Thursday 16 March 2023Brain system segregation and pain catastrophizing in chronic pain progression
Frontiers in Neuroscience
The study investigates the association between pain catastrophizing, brain system segregation, and the progression of chronic pain. It found that higher levels of catastrophizing and lower segregation of brain networks were strongly associated with a worsening in pain experience over time. These findings suggest that approaches focusing on these factors could minimize the impact of chronic pain on daily life activities.
Thursday 03 November 2022"Guttmann Cognitest"®, preliminary validation of a digital solution to test cognitive performance
Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience (2022)
Thanks to technological advances, the administration of cognitive assessments via digital solutions continues to increase, both in research and clinical practice. “Guttmann Cognitest”® is a digital solution for cognitive assessment which includes seven computerized tasks designed to assess main cognitive functions requiring approximately 20 min to be completed.
Saturday 20 August 2022Functional brain connectivity prior to the COVID-19 outbreak moderates the effects of coping and perceived stress on mental health changes. A first year of COVID-19 pandemic follow-up study
Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging (2022)
The COVID-19 pandemic provides a unique opportunity to investigate the psychological impact of a global major adverse situation. Our aim was to examine, in a longitudinal prospective study, the demographic, psychological, and neurobiological factors associated with interindividual differences in resilience to the mental health impact of the pandemic.
- Mental health
Monday 15 August 2022Prefrontal reactivity to TMS perturbation as a toy model of mental health outcomes during the COVID-19 pandemic
Psychosocial hardships associated with the COVID-19 pandemic led many individuals to suffer adverse mental health consequences, however, others show no negative effects. We hypothesized that the electroencephalographic (EEG) response to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) could serve as a toy-model of an individual's capacity to resist psychological stress, in this case linked to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Mental health
Monday 28 March 2022Sense of Coherence Mediates the Relationship Between Cognitive Reserve and Cognition in Middle-Aged Adults
Frontiers in Psychology (2022)
In recent years, supported by new scientific evidence, the conceptualization of cognitive reserve (CR) has been progressively enriched and now encompasses not only cognitive stimulating activities or educational level, but also lifestyle activities, such as leisure physical activity and socialization.
Friday 11 November 2022Coffee Brains 6: Guttmann Cognitest: oportunidades de detección precoz del deterioro cognitivo
Friday 21 October 2022Coffee Brains 5: Cómo promover la resiliencia en el dolor crónico
Thursday 22 September 2022Coffee Brains 4: El cerebro eléctrico y la neuroestimulación