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

Language processing and its interrelation with other cognitive functions in different neurological pathologies

Language is one of the major cognitive functions that differentiate us from other animals. It allows us to communicate with the environment and transfer ideas and thoughts. For its proper functioning it requires the participation of other functions such as attention and memory, among many others. Meanwhile, language can be altered after a brain injury. … Continued

Design, adaptation and validation of language assessment tools

Linguistic and sociocultural variables influence language assessment instruments. This is why it is necessary to consider the linguistic peculiarities of language in the different regions, as well as the differences among cultures. Language assessment tools cannot be used just by making an adaptation to the language. For this reason, tools that have been developed for … Continued