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Dr Pedro José Montoya Jiménez
Dr Pedro José Montoya Jiménez
Full Professor
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    Dr Pedro José Montoya Jiménez


    Brief CV

    Dr. Pedro Montoya (born 1963 in Algeciras) is Full Professor (Catedratico) of Biological Psychology at the University of the Balearic Islands. He received his Psychology degree from Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 1986, and his PhD degree from the University of Munich (Germany) in 1993. He has worked as researcher and lecturer at German and American universities (USA, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil). His main research and publications are focused on brain activity during cognitive and emotional processing in chronic pain patients. His current interests include the study of brain networks involved in pain, emotional and cognitive processing. His research has been funded by Spanish agencies as the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Ministry of Health and the Balearic Government, as well as by private institutions as TV3 Marathon Foundation. He has published several scientific articles and chapter books on fibromyalgia syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis, phantom limb pain and pain in individuals with cerebral palsy. Basically, his research has shown that chronic pain may cause significant changes in brain function. Currently, he is conducting a research project in healthy subjects and patients with chronic pain to test if individuals are able of learning to self-regulate their brain activity (neurofeedback training) to reduce pain symptoms.

    He has extensive teaching experience in all areas of Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, Psychophysiology, General Psychology and Neuroimaging at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. He has also supervised numerous dissertations and masters' theses at the University of Balearic Islands (Spain) and the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen (Germany). Currently, he is Visiting Professor at the Institute of Health Sciences (Dr. Abrahao Fontes Baptista) of the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA, Salvador, Brazil) and Guest Professor at the Institute for Medical Psychology and Behavioral Neurobiology (Prof. Dr. Niels Birbaumer) of the University of Tübingen (Germany).


    Office Hours

    Lecturer Tutorial Times
    Start Date End Date Day Start Time End Time Location
    10/09/2019 28/07/2020 Tuesday 12.00 13.00 Despacho 015 - IUNICS

    Subjects taught. Academic Year 2020-21

    Subjects taught
    Subject Degree/campus
    11241 - Cognitive Psychophysiology
    11246 - Pain and the Brain
    11253 - Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation

    Teaching, 5 previous years

    Subject Degree
    11241 - Cognitive Psychophysiology
    11246 - Pain and the Brain
    11253 - Plasticity and Neurorehabilitation
    11254 - Master's Thesis
    21312 - Biological Psychology
    21332 - Final Degree Project
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