Dr. Tiago Arruda holds a PhD in Physics Applied to Medicine and Biology at University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, with a focus on neuroimaging and human emotion regulation. Recently, he did a post-doctorate at the Institute of Biophysics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). He is currently associate professor at UFRJ, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology. He worked on the first fMRI study about closed-eye imagery following ayahuasca ingestion.
Besides, Dr. Tiago Arruda has experience in different areas of human behavioral neuroscience: emotion regulation, cognitive skills, motorplasticity, psychopharmacology and other research in psychiatry and neurology such as depression, anxiety, multiple sclerosis and migraine. He is specifically interested in the effects of Ayahuasca in emotion regulation and his therapeutical potential for psychiatry.