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Relevant publications

  • Costumero, V., Bustamante, J. C., Rosell-Negre, P., Fuentes, P., Llopis, J. J., Ávila, C., & Barrós-Loscertales, A. (2017). Reduced activity in functional networks during reward processing is modulated by abstinence in cocaine addicts. Addiction Biology, 22(2), 479–489. http://doi.org/10.1111/adb.12329

(a) Left frontoparietal network spatial map. Images are presented in neurological convention (left is left). The statistical threshold is P < 1×10-13 FDR-corrected with a minimum extent threshold of 30 contiguous voxels. The color bar represents the t-values applicable to the image, while the numbers in the images correspond to the z Montreal Neurological Institute coordinates. (b) Interaction graph showing the mean and standard error bars for left frontoparietal network modulation in each group separately (c) Scatter plot showing the positive correlation between left frontoparietal network beta-weights for unpredicted erotic images and length of abstinence in months.

Significant correlations between F-A-S scores and (A) Left Inferior Frontal Gyrus-Right Insula, (B) Left SMA-Right Insula and, (C) Thalamus-Cerebellum.

  • Miró-Padilla, A., Bueichekú, E., Ventura-Campos, N., Palomar-García, M.-Á., & Ávila, C. (2017). Functional connectivity in resting state as a phonemic fluency ability measure. Neuropsychologia, 97(February), 98–103. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2017.02.009

Visual search task training effects on pre-post comparison. Reduced PPC activation was found to be the effect of training when controlling for repetition effects using between-subjects controls. Contrasts correspond to: trained condition data Trained group (Pre- > Post-training session) > Control group (Pre- > Post-training session). Color bar represents t-values. Results are p < 0.05 FWE cluster-corrected. R = right. Coordinates are in the MNI space.

  • Bueichekú, E., Miró-Padilla, A., Palomar-García, M.-T., Ventura-Campos, N., Parcet, M.-A., Barrós-Loscertales, A., & Ávila, C. (2016). Reduced posterior parietal cortex activation after training on a visual search task. NeuroImage, 135, 204–213. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.04.059


(A) Brain regions with GM differences between musicians and nonmusicians (FWE cluster-corrected at P < 0.05, voxel-wise threshold of P < 0.001 with a cluster size criterion of 756 voxels). The right side of the image is the right side of the brain. (B) The scatter plot shows the correlation between the regional GM volume at the local maxima of the right auditory cortex (x = 55, y = −33, z = 21) and age at which training began.

  • Palomar-García, M. Á., Zatorre, R. J., Ventura-Campos, N., Bueichekú, E., & Ávila, C. (2017). Modulation of Functional Connectivity in Auditory-Motor Networks in Musicians Compared with Nonmusicians. Cerebral Cortex, 27(5), 2768–2778. http://doi.org/10.1093/cercor/bhw120