Rosalia Dacosta-Aguayo, PhD

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research

Research and Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Center for Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Research
Cognitive Functioning and Cognitive Rehabilitation Laboratory

Focused on the modulation of brain plastic changes to avoid maladaptive plasticity changes and to improve cognitive recovery in patients with cognitive impairment. 

Neuropsychological Assessment of: children with disabilities (Autism, Fragil X and Down Syndrome)
Writing grants
Stroke patients
Parkinson's disease patients
Neuroimaging expertise with FSL, FreeSufer and SPM
PhD - Biomedicine, University of Barcelona
Research Interests

Brain plasticity changes and cognitive rehabilitation strategies to improve quality of life of people with cognitive deficits and caregivers. 


Delgado-Alvarado M, Gago B, Gorostidi A, Jiménez-Urbieta H, Dacosta-Aguayo R,  Navalpotro-Gómez I, Ruiz-Martínez J, Bergareche A, Martí-Massó JF, Martínez-Lage P, Izagirre A, Rodríguez-Oroz MC. (2017) Tau/α-synuclein ratio and inflammatory proteins in parkinson's disease: An exploratory study. Mov Disord. 2017 Jul;32(7):1066-1073. doi: 10.1002/mds.27001. PubMed PMID: 28548309.

Dacosta-Aguayo R, Graña M, Iturria-Medina Y, Fernández-Andújar M, López-Cancio E, Cáceres C, Bargalló N, Barrios M, Clemente I, Toran P, Forés R, Dávalos A, Auer T, Mataró M. (2014) impairment of functional integration of the default mode network correlates with cognitive outcome at three months after stroke. Hum Brain Mapp. 2015 Feb;36(2):577-90. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22648. PubMed PMID: 25324040; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4312977.

López-Olóriz J, López-Cancio E, Arenillas JF, Hernández M, Dorado L, Dacosta-Aguayo R, Barrios M, Soriano-Raya JJ, Miralbell J, Bargalló N, Cáceres C, Torán P, Alzamora M, Dávalos A, Mataró M. (2014) Diffusion Tensor Imaging, intracranial  vascular resistance and cognition in middle-aged asymptomatic subjects. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2014;38(1):24-30. doi: 10.1159/000363620. PubMed PMID: 25196863.

Mataró M, Soriano-Raya JJ, López-Olóriz J, Miralbell J, Dacosta-Aguayo R. (2014) Cerebrovascular markers in lowered cognitive function. J Alzheimers Dis. 42  Suppl 4:S383-91. doi: 10.3233/JAD-141443. Review. PubMed PMID: 25190627.

Fernández-Andújar M, Doornink F, Dacosta-Aguayo R, Soriano-Raya JJ, Miralbell  J, Bargalló N, López-Cancio E, Pérez de la Ossa N, Gomis M, Millán M, Barrios M,  Cáceres C, Pera G, Forés R, Clemente I, Dávalos A, Mataró M. Remote (2014) thalamic microstructural abnormalities related to cognitive function in ischemic stroke patients. Neuropsychology. doi: 10.1037/neu0000087. PubMed PMID: 24885449.

Collaborating Studies

Aquatic Exercise and Cognition in MS. The role of the Insula in MS. Real-time neurofeedback and Processing Speed in MS.