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Department of Psychology

Up to now, my research has been dedicated to investigate how neural oscillations mediate different memory processes in humans. I have specialized on noninvasive electrophysiological techniques such as EEG/MEG and the application of beamformers to infer the sources of oscillatory activity. This methodology is combined with time-frequency spectral analyses to determine changes in regional brain activation, as well as phase-locking methods to investigate long-distance communication between brain regions. During my previous post-doctoral project, I had the opportunity to perform and analyse intracranial EEG (iEEG) recordings and a simultaneous iEEG-MEG recording in patients with epilepsy that were engaged in a virtual navigation task.


Ruzich E, Crespo-García M, Dalal SS, Schneiderman JF. (2018) Characterizing hippocampal dynamics with MEG: A systematic review and evidence-based guidelines. Hum Brain Mapp.

Clausner T, Dalal SS, Crespo-García M. (2017) Photogrammetry-Based Head Digitization for Rapid and Accurate Localization of EEG Electrodes and MEG Fiducial Markers Using a Single Digital SLR Camera. Front Neurosci. 11:264. 

Crespo-García M, Zeiller M, Leupold C, Kreiselmeyer G, Rampp S, Hamer HM, Dalal SS. (2016) Slow-theta power decreases during item-place encoding predict spatial accuracy of subsequent context recall. Neuroimage. 142:533-543. 

Crespo-García M, Hartmann T. (2014) Does illusory flickering result from rhythmic sampling of visual stimuli? J Neurosci. 34(2):343-5. (Journal Club article)

Crespo-Garcia M, Pinal D, Cantero JL, Díaz F, Zurrón M, Atienza M. (2013) Working memory processes are mediated by local and long-range synchronization of alpha oscillations. J Cogn Neurosci. 25(8):1343-57.

Crespo-Garcia M, Cantero JL, Atienza M. (2012) Effects of semantic relatedness on age-related associative memory deficits: the role of theta oscillations. Neuroimage. 61(4):1235-48.

Gollo LL, Mirasso CR, Atienza M, Crespo-Garcia M, Cantero JL. (2011) Theta band zero-lag long-range cortical synchronization via hippocampal dynamical relaying. PLoS One. 6(3):e17756.

Atienza M, Crespo-Garcia M, Cantero JL. (2011) Semantic congruence enhances memory of episodic associations: role of theta oscillations. J Cogn Neurosci. 23(1):75-90.

Crespo-Garcia M, Cantero JL, Pomyalov A, Boccaletti S, Atienza M. (2010) Functional neural networks underlying semantic encoding of associative memories. Neuroimage. 50(3):1258-70. 

Crespo-Garcia M, Atienza M, Cantero JL. (2008) Muscle artifact removal from human sleep EEG by using independent component analysis. Ann Biomed Eng. 36(3):467-75.

Research Associate
face photo of Maite Crespo Garcia

Contact Details

Behavioural and Clinical Neuroscience Institute (BCNI)
Room 43
+44 (0) 122 3333 587
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