Francisco Ceric

Francisco Ceric
University of Desarrollo | UDD · School of Psychology

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March 2014 - present
University of Desarrollo
Position
  • Director Laboratorio Neurociencias Cognitivas
January 2005 - December 2011
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

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Publications (38)
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Animals respond to threatening situations by exhibiting a number of defensive behaviors, including avoidance, freezing, and risk assessment. An animal model with an ethological approach offers a deeper insight into the biological mechanisms underlying threat responses. This paper describes a methodology to measure defensive behaviors toward both in...
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Several studies have shown that Rapid Automatised Naming (RAN) is an important reading predictor. However, it has also been found that RAN is a valid predictor of mathematical performance. This study explores the relationship between RAN, counting and arithmetic fluency in Chilean first graders. A total of 102 participants were evaluated with RAN l...
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Executive functions (EF) correspond to a general construct of high-order cognitive skills aimed at optimizing problem solving. The study of EF categorizes it into three sub-processes; of these three, cognitive flexibility (CF) stands out because of its later development and because it requires a greater amount of neurocognitive resources. In develo...
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The Personal Style of the Therapist (PST) is a multidimensional construction that is present in every therapeutic process. Aim. Study the differences between Italian and Chilean cognitive post-rationalist therapists in the therapist’s personal style. Method. A cross-sectional analysis was conducted to compare therapists in the five dimensions of EP...
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El estilo personal del terapeuta (PST) es una construcción multidimensional que está presente en cada proceso terapéutico. Objetivo. Esta investigación estudia las diferencias entre los terapeutas cognitivos posracionalistas italianos y chilenos. Método. Se realizó un análisis transversal para comparar terapeutas en las cinco dimensiones de EPT. Pa...
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The insular cortex (IC), among other brain regions, becomes active when humans experience fear or anxiety. However, few experimental studies in rats have implicated the IC in threat responses. We have recently reported that inactivation of the primary interoceptive cortex (pIC) during pre-training, or the intra-pIC blockade of protein synthesis imm...
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This study aimed to test the impact of play on the development of executive functions (EFs) in preschoolers. Thirty-two games were designed to be collectively played in groups by 70 children, in their regular classes. The games were specifically designed to promote the development of the three components of EFs: inhibition (behavioral or cognitive)...
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El Estilo Personal del Terapeuta (EPT) es un constructo multidimensional que está presente en todo proceso terapéutico. El objetivo de la investigación consistió en estudiar la influencia de las orientaciones psicoterapéuticas (Cognitiva Post-racionalista y Sistémica) en el EPT. Se administró el cuestionario EPT-C a una muestra de 67 terapeutas ch...
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We conducted preregistered replications of 28 classic and contemporary published findings, with protocols that were peer reviewed in advance, to examine variation in effect magnitudes across samples and settings. Each protocol was administered to approximately half of 125 samples that comprised 15,305 participants from 36 countries and territories....
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We conducted preregistered replications of 28 classic and contemporary published findings, with protocols that were peer reviewed in advance, to examine variation in effect magnitudes across samples and settings. Each protocol was administered to approximately half of 125 samples that comprised 15,305 participants from 36 countries and territories....
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Executive functions (EF) are a set of processes that allow individuals to plan, monitor and organize tasks and thus play a key role in the development of reading and maths skills. Environmental factors such as socioeconomic level (SEL) influence reading and maths skills as well as EFs. The aim of this study is to explore the extent to which executi...
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Aim: The present study is a comparative case study as part of research on the psychotherapeutic process. This research describes the perception of subjective time in two psychotherapeutic processes, one successful and one unsuccessful. Methods: We studied two psychotherapeutic processes of cognitive orientation, which were video recorded and ful...
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Various studies have indicated that children with ADHD have difficulties with the facial interpretation of affect. Research in the adult ADHD population overall is scarce. The present study explores how adults with ADHD react to a simple attention task and an emotion-containing task. Thirty adults clinically diagnosed with ADHD and 30 non-ADHD cont...
