Experimental Psychology
and Brain Disorders Laboratory
Facultat de Psicologia (Universitat de Barcelona)
     Fundació Sant Joan de Déu
We study the mechanisms underlying perception and attention in healthy adults, infants, and neurologic/psychiatric patients. We aim at developing new tools to detect subtle deficits in perception, attention and motor control in several clinical and pre-clinical populations such as children with psychosis risk syndrome, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), non-verbal learning disorders, phenylketonuria (PKU), schizophrenia, and right parietal lesions, and adults with pre-clinical Alzheimer's disease (AD). 

We are leading a multidisciplinary project (including designers, oncoloigists, psychologists and nutritionists), financed by the Spanish Assciation against Cancer (AECC), to develop advanced strategies to fight against eating disorders and malnutrition in children with cancer undergoing  chemotherapy treatment.

We are also part of FocusLocus Consortium to develop a new gaming experience to improve specific cognitive functions in children with ADHD.

Our methodological approaches are mostly based on behavioural measures (e.g., reaction times) and psychophysics, but also include event-related potentials, functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) and neuropsychology.

News & media

April 25th, 2017

  • Jordi Navarra talks about new strategies to improve nutrtition in patients with cancer at BETEVÉ.

  • New article mentioning our work in La Vanguardia!
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Our research projects are funded by public and private institutions including:
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