Design, adaptation and validation of neuropsychological tools

This research line of the Neuropsychology Research Laboratory aims to provide health professionals with solid tools that allow them to collect data objectively in order to evaluate multiple aspects of the patient, including their cognitive performance, their mood symptoms, their ability to function in daily life, among many others. Under this premise, we have concentrated … Continued

Cognitive difficulties in neurological and psychiatric pathologies

Difficulties in functions such as memory, attention, language, and behavior are key symptoms in various neurological and psychiatric disorders. Thus, it is now known that in certain neurological diseases whose symptoms are mainly motor, cognitive and behavioral failures also play an important role (eg, Parkinson’s disease). It is the objective of the Neuropsychology Research Laboratory … Continued

Functioning of various areas of the frontal lobe in fluid intelligence and the ability to change perspective

Intelligence is generally defined as the ability to solve problems and there are many studies that try to understand and classify it. After observing an important positive correlation in test performance that measured different abilities, Spearman proposed the existence of a general factor (g-factor or fluid intelligence) that would modulate performance in different cognitive tasks. … Continued

Evaluation of the Functions of the Frontal Lobe in various neurological and psychiatric pathologies

The frontal lobes are crucial in understanding our identity as human beings, our motivations, our ambitions, and our essence. Its extensive and complex neural connections enable a wide range of functions, including abstract reasoning, mental flexibility, inhibitory control, problem solving, multitasking, memory, theory of mind, and empathy, among many others. It is one of the … Continued

Depersonalization and anxiety

This line of research aims to study the symptoms of depersonalization and derealization in patients with anxiety disorders and community controls, to determine possible predictors of depersonalization in the anxious population, and to evaluate the relationship between obsessive-compulsive symptoms and depersonalization.

Affective symptoms constitute an occurrence

Affective symptoms are a common occurrence in patients with epilepsy, both in the form of comorbidity with depressive and bipolar syndromes, as well as symptoms associated with the neurological picture itself. The concept of affective temperaments constitutes an element of interest to understand the predisposition of certain patients whose personality characteristics confer a higher risk … Continued

Psychopathological characterization and clinical delimitation of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in adults

Attention deficit disorder is the most commonly diagnosed problem in childhood, and reliable studies show that more than half of people diagnosed in childhood continue to have this problem in adulthood. The presence of ADHD in adolescence and adulthood is associated with enormous functional consequences on the academic and work performance of those who suffer … Continued

Computational psychiatry: using data science to improve the understanding, prediction, and treatment of mental illness

Building a bridge between neurosciences and mental health implies overcoming enormous challenges due to the complexity of the studied organ, the brain, and the overwhelming psychological and social universe where it interacts. As Huys et al. (2016) state, dealing with such complexities requires powerful techniques. Computational psychiatry combines multiple levels and types of analysis with … Continued