Dr. Yuranny Cabral-Calderin

Main reserach areas

  • Neural oscillations and neural entrainment
  • Noninvasive Brain stimulation
  • Visual and auditory perception
  • Brain imaging




2016 PhD (Dr. rer. nat.), Systems Neurosciences, GGNB, George-August University, Gottingen, Germany
2011 MSc, Cognitive and System Neuroscience, Cuban Center for Neuroscience, Havana, Cuba
2007Diploma degree, Psychology, Faculty of Psychology, Havana University, Havana, Cuba


04/2024–presentPostdoctoral research fellow, Research Group “Neural Circuits Consciousness and Cognition”, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. Frankfurt am Main, Germany
07/2019­–03/2024Postdoctoral research fellow, Research Group “Neural and Environmental Rhythms”, Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics. Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Postdoctoral research fellow. MEG Unit, Brain Imaging Center, Goethe University.Frankfurt am Main, Germany. German Resilience Center, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.Mainz, Germany




Cabral-Calderin Y, van Hinsberg D, Thielscher A & Henry MJ (2024) Behavioral entrainment to rhythmic auditory stimulation can be modulated by tACS depending on the electrical stimulation field properties. eLife. doi: 10.7554/eLife.87820.3

García-Rosales, F., López-Jury, L., González-Palomares, E., Wetekam, J., Cabral-Calderin, Y., Kiai, A., Kössl, M., & Hechavarría, J. C. (2022). Echolocation-related reversal of information flow in a cortical vocalization network. Nature Communications,13: 3642. doi:10.1038/s41467-022-31230-6.

Cabral-Calderin Y & Molly J. Henry (2022) Reliability of neural entrainment in the human auditory system. JNeurosci. doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0514-21.2021”

Ilhan-Bayrakcı M, Cabral-Calderin Y, Bergmann TO, Tüscher O & Stroh A (2022) Individual slow wave events give rise to macroscopic fMRI signatures and drive the strength of the BOLD signal in human resting-state EEG-fMRI recordings. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhab516

Ekhtiari H, Ghobadi-Azbari P, Thielscher A, Antal A, Li LM, Shereen AD, Cabral-Calderin Y, (…), Bikson M (2022) A Checklist for Assessing the Methodological Quality of Concurrent tES-fMRI Studies (ContES Checklist): A Consensus Study and Statement. Nature Protocols. doi: 10.1038/s41596-021-00664-5

Francisco García-Rosales F, López-Jury L, González-Palomares E, Cabral-Calderin Y, Kössl M, Hechavarria JC (2020) Phase-amplitude coupling profiles differ in frontal and auditory cortices of bats. Eur J Neurosci. doi: 10.1111/ejn.14986

García-Rosales F, López-Jury L, González-Palomares E, Cabral-Calderin Y, Hechavarría JC (2020) Fronto-Temporal Coupling Dynamics During Spontaneous Activity and Auditory Processing in the Bat Carollia perspicillata. Front Syst Neurosci. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2020.00014.

García-Rosales F, Röhrig D, Weineck K, Röhm M, Hsuan L, Cabral-Calderin Y, Kössl M, Hechavarria JC (2019) Laminar specificity of oscillatory coherence in the auditory cortex. Brain Structure and Function.

Cabral-Calderin Y & Wilke M (2019) Probing the Link Between Perception and Oscillations: Lessons from Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation. Neuroscientist. doi: 10.1177/1073858419828646.

García-Rosales F, Beetz MJ, Cabral-Calderin Y, Kössl M, Hechavarria JC (2018) Neuronal coding of multiscale temporal features in communication sequences within the bat auditory cortex. Commun Biol. doi: 10.1038/s42003-018-0205-5.

García-Rosales F, Martin LM, Beetz MJ, Cabral-Calderin Y, Kössl M, Hechavarria JC (2018) Low-Frequency Spike-Field Coherence Is a Fingerprint of Periodicity Coding in the Auditory Cortex. iScience. 9:47-62. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2018.10.009.

Wilke M, Schneider L, Dominguez-Vargas AU, Schmidt-Samoa C, Miloserdov K, Nazzal A, Cabral-Calderin Y, Dechent P, Scherberger H, Kagan I, Bähr M (2018) Reach and grasp deficits following damage to the dorsal pulvinar. Cortex 99: 135-149. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2017.10.011.

Williams KA, Cabral-Calderin Y, Schmidt-Samoa C, Weinrich CA, Dechent P, & Wilke M (2017) Simultaneous Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. J Vis Exp. 124. doi: 10.3791/55866.

Cabral-Calderin Y*, Williams K*, Dechent P, Opitz A, & Wilke M (2016) Transcranial alternating current stimulation modulates spontaneous low frequency fluctuations as measured with fMRI. Neuroimage. 141: 88-107. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.07.005.

Cabral-Calderin Y*, Weinrich C A*, Schmidt-Samoa C, Poland E, Dechent P, Bähr M, & Wilke M (2016) Transcranial alternating current stimulation affects the BOLD signal in a frequency and task dependent manner. Hum Brain Mapp. 37(1): 94-121. doi: 10.1002/hbm.23016.

Cabral-Calderin Y, Schmidt-Samoa C, & Wilke M (2015) Rhythmic gamma stimulation affects bistable perception. J Cogn Neurosci. 27(7):1298-307. doi: 10.1162/jocn_a_00781.

Mendoza R, Cabral-Calderin Y, García A, Caballero A, Domínguez M, & Martín M (2011) Effects of Quetiapine on executive functioning deficits in Schizophrenia: short-term effect. Schizophr Res. Schizophrenia Research. 130: 293–294. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2011.02.001.

Mendoza R, Cabral-Calderin Y, Martín M, Domínguez M, Caballero A, García A, Borrego M, & Guerra S (2011) Impairment of emotional expression recognition in schizophrenia: a Cuban familial association Study. Psychiatry Res. 185(1-2): 44-8. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2009.10.006.

Cabral-Calderin Y, Mendoza R, García A, Caballero A, Domínguez M, & Martín M (2010) Effect of quetiapine treatment on facial emotion recognition deficits in schizophrenia patients. Schizophr Res. 119 (2010): 275–276. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2010.03.038.

Quiñones RM, Calderin YC, Domínguez M, Bravo TM, Berazaín AR, García A, Caballero A, & Reyes MM (2009) Heritability of Trail Making Test performance in multiplex schizophrenia families: implications for the search of an endophenotype. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 259(8): 475-481.doi: 10.1007/s00406-009-0012-6.

Awards & Grants

Awards and Grants

2015Merit Abstract Award from OHBM. Annual Meeting of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Hawaii, USA.
2014FENS-IBRO stipend to attend the course 'EEG in Neurology and Neuroscience'
2011–2013PhD Stipend, German Primate Center, Leibniz Institute for Primate Research