Alvaro Pascual-Leone, M.D., Ph.D., is professor of neurology at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Berenson-Allen Center for Brain Stimulation and of the Cognitive Neurology Division of the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA, USA. For more than 15 years, Dr Pascual-Leone has been an adviser and collaborator of the Instituto Guttmann in Barcelona and he is scientific director of the Barcelona Brain Health Initiative project financed by La Caixa.

Dr Pascual-Leone is acknowledged as an international reference in the development, research, clinical application and teaching of noninvasive brain stimulation techniques. The main focus of his research is the study of brain plasticity mechanisms and their modulation to prevent impacts and disabilities caused by neuropsychiatric disorders, and to promote life-long brain health and mental wellbeing.