• Dr. Bigliassi has been active in the field of psychophysiology and neuroscience for over a decade. He received his Ph.D. from Brunel University London, UK where he conducted a research program to further understanding of the brain mechanisms underlying the effects of dissociative techniques on exercise. He was then hired as a postdoctoral research fellow at University of São Paulo, Brazil where he conducted a series of studies to explore the use of associative strategies during execution of gross movements. Upon completion of his fellowship, he accepted a tenure-track position in the College of Arts, Sciences, & Education at Florida International University, USA as an assistant professor. His work integrates psychophysiological (electroencephalography [EEG], functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI], functional near-infrared spectroscopy [fNIRS], electrodermal [EDA], electromyography [EMG], and heart rate variability [HRV]), psychophysical, and affective measures to further understanding of psychological phenomena during exercise-related situations. He has published over 55 research articles in scientific journals, delivered several guest lectures at national and international conferences, and published hundreds of articles in newspapers and magazines. He has also been awarded on several occasions in the UK, US, and Germany, is the current president of the Society for Sports Neuroscience, and advisor for Flow Research Collective. Dr. Bigliassi acts as an editor for prestigious scientific outlets in his field of scientific inquiry and is an active reviewer for over 35 journals. His research program is funded by international organizations, private companies, and the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

research interests

  • Psychological effects of sensory modulation
    Psychophysiological mechanisms
    Neural basis of attentional control
    Cerebral responses to fatigue
    Sensory manipulation of pain

selected scholarly works & creative activities

full name

  • Marcelo Bigliassi