I obtained my PhD in Psychology/Cognitive Neuroscience from Imperial College London, Division of Brain Sciences. In it, I used current methods in cognitive neuroscience (i.e., functional MRI and tDCS) alongside a combination of neuropsychophysical techniques to study the neurocognitive mechanisms that underlie the effects of working memory on selective attention in stroke patients and healthy individuals. As a research assistant at Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre (CUBRIC), I used a combination of brain imaging techniques (i.e., Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), quantitative MRI, volumetric imaging) and experimental-cognitive techniques to study (i) changes in brain structure (notably in myelination) and cognition in Huntington¿s disease and (ii) effects of a motor training intervention on structural plasticity and cognitive rehabilitation in Huntington¿s disease. Subsequently, as an invited researcher at the Proaction Laboratory from the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Coimbra, I worked on a project testing the effects of neurostimulation paired with memory training on plasticity of temporal association tracts in healthy aging Finally, I conducted postdoctoral research at the Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research (CIBIT) of the University of Coimbra. The postdoctoral project consisted of neuroimaging (i.e., DTI, volumetric imaging) and cognitive/object recognition studies in healthy aging and Alzheimer ´s disease. Currently, as an Assistant Professor at Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies (ULHT), I contribute to teaching on a BSc program in Psychology and a Master¿s program in Applied Neuropsychology. Further, I conduct research in cognitive psychology as part of the Human Digital-Environment Lab (HEI-LAB) and supervise second year Master thesis.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
José Miguel Pinto Cardoso de Bourbon Teles

Nomes de citação

  • José Bourbon-Teles

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID
Google Scholar ID
José Bourbon-Teles

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • jose.teles@ulusofona.pt (Profissional)


  • 914870382 (Pessoal)


  • Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias, Escola de Psicologia e Ciências da Vida, 1749-024, Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal (Profissional)


Domínios de atuação

  • Ciências Sociais - Psicologia
  • Ciências Médicas e da Saúde - Medicina Básica - Neurociências


Idioma Conversação Leitura Escrita Compreensão Peer-review
Português (Idioma materno)
Inglês Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2) Utilizador proficiente (C2)
Espanhol; Castelhano Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B2) Utilizador independente (B2)
Grau Classificação
2010 - 2014
Psychology and Neuroscience (Doctor)
Especialização em Cognitive Neuroscience
Imperial College London, Reino Unido
"Neural substrates supporting the influence of working memory contents on visual attention" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
2008 - 2009
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience (Master Universitario)
University of Sussex, Reino Unido
2002 - 2008
Psychology (Licenciatura)
Especialização em Clinical Psychology
Universidade Fernando Pessoa, Portugal
Percurso profissional


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2018 - 2021 Pós-doutorado (Investigação) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research, Portugal
2017 - 2018 Investigador Auxiliar Convidado (carreira) (Investigação) Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal
Proaction Laboratory, Portugal
2014 - 2016 Investigador Auxiliar (carreira) (Investigação) Cardiff University, Reino Unido
Cardiff University Brain Research Imaging Centre, Reino Unido

Docência no Ensino Superior

Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2021 - Atual Professor Auxiliar (Docente Universitário) Universidade Lusófona, Portugal
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias Escola de Psicologia e Ciências da Vida, Portugal


Designação Financiadores
2018 - 2021 From computational modelling and clinical research to the development of neuroimaging big data platforms for discovery of novel biomarkers
Bolseiro de Pós-Doutoramento
Coimbra Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Translational Research, Portugal
Em curso
2017 - 2018 Episodic memory enhancement in aging: the role of cognitive training combined with (bilateral) tDCS in the medial-temporal cortex and cerebellum on episodic memory performance in the elderly
Bial 495/14
Bolseiro de Cientista Convidado
Universidade de Coimbra Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação, Portugal
2014 - 2016 Effects of a novel intervention on white matter microstructure and cognition in Huntington’s disease
Bolseiro de Mestrado
Cardiff University, Reino Unido
2010 - 2014 Neurocognitive mechanisms supporting the influence of memory on visual attention in healthy and disease
Bial 72/10
Bolseiro de Doutoramento
Imperial College London - Charing Cross Campus, Reino Unido
Fundação Bial


