Scientist: Guilherme Wood

Guilherme WoodGuilherme Maia de Oliveira Wood is a psychologist and professor of neuropsychology and neuroimaging at the University of Graz (Austria). He graduated in psychology at the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil and received his PhD from the Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany. He has lived in Austria since 2005, working first at the University of Salzburg before starting at the University of Graz in 2011.

His main interest is the development and validation of instruments for neuropsychological rehabilitation, which are able to induce and direct neuroplasticity in brain-damaged patients. In his approach, neuropsychological rehabilitation is seen as a hierarchically organised and complex biohybrid system. In recent years, his main focus has been on the combination of different types of brain-computer interfaces, digital technologies and virtual reality in rehabilitation programmes. He is also engaged in improving the quality of psychological research with the aim of overcoming the replication crisis and promoting fair and rigorous scientific communication.

Guilherme Wood interview on Neurorights: image of a hand, that manipulates the mind of another person, isolated and toned

Neurorights: Do our brains need to be protected by legislation?

Interview with Prof. Guilherme Wood on the Neurorights Today we stand on the threshold of a new revolution: neurotechnology – devices and procedures that seek to access, assess, emulate and act on neural systems – is booming. Driven by new developments in artificial intelligence, they can be used for medical purposes, such as helping paralysed ...