Cognitive Processing

, Volume 19, Issue 3, pp 465–472 | Cite as

Laboratory of the Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neurosciences Research Center of Universidad Católica del Maule, Chile

  • Boris LuceroEmail author
  • Chiara Saracini
  • María Teresa Muñoz-Quezada
  • Pablo Mendez-Bustos
  • Marco Mora
Laboratory Note


The Laboratory of the Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neurosciences Research Center (CINPSI Neurocog), located in the “Technological Park” building of the Catholic University of Maule (Universidad Católica del Maule, UCM) campus in Talca, Chile, has been established as “Psychology Lab” recently in July, 2016. Our lines of work include basic and applied research. Among the basic research, we study executive functions, decision-making, and spatial cognition. In the applied field, we have studied neuropsychological and neurobehavioral effects of pesticides exposure, among other interests. One of our aims is to develop collaboration both national and internationally. It is important to mention that to date there are only few psychology laboratories and research centers in Chile involved with the fields of neuropsychology and neurosciences. Thus, this scientific effort could be a groundbreaking initiative to develop specific knowledge in this area locally and interculturally through its international collaborations.


Executive functions Spatial cognition Neuropsychology 



The funding was provided by Proyecto de Investigación e Innovación SUSESO (Grant No. 53/2016) and Fondo Nacional de Desarrollo Científico y Tecnológico (Grant No. 11150784).

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Human and animal rights

The manuscript has not been published previously (partly or in full). All procedures performed in studies involving human participants mentioned here were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Declaration of Helsinki and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

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Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the studies mentioned in this paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Health SciencesUniversidad Católica del MauleTalcaChile
  2. 2.VRIP de la Universidad Católica del MauleTalcaChile
  3. 3.The Neuropsychology and Cognitive Neurosciences Research Center (CINPSI Neurocog)Universidad Católica del MauleTalcaChile
  4. 4.LITRPUniversidad Católica del MauleTalcaChile

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