Carlos Ramos-Galarza

Carlos Ramos-Galarza
Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador | PUCE · Escuela de Psicología Clínica

Neuropsicólogo Clínico, PhD

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The aim of this research was to analyze the relationship between cold executive functions (cEFs), and self-regulated learning management (SRLM) in college students. There is a positive and a statistically significant relationship between cold executive functions (cEFs) and self-regulated learning management (SRLM). This research is a quantitative,...
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El proceso de educación virtual es un reto y en los últimos años, en los cuales la humanidad ha tenido que resguardarse en sus hogares para prevenir daños en su salud, la educación virtual ha tomado protagonismo. Es en este espacio en el cual surge nuestra obra: Nuevas formas de enseñar y aprender: una mirada a la educación virtual, que aborda la r...
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Mobile instant messaging (MIM) is currently one of the most influential areas of technology. MIM applications have experienced substantial growth in the number of users; however, research on consumer behavior regarding the use of these applications is relatively scarce. The present study seeks to fill this gap, with the objective of identifying, un...
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This article reports an investigation aimed at analyzing an interactive model of executive functions, which seeks to explain the process followed by human beings to correct their mistakes. The method followed was an analysis based on structural equations, considering the maximum likelihood process around a model that considered six executive functi...
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Border activities are developed with unconventional rules or are not aligned with large cities in their total context. Thus, the modalities of exchange of currency between borders, is an activity that is carried out personally and without intermediaries, that is, person to person, both on one side and the other, the rules of the sale of currency ar...
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Neuromarketing is an innovative branch of neuroscience that seeks to provide for the consumer’s wishes through the understanding of its brain structure, which will allow to comprehend and develop products or publicity that can be more attractive, new and attached to what has been created. Neuromarketing is integrated in this new digital age in an e...
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360° technology for images or videos allows the covering of a 360° vision angle in two axles (X and Y), and it can be seen on a screen in an interactive way. This means that we can see everything that is around the point where the picture or video was taken, up, down, in front, behind and the sides, which allows us to reproduce the stereoscopic hum...
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This chapter proposes a mobile application aimed at improving the decision-making process through conscious stimulation of the prefrontal cortex using a smartphone application. It is expected to be useful for adolescents and young adults, considering the brain maturation and important decisions taken at this stage, which can have positive or negati...
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Comparative organizational network analysis makes it possible to identify the similarities and differences between organizations according to the content of their networks. This research is a comparative study of organizational networks based on formal power. To accomplish this goal, networks were developed in three organizations from different sec...
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This work analyzed the potential impact of virtual environments on learning biology at a high school. This case study was done at a secondary institution in Ecuador. A quantitative and descriptive study was carried out and two measuring instruments were applied to different populations. This work concluded that the educational community has favorab...
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The integration of technological tools into the neurocreativity phases of Neurodidactics, propose to relate the teaching of mathematics and the improvement of meaningful learning in students at the secondary level. The study in this research is based on an exploratory, descriptive, and pre-experimental methodology carried out into a high school int...
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The attention-deficit/ hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), is a neurobiological disorder and belongs to those called neurodevelopmental disorders, since it is commonly diagnosed in childhood, and persists into adulthood. The ADHD is divided by its central symptomatology in hyperactivity, and inattention, variable according to the case. It is one of the...
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Information and communication technologies have transformed the world, especially if they are aimed at promoting reading in children in their first years of learning. The problems generated by deficiencies in reading comprehension in the student body affect their school performance and their progress in the upper years, creating demotivation and lo...
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The global emergency due to the COVID-19 disease has forced educational systems around the world to move from a face-to-face pedagogical model to an online model which is developed in virtual learning environments. In this sense, this research aims to perform an analysis of the main video conference platforms such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google M...
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Covid-19 has been among the most disruptive events in recent decades. At the time of writing, it has caused more than 5 million deaths worldwide and considerable economic losses. However, it has also sped up the process of technological development and technology adoption. One sector that has been deeply affected by the impact of the pandemic is hi...
