Paul Verschure

Paul Verschure

Institut de Bioenginyeria de Catalunya

Engineering Sciences

Dr. Paul Verschure leads the Synthetic Perceptive, Emotive and Cognitive Systems Laboratory, hosted by the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalunya. Paul has received his MA and Ph.D. in Psychology and pursued his research at different leading institutes in Europe and the US and manages a team of over 30 researchers and technicians with whom he has published over 350 articles in leading journals and conferences in a range of disciplines. Paul is regularly invited as a speaker at relevant scientific conferences and international policy events, a consultant for the European Commission, board member of three journals and reviews for a number of relevant journals and conferences. Paul is founder/CEO of Eodyne Systems S.L, which is commercializing neurorehabilitation, education and cultural heritage technologies, founder/Chairman of the Future Memory Foundation and founder/Chairman of the Convergent Science Network Foundation.

Research interests

His scientific goal is to generate a unified theory of mind and brain and body. Relying on synthetic methods and delivering science grounded technologies that support and advance the human condition added to the applicationn for developing novel real-world technologies and quality of life-enhancing applications. At Specs-Lab activities are organized along seven dimensions: ·Architectures of mind and brain ·Computational neuroscience ·Robotics ·Neuroinformatics ·Human neurophysiology ·Neurorehabilitation ·Education.

The unique synergy between basic and applied science realized in Specs has generated new insights into the organization of mind and brain and provided solutions in neurorehabilitation, education, and cultural heritage used by thousands of people.

Selected publications

– Grechuta K, Rubio BB, Espín M., Usabiaga BT, Molina HB, Mohr B 6 Verschure PFMJ 2019, “Augmented Dyadic Therapy Boosts Recovery of Language Function in Patients With Nonfluent Aphasia: A Randomized Controlled Trial“. Stroke, vol. 50, no. 5, pp 1270-1274.

– Rubio BB, Maier M, Duff A, Cameirao M, Bermudez S, Duarte E & Verschure PFMJ 2019, “A critical time window for recovery extends beyond one-year post-stroke“. Journal of Neurophysiology, vol. 122, no. 1, pp 350- 357.

– Maier M, Rubio BB, Duff A, Duarte Oller E & Verschure PFMJ 2019, ‘Effect of Specific Over Nonspecific VR-Based Rehabilitation on Poststroke Motor Recovery: A Systematic Meta-analysis‘, Neurorehabilitation And Neural Repair, vol. 33, no. 2, pp 112-129.

– Estefan PD, Sánchez-Fibla M, Duff A, Principe A, Rocamora R, Zhang H & Verschure PFMJ 2019, “Coordinated representational reinstatement in the human hippocampus and lateral temporal cortex during episodic memory retrieval“. Nature Communications, vol. 10, no. 1, pp 2255.

– Herreros I, Miquel L, Blithikioti C, Nuno L, Rubio BB, Grechuta K, Gual A, Balcells-Olivero M & Verschure PFMJ 2019, ‘Motor Adaptation Impairment in Chronic Cannabis Users Assessed by a Visuomotor Rotation Task‘, Journal Of Clinical Medicine, vol. 8, no 7, pp 1049.

Selected research activities


Rehabilitation Gaming System–RGS:

Brainx3 Software:

Device for monitoring a physics system Patent:

Dissemination: SPECS has been developing multimodal and interactive installations since 1998. Over 35 performances, exhibitions and events. Largest one: Ada Sentient Space visited by >500K visitors. Most recent installations focus on conservation and presentation of history of Holocaust and Nazi crimes (