Biography

Dr. Velia Cardin joined the School of Psychology at UEA as a lecturer in 2016. She did a BSc in Biomedical Research at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and a 4-year Wellcome PhD Programme in Neuroscience at UCL. Before joining UEA, she worked as a postdoc at UCL's Deafness, Cognition and Language Research Centre (DCAL), at the Linnaeus Centre HEAD, University of Linköping, Sweden, and at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK.

Her research focuses on deafness and neural plasticity using behavioural, pharmacological and neuroimaging techniques.

 

Website

https://deafbrainplasticity.wordpress.com/

All Publications

Cardin, V., Rudner, M., De Oliveira, R. F., Andin, J., Su, M. T., Beese, L., Woll, B., Rönnberg, J.

(2017)

The Organization of Working Memory Networks is Shaped by Early Sensory Experience,

in Cerebral Cortex

article no. bhx222

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(Article)

(E-pub ahead of print)


Cardin, V.

(2016)

Effects of Aging and Adult-Onset Hearing Loss on Cortical Auditory Regions,

in Frontiers in Neuroscience

10

article no. 199

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Rudner, M., Orfanidou, E., Cardin, V., Capek, C. M., Woll, B., Rönnberg, J.

(2016)

Preexisting semantic representation improves working memory performance in the visuospatial domain,

in Memory & Cognition

44

(4)

pp. 608-620

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Cardin, V., Smittenaar, R. C., Orfanidou, E., Rönnberg, J., Capek, C. M., Rudner, M., Woll, B.

(2016)

Differential activity in Heschl's gyrus between deaf and hearing individuals is due to auditory deprivation rather than language modality,

in NeuroImage

124

(Part A)

pp. 96-106

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Cardin, V., Orfanidou, E., Kästner, L., Rönnberg, J., Woll, B., Capek, C. M., Rudner, M.

(2016)

Monitoring different phonological parameters of sign language engages the same cortical language network but distinctive perceptual ones,

in Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

28

(1)

pp. 20-40

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Mac Sweeney, M., Cardin, V.

(2015)

What is the function of auditory cortex without auditory input?,

in Brain

138

(9)

pp. 2468-2470

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(Book/Film/Article review)

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Andin, J., Orfanidou, E., Cardin, V., Holmer, E., Capek, C. M., Woll, B., Rönnberg, J., Rudner, M.

(2013)

Similar digit-based working memory in deaf signers and hearing non-signers despite digit span differences,

in Frontiers in Psychology

4

article no. 942

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Lyness, C. R., Woll, B., Campbell, R., Cardin, V.

(2013)

How does visual language affect crossmodal plasticity and cochlear implant success?,

in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews

37

(10 Pt 2)

pp. 2621-2630

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Cardin, V., Orfanidou, E., Rönnberg, J., Capek, C. M., Rudner, M., Woll, B.

(2013)

Dissociating cognitive and sensory neural plasticity in human superior temporal cortex,

in Nature Communications

4

pp. 1473

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Cardin, V., Sherrington, R., Hemsworth, L., Smith, A. T.

(2012)

Human V6: Functional Characterisation and Localisation,

in PLoS ONE

7

(10)

article no. e47685

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Cardin, V., Hemsworth, L., Smith, A. T.

(2012)

Adaptation to heading direction dissociates the roles of human MST and V6 in the processing of optic flow,

in Journal of Neurophysiology

108

(3)

pp. 794-801

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Cardin, V., Smith, A. T.

(2011)

Sensitivity of human visual cortical area V6 to stereoscopic depth gradients associated with self-motion,

in Journal of Neurophysiology

106

(3)

pp. 1240-1249

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Cardin, V., Friston, K. J., Zeki, S.

(2011)

Top-down Modulations in the Visual Form Pathway Revealed with Dynamic Causal Modeling,

in Cerebral Cortex

21

(3)

pp. 550-562

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Cardin, V., Smith, A. T.

(2010)

Sensitivity of human visual and vestibular cortical regions to egomotion-compatible visual stimulation,

in Cerebral Cortex

20

(8)

pp. 1964-1973

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Cardin, V., Lezama, R., Torres-Márquez, M. E., Pasantes-Morales, H.

(2003)

Potentiation of the osmosensitive taurine release and cell volume regulation by cytosolic Ca2+ rise in cultured cerebellar astrocytes,

in Glia

44

(2)

pp. 119-128

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Morales-Mulia, S., Cardin, V., Torres-Márquez, M. E., Crevenna, A., Pasantes-Morales, H.

(2001)

Influence of protein kinases on the osmosensitive release of taurine from cerebellar granule neurons,

in Neurochemistry International

38

(2)

pp. 153-161

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Pasantes-Morales, H., Cardin, V., Tuz, K.

(2000)

Signaling Events during Swelling and Regulatory Volume Decrease,

in Neurochemical Research

25

(9)

pp. 1301-1314

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Cardin, V., Peña-Segura, C., Pasantes-Morales, H.

(1999)

Activation and inactivation of taurine efflux in hyposmotic and isosmotic swelling in cortical astrocytes: Role of ionic strength and cell volume decrease,

in Journal of Neuroscience Research

56

(6)

pp. 659-67

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Pasantes-Morales, H., Cardin, V., Morales-Mulia, S., Quesada, O.

(1998)

Regulatory volume decrease in cultured brain cells: rate limiting factors,

in The Molecular Mechanism and Volume Sensing Machinery.

Elsevier Science

pp. 43-48

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(Chapter)

(Published)


Key Research Interests

I study neural plasticity, in an attempt to understand the general principles governing human brain function. Research on neural plasticity has the advantage of not only providing insights into the rules, capabilities and constrains of our brain, but also of its potential for adaptation, change and enhancement.

Using neuroimaging, pharmacological and behavioural techniques, my research focuses on deafness and hearing loss, because of the diversity of effects and potential for applications. In deaf humans, neural plasticity is not only the consequence of changes in sensory inputs, but also drives cognitive changes, as language must be acquired visually and is often delayed. 

With 360 million people with hearing loss around the world (WHO, Fact Sheet N°300), my research also has the potential of important benefits for society.

Key Responsibilities

Disability Officer