Elena Pérez-Hernández

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The cannabinoid receptor 1 gene (CNR1) has been associated with addictive disorders and schizophrenia in different studies. We have compared the frequencies of the alleles for the 3′-UTR CNR1 microsatellite in a sample of 113 Spanish schizophrenic patients, including 68 with comorbid substance abuse, and 111 healthy controls. We report that the frequency of(More)
To re-examine whether or not selective hippocampal damage reduces novelty preference in visual paired comparison (VPC), we presented two different versions of the task to a group of patients with developmental amnesia (DA), each of whom sustained this form of pathology early in life. Compared with normal control participants, the DA group showed a(More)
INTRODUCTION The investigation on the medial longitudinal arch is aimed at addressing the diagnostic problems of flat foot. The diagnosis is currently based on clinical tests and the appropriate identification of both postural and gait abnormalities. Risk factors are associated with pre-school ages, but there is no adequate analysis of such factors during(More)
Short-term memory can be defined as the capacity for holding a small amount of information in mind in an active state for a short period of time. Although some instruments have been developed to study spatial short-term memory in real environments, there are no instruments that are specifically designed to assess visuospatial short-term memory in an(More)
This paper presents the MnemoCity task, which is a 3D application that introduces the user into a totally 3D virtual environment to evaluate spatial short-term memory. A study has been carried out to validate the MnemoCity task for the assessment of spatial short-term memory in children, by comparing the children's performance in the developed task with(More)
Substance abuse is the most prevalent comorbid psychiatric condition associated with schizophrenia. Cannabis is a drug frequently used for schizophrenic patients. In the last decades the endocannabinoid system and their endogenous ligands have been discovered. Endogenous cannabinoids act in the brain on cannabinoid CB1 receptor. On the other hand this(More)
Objectives: Neonates with cardiorespiratory disease experience episodes of hypoxia/ischemia. The hippocampus, a structure essential for memory, is particularly vulnerable to such episodes. Hence, neonates undergoing treatment for cardiorespiratory disorders may be at risk of bilateral hippocampal pathology and emerging memory problems later in childhood.(More)
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