María Victoria Sánchez-Vives

María Victoria Sánchez-Vives

Fundació de Recerca Clínic Barcelona-Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer

Life & Medical Sciences

Mavi Sanchez Vives, MD, PhD in Neurosciences, has been ICREA Research Professor at the Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer since 2008, where she leads the Systems Neuroscience group. She is also co-Director of the Event Lab (Experimental Virtual Environments in Neuroscience and Technology). Previously she was Associate Professor of Physiology and Group Leader at the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante (UMH-CSIC). She was postdoctoral fellow at Rockefeller University and at Yale University. 

Research interests

Neuronal and network properties determining the emergent activity in the cerebral cortex. Brain states and rhythms: regulating mechanisms, information encoding, neuromodulation.Using experimental and computational approach, with an interest in neurotechnology. The integration of the cortical information giving rise to bodily representation, combining brain activity and virtual reality for understanding these processes and VR medical applications.

Selected publications

- DallaPorta L, Barbero-Castillo A, Sanchez-Sanchez JM and Sanchez-Vives MV 2023, 'M-current modulation of cortical slow oscillations: network dynamics and computational modeling'. Plos Computational Biology, 19, 7, e1011246.
- Rodríguez-Urgellés et al (2023). 'Thalamic Foxp2 regulates output connectivity and sensory-motor impairments in a model of Huntington's Disease', Cellular and molecular life sciences : CMLS80(12), 367
- Covelo J, Cortada M, Vinci GV, Mattia M & Sanchez-Vives MV 2023, 'Modulation of cortical dynamics with alternating current stimulation: a multiscale phenomenon', Brain Stimulation: Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research in Neuromodulation, 16, 1, 394.
- Seinfeld S, Hortensius R, Arroyo-Palacios J, Iruretagoyena G, Zapata LE, de Gelder B, Slater M & Sanchez-Vives MV 2023, 'Domestic violence from a child perspective: impact of an immersive virtual reality experience on men with a history of intimate partner violent behavior', Journal of interpersonal violence, 38(3-4):2654-82.
- Johnston, T., Seinfeld, S., Gonzalez-Liencres, C., Barnes, N., Slater, M., & Sanchez-Vives, M. V. (2023). Virtual reality for the rehabilitation and prevention of intimate partner violence. From brain to behavior: A narrative reviewFrontiers in psychology13, 788608
- Świdrak, J., Arias, A., de la Calle, E. R., Collado Cruz, A., & Sanchez-Vives, M. V. 2023, 'Virtual embodiment in fibromyalgia', Scientific Reports, 13, 10719.

Selected research activities

Defense of two directed PhD Theses
Organizer of EBRAINS and Human Brain Project conference in Barcelona
Collaborations with Fundaciones Telefónica and Bankinter, Global Impact Summit, Brain Innovation Days, Immersive Tech Week, Mobile World Congress and Oficina C
Four keynote talks
Fifteen presentations at conferences and co-author of additional twelve presentations at the Human Brain Project summit