Publications

A novel Brain Computer Interface for classification of social joint attention in autism and comparison of 3 experimental setups: A feasibility study.
J Neurosci Methods 2017 Oct 29;290:105-115. Epub 2017 Jul 29.
IBILI - Institute for Biomedical Imaging in Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Portugal; CIBIT, ICNAS, Brain Imaging Network of Portugal, Portugal. Electronic address:

Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Assess the Neurobehavioral Impact of Dysphotopsia with Multifocal Intraocular Lenses.
Ophthalmology 2017 Sep 22;124(9):1280-1289. Epub 2017 Apr 22.
Institute for Biomedical Imaging in Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; Brain Imaging Network, Coimbra, Portugal.


Disconnection as a mechanism for social cognition impairment in multiple sclerosis.
Neurology 2017 Jul 31;89(1):38-45. Epub 2017 May 31.
From the Department of Neurology (S.B., C.M., L.S., I.S., L.C.) and Medical Imaging Department (R.F.-M.), Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra; and Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences (IBILI) (C.A., O.C.d., J.P., M.C.-B.), Faculty of Medicine (S.B., A.A., L.S., I.S., L.C.), Centre for Neuroscience and Cell Biology (CNC), IBILI (C.A., O.C.d., J.P., M.C.-B., I.S.), and Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health (ICNAS) (C.A., O.C.d., J.P., M.C.-B.), University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Atherosclerotic plaque metabolism in high cardiovascular risk subjects - A subclinical atherosclerosis imaging study with (18)F-NaF PET-CT.
Atherosclerosis 2017 May 10;260:41-46. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
University Hospitals of Coimbra, Cardiology, Praceta Prof. Mota Pinto, 3000-075, Coimbra, Portugal; Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health - Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000-548, Coimbra, Portugal; Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra, Rua Larga, 3004-504, Coimbra, Portugal.

Pure visual imagery as a potential approach to achieve three classes of control for implementation of BCI in non-motor disorders.
J Neural Eng 2017 May 3;14(4):046026. Epub 2017 May 3.
Faculty of Medicine, Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences (CNC.IBILI), Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health (CIBIT/ICNAS), University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal. Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Systems and Robotics (ISR-UC), University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.



Aquaporin-4 as a New Target against Methamphetamine-Induced Brain Alterations: Focus on the Neurogliovascular Unit and Motivational Behavior.
Mol Neurobiol 2017 Mar 10. Epub 2017 Mar 10.
Institute of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Subunit 1 - Polo 3, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, Celas, 3000-548, Coimbra, Portugal.


Primary visual cortical remapping in patients with inherited peripheral retinal degeneration.
Neuroimage Clin 2017 21;13:428-438. Epub 2016 Dec 21.
Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences (CNC.IBILI), Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal; Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health (ICNAS), Brain Imaging Network of Portugal, University of Coimbra, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal.

Pittsburgh compound B imaging and cerebrospinal fluid amyloid-β in a multicentre European memory clinic study.
Brain 2016 Sep 7;139(Pt 9):2540-53. Epub 2016 Jul 7.
1 Department of Neurobiology, Care Science, and Society, Centre for Alzheimer Research, Division of Translational Alzheimer Neurobiology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden 17 Department of Geriatric Medicine, Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge, Stockholm, Sweden

GABA deficiency in NF1: A multimodal [11C]-flumazenil and spectroscopy study.
Neurology 2016 Aug 29;87(9):897-904. Epub 2016 Jul 29.
From the Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine (I.R.V., M.P., I.B., J.R., M.C.-B.), Laboratory of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics, Faculty of Medicine (M.P., M.C.-B.), and Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health (A.J.A., N.F., M.C.-B.), University of Coimbra, Portugal; and Division of Brain Sciences (I.R.V.), Department of Medicine, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Imperial College London, UK.

Distinct preference for spatial frequency content in ventral stream regions underlying the recognition of scenes, faces, bodies and other objects.
Neuropsychologia 2016 Jul 11;87:110-9. Epub 2016 May 11.
IBILI - Institute for Biomedical Imaging in Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Azinhaga Santa Comba - Celas, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal; ICNAS - Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health, Brain Imaging Network of Portugal, Portugal. Electronic address:

A New Approach to Assess Early Progressive Loss Across Multiple Visual Channels In the Natural History of Glaucoma.
J Glaucoma 2016 Jun;25(6):e581-90
*Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, IBILI-Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine †Center for Ophthalmology, IBILI - Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra ‡Coimbra University Hospital, Coimbra, Portugal.

Preserved face inversion effects in adults with autism spectrum disorder: an event-related potential study.
Neuroreport 2016 May;27(8):587-92
aVisual Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra bNeurodevelopmental Unit and Autism of the Center of Child Development, Pediatric Hospital, Hospital Center and University of Coimbra cUniversity Clinic of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra dCenter for Research and Clinical Training, Pediatric Hospital, Hospital Center and University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Genetically induced impairment of retinal ganglion cells at the axonal level is linked to extrastriate cortical plasticity.
Brain Struct Funct 2016 Apr 14;221(3):1767-80. Epub 2015 Feb 14.
Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, IBILI-Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, Celas, 3000-548, Coimbra, Portugal.

