Alvaro Pascual-Leone (born August 7, 1961 in Valencia , Spain ) is a Spanish professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School . As one of the leading brain researchers , he was able to prove that free will can be influenced by physical stimuli.
Pascual-Leone studied medicine and neurophysiology at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg . He then worked at the University of Minnesota and for the US National Institutes of Health . Since 1997 Pascual-Leone has been director of the Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation (CNBS) and liaison director of the General Clinical Research Center of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston .
He lives in Wayland , Massachusetts with his wife Elizabeth and three children.
In 2000 he received the Daniel D. Federman Outstanding Clinical Educator Award . In 2007 he was awarded the Jean Louis Signoret Prize .
- Pascual-Leone A .: The Brain that Plays Music and is Changed by It . In, Zatorre R and Peretz I (ed) Music and the Brain. New York Academy of Sciences (2001).
- Pascual-Leone A., Hamilton R .: The Metamodal Organization of the Brain . In, Casanova C. and Ptito M. (Eds): Vision: From neurons to cognition, Progr. Brain Res. Vol 134: 427-445 (2001)
- Pascual-Leone A., Amedi A., Fregni F., Merabet L .: The plastic human brain cortex . Ann Rev Neurosci 28: 377-401 (2005)
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Spanish neurologist and university professor (Harvard Medical School)|
|DATE OF BIRTH||August 7, 1961|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Valencia , Spain|