Beatriz García-Rodríguez

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Implicit memory for emotional facial expressions (EFEs) was investigated in young adults, healthy old adults, and mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) patients. Implicit memory is revealed by the effect of experience on performance by studying previously encoded versus novel stimuli, a phenomenon referred to as perceptual priming. The aim was to assess the changes(More)
Gaucher disease (GD) is an autosomal recessive disorder characterized by defective function of glucocerebrosidase. GD presents a wide spectrum of manifestations, and patients and their relatives may develop neurological abnormalities more frequently than the general population. This study aims to determine the presence of neurological symptoms (NS) and(More)
Mutations in β-glucosidase (GBA1) are the most common genetic risk factor for Parkinson disease (PD). There is evidence to suggest that PD risk is greater (1) in GBA1 heterozygotes with non-N370S GBA1 mutations compared to N370S mutations and (2) in GD type 1 (GD1) patients compared to GBA1 heterozygotes. This study aimed to determine the comparative risk(More)
There is evidence that visuo-spatial capacity can become overloaded when processing a secondary visual task (Dual Task, DT), as occurs in daily life. Hence, we investigated the influence of the visuo-spatial interference in the identification of emotional facial expressions (EFEs) in early stages of Parkinson's disease (PD). We compared the identification(More)
The current study examined the hypothesis that old people have a selective deficit in the identification of emotional facial expressions (EFEs) when the task conditions require the mechanism of the central executive. We have used a Dual Task (DT) paradigm to assess the role of visuo-spatial interference of working memory when processing emotional faces(More)
BACKGROUND Obesity is an excessive accumulation of fat frequently, but not always, associated with health problems, mainly type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. During a positive energy balance, as caused by excessive intake or sedentary lifestyle, subcutaneous adipose tissue expands and accumulates lipids as triglycerides. However, the amount of(More)
Healthy expansion of human adipose tissue requires mesenchymal stem cells (hMSC) able to proliferate and differentiate into mature adipocytes. Hence, characterization of those factors that coordinate hMSC-to-adipocyte transition is of paramount importance to modulate the adipose tissue expansion. It has been previously reported that the adipogenic program(More)
BACKGROUND Gaucher disease (GD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder caused mainly by mutations in the glucocerebrosidase (GBA) gene. Great phenotypic variability has been observed among patients with the same genotype, suggesting other factors, such as polymorphic variants, might influence GD phenotypes. We previously reported the c.(-203)A>G (g.1256A>G)(More)
UNLABELLED Background/ Study Context: Age-related changes appear to affect the ability to identify emotional facial expressions in dual-task conditions (i.e., while simultaneously performing a second visual task). The level of interference generated by the secondary task depends on the phase of emotional processing affected by the interference and the(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous research has shown that correct identification of emotional facial expressions (EFE) depends on the cognitive resources that are available. In this study, we examine whether the capacity to identify EFE in a dual task paradigm is affected in Parkinson's disease (PD). AIM To investigate the interference generated by introducing a(More)