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The state of economic development of the country requires the formation of human capital that dominate higher-order thinking skills, as analytical thinking, creative problem solving and collaboration; all skills deployed extensively during the design process. At the school level, this is not resolved only with curricular changes, but requires teach...
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Poly(amidoamine) dendrimers are the most recognized class of dendrimer. Amino-terminated (PAMAM-NH 2 ) and hydroxyl-terminated (PAMAM-OH) dendrimers of generation 4 are widely used, since they are commercially available. Both have different properties, mainly based on their different overall charges at physiological pH. Currently, an important func...
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El estado de desarrollo económico del país requiere de la formación de capital humano que domine habilidades de pensamiento superior, como pensamiento analítico, resolución creativa de problemas y colaboración; todas competencias que se despliegan ampliamente durante el proceso de diseño. A nivel escolar, esto no se resuelve solo con cambios curric...
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This report presents the process and outcome of a psychotherapy in a single-case study. This research describes the perception of subjective time in a process of successful psychotherapy. To do this, we proceeded to study process cognitively oriented psychotherapy, video-recorded and transcribed in all of their 18 meetings. Initially the encoding w...
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This paper addresses the problem of anxiety related to traditional assessment, which can affect assessment outcomes and underestimate the performance of subjects. Invisible assessment makes it possible to evaluate subjects without making them feel like they are being evaluated. Invisible evaluation tests were developed for touch screen tablets for...
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The relationship between intelligence and education is complex. While the matter has not been settled, there are theoretical models that consider intelligence as a product of education, closely related to reading skills. The quality of education plays a determinant effect upon intellectual development. This effect is even more important if the chil...
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Las investigaciones en el área del procesamiento neurocognitivo di las emociones, indican la posibilidad di dos vías segregadas a nivel cerebral. Estas corresponderían a una vía lenta (sensorio-talámica-cortical) y una vía rápida (sensorial- tálamo-límbica). En esta última el rol de la amígdala sería predominante. Esta investigación busca evaluar c...
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Research in the area of neurocognitive processing of emotions, indicates the possibility of two segregated pathways in the brain. These correspond to a slow pathway (sensory-thalamic-cortical) and a fast pathway (sensory-thalamic-limbic). In the latter, the role of the amygdala would be dominant. This research seeks to assess how it influences the...
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Neurorehabilitation programs have traditionally followed the mind-body dichotomy proposed by Descartes, which resulted in the creation of divergent theoretical frameworks. The purpose of this pilot study is to present a transdisciplinary proposal that integrates human experience via the embodied cognition concept, that is, to explore how the indivi...
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The goal of this study is to assess the role of membership and valence effects on errors performed in a racial implicit association test indexed by event-related potentials (ERPs). Non-indigenous participants performed an implicit association test (IAT) paradigm emphasizing the feedback of error due to misclassification of ingroup (non-indigenous)...
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This study focuses on Implicit learning (IL) in children. One of the main debates in this field concerns the occurrence of IL indicators in experimental settings and its manifestation in different populations. In this research, we are looking for evidence of the occurrence of IL in normal children and in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactive...
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In recent years, studies have suggested that gestures influence comprehension of linguistic expressions, for example, eliciting an N400 component in response to a speech/gesture mismatch. In this paper, we investigate the role of gestural information in the understanding of metaphors. Event related potentials (ERPs) were recorded while participants...
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Two types of cervical mucus are recognized, oestrogenic and gestagenic. These are constituted by different subtypes, and their characteristics change depending on variations in the hormonal levels and on the existence of several pathologies. Our aim was to identify the ultrastructure and crystallization characteristics of the cervical mucus in wome...
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According to the model of emotions, feelings have their origin in the conscious perception of body changes produced in response to an emotional stimulus. These changes are perceived thanks to the fact that they are represented in the brain by the interoceptive system. During abstinence, addicts experience intense feelings of ill-being that drive th...
