Joined Stern 2013
Leonard N. Stern School of Business
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New York, NY 10012
Dr. Garcia-Garcia is currently a Neuroscience Director for North America at Nielsen NeuroFocus, the market leader in using neuroscience expertise to unlock new insights on consumer thought, emotion, and behavior to build better advertising, branding, and packaging. He works with an integrated research team to ensure the scientific integrity of the company’s project pipeline.
Dr. Manuel Garcia-Garcia received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Barcelona in 2009. His graduate work was conducted in collaboration with the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (Bulgaria, EU) and the National University of Singapore (Singapore). From 2005 to 2010, he focused his cognitive neuroscience research on realizing the role of dopamine-related genes in the control of attention, furthering the understanding of the neurophysiological markers for attention disorder.
At the conclusion of his studies, Dr. Garcia-Garcia received the prestigious Extraordinary Doctorate Award, from the University of Barcelona, in recognition of his premier scientific achievements during his training period. His significant research contributions have also been internationally recognized through publication in leading professional journals, such as NeuroImage, Neuropsychologia and the European Journal of Neuroscience.
From 2011-12, at the Institute of Pediatric Neuroscience at New York University Langone Medical Center, he spearheaded the development of a critical analysis based on resting-state fMRI data which allows scientists to establish a measure of stability of the functional organization of brain structures at an individual level. Notably, the measurements made in these analyses fine tunes individual differences defining biomarkers for psychiatric disorders.