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Sergio Meneses Ortega, M.Sc.

e-mail: smeneses@cencar.udg.mx
Full-time Professor/Researcher
Neurophysiology of Attention Laboratory
Neuroscience Institute, CUCBA
University of Guadalajara

Professor Meneses began his career in research at the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias del Comportamiento (National Institute for Behavioral Sciences), directed by Dr. Rogelio Díaz Guerrero. There, he had the opportunity to participate in diverse research projects under the supervision of Dr. María Luisa Morales. Later, from 1980 to 1990, he worked in the Department of Psychophysiology of the Faculty of Psychology at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) (Mexico’s National Autonomous University), initially assigned to the laboratory directed by Dr. Jacobo Grinberg, where he did work on feedback, electroencephalographic rhythms, and the neurophysiology of consciousness. He also collaborated with Dr. María Corsi Cabrera on various research initiatives concerning biological rhythms and the neurophysiology of sleep. While working there, he wrote his undergraduate thesis on ultradian rhythms in cerebral electrical activity and task execution. He then worked with Dr. Feggy Ostrosky on several projects, and simultaneously wrote his Master’s thesis in Psychobiology. In 1990, he moved to the laboratory of Dr. Simón Brailowsky at the UNAM’s Institute for Cellular Physiology to work on the development of an animal model for the study of cerebral mechanisms related to selective attention. In this line of research he analyzed the effect of infusing GABA in the frontal cortex on task performance in relation to selective attention. In 1994, Dr. Víctor Alcaraz invited him to work at the Neuroscience Institute of the University of Guadalajara. There, he has undertaken various research projects dealing with cerebral mechanisms related to attention processes.

In relation to teaching, Professor Meneses has given courses at the UNAM, the Universidad de Guadalajara (University of Guadalajara), Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Occidente (the Western Technological Institute for Higher Studies), and the Universidad Panamericana (Pan-American University).