Christ Devia M.

Licenciada en Ciencias de la Ingeniería mención Ingeniería Civil Electricista, Universidad de Chile.
Ingeniera Civil Electricista.
Diplomado en Neuropsicología y Demencias, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Chile.
Doctora en Ciencias Biomédicas, Universidad de Chile.
Postdoctorado Escuela de Psicología, Pontificia Universidad Católica.
Postdoctorado The Power Institute for Learning and Memory, MIT.

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Christ estudió Ingeniería Civil Electricista en la Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas de la Universidad de Chile. Luego realizó un Diplomado en Neuropsicología y Demencias y el Doctorado en Ciencias Biomédicas en la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Chile. En su tesis doctoral estudió el correlato neuronal de la percepción visual de estímulos biestables. Completó su formación con un período postdoctoral en la Escuela de Psicología de la Pontificia Universidad Católica y en The Picower Institute for Learning and Memory en el Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Desde el año 2018 es académica del Departamento de Neurociencia de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Chile.

1. Active sensing, mainly the relation between neural activity and free visual exploration of scenes humans. We work studying perceptual processing in human volunteers while they explored natural, artificial, and/or face images. We are specially interest in the role of neural coordination as a mechanism of perception, and the ensuing activity locked to eye movements in health and psychiatry diseases.
2. Anesthesia is a unique opportunity to study brain dynamics and consciousness under different pharmacological scenarios. We cooperate with a group of anesthesiologists studying brain state during induction and deep anesthesia in adults and children.

1. 2021. Montefusco-Siegmund, R., Schwalm, M., Rosales Jubal, E., Devia, C., Egaña, J.I., Maldonado, P. “Alpha EEG Activity and Pupil Diameter Coupling During Inactive Wakefulness in Humans” (currently under revision).
2. 2019. Devia, C., Mayol-Troncoso, R., Parrini, J., Orellana, G., Ruiz, A., Maldonado, P.E., Egaña, J.I. “EEG classification during scene free-viewing for schizophrenia detection“ IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 27(6), pp. 1193-1199. doi: 10.1109/TNSRE.2019.2913799
3. 2017. Devia, C., Montefusco-Siegmund, R., Egaña, J.I., Maldonado, P.E. “Precise timing of sensory modulations coupled to eye movements during active vision“ bioRxiv 144477. DOI:
4. 2014. Devia, C., Duarte-Mermoud, M.A., and Aylwin, M.L. “Knowledge-based expert control of thalamic neuron firing mode”. Asian Journal of Control, 16(1), pp. 117-125. DOI: 10.1002/asjc.599. Online ISSN: 1934-6093.
5. 2013. Montefusco-Siegmund, R., Maldonado, P.E and Devia, C*. “Effects of ocular artifact removal through ICA decomposition on EEG phase”. Neural Engineering (NER), 2013 6th International IEEE/EMBS Conference on, pp 1374-1377. DOI: 10.1109/NER.2013.6696198. * Corresponding author.
6. 2013. Egaña, J.I.*, Devia, C.*, Mayol, R., Parrini, J., Orellana, Ruiz, A., and Maldonado, P.E. “Small saccades and image complexity during free viewing of natural images in schizophrenia”. Frontiers in Psychiatry 4:37. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyt-2013.00037. * These authors contributed equally to this work.
7. 2011. Devia, C., and Maldonado, P.E. “Phase-Shift Analysis on Single-Trial EEG Signals and Its Correlation with Behavior in a Visual Perceptual Task”. Proceedings of the 5th International IEEE EMBS Conference on Neural Engineering, pp 683-686. DOI: 10.1109/NER.2011.5910640.
8. 2008. Ruiz-del-Solar, J., Devia, C., Loncomilla, P., Concha, F. “Offline Signature Verification using Local Interest Point and Descriptors”. LNCS 5197: CIARP 2008, pp. 22-29. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85920-8_3.
9. 2008. Ruiz-del-Solar, J., Loncomilla, P., and Devia, C.,“Fingerprint Verification using Local Interest Points and Descriptors”. LNCS 5197: CIARP 2008, pp. 519-526. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-85920-8_63.
10. 2007. Ruiz-del-Solar, J., Loncomilla, P., and Devia, C. “A New Approach For Fingerprint Verification Based On Wide Baseline Matching Using Local Interest Points And Descriptors”. LNCS 4872: PSIVT 2007, pp. 586 – 599. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-540-77129-6_51.