Applied cognition labEuroLAD-EEG Consortium

Forecasts on the epidemiology of dementia for Latin America countries (LAC) are more alarming than for developed countries. Yet support to these countries is scarce and impractical.

Particularly relevant is the area of early diagnosis as biomarker solutions recommended by international consensus will not be available to LAC any time soon. The new Euro-LAD EEG consortium will develop “A Global EEG Platform for Dementia” that will provide:

  1. access to resources for advanced EEG data analysis and inter-lab/country harmonization
  2. capability for data sharing, collaboration and networking
  3. training opportunities for capacity building

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BrainLat Institute.
BrainLat Institute.
LAC - CD: Latin American and Caribbean Consortium on Dementia.
LAC - CD: Latin American and Caribbean Consortium on Dementia.

Who are we?

A consortium that links eight universities from UK and Europe, eight universities from Latin America and a university from Turkey. We all share an interest in the use of EEG for dementia research and diagnosis.

Latin American members

  • University Aldolfo Ibañez (Chile)
  • National University (Chile)
  • University of San Andrés (Argentina)
  • Catholic University of San Pablo (Peru)
  • ICESI University (Colombia)
  • University of Antioquia (Colombia
  • University Surcolombiana (Colombia)
  • University Javeriana (Colombia)

European members

  • University of Strathclyde (Scotland)
  • University of Edinburgh (Scotland)
  • University of Aberdeen (Scotland)
  • University of Glasgow (Scotland)
  • Trinity College Dublin (Ireland)
  • Sapienza University (Italy)
  • University of Surrey (England),
  • University Complutense of Madid (Spain)
  • Izmir University of Economics (Turkey)
  • Istanbul Medipol University (Turkey)


Principal InvestigatorsAffiliation
Mario A Parra University of Strathclyde
Agustin Ibañez BrainLat
Javier Escudero University of Edinburgh
Claudio Babiloni Sapienza University of Rome
Robert Whelan  Trinity College Dublin 
Alberto A Fernánde-Lucas   University Complutense of Madid 
Aldolfo Garcia University of San Andrés
David Huepe University Aldolfo Ibañez
Francisco Lopera University of Antioquia
John Fredy Ochoa Gómez University of Antioquia
Alfredis G. Hernandez University Surcolombiana
Renato Anghinah University of Sao Paulo
Gorsev Yener Izmir University of Economics
Gaetano Di Caterina University of Strathclyde
Marcio Soto Catholic Unioversity of San Pablo
Enzo Tagliazucchi BrainLat
Pavel Prado Gutierrez BrainLat
Sebastian Moguilner BrainLat
Agustina Birba BrainLat
Hernando Santamaria-Garcia University Javeriana
Agustin Sainz BrainLat
Carlos Coronel BrainLat
Eduar Herrera University ICESI
Daniel Abasolo University of Surrey
Kerry Kilborn University of Glasgow
Nicolas Rubido University of Aberdeen
Ruaridh Clark University of Strathclyde
Ruben Herzog BrainLat
Deniz Yerlikaya Sinirbilimler  Izmir University of Economics
Bahar Güntekin Istanbul Medipol University


Towards an integrated EEG database

Identification of sources of EEG variability across labs and populations via novel machine learning approaches. Technical, biological and environmental factors driving cross-protocol, cross-settings, and cross-populations differences will be identified from samples of healthy individuals to harmonize EEG recordings.

Improving dementia phenotyping and diagnosis

Relying on a harmonized large-scale multi-country database we will

  1. establish the EEG features (such as ERP, oscillations, and connectivity) that afford the highest discrimination and classification among patients with MCI, Alzheimer’s disease sporadic and familial, FTD sporadic and familial and TBI
  2. we will determine the relative sensitivity and specificity of EEG markers within a multidimensional marker approach encompassing cognitive, neuroimaging, and socio-environmental data

Achievements to date

EEG Recordings during resting state and cognitive tasks contributed by partners to date

BrainLat: Latin American Brain Health Institute, Chile and Argentina  127
Catholic University of San Pablo 10
Trinity College Dublin 615
University of Antioquia 91
University of Strathclyde 280
University Surcolombiana 287
University of Sao Paulo 187
Total 1,597

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