Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) is young, modern and unequivocally public. It was founded by the Catalan government in 1990 to offer training of the very highest quality, and has seen its research activity increase substantially since then. The result today is a specialized university that has interconnected a unique approach to teaching with cutting-edge research, revolving around three closely linked spheres of knowledge, namely social sciences and humanities , information and communication sciences and technologies, and health and life sciences.
Gustavo Deco leads the Computational Neuroscience group and the Center of Brain and Cognition at UPF. The main aim of his research is to elucidate precisely the computational principles underlying higher brain functions and their breakdown in brain diseases.