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Impulse control, or also called inhibitory control, refers to the capacity of controlling attentiveness, behavior, thoughts, and/or emotions, and, at the end, to control internal willingness that is in charge of our behavior. It is important to mention that impulsiveness can be associated to three main factors, first, to behave without a direct imp...
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The disposal of products within the framework of the discipline of consumer behavior is a decision-making process. In this process, consumers make at least two decisions: the first to stop using a still usable product and the second to select a disposal method. Among the most common methods of disposal are storing products, giving them away, donati...
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This article reports the results found in an investigation that analyzed students' perception of the learning process based on the "Alexa" virtual assistant as an educational resource. Alexa was used during 6 sessions; at the end of the session, each participant answered a survey. The results showed evidence that most students answered in favor of...
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Cyberbullying is the intentional and continuous abuse or aggression through the use of technological devices and the Internet. In cyberbullying there is a dynamic of violence between an aggressor and a victim. This type of practice is very common nowadays, since human activity on the Internet is very important, for example, through the use of socia...
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The COVID-19 crisis is among the most disruptive events in recent decades. Its profound consequences have garnered the interest of many studies in various disciplines, including consumer behavior, thereby warranting an effort to review and systematize the literature. Thus, this study systematizes the knowledge generated by 70 COVID-19 and consumer...
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El libro Tecnologías Educativas para la Nueva Era es una obra que recopila proyectos de investigación que han desarrollado procesos de innovación tecnológica en favor de los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje en diversas áreas del saber. Invitamos a que nuestros lectores disfruten de esta obra y lo puedan citar en sus trabajos académicos y de inve...
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Alzheimer’s is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by the progressive deterioration of cognitive functions, with memory being the most affected. Several studies have shown the benefits of music as a complementary treatment for dementia, improving patients’ quality of life. A scientific contribution is needed to show how autobiographic memory...
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Dyslalia is a language disorder that is present in a wide percentage of children. This work proposes an intervention protocol in music therapy to improve attention, memory, and language for children with the dyslalia disorder. A confirmatory mixed-method design composed of two studies was conducted: the first included a quantitative and pre-experim...
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An area of great interest for business is establishing the factors that determine consumer intentions to purchase new technological products. The present study seeks to contribute to this field of research by establishing how the consumer’s hedonic and utilitarian motivations help explain their purchase intentions. The present study consisted of a...
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Nowadays, there is a rapid technological progress around the world that has enabled realities long ago unimaginable. We live in a technological era that represents new possibilities and challenges for society, and for the educational models in each country [1]. Research on smart education, which has forced the educational community to rethink on ne...
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The development of people living with some type of disability depends on assistive technologies, their families and in some cases government support. Worldwide, 15% of the population lives with some type of disability. In this context, the different degrees of dependency, derived from the different limitations of functional diversity, as a result o...
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This paper is based on pre-experimental research that assessed the impact of E-Learning and M-Learning technological intervention to promote mathematical skills learning. The sample consisted of 16 students between 11 and 12 years old (Mage = 11.94, SD = .25). They received an educational technology program for 6 sessions. Pre and posttest measurem...
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Nowadays, technological advances have made possible the constant innovation of education, adding resources, tools, and technological devices that are rapidly updated, and improved, is in this scenario where it is proposed to take advantage of the benefits that technology offers, plus the set of informatic abilities that current students have develo...
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This article reports a research of a qualitative methodology that analyzed narratives of students aged between 10 and 14 years old, who received a learning technological program based on Virtual Learning Objects. As results, it was found that the program applied propitiate significant willingness, happiness, motivation, and innovation towards learn...
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As a result of social isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, museums around the world have closed their physical doors, but some of them have opened digital windows to be able to visit them through virtual tours. Through them, interactive and sensory experiences are created developing educational and training spaces, which constitute pedagogical m...
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The treatments for anxiety that have proven efficacy are based on cognitive behavioral therapy, this time we will focus on systematic desensitization, which aims to expose the subject successively to the element that generates the maladaptive response, with this purpose a technological application is proposed for the treatment of this disorder from...
