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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).

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Aluja, A; Rossier, J; Oumar, B; García LF; Bellaj, T; Ostendorf, F; Ruch, W; Wang, W; K?vi, Z; Scigala, D; Cekrlija Ð; Stivers, AW; Di Blas, L; Valdivia, M; Ben Jemaa, S; Atitsogbe, KA; Hansenne, M; Glicksohn, J

Multicultural Validation of the Zuckerman-Kuhlman-Aluja Personality Questionnaire Shortened Form (ZKA-PQ/SF) Across 18 Countries.

Assessment 27 728-748. .


Lucas, I; Balada, F; Blanco, E; Aluja, A

Prefrontal cortex activity triggered by affective faces exposure and its relationship with neuroticism

Neuropsychologia 132 107146-107146. .


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Anton Aluja Fabregat

Anton Aluja Fabregat

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Biomedicine II / Biomedicina II
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