Research line: Substance and behavioral addiction



The main objective of this clinical research field is to study behavioral, relational, and neurophysiological commonalities and differences between the behavioral (“new”) and substance ("old") addictions, using as a key to understanding the study of the brain-and-body interaction during the life span of individuals. We aim to provide new methods and techniques for the neuropsychophysiological evaluation, clinical treatment, and management of heterogeneous forms of addiction, which are frequently intertwined and have a significant impact on the quality of life of individuals. This research line is specifying how the brain's decision-making, reward systems, risk-taking, emotional processing, motivation, executive functioning, and regulation systems interact differently in clinical addicted populations.




Keywords: Motivation; Addiction; Reward systems; Executive functions