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This article reports a systematic review of research done about the positive impact of cognitive treatment for people with some type of brain disorder through the use of inclusive technologies. The article collected 21 publications of high impact magazines uncovering that countries such as Spain, France, and Russia have a significant number of cont...
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Mobile instant messaging (MIM) is one of the most influential technologies in society today due to its wide penetration in the world’s population. The present study aims to establish whether two consumer traits, extraversion and novelty seeking, have the potential to explain the intensity of MIM usage by consumers considering its good performance i...
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The COVID-19 crisis has generated considerable research efforts in all areas of knowledge, including the area of business and management. This article aimed to describe the body of knowledge generated on COVID-19 regarding business and management to generate the basis for future research. The present study identified 1,751 relevant articles in the...
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This paper elaborates around the perception that students have regarding the learning process based on technological means: e-learning and m-learning combined. The experiment’s sample consisted of 16 students between 9 and 12 years old (37.2% female and 62.5% male). The results showed that most students are in favor of using technology to improve t...
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This work presents a revision of possible applications of the augmented reality in the scholar context, such as the utilization of augmented reality to improve reading comprehension or its application in geometry learning and many others. At the same time, as a contribution to the research field, there is a proposal about the design and development...
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The process of assessing executive functions through behavioral observation scales is still under theoretical and empirical construction. This article reports on the analysis of the factorial structure of the EOCL-1 scale that assesses executive functions, as proposed by the theory developed by Luria, which has not been previously considered in thi...
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El cerebro es el órgano responsable de todas las actividades que realiza el ser humano, como pensar, actuar, hablar, resolver problemas, tomar decisiones, regular las emociones y otras fascinantes habilidades mentales. Cualquiera de estas funciones cerebrales puede dañarse en el momento menos esperado, generando problemas cognitivos y comportamenta...
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En el libro Tecnologías de apoyo para la vida: aportes desde la investigación, se exponen reportes científicos que brindan una comprensión de: (a) las tecnologías que aportan en los procesos de enseñanza y aprendizaje, (b) la relación que existe entre el desarrollo tecnológico y lo social y (c) las tecnologías y su aporte en los procesos lúdicos. C...
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Learning mathematics is a challenge in the current educational context. This is demonstrated by a high percentage of students who both fail to develop these numerical-type skills and have a low academic performance. This research performs a quasi-experiment to develop mathematical skills and knowledge. The sample consisted of 54 students (20 female...
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The incorporation of game elements in non-game contexts is a subject of interest in various sectors, such as business, marketing, engineering, medicine, and military. Gamification and serious games have been involved in the rapid adaptation of professional training. The main goal of game thinking is to motivate and engage learners by using game-lik...
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Resumen La investigación experimental se caracteriza por la manipulación intencionada de la variable independiente y el análisis de su impacto sobre una variable dependiente. En cuanto a sus sub-diseños se encuentran los estudios de tipo: (a) pre-experimental, caracterizado por realizar una intervención únicamente en un grupo, (b) cuasi-experimenta...
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Executive functions are complex, high-level mental abilities associated with the frontal lobe brain function. These skills have been described as the inhibitory control ability, working memory, cognitive flexibility, planning, monitoring, among others. One of the most important skills of executive functioning is the ability to control behavior and...
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In Latin American countries, it has been noticed that a high percentage of university students experience negative feelings such as fear, rejection, and inadequate beliefs about the contents taught in statistical courses, resulting in avoidant behaviors towards their learning and student’s low performance. The majority of students are able to obtai...
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Multiple intelligences encompass the different types of intelligences that a human being possesses; which are the verbal-linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligences. These two types of intelligence represent, in a significant part, the axis of the human cognitive procedure and are activated when there is a problem that needs to be solved. Thi...
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The teaching process in the infant stage is a challenge for the current educational process since children need the use of resources that are consistent with the reality in which they live today. In this context, the ways of teaching have evolved thanks to technological progress, which has led to the emergence of new teaching methodologies, includi...
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Neuropsychological rehabilitation is a high complexity process that involves returning the functionality lost to a patient with acquired brain damage. In this context, technological development provides several possibilities for the stimulation of various brain functions involved in cognitive processing and behavioral regulation of a patient. For t...
