Laura Ortiz-Terán M.D. Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow MGH

Contact Info:

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Radiology Department
Building 149
13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129




Bio Sketch

  • 2011    Ph.D., Neuroscience. University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.
  • 2010    Radiology Residency, Complexo Hospitalario of Pontevedra, Galicia, Spain.
  • 2003    M.D., University Complutense of Madrid, Spain.

Research interests

  • Functional Connectivity Analysis in Resting State MRI sequences
  • Multimodal Sensory Integration
  • Neuroplasticity in blind subjects (Children and Adults)
  • Sensory Substitution Devices



  • Ortiz-Terán L, Ortiz T, Perez DL, Aragón JI, Diez I, Pascual-Leone A, Sepulcre J. Brain Plasticity in Blind Subjects Centralizes Beyond the Modal Cortices. Front Syst Neurosci 2016; 10():61
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  • Prckovka V, Huijbers W, Schultz A, Ortiz-Teran L, Peña-Gomez C, Villoslada P, Johnson K, Sperling R, Sepulcre J. Dynamic Connectivity in the Adaptation of the Ventral Visual System. 2015.(Submitted).
  • Ortiz Alonso T, Santos JM, Ortiz-Terán L, Borrego Hernández M, Poch Broto J, de Erausquin GA. Differences in Early Stages of Tactile ERP Temporal Sequence (P100) in Cortical Organization during Passive Tactile Stimulation in Children with Blindness and Controls. PLoS One. 2015; 10(7).


  • Ortiz T, Poch J, Santos JM, Martínez AM, Ortiz-Terán L, Requena C, Barcia JA, de Erausquin GA, Pascual-Leone A. Occipital cortex activation by long-term repetitive tactile stimulation is necessary for object recognition in blinds: A case report. Neurocase. 2014 Jun; 20(3): 273-82.


  • van Eeghen AM, Ortiz-Terán L, Terán LO, Johnson J, Pulsifer MB, Thiele EA, Caruso P. The neuroanatomical phenotype of tuberous sclerosis complex: focus on radial migration lines. Neuroradiology. 2013 Aug; 55(8): 1007-14.
  • Ortiz T, Santos JM, Ortiz-Teran L, Nogales R, Serrano-Marugán I, Martínez JM, Minguito-García C, Requena C, Poch-Broto J. [Is the early brain organisation of spatial information conveyed by tactile stimuli performed in different ways in congenital and acquired blind children? A pilot study]. Rev Neurol. 2013 Feb 22; 56 Suppl 1:S163-9.


  • Ortiz T, Poch J, Santos JM, Requena C, Martínez AM, Ortiz-Terán L, Turrero A, Barcia J, Nogales R, Calvo A, Martínez JM, Córdoba JL, Pascual-Leone A. Recruitment of occipital cortex during sensory substitution training linked to subjective. PLoS One. 2011;6(8)


  • Besga A, Ortiz L., Fernández A., Maestu F., Arrazola J., Gil-Gregorio P., Fuentes M., Ortiz T. Structural and Functional Patterns in Healthy Aging, Mild Cognitive Impairment and Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2010 Jan-Mar;24(1):1-10.


  • López-Ibor JJ, López- Ibor MI, Méndez MA, Morón MD, Ortiz-Terán L, Fernández A, Diaz-Marsá M, Ortiz T: The perception of emotion-free faces in schizophrenia: a magnetoencephalography study. Squizophr Res. 2008 Jan; 98(1-3): 278-86.