Artigo em revista
  1. Oliveira, Jorge; Gamito, Pedro; Pereira, Rita; Salvador, Ágata; Bourbon-Teles, José; Dias, Fábio; Galhordas, João; Fantasia, António. "Virtual and real ATM use performance in patients with acquired brain injury and healthy controls". Virtual Reality 27 3 (2023): 2431-2440. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10055-023-00819-7.
    Publicado • 10.1007/s10055-023-00819-7
  2. Bourbon-Teles, José; Jorge, Lília; Canário, Nádia; Martins, Ricardo; Santana, Isabel; Castelo-Branco, Miguel. "Associations between cortical ß-amyloid burden, fornix microstructure and cognitive processing of faces, places, bodies and other visual objects in early Alzheimer's disease". Hippocampus (2022): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hipo.23493.
  3. Bourbon-Teles, José; Jorge, Lília; Canário, Nádia; Castelo-Branco, Miguel. "Structural impairments in hippocampal and occipitotemporal networks specifically contribute to decline in place and face category processing but not to other visual object categories in healthy aging". Brain and Behavior 11 8 (2021): http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/brb3.2127.
  4. Bourbon-Teles, José; Canário, Nádia; Jorge, Lília; Castelo-Branco, Miguel. "Frontoparietal microstructural damage mediates age-dependent working memory decline in face and body information processing: Evidence for dichotomic hemispheric bias mechanisms". Neuropsychologia 151 (2021): 107726. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2020.107726.
  5. Casella, Chiara; Bourbon-Teles, Jose; Bells, Sonya; Coulthard, Elizabeth; Parker, Greg D.; Rosser, Anne; Jones, Derek K.; Metzler-Baddeley, Claudia. "Drumming Motor Sequence Training Induces Apparent Myelin Remodelling in Huntington’s Disease: A Longitudinal Diffusion MRI and Quantitative Magnetization Transfer Study". Journal of Huntington's Disease 9 3 (2020): 303-320. http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/jhd-200424.
  6. José Bourbon-Teles. "Drumming motor sequence training induces myelin remodelling in Huntington’s disease: a longitudinal diffusion MRI and quantitative magnetization transfer study". Preprints (2020): https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2019.12.24.887406v1.
    Em revisão
  7. Bourbon-Teles, José; Soto, David. "Assessing the Role of the Left Dorsal Frontal Cortex in Working Memory Guidance: Attentional or Mnemonic? A Neurostimulation Study". Neuroscience 411 (2019): 140-149. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2019.04.049.
  8. Bourbon-Teles, José; Bells, Sonya; Jones, Derek K.; Coulthard, Elizabeth; Rosser, Anne; Metzler-Baddeley, Claudia. "Myelin Breakdown in Human Huntington’s Disease: Multi-Modal Evidence from Diffusion MRI and Quantitative Magnetization Transfer". Neuroscience 403 (2019): 79-92. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroscience.2017.05.042.
  9. de Bourbon-Teles, José; Bentley, Paul; Koshino, Saori; Shah, Kushal; Dutta, Agneish; Malhotra, Paresh; Egner, Tobias; Husain, Masud; Soto, David. "Thalamic Control of Human Attention Driven by Memory and Learning". Current Biology 24 9 (2014): 993-999. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.024.
Poster em conferência
  1. José Bourbon-Teles. "A specific contribution of frontoparietal microstructure to age-related impairments in visual object category processing as compared to verbal category processing". Trabalho apresentado em 25th Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping (OHBM), 2019.
  2. José Bourbon-Teles. "Thalamic control of human attention driven by memory and learning". Trabalho apresentado em Bial Foundation 10th Symposium "Behind and Beyond the Brain", 2014.
  3. José Bourbon-Teles. "Thalamic lesions impair guidance of visual selection". Trabalho apresentado em Young Scientist Day (YSD), Hammersmith Campus, Imperial College London (UK), 2012.
  4. José Bourbon-Teles. "Thalamic lesions impair memory guidance of visual selection". Trabalho apresentado em British Neuropsychological Society (BNS) Meeting, University College London, 2011.

Apresentação oral de trabalho

Título da apresentação Nome do evento
Anfitrião (Local do evento)
2014 Characterizing the functional contribution of the thalamus in working memory and attention interactions: evidence from focal brain lesions Bial Foundation 10th Symposium "Behind and Beyond the Brain"
2013 Role of ventrolateral thalamus in memory guidance of visual exploration: evidence from focal-brain lesions British Neuropsychological Society (BNS) Meeting, University College London
(Reino Unido)

Outra distinção

2011 Bolsa Fundação Bial 72/10 (43.000 euros)
Fundação Bial, Portugal