Visual motion imagery neurofeedback based on the hMT+/V5 complex: evidence for a feedback-specific neural circuit involving neocortical and cerebellar regions.
J Neural Eng 2015 Dec 24;12(6):066003. Epub 2015 Sep 24.
Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences (IBILI), Faculty of Medicine, and Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health (ICNAS), University of Coimbra, Portugal. PhD Programme in Experimental Biology and Biomedicine, Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, Portugal.

Early disrupted neurovascular coupling and changed event level hemodynamic response function in type 2 diabetes: an fMRI study.
J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 2015 Oct 10;35(10):1671-80. Epub 2015 Jun 10.
Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences (IBILI), Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Activation of Neuropeptide Y Receptors Modulates Retinal Ganglion Cell Physiology and Exerts Neuroprotective Actions In Vitro.
ASN Neuro 2015 Jul-Aug;7(4). Epub 2015 Aug 26.
Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences (IBILI), Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, 3004-548 Coimbra, Portugal CNC.IBILI, University of Coimbra, 3004-548 Coimbra, Portugal AIBILI, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal Center for Neuroscience and Cell Biology, University of Coimbra, 3004-504 Coimbra, Portugal

Sildenafil Acutely Decreases Visual Responses in ON and OFF Retinal Ganglion Cells.
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci 2015 Apr;56(4):2639-48
Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, Institut de la Vision, UMR_S968, Paris, France 2INSERM, U968, Paris, France 3CNRS, UMR_7210, Paris, France 7Fondation Ophtalmologique Adolphe de Rothschild, Paris, France.

Evidence accumulation in obsessive-compulsive disorder: the role of uncertainty and monetary reward on perceptual decision-making thresholds.
Neuropsychopharmacology 2015 Mar 13;40(5):1192-202. Epub 2015 Mar 13.
1] Department of Psychiatry, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK [2] Behavioural and Clinical Neurosciences Institute, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK [3] Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust, Cambridge, UK.

The dual facet of gamma oscillations: separate visual and decision making circuits as revealed by simultaneous EEG/fMRI.
Hum Brain Mapp 2014 Oct 16;35(10):5219-35. Epub 2014 May 16.
Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, IBILI-Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal; ICNAS-Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Visual areas PPA and pSTS diverge from other processing modules during perceptual closure: functional dichotomies within category selective networks.
Neuropsychologia 2014 Aug 17;61:135-42. Epub 2014 Jun 17.
IBILI - Institute for Biomedical Imaging in Life Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Azinhaga Santa Comba - Celas, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal; ICNAS, Institute of Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health, Brain Imaging Network of Portugal, Portugal. Electronic address:

Modulation of cortical interhemispheric interactions by motor facilitation or restraint.
Neural Plast 2014 24;2014:210396. Epub 2014 Feb 24.
Garcia de Orta Hospital, Pragal, 2801-951 Almada, Portugal ; Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute for Biomedical Imaging in Life Sciences (IBILI), ICNAS, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, 3000-548 Coimbra, Portugal.

Genetic gains and losses in oral squamous cell carcinoma: impact on clinical management.
Cell Oncol (Dordr) 2014 Feb 19;37(1):29-39. Epub 2013 Dec 19.
Cytogenetics and Genomics Laboratory, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Polo Ciências da Saúde, 3000-354, Coimbra, Portugal.

Abnormal late visual responses and alpha oscillations in neurofibromatosis type 1: a link to visual and attention deficits.
J Neurodev Disord 2014 Feb 21;6(1). Epub 2014 Feb 21.
Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences (IBILI), Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Azinhaga de Santa Comba, Coimbra 3000-548, Portugal.

Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging assessment of diastolic dysfunction in a population without heart disease: a gender-based study.
Eur Radiol 2014 Jan 3;24(1):52-9. Epub 2013 Aug 3.
Medical Imaging Department, University Centre Hospitals of Coimbra, Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra, Praceta Mota Pinto/Av. Bissaya Barreto, 3000-075, Coimbra, Portugal,

Robust single trial identification of conscious percepts triggered by sensory events of variable saliency.
PLoS One 2014 23;9(1):e86201. Epub 2014 Jan 23.
Visual Neuroscience Laboratory, IBILI - Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Life Sciences, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal ; Institute for Nuclear Sciences Applied to Health (ICNAS), Brain Imaging Network of Portugal, University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal.

Comparison of visual function after bilateral implantation of inferior sector-shaped near-addition and diffractive-refractive multifocal IOLs.
J Cataract Refract Surg 2013 Nov;39(11):1653-9
From the Ophthalmology Unit (Rosa, Lobo, Mira, Farinha, Póvoa, Murta), Centro Hospitalar e Universitário de Coimbra, and the Faculty of Medicine (Rosa, Lobo, Murta) and Visual Neuroscience Laboratory (Silva, Castelo-Branco), IBILI, Faculty of Medicine, Coimbra University, Coimbra, Portugal.

Triplication of DYRK1A causes retinal structural and functional alterations in Down syndrome.
Hum Mol Genet 2013 Jul 19;22(14):2775-84. Epub 2013 Mar 19.
Department of Developmental Biology, Institut de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona IBMB-CSIC, Barcelona 08028, Spain.

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