Sandra Carvalho

Sandra Carvalho
Integrated Member
Cognition Team

Sandra Carvalho is an Assistant Professor of Neuropsychology, Director of the Psychology  Course and Coordinator of the Translational Neuropsychology Laboratory at the Department of Education and Psychology of the University of Aveiro. Her areas of expertise include non-invasive brain stimulation (such as, transcranial magnetic stimulation and transcranial direct current stimulation), EEG and fMRI. She conducts basic, translational and clinical trials and is mainly interested in studying the neuronal and behavioural correlates of clinical response in a variety of psychiatric and neurologic conditions in several conditions such as neuropathic pain, obsessive-compulsive spectrum disorders, severe depression, Tourette’s and motor and cognitive rehabilitation resulting from stroke or traumatic brain injury.

Main 5 publications

Mendes, A. J., Pacheco-Barrios, K., Lema, A., Gonçalves, Ó. F., Fregni, F., Leite, J., & Carvalho, S. (2022). Modulation of the cognitive event-related potential P3 by transcranial direct current stimulation: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews132, 894–907. doi: 10.1016/j.neubiorev.2021.11.002
Carvalho, S., Gonçalves, Ó. F., Brunoni, A. R., Fernandes-Gonçalves, A., Fregni, F., & Leite, J. (2020). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation as an add-on treatment to Cognitive-Behavior Therapy in first episode drug-naïve Major Depression patients: the ESAP Trial. Frontiers in Psychiatry11, 1149.
Fregni, F., El-Hagrassy, M., M., Pacheco-Barrios, K., Carvalho, S.,  Leite, J., Simis, M., Brunelin, J., Nakamura-Palacios, E., M., Marangolo, P., Teixeira Leffa, D., Venkatasubramanian, G., San-Juan., D., Caumo, W., Bikson, M., Brunoni, A., Neuromodulation Center Working Group (2020). Evidence-based guidelines and secondary meta-analysis for the use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in neurological and psychiatric disorders. The International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology. doi: 10.1093/ijnp/pyaa051
Carvalho, S., Boggio, P. S., Goncalves, O. F., Vigario, A. R., Faria, M., Silva, S., Rêgo, G. G., & Leite, J. (2015). Transcranial direct current stimulation based metaplasticity protocols in working memory. Brain Stimulation, 8(2):289-94. doi: 10.1016/j.brs.2014.11.011
Carvalho, S., Leite, J., Galdo-Alvarez, S., & Goncalves, Ó. F. (2012). The Emotional Movie Database (EMDB): a self-report and psychophysiological study. Applied psychophysiology and biofeedback, 37(4):279-94. doi: 10.1007/s10484-012-9201-6