Ignacio Morgado Bernal

Ignacio  Morgado Bernal



Ignacio Morgado Bernal

+34 935 812 899



Department of Psychobiology and Methodology of Health Science
Institut de Neurociències
Faculty  of Psychology (room B5-039)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)
Bellaterra Campus 08193-Cerdanyola del Vallés

He is PhD in psychology. Has studied and researched at Ruhr Universität  (Germany), Oxford University (United Kingdom) and California Institute of Technology (Caltech, USA). He is actually an Emeritus Professor of physiological psychology. 

He was founding Dean of the Faculty of psychology and director of the Institut de Neuricències and the Department of psychobiology and methodology of the health sciences, at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He has been member of the Executive Committee of the European Brain and Behaviour Society. He has received several academic and scientific awards.

He makes experimental research on improvement and recovery of learning and memory by intracranial electrical stimulation in normal and brain damaged rats (behaviour and neural mechanisms).

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  • Morgado-Bernal, I. Learning and memory consolidation: Linking molecular and behavioral data, Neuroscience, 176:12-9.. (2011)
  • Morgado, I. Cómo percibimos el mundo. Una exploración de la mente y los sentidos. Barcelona: Ariel. (2012).
  • Kádár E, Huguet G, Aldavert-Vera L, Morgado-Bernal, Segura-Torres P.  Intracranial self-stimulation upregulates the expression of synaptic plasticity related genes and Arc protein expression in rat hippocampus. Genes Brain & Behavior, 12, 771-779. (2013)
  • Morgado, I. Aprender, recordar y olvidar: claves cerebrales de la memoria y la educación. Barcelona: Ariel. (2014)
  • Kádár, E., Ramoneda, M., Aldavert-Vera, L., Huguet, G., Morgado-Bernal, I., Segura-Torres, P.  Rewarding brain stimulation reverses the disruptive effect of amygdala damage on emotional learning. Behavioural Brain Research. 274, pp. 43 - 52.(2014)
Instituto de Neurociencias


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Facultad de Medicina. Edificio M-1
Calle de la Vinya - Campus de la UAB · 08193
Bellaterra (Cerdanyola del Vallès) · Barcelona