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Luis Carlo Bulnes

  • MA in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Development
  • Associate Researcher in Biological Psychology, PhD Student
  • Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • 2PublicationsNumber of items in Luis Carlo's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 5Followers

Research interests

Perception and ActionConsciousnessNeurologyCognitive NeuroscienceFacial ExpressionEmotionsImplicit LearningTMS


After completing a Scientific Baccalauréat at a French Lycée in Tegucigalpa, Honduras C.A, I decided to enter the Medical Faculty of the National Autonomous University of Honduras. Two years later I spent a year in Bordeaux, France, and a year after I was at the ULB in Belgium, where I completed a Bachelor and a Master programme in Neuropsychology and Cognitive development. My Master thesis was about the relationship between perception and action, and more specifically about emotional perception, and facial expressions. under the supervision of Pr.Axel Cleeremans, Director of the Consciousness, Cognition and Computation Group of the Neuropsychology department at the ULB. I also did Research in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation together with Dr. Chotiga Pattamadilok, researcher at the Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit at the ULB. Our main subject was reading mechanisms. Currently Associate researcher in the Biological Psychology Unit, Affective Neuroscience Lab. at the Free University of Brussels (VUB). Research focus is Consciousness and Emotion Processing in the context of facial feedback mechanisms. Director : Pr. Dr. Marie Vandekerkchove.

Publications (2)

  • Right and left contributions to reading : evidence from transcranial magnetic stimulation

    • Pattamadilok C
    • Bulnes L
    • Devlin J
    • et al.
  • Contribution and chronometry of left ventral occipito-temporal cortex and posterior middle temporal gyrus in reading: evidence from transcranial magnetic stimulation

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Professional experience

Associate Researcher in Biological Psychology, PhD Student

Vrije Universiteit Brussel

October 2012 - Present

Student Research Collaborator

Cognitive Neuroscience Research Unit ULB

September 2010 - July 2011(10 months)


MSc in Artificial Intelligence

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

September 2011 - Present

Master in Neuropsychology and Cognitive development

Université libre de Bruxelles

September 2009 - September 2011(2 years)

Clinical Internship at the Sleep & Chronobiology Laboratory

CHU Brugmann

September 2010 - February 2011(5 months)

Research Internship in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

Université libre de Bruxelles/ UNESCOG and Laboratoire de Cartographie Fonctionnelle du Cerveau (Erasme)

February 2010 - September 2010(7 months)

BA Psychology

Université libre de Bruxelles

September 2006 - September 2009(3 years)