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Drones (unmanned aerial vehicles) are one of the newest trends for presenting tourism attractions using aerial photographs and videos. Drones can take high quality pictures and videos that can intensify the emotional response of a viewer by displaying a very special view and unusual perspective of various tourism destinations. Generating a film aim...
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Technological advances allow people living with disabilities to integrate into different activities. This article aims to analyze research related to assistive technologies and visual impairment. The most important published papers, in this field were identified. This study analyzes 297 documents, of which 26 documents are published by two Latin Am...
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Traditional schooling required the professor as the main character of the teaching process. Nowadays, this fact has taken a second place because it is considered as low effective in the present era students’ since they have grown and developed in a virtual environment from their birthday. Thus, their cognitive processes require a diversity of learn...
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La transgresión de los acuerdos entre la pareja es una problemática actual que genera malestar a nivel personal, familiar y social. En este artículo, se reporta una investigación que analiza un modelo que propone la interacción entre las variables cogni-ción positiva, afecto positivo y resiliencia como factores predictivos que aportan en la compren...
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Abstract Objective: The aim of this research was to analyze the role of monitoring in the causal relationship between inhibitory control and symptoms of combined ADHD. Method: It has been conducted a quantitative investigation of two phases. Results: In the first study, a moderation model was analyzed (N = 144 adolescents with combined ADHD), where...
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Nowadays, technological advances encompass realities that in the last century were possible just as fantasies. Society lives now in a technological era where education must look for the path and tools to get the benefits that these advances offer, as well as the technological innate abilities that have been developed in students of this generation,...
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Technological resources have as a goal to facilitate knowledge acquisition, storage, and use, to achieve the results proposed in the teaching-learning process and to obtain meaningful learning. The research proposed as following is based on a correlational methodology, which is oriented towards the improvement of the teaching-learning process and h...
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People with disabilities and special needs are very important part of the society, their needs have not been covered over time. Globalization and technological development helped identify the importance of various groups with disabilities. In Ecuador, this identification allows this social group to be visible and particularly people with visual dis...
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Nowadays, we are facing rapid educational and technological era, therefore there is increased need to highlight the connection for teachers to rediscover improved teaching-learning processes. The actual educative processes are being developed in virtual learning environments, offering flexible, far reaching distance learning, and better tools for t...
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Long distance romantic relationships are becoming more and more common nowadays. There can be various concrete reasons that are the causes for this occurrence, among the most common, the pursuit of career opportunities, educational goals, military service, and migratory issues. The aim of this study is answering the question: how is possible to mai...
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Resumen Desde siempre ha existido un interés por comprender cómo funciona el cerebro humano su relación con el comportamiento y cognición. Un acercamiento que busca solucionar esta intriga radica en la propuesta de modelos de organización cerebral que tratan de explicar cómo es el trabajo de la masa encefálica. En tal sentido, en este artículo se p...
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Introducción. Las funciones ejecutivas constituyen un conjunto de procesos cognitivos, afectivos y motivacionales que per-miten el control consciente del pensamiento, el desarrollo de tareas de gran complejidad y la facilitación a la adaptación de nuevas situaciones como es característico en el contexto universitario. Objetivo. Proponer una escala...
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Psychoactive substances are natural or synthetic compounds that affect the central nervous system by depressing, stimulating or producing hallucinations, generating brain´s impairments, specifically in those mechanisms that regulate mood, thoughts, and motivations. These substances usage and dependency represent a significant fact upon mortality ra...
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The executive functions that are at the core of human neuropsychological functioning are attention and memory. Attention encompasses a series of brain subprocesses that allow an individual to focus his/her state of consciousness on a determined stimulus of internal and external reality. On the ohter hand, memory refers to the capacity to store and...
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Addictions are part of psychopathological disorders. They encompass an obsessive behavior towards the consumption of psychotropic substances, activities, or relations. In the psychological treatment of these issues, procedures based on behavioral and cognitive behavioral techniques are applied through the traditional approach during sessions. The d...
