Jose Valenzuela Ruiz

Expert in neuroscience, engineering, literature and virtual reality. Member of the UB’s Brainlab and Jot Down Magazine contributor.

Jose Valenzuela (Terrassa, Spain, 1982) is an engineer with a doctorate in humanities. He has worked in labs including the UAB’s Nanomaterials and Microsystems Group and the UB’s Virtual Environments for Neuroscience and Technology Research Group (Eventlab), in the innovation department of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and in the digital agency VISYON. He currently divides his time between neuroscience work in the University of Barcelona’s Brainlab, teaching in creativity at the UOC, and writing for Jot Down Magazine and other publications.

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Martian cartoon strips

Jose Valenzuela Ruiz

Through comics, we analyse the evolution of our view of the Red Planet: from a territory to be conquered, to a reflection of our own nature.

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Geek Minds

Jose Valenzuela Ruiz

We try to understand the secrets of the geek mind through neuroscience. Why are geeks so passionate about narrative universes?

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Predictions of Total Control

Jose Valenzuela Ruiz

The possibility of critical, educated, informed citizens is a fear that disturbes those in power and has caused the burning of books and librariries many times.

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Science Fiction Culture

Jose Valenzuela Ruiz

Science fiction allows us to lose ourselves in extraordinary stories and at the same time learn about science and culture in an entertaining way.