Alejandro Omar Blenkmann

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Besøksadresse Forskningsv. 3A Harald Schjelderups hus 0373 OSLO
Postadresse Postboks 1133 Blindern 0318 OSLO

Faglige interesser

My major interest is how our brain make predictions of future events. Is our brain a prediction machine to some extent?

I use different experiments in the auditory sensory domain to characterize the neuronal networks that are active when we make predictions, and interestingly, when these predictions are violated by unexpected events. I’m interested in modelling the brain network involved in this tasks, and to test different theoretical approaches with this models. I work mainly with intracranial recordings (ECoG or SEEG) obtained from epilepsy patients, implanted for medical reasons. These recordings allow us to observe the brain activity with a unique spatio-temporal resolution. I also study patients with frontal lobe lesions to better understand the role of the frontal lobe in the prediction network.

I’m also interested in methods for the localization of intracranial electrodes. In this vein, I developed iElectrodes, an open-source toolbox running on MATLAB ® to perform intracranial electrodes localization. The toolbox uses MRI and CT images to localize, number and anatomically label intracranial grids (ECoG) and depth (SEEG) electrodes. For more information, please visit the iElectrodes project page.

Undervisning

  • PSY4310 - Research methods in cognitive neuroscience Part I

  • PSY4320 - Research methods in cognitive neuroscience Part II

Bakgrunn

Utdannelse

2012 PhD. in Engineering, National University of La Plata, Argentina. Topic: Localization of Brain Activity Sources.

2007 Biomedical Engineer (with honours), Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

2004 Bachelor in Engineering (with honours), Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Arbeidserfaring

2015 – present Postdoctoral fellow, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo, Norway

2014 – 2015 Researcher, IBCN, UBA-CONICET, Argentina

2014 – 2015 Assistant professor, National Technological University, Argentina

(5m) Visiting scientist, CBSU, MRC, United Kingdom

2013 – 2014 Teaching assistant, National Technological University, Argentina

2012 – 2015 Assistant professor, Favaloro University, Argentina

2012 – 2014 Postdoctoral fellow, IBCN, UBA-CONICET, Argentina

2012 – 2013 Teaching axillary, National Technological University, Argentina

2009 – 2012 Teaching assistant, Favaloro University, Argentina

2007 – 2012 PhD. fellow, IBCN, UBA-CONICET, Argentina

2007 (3m) Research assistant, UPM, Spain

Samarbeid

  • Dr. Silvia Kochen, UNAJ – El Cruce Hospital - CONICET, Argentina.

  • Dr. Carlos Muravchik. LEICI, National University of La Plata, Argentina.

  • Dr. Tristan Bekinschtein. Department of Psychology, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

  • Dr. James Rowe. CBSU - Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom.

  • Dr. Robert Knight - Dept. of Psychology/Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of Berkeley, USA

Emneord: Kognitiv psykologi og nevropsykologi, Avdeling for kognitiv og klinisk nevrovitenskap

Publikasjoner

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  • Foldal, Maja Dyhre; Leske, Sabine Liliana; Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar; Endestad, Tor & Solbakk, Anne-Kristin (2021). Attentional modulation of alpha- and beta oscillations during perception of auditory rhythms.
  • Solbakk, Anne-Kristin; Leske, Sabine Liliana; Lubell, James Isaac; Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar; Llorens, Anais & Funderud, Ingrid [Vis alle 13 forfattere av denne artikkelen] (2021). Auditory prediction and prediction error in self-generated tones.
  • Leske, Sabine Liliana; Lubell, James; Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar; Llorens, Anaïs; Funderud, Ingrid & Foldal, Maja Dyhre [Vis alle 13 forfattere av denne artikkelen] (2019). Action-based auditory predictions.
  • Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar; Solbakk, Anne-Kristin; Lubell, James; Leske, Sabine Liliana; Llorens, Anaïs & Funderud, Ingrid [Vis alle 14 forfattere av denne artikkelen] (2019). Human brain network involved in auditory deviance detection: Evidence from intracranial EEG recordings.
  • Leske, Sabine Liliana; Lubell, James Isaac; Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar; Llorens, Anaïs; Funderud, Ingrid & Foldal, Maja Dyhre [Vis alle 13 forfattere av denne artikkelen] (2019). Auditory prediction and prediction error in self-generated tones.
  • Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar (2019). Auditory deviance detection network in the human brain.
  • Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar; Solbakk, Anne-Kristin; Lubell, James; Leske, Sabine Liliana; Llorens, Anaïs & Funderud, Ingrid [Vis alle 14 forfattere av denne artikkelen] (2019). Human brain network involved in auditory deviance detection: Evidence from intracranial EEG recordings.
  • Endestad, Tor; Solbakk, Anne-Kristin; Ivanovic, Jugoslav; Larsson, Pål Gunnar; Knight, Robert T. & Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar (2019). A robust intracranial electrode localization algorithm.
  • Foldal, Maja Dyhre; Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar; Llorens, Anaïs; Knight, Robert Thomas; Solbakk, Anne-Kristin & Endestad, Tor (2019). The brain tracks global temporal regularity in auditory patterns.
  • Westner, Britta; Andersen, Lau Møller; Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar & Leske, Sabine Liliana (2019). RITMO International EEG FieldTrip workshop, Lectures and Hands-on sessions .
  • Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar (2019). Origins of the EEG signal and Technical setup of EEG.
  • Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar; Lubell, James; Llorens, Anais; Funderud, Ingrid; Collavini, Santiago & Larsson, PG [Vis alle 13 forfattere av denne artikkelen] (2018). Human insula response to auditory deviants: Evidence from intracranial EEG recordings.
  • Ibanez, Agustin; Petroni, Agustin; Urquina, Hugo; Torralva, Teresa; Blenkmann, Alejandro Omar & Beltrachini, Leandro [Vis alle 15 forfattere av denne artikkelen] (2012). Cortical deficits in emotion processing for faces in adults with ADHD: Its relation to social cognition and executive functioning. I Manes, Facundo & Mendez, Mario (Red.), Social Neuroscience of Psychiatric Disorders. Psychology Press. ISSN 1848727577.

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Publisert 25. jan. 2017 12:55 - Sist endret 25. jan. 2017 14:02