Felipe Munoz-Rubke

Felipe Munoz-Rubke
Universidad Austral de Chile · Psychology

Ph.D.

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Introduction
I want to understand how we use physical and cognitive tools to solve mechanical and mathematical problems. I am also interested in testing and developing tools to improve our capacity to solve mechanical and mathematical problems.
Additional affiliations
January 2018 - present
Universidad Austral de Chile
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2012 - August 2017
Indiana University Bloomington
Position
  • PhD Student
December 2010 - July 2012
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
August 2014 - May 2016
Indiana University Bloomington
Field of study
  • Statistics
August 2012 - December 2017
Indiana University Bloomington
Field of study
  • Cognitive Science and Neuroscience
March 2008 - March 2011
University of Chile
Field of study
  • Child-Adolescent Clinical Psychology

Publications

Publications (20)
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Higher spatial skills are associated with increased interest, performance, and creativity in STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). However, evidence for causal relations between spatial skills and STEM performance remains scarce. In this study, we test the extent to which mechanical problem solving, a spatially demanding STEM...
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The concrete-abstract categorization scheme has guided several research programs. A popular way to classify words into one of these categories is to calculate a word's mean value in a Concreteness or Imageability rating scale. However, this procedure has several limitations. For instance, results can be highly distorted by outliers, ascribe differe...
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Spatial realignment of visual and proprioceptive estimates of hand position is necessary both to keep the estimates in register over time and to compensate for sensory perturbations. Such realignment affects perceived hand position, which the brain must use to plan hand movements. We would therefore expect visuo-proprioceptive realignment to affect...
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The COVID-19 pandemic revealed that many countries have failed to provide the general population with the cognitive tools to thoroughly understand and cope with a global health crisis. While scientists and leaders worldwide have struggled to discover ways to contain the spread of the virus, this difficult task has become overwhelming due to the lim...
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En las últimas décadas, la popularidad de terapias alternativas como las flores de Bach ha aumentado significativamente. Debido a que cualquier efecto de la terapia floral no es superior al conseguido mediante placebo, parece resultar decisiva la utilización de distintas estrategias retóricas y técnicas de persuasión. El presente estudio cualitativ...
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As members of the next generation of leaders, we aim to promote an ethical, inclusive, humanistic, and curiosity-driven code of conduct within cognitive neuroscience. We critically examine the current state of the field and discuss issues that remain to be addressed. In particular, we highlight the need for cultural change, including a greater focu...
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The human brain is inherently a multimodal-multisensory dynamic learning system. All information that is processed by the brain must first be encoded through sensory systems and this sensory input can only be attained through motor movement. Although each sensory modality processes different signals from the environment in qualitatively different w...
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Visual perception of individual letters recruits fusiform gyri(FG), parietal cortex(PC), and frontal cortex(FC); however, letter-selective responses are often associated with the L-FG. All of these regions respond most strongly for letterforms with which the observer has experience hand-printing. Therefore, letter perception responses should be sim...
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Learning about tool function can occur through active experiences, observation of others, and theoretical descriptions (e.g. reading). Previous research suggests that prior knowledge of function interferes with discovering alternative tool functions. Here, we asked whether acquiring knowledge about function through different modalities generates in...
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There is a strong relationship between sensory and motor functions: sensory information guides our actions, while our actions typically have sensory consequences. Previous research has shown that active motor learning generates somatosensory changes as measured by sensed limb position. In contrast, passive movements do not show a comparable effect...
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The brain is thought to weight and combine proprioceptive and visual information to control voluntary movement. Any disruption to proprioception, as frequently happens in stroke and other conditions, is therefore likely to affect multisensory processes. This could impair a patient’s ability to adapt his movements in a changing environment. For exam...

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