The flow state is a subjective experience that people report when task performance is experienced as automatic, effortless and intrinsically rewarding. Clara Alameda, Daniel Sanabria and Luis F. Ciria, researchers at CIMCYC, have conducted a systematic review on the neural basis of this phenomenon.
This study led by researchers from the University of Extremadura, with the collaboration of researcher Juan Verdejo Román, from CIMCYC, analyzed neuroimaging studies that have examined the functioning and brain structure of the three faces of gender violence: the brain characteristics of male abusers, as well as the brain sequelae in women and children who are victims of this type of violence.
Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP) offers a transdiagnostic conception of the formation of the "self" and the appearance of a diversity of psychological problems based on radical behaviorism.
Sexual coercion is among the subtlest forms of sexual violence in a relationship and sometimes goes unnoticed by the victims. This study, conducted by Marta Garrido-Macías of the University of Alicante and Inmaculada Valor-Segura and Francisca Expósito, researchers at CIMCYC, analyzed the factors that potentially mitigate women's negative perceptions of intimate partner sexual coercion (IPSC)
Are we ready to face a new era of hyperconnectivity between humans and machines? Will it be safe to implant a device in the brain that can perhaps be controlled from the outside? Will technology be able to limit freedom of thought? What ethical limits should the development of neurotechnology have?
Gender roles operate as a social scheme through which people learn how they should behave. These behaviors or decisions are legitimized by society, especially in women, since if they deviate from their traditional gender roles, they could be socially sanctioned.
Neurofeedback can induce long-term changes in the brain functional connectivity, but its influence on the connectivity between different physiological systems is unknown. With this research, Guzmán Alba, Jaime Vila and Miguel Ángel Muñoz, CIMCYC researchers, analyzed the influence of neurofeedback on the connectivity between the electroencephalogram (EEG) and heart rate (HR).
Tonic pain reduces autonomic responses and EEF functional connectivity elicited by affective stimuli
Most pain studies have focused on only two aspects: the influence of pain on attentional processing and the modulation of pain perception by affective stimuli.
Economic inequality is one of the main problems in today's society and affects people's psychological processes. With this research, Eva Moreno-Bella, Guillermo B. Willis and Miguel Moya, researchers at CIMCYC, study how economic inequality affects the way men and women are perceived.
Orgasm is characterized by an experience of intense pleasure, accompanied by psycho-physiological responses that, as a result of sexual activity, culminate in a feeling of well-being. Therefore, it is a clear indicator of a pleasurable and healthy sexuality.