Saül Martínez Horta has a degree in Psychology (2006) and a master's degree in Neuropsychological Diagnosis and Rehabilitation (2008). He is a neuropsychologist in the Neurology Department's Movement Disorders Unit at Barcelona's Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, researcher at the Sant Pau Biomedical Research Institute, member of the European Huntington's Disease Network (Euro-HD) and co-coordinator of the multidisciplinary care unit for Huntington's at Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau.
His research has looked at the study of cognitive and behavioural changes in Parkinson's and Huntington's Disease. Specifically, he has focused on detecting subtle cognitive changes and on studies using neuroimaging techniques (PET, fMRI, EEG/ERP) of the brain mechanisms that accompany the neuropsychological manifestations of these diseases.
He has taken part as joint researcher in numerous research projects, has developed independent projects, has published a range of studies in specialist journals and is author or co-author of a number of book chapters in the field of movement disorders.