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EL LADO NEGATIVO DE LAS EMOCIONES: LA ADICCIÓN A DROGAS DE ABUSO Resumen. Introducción. El modelo de emociones plantea que los sentimientos se originan en la percepción consciente de los cambios corporales producidos en respuesta a un estímulo emocional. Estos cambios son percibidos gracias a que se repre- sentan en el cerebro por el sistema intero...
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Addiction profoundly alters motivational circuits so that drugs become powerful reinforcers of behavior. The interoceptive system continuously updates homeostatic and emotional information that are important elements in motivational decisions. We tested the idea that interoceptive information is essential in drug craving and in the behavioral signs...
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More than 20 years of research confirm a positive association of trait negative affect (NA) with reports of physical symptoms. As the mechanisms underlying the association of trait NA and symptom reporting have not been identified, the meaning of the association remains unclear. We attempted to clarify the processes underlying this association by e...
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The concept of the ovarian cycle as a continuum considers that all types of ovarian activity encountered during the reproductive life are responses to different environmental conditions in order to ensure the health of the woman. During the normal ovulatory cycle, a series of sequential events have to occur in a highly synchronized manner. Fertilit...
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Two main types of cervical mucus have been described during the menstrual cycle: oestrogenic and progestative. Each category shows diverse morphological and functional features from the reproductive point of view. Traditionally, this change has been approached by analysing morphological patterns. In fact, a mesh model has been described for cervica...
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Visceral sensory perception is subjected to modulation by attention or distraction, like other sensory systems. The thalamic reticular nucleus is a key region in selective attention, effecting a change in the mode of thalamocortical transmission. Each major thalamocortical system is connected with a particular sector of the thalamic reticular nucle...
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The mechanism by which GnRH increases sperm-zona pellucida binding in humans was investigated in this study. We tested whether GnRH increases sperm-zona binding in Ca(2+)-free medium and in the presence of Ca(2+) channel antagonists. We also examined the GnRH effect on the intracellular free Ca(2+) concentration ([Ca(2+)](i)). Sperm treatment with...
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Background. Los programas de neurorehabilitación tradicionalmente han seguido la dicotomía propuesta por Descartes de mente y cuerpo, lo que ha creado marcos teóricos divergentes e irreconciliables. Objective. El propósito de este estudio piloto es presentar una propuesta transdisciplinar que integre la experiencia humana desde la cognición corpori...
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Background. Los programas de neurorehabilitación tradicionalmente han seguido la dicotomía propuesta por Descartes de mente y cuerpo, lo que ha creado marcos teóricos divergentes e irreconciliables. Objective. El propósito de este estudio piloto es presentar una propuesta transdisciplinar que integre la experiencia humana desde el enfoque de cognic...

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Analizar si la sensibilidad Interoceptiva se relaciona con la percepción de la salud. Analizar las propiedades psicométricas del cuestionario de percepción corporal de Porges en adultos chilenos. Determinar si las personas que tuvieron COVID-19 presentan mayor sensibilidad interoceptiva.
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Comparar rol de la atención interoceptiva en el reconocimiento emocional a nivel de rendimiento cognitivo y de proceso a través de la actividad electroencefalográfica, respecto a la focalización exteroceptiva.
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The goal of this project was to investigate the effect of preschool education, socioeconomic status, and playig on the development of children's executive functions. In 2015, we implemented a game based program in two schools of low socioeconomic status in Santiago de Chile. The results indicate the presence of a significant effect of the game on the development of executive functions. Su objetivo de este proyecto fue investigar el efecto de la educación pre-escolar, el nivel socioeconómico y el juego en el desarrollo de las funciones ejecutivas de los niños. El año 2015 implementó un programa de juegos en dos escuelas de nivel socioeconómico bajo en Santiago de Chile. Los resultados indican la presencia de un efecto significativo del juego sobre el desarrollo de las funciones ejecutivas.