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Nowadays, the teaching – learning process is characterized by the application and implementation of technological resources that look for the improvement of students´ attention and motivation within the educative process. In this context, one of those resources looking to accomplish this objective are digital whiteboards, that allow to make coopera...
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Emerging teaching methodologies have reached restructuring educative scenario, leading to the implementation of novel teaching ways, using not conventional elements, such as videogames in the teaching process, it is the case of Minecraft education. This is a learning platform based in games, promoting creativity, collaboration and problem-solving i...
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Brain’s functions imply the necessary cognitive processing to solve daily life problems. In this context, the frontal lobe has a predominant role in the decision-making process, and, when its functioning is not accurate, it generates severe problems in the person suffering of it. As a technological solution to help adolescents to take the best deci...
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Actualización en metodología de la investigación científica En esta obra se encuentran valiosos aportes para comprender el método de la investigación científica. En su contenido se analizan elementos claves en el planteamiento de una investigación, como lo son: los paradigmas que sustentan la investigación científica, el proceso que se sigue en el...
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El COVID-19 como pandemia global tuvo consecuencias a nivel de la salud, pero también a nivel social pues como consecuencia de evitar su propagación los gobiernos tomaron medidas que afectaron al trabajo, adoptándose el teletrabajo como una alternativa para poder continuar con las actividades laborales desde el hogar. Este estudio analiza las carac...
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Introducción: El ajedrez es un deporte y juego que beneficia en la etapa infantil a distintas capacidades cognitivas por sus acciones de movimiento de piezas, reglas de juego, toma de decisiones y resolución de problemas. Objetivo: En este artículo se reporta una investigación que analiza el beneficio del ajedrez en la memoria de trabajo y planifi...
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Resumen En el contexto futbolístico se han presentado errores garrafales que han costado caro a los equipos. A veces se presentan por nervios o desconcentración, no obstante, según nuestro ojo clínico, en ocasiones el cerebro juega una mala pasada y su mal funcionamiento, producto de un traumatismo craneoencefálico sucedido en el mismo juego, es qu...
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La anosognosia es un trastorno neuropsicológico que genera en el paciente una incapacidad para tener un estado de conciencia pleno sobre su enfermedad o déficit, producto de una injuria cerebral. En este artículo reportamos el análisis de un caso que producto de un traumatismo craneoencefálico presentó esta alteración cerebral. El análisis neuropsi...
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El proceso de investigación tiene como finalidad encontrar soluciones para las diversas necesidades que enfrenta el ser humano. Dentro de este proceso, el nivel de una investigación puede tener diversos alcances que parten desde el nivel exploratorio, descriptivo, correlacional hasta llegar a un alcance explicativo, en donde se busca una explicació...
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RESUMEN El sentido de coherencia se conforma por tres factores: comprensibilidad, manejabilidad y significatividad. En la investigación se analizó su estructura factorial a partir de la escala SOC-29 y su relación con de apego. Se plantearon tres hipótesis para valorar la confiabilidad, validez convergente y estructura factorial. La muestra estuvo...
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This study aimed to identify the way in which the optimism and innovativeness of consumers (drivers of technology readiness) affect their tendency to use technology-based services, an area that merits additional research. The study was conducted in two phases in Quito, Ecuador. In the first phase, three services were selected to be studied: online...
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Anosognosia is a neuropsychological disorder that generates in the patient an inability to have a state of full awareness about their disease or deficit due to brain injury. In this article we report the analysis of a case that, due to a head injury, presented this brain disorder. The neuropsychological analysis begins with the clinical description...
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Abstract. This paper presents the conceptual development of a technological application for the treatment of children with attention deficit disorder (ADD). This technological application will consist on serious-gaming to stimulate the different levels of attention. The first level is focused in attention and stimulates it by identifying stimuli th...
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Abstract. In this report it is presented the results of a longitudinal preexperimental study, it was realized a technological intervention to stimulate the phonological awareness through a tangible reading toy based on the RFID technology, consisting of a teddy bear and 30 letters in 3D from the Spanish alphabet. This study started with a sample of...