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 USA 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.
Paul's scientific goal is to generate a unified theory of mind and brain relying on synthetic methods and delivering science grounded technologies that support and advance the human condition. Activities of my lab SPECS are organized along seven dimensions: 1) Architectures of mind and brain; 2) Computational neuroscience; 3) Robotics; 4) Neuroinformatics; 5) Human neuro-physiology; 6) Neurorehabilitation; 7) Education. The unique synergy this renders between basic and applied science 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.
Key wordscognitive science, computational neuroscience, neurophysiology, robotics, artificial intelligence, psychology, virtual reality, mixed reality, neurorehabilitation, mind, brain