Jose Herrero trained in electrophysiology in the UK, under the umbrella of Dr. Alex Thiele, studying the neural and cellular substrates underlying the focus of attention to external objects. Later, he became more interested in the neuronal oscillations underlying attention to inner sensations (e.g., breathing) and meditative processes. Thus, he moved to NYC to work with intracranial human patients at the Department of Neurosurgery at Northwell with a neurosurgeon, Dr. Ashesh Mehta. He is currently studying a new line of mind-body research to explore respiration-coupled oscillations in the cortex and limbic system as they relate to deep, slow breathing and meditation. Jose is also looking into how breathing exercises can change neuronal oscillations and brain connectivity in epilepsy. He also uses electrical neurostimulation techniques to better understand interoceptive attention to breathing.
This profile was last updated on December 20, 2017