Research groups Quantitative Psychology. Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience (QPsycho)

Quantitative Psychology. Quantitative and Computational Neuroscience (QPsycho)

We study statistical models for the complex representation of the pattern of brain signal registers in Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) paradigms. We have focused on the generation of statistical, computational and mathematical models for the estimation of functional and effective connectivity networks. Specifically, we want to focus on connectivity networks in people with a diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Disorder (MCI), comparing them with those presenting people of normal aging and in the absence of cognitive pathology. We have initiated protocols to study the behavior of connectivity networks in subjects diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and we are also studying the brain connectivity networks with fMRI in people with Down Syndrome. The challenge is to take advantage of the longevity of these people to study the cognitive aspects. So, in summary, we can say that our preferred lines in relation to connectivity networks are:

  1. Simulation studies on bayesian parameter estimation techniques in structural equation models (SEM)
  2. Simulation studies to evaluate the goodness of the different indicators of adjustment of models of structural equations based on the number of variables involved in the analysis and the number of paths
  3. Brain signal studies in several clinical samples

Main projects

  • 1.

    MODELOS DE ECUACIONES ESTRUCTURALES EXPLORATORIOS (ESEM): ALTERNATIVA A LOS MODELOSFACTORIALES CONFIRMATORIOS. FORMALIZACIÓN Y APLICACIONES EN INVESTIGACIÓN PSICOLÓGICA

    MINISTERIO DE CIENCIA E INNOVACIÓN PLAN NACIONAL de I+D+i 2008-2011 Subprograma de Proyectos de Investigación Fundamental SPID201000X017863SV0. DIRECCIÓN GENERAL de INVESTIGACIÓN y GESTIÓN del PLAN NACIONAL de I+D+i. SUBDIRECCIÓN GENERAL de PROYECTOS de INVESTIGACIÓN. PSI2010-21214-C02-01 2.010 – 2.013.

  • 2.

    MODELOS ESTADISTICOS PARA EL ANALISIS DE LA CONECTIVIDAD CEREBRAL FUNCIONAL Y EFECTIVA EN ESTUDIOS DE IMAGEN DE RESONANCIA MAGNETICA FUNCIONAL (fMRI).

    MINISTERIO DE ECONOMIA Y COMPETITIVIDAD. Proyectos I+D del Subprograma de Generación de Conocimiento, Programa Estatal de Fomento de la Investigación Científica y Técnica de Excelencia. PSI2013-41400-P 2.014 – 2.017.

  • 3.

    SIforAGE - SOCIAL INNOVATION ON ACTIVE AND HEALTHY AGEING FOR SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH

    FP7-SCIENCE-IN-SOCIETY-2012-1 1/11/2012 to 1/11/2016