F. Javier Dominguez Zamora
PhD Candidate, Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab
Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology
MSc. Physiology and Neuroscience, Universidad de Sevilla
BSc. Exercise and Sport Sciences, Universidad Pablo de Olavide
I am fascinated with neuroscience and movement. During my BSc. in Exercise and Sport Sciences at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide I developed a professional focus on physiological research. For this reason I sought to complement my studies with an internship in the Exercise Physiology Laboratory of the Pablo de Olavide University. In this lab I collaborated with professors conducting research on cardiopulmonary functions and nonlinear dynamics applied to exercise physiology. I also gained an Erasmus scholarship that allowed me to spend a full academic year studying abroad in The Netherlands.
After finishing my undergraduate degree I decided to specialize in the field of Neuroscience. I did my Master thesis at the Medical Physiology and Biophysics Department of the Universidad de Sevilla, which examined mechanisms of neural plasticity related to exercise, with a specific focus on the role of the mirror-neuron system to augment cross-education as a clinical alternative therapy to reduce atrophy.
For my doctoral work in the Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab, I am investigating the role of uncertainty, cost, and reward in guiding gaze behaviour during walking in complex environments.
- Domínguez-Zamora FJ, Gunn SM, Marigold DS. Adaptive gaze strategies to reduce environmental uncertainty during a sequential visuomotor behaviour. Sci Rep 8: 14112, 2018.