Xoana Troncoso

Education and Research Experience

2012-

Marie Curie Experienced Research Fellow
Marie Curie Reintegration Fellow (2015-17)
Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow (2012-14)
Fregnac Lab, UNIC-CNRS, Gif sur Yvette, France

2009-2012 Postdoctoral Scholar
Andersen Lab, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA
2006-2008 Postdoctoral Scholar
Martinez-Conde Lab, Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA
2006 PhD in Neuroscience
University College London, UK
2004 Advanced Diploma in Physiology
University Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain
2000 BSc in Physics
University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Science Communication and Outreach

I strongly believe that as scientists our job is not only to make discoveries but also to promote communication and transfer of knowledge to the public. In parallel with my intense research program I am actively involved in outreach and science communication, including:

As a Marie Curie Fellow I have taken the opportunity to attended EU high level meetings where scientists interact with political leaders, policy makers, stake-holders and industry representatives, such as:

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Articles (16)

2016

Florian Gerard-Mercier, Pedro Carelli, Marc Pananceau, Xoana Troncoso and Yves Frégnac, Synaptic Correlates of Low-Level Perception in V1, Journal of Neuroscience 36: 3925–3942, (2016) [pdf] [PubMed]

2015

Francisco Costela, Jorge Otero-Millan, Michael McCamy, Stephen Macknik, Leandro Di Stasi, Hector Rieiro, Stephen Macknik, John Leigh, Xoana Troncoso, Ali Najafian and Susana Martinez-Conde, Characteristics of Spontaneous Square-Wave Jerks in the Healthy Macaque Monkey during Visual Fixation, PLoS ONE 10(6): e0126485, (2015) [pdf] [PubMed]

Xoana Troncoso, Michael McCamy, Ali Najafian, Jie Cui, Jorge Otero-Millan, Stephen Macknik, Francisco Costela and Susana Martinez-Conde, V1 neurons respond differently to object motion versus motion from eye movements, Nature Communications 6: 8114, (2015) [pdf] [PubMed]

2014

Francisco Costela, Jorge Otero-Millan, Michael McCamy, Stephen Macknik, Xoana Troncoso, Ali Najafian, Sharon Crook and Susana Martinez-Conde, Fixational Eye Movement Correction of Blink-Induced Gaze Position Errors, PLoS ONE 9(10): e110889, (2014) [pdf] [PubMed]

2013

Michael McCamy, Niamh Collins, Jorge Otero-Millan, Mohammed Al-Kalbani, Stephen Macknik, Davis Coakley, Xoana Troncoso, Gerard Boyle, Vinodh Narayanan, Thomas Wolfe and Susana Martinez-Conde, Simultaneous recordings of ocular microtremor and microsaccades with a piezoelectric sensor and a commercial video tracking system, PeerJ 1: e14, (2013) [pdf]

Veronica Shi, Jie Cui, Xoana Troncoso, Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, Effect of Stimulus Width on the Simultaneous Contrast Illusion, PeerJ 1: e146, (2013) [pdf] [PubMed]

2012

Michael McCamy, Jorge Otero-Millan, Stephen Macknik, Yan Yang, Xoana Troncoso, Steven Baer, Sharon Crook and Susana Martinez-Conde, Microsaccadic efficacy and contribution to foveal and peripheral vision, Journal of Neuroscience 32: 9194-9204, (2012) [pdf]

2011

Jorge Otero-Millan, Alessandro Serra, John Leigh, Xoana Troncoso, Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, Distinctive features of saccadic intrusions and microsaccades in progressive supranuclear palsy, Journal of Neuroscience 31: 4379–4387, (2011) [pdf]

2009

Xoana Troncoso, Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, Corner salience varies parametrically with corner angle during flicker-augmented contrast: further predictions on corner perception from Vasarely’s artworks, Spatial Vision 22: 211-224, (2009) [pdf]

Susana Martinez-Conde, Stephen Macknik, Xoana Troncoso and David Hubel, Microsaccades: a neurophysiological analysis, Trends in Neurosciences 32: 463-475, (2009) [pdf]

2008

Xoana Troncoso, Stephen Macknik, Jorge Otero-Millan and Susana Martinez-Conde, Microsaccades drive illusory motion in Enigma, PNAS 105: 16033 - 16038, (2008) [pdf]

Xoana Troncoso, Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, Microsaccades counteract perceptual filling-in, Journal of Vision 8(14):15: 1-9, (2008) [pdf]

Jorge Otero-Millan, Xoana Troncoso, Stephen Macknik, Ignacio Serrano-Pedraza and Susana Martinez-Conde, Saccades and microsaccades during visual fixation, exploration and search: foundations for a common saccadic generator, Journal of Vision 8(14):21: 1-18, (2008) [pdf]

2007

Xoana Troncoso, Peter Tse, Stephen Macknik, Gideon Caplovitz, Po-Jang Hsieh, Alexander Schlegel, Jorge Otero-Millan and Susana Martinez-Conde, BOLD activation varies parametrically with corner angle throughout human retinotopic cortex, Perception 36: 808-820, (2007) [pdf]

2006

Susana Martinez-Conde, Stephen Macknik, Xoana Troncoso and Thomas Dyar, Microsaccades counteract visual fading during fixation, Neuron 49: 297-305, (2006) [pdf]

2005

Xoana Troncoso, Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, Novel visual illusions related to Vasarely’s nested squares show that corner salience varies with corner angle, Perception 34: 409-420, (2005) [pdf]

Book Chapters (3)

2016

Yves Frégnac, Julien Fournier, Florian Gerard-Mercier, Cyril Monier, Marc Pananceau, Pedro Carelli and Xoana Troncoso, The Visual Brain: Computing Through Multiscale Complexity, In: Micro-, Meso- and Macro-Dynamics of the Brain (G. Buzsáki and Y. Christen) Springer 43-57, (2016) [pdf]

2011

Xoana Troncoso, Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, Vision’s First Steps: Anatomy, Physiology,and perception in the retina, lateral geniculate nucleus, and early visual cortical areas, In: Visual Prosthetics: Physiology, Bioengineering, Rehabilitation (Dagnelie G) Springer 23-57, (2011) [pdf]

2008

Xoana Troncoso, Stephen Macknik and Susana Martinez-Conde, Corner salience varies parametrically with corner angle during flicker-augmented contrast: further predictions on corner perception from Vasarely’s artworks, In: Art and Perception: Towards a Visual Science of Art (Pinna B) BRILL 335-348, (2008) [pdf]