Diana Pereira

Invited Lecturer

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Diana R. Pereira is currently an Invited Lecturer in the Masters in Psychology at the Faculty of Education and Psychology, Catholic University of Portugal, and is also a researcher at the Human Neurobehavioral Laboratory (HNL) of the Research Center for Human Development (CEDH). She holds a PhD in Basic Psychology from the University of Minho, a Master's degree in Clinical and Health Psychology from the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences of the University of Porto and a postgraduate degree in clinical intervention in Psychogerontology and Neuro-Psychogerontology. She has developed research in the area of memory using behavioural, neuropsychological and neuroimaging data. She has also collaborated in national and international projects in the area of neurosciences. Her scientific interests include the study of memory throughout development and in clinical conditions, as well as the study of interactions between memory, emotion and emotional regulation. She is also interested in investigating the impact of neuropsychological interventions (e.g., cognitive training; compensatory strategies) and other interventional approaches (e.g., learning a second language; mindfulness) on cognitive functioning and brain indicators. Also in this field, the identification of novel markers and assessment tools that are sensitive to health-related changes, as well as to changes associated with neuropsychological interventions are other focuses of interest.