David Mata Marín is a PhD candidate in Cognitive Neuroscience at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM) conducting his research at CINAC. He studied Psychology at UAM. He completed his master’s studies in Clinical Neuropsychology at Leiden University in The Netherlands where he worked on the role of the Mediterranean diet in preventing and slowing the cognitive decline associated with neurodegenerative diseases.
Currently, his PhD thesis focuses on impulse control disorders (ICD) in Parkinson’s Disease (PD) patients. More specifically, he is interested in: a) defining newer cognitive mechanisms associated with failed-to-inhibit impulsivity; b) underpinning the sociobiological factors that could predict the development of impulse control disorders in de novo PD patients, and c) assessing the effects of repetitive transcranial stimulation on impulsive behaviors and developing new therapeutic targets for ICD.