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João Miguel Mendonça Correia

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Centro de Investigação em Tecnologias e Serviços de Saúde
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João Miguel Mendonça Correia graduated in 2015, published 18 research articles, his work was cited 662 times and he has an h-index of 10. João Miguel Mendonça Correia was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1981. He graduated in Telecommunications and Computer Science Engineering from University-ISCTE, Lisbon. In 2005, he started an engineering career in Siemens where he worked on two international projects concerning the research and development of 3rd Generation telecommunication platforms. In 2008, João took a sabbatical time to pursue a master’s in biomedical engineering at the University of Patras, Greece. The master’s education attracted him to brain research, which was further amplified during an internship at the Technical University of Berlin, working in the field of Brain Computer Interfaces using EEG, and later during his Master thesis project at Stockholm University and Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, researching EEG correlates of working memory performance in young and elderly populations. After the master studies, João could only envision himself working in the field of brain sciences. He was involved in the creation of the ICD-11 (mental health chapter) during his work at the World Health Organization (WHO), Geneva, in 2010, and later that year decided to pursue a PhD under on the ‘neural code of speech and language’, under the supervision of Prof. Bernadette M. Jansma and Dr. Milene Bonte (defended in 2015) at the department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. During this time, he investigated brain mechanisms critical for the perception of spoken language, specifically on brain response patterns to individual spoken items employing computational models that exploit multivariate statistics. Between 2015 and 2017, João was a post-doctoral researcher involved in multiple brain imaging projects on speech perception and speech production within the same group. During this time he coordinated the course of 'Auditory and higher order language processes' in the research master programs of Cognitive Neuroscience at Maastricht University. He visited the Haskins Institute at Yale University, USA, after have received the Auditory Cognitive Network grant from the Erasmus Mundus project. Together with Prof. Vincent Gracco at Haskins, João deepened his knowledge and passion for speech production and sensorimotor mechanisms. In 2017, Joao received a fellow of the spanish goverment grant 'Juan de la Cierva' to conduct speech production research at the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Spain. In 2019, João received the Portuguese grant from the FCT (CEEC) to initiate a new line of research at the University of Algarve, where brain imaging and machine learning are combined to unravel some of the mysteries of stuttering. In 2019, João was 5 months in paternity-leave for the birth of his first child. In 2021, João was 4 and a half months in paternity-leave for the birth of his second child.


2020/03/01 - 2020/09/01. Arbitragem científica em conferência. APPE (Portuguese society of experimental pscyhology). University of Algarve.
2019/03/04 - 2019/03/07. Arbitragem científica em conferência. Symposium on Neuroimaging of speech and language. BCBL (Basque center on cognition brain and language).
2019/01/11 - Presente. Arbitragem científica em revista. Brain and Language (1090-2155). Elsevier .


2019/10/01 - 2025/10/01. Neural bases of Stuttering, Scientific Employment. Investigador. Universidade do Algarve.


Correia, Joao M.; Caballero-Gaudes, César; Guediche, Sara; Carreiras, Manuel. 2020. "Phonatory and articulatory representations of speech production in cortical and subcortical fMRI responses". Scientific Reports, 10 (1).
Archila-Meléndez, Mario E.; Valente, Giancarlo; Gommer, Erik D.; Correia, João M.; ten Oever, Sanne; Peters, Judith C.; Reithler, Joel; et al. 2020. "Combining Gamma With Alpha and Beta Power Modulation for Enhanced Cortical Mapping in Patients With Focal Epilepsy". Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 14.
Emmendorfer, Alexandra K.; Correia, Joao M.; Jansma, Bernadette M.; Kotz, Sonja A.; Bonte, Milene. 2020. "ERP mismatch response to phonological and temporal regularities in speech". Scientific Reports, 10 (1).
Luthra, Sahil; Correia, João M.; Kleinschmidt, Dave F.; Mesite, Laura; Myers, Emily B.. 2020. "Lexical Information Guides Retuning of Neural Patterns in Perceptual Learning for Speech". Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 32 (10): 2001-2012.
Vandermosten, Maaike; Correia, Joao; Vanderauwera, Jolijn; Wouters, Jan; Ghesquière, Pol; Bonte, Milene. 2019. "Brain activity patterns of phonemic representations are atypical in beginning readers with family risk for dyslexia". Developmental Science, 23 (1).
Belyk, Michel; Schultz, Benjamin G.; Correia, Joao; Beal, Deryk S.; Kotz, Sonja A.. 2019. "Whistling shares a common tongue with speech: bioacoustics from real-time MRI of the human vocal tract". Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 286 (1911).
Archila-Meléndez, Mario E.; Valente, Giancarlo; Correia, Joao M.; Rouhl, Rob P. W.; van Kranen-Mastenbroek, Vivianne H.; Jansma, Bernadette M.. 2018. "Sensorimotor Representation of Speech Perception. Cross-Decoding of Place of Articulation Features during Selective Attention to Syllables in 7T fMRI". eneuro, 5 (2): ENEURO.0252-17.2018.
Bonte M; Correia JM; Keetels M; Vroomen J; Formisano E. 2017. "Reading-induced shifts of perceptual speech representations in auditory cortex.". Scientific reports.
Žaric G; Correia JM; Fraga González G; Tijms J; van der Molen MW; Blomert L; Bonte M. 2017. "Altered patterns of directed connectivity within the reading network of dyslexic children and their relation to reading dysfluency.".
Ten Oever S; Hausfeld L; Correia JM; Van Atteveldt N; Formisano E; Sack AT. 2016. "A 7T fMRI study investigating the influence of oscillatory phase on syllable representations.".
Correia JM; Jansma BM; Bonte M. 2015. "Decoding Articulatory Features from fMRI Responses in Dorsal Speech Regions.".
Correia JM; Jansma B; Hausfeld L; Kikkert S; Bonte M. 2015. "EEG decoding of spoken words in bilingual listeners: from words to language invariant semantic-conceptual representations.".
Dai Y; Yu X; Xiao Z; Xu Y; Zhao M; Correia JM; Maj M; Reed GM. 2014. "Comparison of Chinese and international psychiatrists' views on classification of mental disorders.".
Correia J; Formisano E; Valente G; Hausfeld L; Jansma B; Bonte M. 2014. "Brain-based translation: fMRI decoding of spoken words in bilinguals reveals language-independent semantic representations in anterior temporal lobe.".
Reed GM; Roberts MC; Keeley J; Hooppell C; Matsumoto C; Sharan P; Robles R; et al. 2013. "Mental health professionals' natural taxonomies of mental disorders: implications for the clinical utility of the ICD-11 and the DSM-5.".
Evans SC; Reed GM; Roberts MC; Esparza P; Watts AD; Correia JM; Ritchie P; Maj M; Saxena S. 2013. "Psychologists' perspectives on the diagnostic classification of mental disorders: results from the WHO-IUPsyS Global Survey.".
Zander TO; Lehne M; Ihme K; Jatzev S; Correia J; Kothe C; Picht B; Nijboer F. 2011. "A Dry EEG-System for Scientific Research and Brain-Computer Interfaces.".