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Neurocognition, psychobiology of the personality and behavioral genetics

The researchers converge in the interest in the search for the biological bases of personality and their disorders. Based on biological-factorial personality research models, the relationship between personality with the endocrine system (gonadal hormones), central nervous system (neurotransmitters and genetic polymorphisms) and neurophysiology (electrophysiology) is investigated. The current research focuses on impulsive-uninhibited personality relationships and emotions with neural monoamphatic neurotransmission (norepinephrine, dopamine, serotonin and MAO), both at a biochemical level (neurotransmitters and metabolites) and at the level of molecular genetics. The biological bases of personality are also investigated through the search of techniques of computerized electrophysiology and functional infrared spectroscopy (fNIR) applied to the study of emotions, cognitive functions and the frontal lobe (Laboratory of Human Behaviour). It also interests the study of human behavior through observation techniques of direct and digitalized behavior.

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Zambrana-Infantes E; Rosell Del Valle C; Ladrón de Guevara-Miranda D; Galeano P; Castilla-Ortega E; Rodríguez De Fonseca F; Blanco E; Santín LJ

Palmitoylethanolamide attenuates cocaine-induced behavioral sensitization and conditioned place preference in mice

PHARMACOLOGY BIOCHEMISTRY AND BEHAVIOR 166 1-12. .

[doi:10.1016/j.pbb.2018.01.002]

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Anton Aluja Fabregat

Anton Aluja Fabregat

973706537 / 973702496

aluja(ELIMINAR)@irblleida.cat

aluja@pip.udl.cat

Biomedicine II / Biomedicina II
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