederic; Morenas-Rodriguez, Estrella; Clarimon, Jordi; Blesa, Rafael; Lleó, Alberto & Fortea, Juan (2015). Relationship between cortical thickness and cerebrospinal fluid YKL-40 in predementia stages of Alzheimer's disease. Neurobiology of Aging.  ISSN 0197-4580.  36(6), s 2018- 2023 . doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2015.03.001
  • Piñeiro, Didac Vidal; Martin-Trias, Pablo; Falcon, Carles; Bargallo, Nuria; Clemente, Imma; Valls-Sole, J; Junqué, Carme; Pascual-Leone, Alvaro & Bartres-Faz, D (2015). Neurochemical modulation in posteromedial default-mode network cortex induced by transcranial magnetic stimulation. Brain Stimulation.  ISSN 1935-861X.  8(5), s 937- 944 . doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2015.04.005
  • Piñeiro, Didac Vidal; Martin-Trias, Pablo; Arenaza-Urquijo, Eider; Sala Llonch, Roser; Clemente, Imma; Mena-Sanchez, Isaias; Bargallo, Nuria; Falcon, Carles; Pascual-Leone, Alvaro & Bartres-Faz, D (2014). Task-dependent Activity and Connectivity Predict Episodic Memory Network-based Responses to Brain Stimulation in Healthy Aging. Brain Stimulation.  ISSN 1935-861X.  7(2), s 287- 296 . doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2013.12.016
  • Piñeiro, Didac Vidal; Valls-Pedret, Cinta; Fernandez-Cabello, Sara; Arenaza-Urquijo, Eider; Sala Llonch, Roser; Solana-Diaz, Elisabeth; Bargallo, Nuria; Junqué, Carme; Ros, Emilio & Bartres-Faz, D (2014). Decreased Default Mode Network connectivity correlates with age-associated structural and cognitive changes. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience.  ISSN 1663-4365. . doi: 10.3389/fnagi.2014.00256
  • Sala-Llonch, Roser; Junqué, Carme; Arenaza-Urquijo, Eider; Vidal-Piñeiro, Didac; Valls-Pedret, Cinta; Palacios, Eva M; Domenech, Sara; Salva, Antoni; Bargallo, Nuria & Bartres-Faz, David (2014). Changes in whole-brain functional networks and memory performance in aging. Neurobiology of Aging.  ISSN 0197-4580.  35(10), s 2193- 2202 . doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.04.007

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