Cesar Caballero-Gaudes

Cesar Caballero-Gaudes

MRI Engineer
Ramon y Cajal Fellow since 2019

functional and structural neuroimaging; magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) physics and sequence development; BOLD fMRI: data analysis, signal processing methods, connectivity, and physiological basis; inverse problems and reconstruction; pattern recognition and machine learning.

Tel.: +34 943 309 300


  • Caballero-Gaudes, C., Moia, S., Panwar, P., Bandettini, P.A., & Gonzalez-Castillo, J., ( In Press ) A deconvolution algorithm for multi-echo functional MRI: Multi-echo Sparse Paradigm Free Mapping. NeuroImage. Doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116081.
  • Gonzalez-Castillo, J, Caballero-Gaudes, C., Topolski, N., Handwerker, D.A., Pereira, F. & Bandettini, P.A., ( In Press ) Imaging the spontaneous flow of thought: Distinct periods of cognition contribute to dynamic functional connectivity during rest. NeuroImage. Doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.116129.
  • Bastarrika-Iriarte, A., & Caballero-Gaudes, C., ( 2019 ) Closing eyes during auditory memory retrieval modulates alpha rhythm but does not alter tau rhythm. Neuroimage, 197:60-68. Doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2019.04.053
  • Iglesias, J.E., Insausti, R., Lerma-Usabiaga, G., Bocchetta, M., Van Leemput, K., Greve, D.N., van der Kouwe, A., Fischl, B., Caballero-Gaudes, C., & Paz-Alonso, P.M., ( 2018 ) A probabilistic atlas of the human thalamic nuclei combining ex vivo MRI and histology. NeuroImage, 183, 314–326. Doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.08.012
  • Blanco, B., Molnar, M., & Caballero-Gaudes, C., ( 2018 ) Effect of prewhitening in resting state functional near-infrared spectroscopy data. Neurophotonics, 5(4), 040401. Doi: 10.1117/1.NPh.5.4.040401
  • Rosenthal, C.R., Mallik, I., Caballero-Gaudes, C., Sereno, M., & Soto, D., ( 2018 ) Learning of goal-relevant and -irrelevant complex visual sequences in human V1. Neuroimage, 179, 215–224.Doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.06.023
  • Paz-Alonso, P.M., Oliver, M., Lerma-Usabiaga, G., Caballero-Gaudes, C., Quiñones, I., Suárez-Coalla, P., Duñabeitia, J.A., Cuetos, F., & Carreiras, M. , ( 2018 ) Neural correlates of phonological, orthographic and semantic reading processing in dyslexia. NeuroImage:Clinical, 20, 433–447. Doi: 10.1016/j.nicl.2018.08.018
  • Caballero-Gaudes, C., Moia, S., Bandettini, P., & Gonzalez-Castillo, J., ( 2018 ) Quantitative deconvolution of fMRI data with Multiecho Sparse Paradigm Free Mapping. In: Frangi A., Schnabel J., Davatzikos C., Alberola-López C., Fichtinger G. (eds) Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2018. MICCAI 2018. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 11072. Springer, Cham. Doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-00931-1_36
  • Tan, F. M., Caballero-Gaudes, C., Mullinger, K. J., Cho, S.-Y., Zhang, Y., Dryden, I. L., Francis, S. T., & Gowland, P. A, ( 2017 ) Decoding fMRI events in sensorimotor motor network using sparse paradigm free mapping and activation likelihood estimates. Human Brain Mapping, 38:5778–5794. Doi:10.1002/hbm.23767
  • Caballero-Gaudes, C. & Reynolds, R.C., ( 2017 ) Methods for cleaning the BOLD fMRI signal. Neuroimage, 154, 128-149. Doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.12.018
  • Keilholz, S., Caballero-Gaudes, C., Bandettini, P., Deco, G., & Calhoun, V., ( 2017 ) Time-Resolved Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Analysis: Current Status, Challenges, and New Directions. Brain Connectivity, 7(8): 465-481. Doi: 10.1089/brain.2017.0543
  • Gonzalez-Castillo, J., Panwar, P., Buchanan, LC., Caballero-Gaudes, C., Handwerker, D.A., Jangraw, D.C., Zachariou, V., Inati, S., Roopchansingh, V., Derbyshire, J.A., & Bandettini, P.A., ( 2016 ) Evaluation of multi-echo ICA denoising for task based fMRI studies: Block designs, rapid event-related designs, and cardiac-gated fMRI. Neuroimage, 141, 452–468. Doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.07.049.
  • Iglesias, J.E., Paz-Alonso, P.M., Lerma-Usabiaga, G., Insausti, R., Miller, K., & Caballero-Gaudes, C., ( 2016 ) Simultaneous Bayesian correction of slab boundary artifacts and bias field for high resolution ex vivo MRI. IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging (ISBI), 1384-1387. Doi: 10.1109/ISBI.2016.7493525
  • Allan, T.W., Francis, S.T., Caballero-Gaudes, C., Morris, P.G., Liddle, E.B., Liddle, P.F., Brookes, M.J., & Gowland, P.A., ( 2015 ) Functional Connectivity in MRI Is Driven by Spontaneous BOLD Events. PLoS ONE, 10(4):e0124577. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124577
  • Caballero-Gaudes, C., Van de Ville, D., Grouiller, F., Thornton, R., Lemieux, L., Seeck, M., Lazeyras, F., & Vulliemoz, S. , ( 2013 ) Mapping interictal epileptic discharges using mutual information between concurrent EEG and fMRI. NeuroImage 68, 248–262. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.12.011.
  • Caballero-Gaudes, C., Petridou, N., Dryden, I., Francis, S., & Gowland, P. , ( 2013 ) Paradigm Free Mapping with sparse regression automatically detects single-trial functional magnetic resonance imaging blood oxygenation level dependent responses. Human Brain Mapping, 34 - 3, 501 - 519.
  • Petridou, N., Caballero-Gaudes, C., Dryden, I., Francis, S., & Gowland, P., ( 2013 ) Periods of rest in fMRI contain transient events which are related to slowly fluctuating spontaneous activity. Human Brain Mapping, 34 - 6, 1319 - 1348.
  • Karahano˘glu, F.I., Caballero-Gaudes, C., Lazeyras, F., & Van De Ville, D. , ( 2013 ) Total Activation: FMRI Deconvolution through Spatio-Temporal Regularization. Neuroimage, 73,121–134. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.01.067.
  • Caballero-Gaudes, C., Petridou, N., Dryden, I., Bai, L., Francis, S., & Gowland, P. , ( 2011 ) Detection and Characterization of single-trial fMRI BOLD responses: Paradigm-Free Mapping. Human Brain Mapping, 32(9):1400-1418.
  • Caballero-Gaudes, C., Santamara, I., Vía, J., Masgrau, E., & Sesé, T., ( 2006 ) Robust array beamforming with sidelobe control using support vector machines. IEEE Trans. on Signal Processing, 55(2):574-584.