My main research interest is on the ontology of religious beliefs' formation. I hold the conviction that to achieve a meaningful understanding of the phenomena, it is necessary to approach the phenomena using a neurophenomenological approach.
I am currently a research fellow at Udine's University, and I am working on a project focuses on neural foundations of religiosity and spirituality in the context of predictive processing of exteroceptive and interoceptive information. The project combines behavioral manipulation of priors, EEG and tACS in interoceptive and exteroceptive perception tasks, and implicit attitudes to religiosity and spirituality. I am also finishing my second master's thesis in aegis of the project "Epistemological and metaphysical implications of cognitive penetrability in visual perception", directed by PhD. Francisco Pereira. My work in it is related to the epistemological implication of cognitive penetrability in visual perception for the evidence that support the belief in God.
Previously, I worked at the Center of Cognitive and Social Neuroscience (Adolfo Ibañez's University) on the projects: ‘Magical thinking and paranormal beliefs: behavioural and brain correlates and their relationship with social adaptation in vulnerable populations', 'Enactive study of emotions related to body imbalance in healthy young adults, healthy older adults and older adults with Parkinson's disease'.
I used to be Curriculum Manager of the Latinamerican Brain Health Institute (BrainLat - UAI), in which I conducted the implementation of a Global Brain Health program in Chile/Latin America, I collaborated in the design of the curriculum of two international brain health courses "Global Brain Health" and "Brain Health in Latinamerica"; both granted by the Interamerican Developmental Bank (or BID for its abbreviation in Spanish). These initiatives were the brainchild of the renowned PhD. in neurosciences, Agustín Ibáñez, in collaboration with Trinity College.
Additionally, I collaborated in the grants: ‘Sensitive neurocognitive markers of neurodegeneration: A Multi-feature framework’, ‘Natural speech markers of neurodegeneration: An interdisciplinary approach for disease discrimination and symptom
tracking’, ‘Mapping and modeling the healthy and pathological aging trajectories of the human brain’, ‘Aging processes and factors associated with the health and well-being of adults’ and "Metacognitive dysregulation as a marker of social adaptation in vulnerable populations". All of them conducted at the Adolfo Ibáñez's University (Chile). The functions that I perform (and I have performed) in them have been as varied as assistance in the coordination of research projects, experimental paradigms designs, paper writing, execution of electroencephalogram registers, design of infographics for project dissemination, design of strategies for project dissemination, and establishing alliances with critical collaborators for the recruitment of the sample.