Dr. Camilo Libedinsky joined our department in January 2015. He obtained his B.Sc. in Biology from University of Chile in 2002, and his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Harvard Medical School in 2009, working with Margaret Livingstone in the neural mechanisms of conscious visual perception in humans and non-human primates. He then moved to Singapore, where he did 2 postdoctoral fellowships: one at Duke-NUS with Michael Chee, studying the neural basis of economic decision making in humans, and one in A*STAR, where he studied the neural basis of working memory and attention in non-human primates. He also participated in collaborations with engineers and clinicians to develop brain-machine interfaces.
Camilo’s research is broadly divided in 2 aims; (1) understanding cognitive phenomena, such as perception, attention and memory at the systems neural network level and behavioral level, and (2) developing neurotechnologies, such as brain-machine interfaces, to aid patients with nerve tissue damage or malfunction. He uses multi-electrode arrays chronically implanted in awake-behaving primates to record and stimulate the brain, and behavioral measurements in humans to address those aims.