F. Javier Dominguez Zamora

PhD Candidate, Sensorimotor Neuroscience Lab

Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology

Education

MSc. Physiology and Neuroscience, Universidad de Sevilla

BSc. Exercise and Sport Sciences, Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Biography

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.

Selected Publications

  1. Domínguez-Zamora FJ, Gunn SM, Marigold DS. Adaptive gaze strategies to reduce environmental uncertainty during a sequential visuomotor behaviour. Sci Rep 8: 14112, 2018.