I completed a BSc in Psychology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), where I also did an MSc. I then did a 4-year PhD in Psychology and Neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, investigating implicit emotional reactivity despite unawareness in Alzheimer’s disease. I returned to Brazil to take a postdoctoral position at PUC-Rio, where I am currently assistant professor, also working as a visiting researcher at King’s College London. My main areas of interest are consciousness, implicit memory and emotional processing, investigating these processes in neurological and psychiatric patients. I am also deeply interested in identity and selfhood in neurological patients.