Translational Neuroscience Platform

(Coordinator - Alexandre de Castro Caldas)

The NeuroTransform has its focus on the brain and its functional mechanisms for the application of that knowledge: i) To the use of Brain Machine Interfaces to produce solutions for the restoration of motor function and for pain treatment and management; ii) To the translation of neuroscience findings into the education setting through science dissemination in schools and recognized training of education professionals; iii) The development of tools for professionals to better assess and promote the wellbeing of individuals with language disabilities, especially the deaf; the development of knowledge in the field of assessment and rehabilitation of people with sequelae of brain injury; the understanding of the mechanisms of pain and how to manage chronic pain as well as how spirituality impacts quality of life, hope, well-being and happiness.

NeuroTransform platform has 3 labs each with a Lab Leader:

  • Brain-Machine Interface Research Lab (BMIsLab) - Miguel Pais Vieira
  • Brain and Behaviour Research Lab (BBRLab) - Alexandre Castro Caldas
  • Language and Sign Language Research Lab (L&SLab) - Ana Mineiro


Integrated Researchers:

Alexandre Lemos de Castro Caldas - Coordenador de Plataforma, Responsável de Lab
Ana Margarida Mineiro - Responsável de Lab
Joana Rodrigues Rato - Bolseiro FCT
Maria Emília Pinto dos Santos
Maria Vânia Rocha da Silva Nunes
Miguel Santos Pais Vieira - Investigador FCT: Responsável Lab
Rita Isabel Mangerico Canaipa


Investigadores Colaboradores:

  • Carla Ferreira da Silva Pais Vieira (PhD)
  • Filipa Ribeiro (PhD)
  • Helena Carmo (Bolseira FCT)
  • Sofia Lynce de Faria (Bolseira FCT)