Miguel Angel Muñoz

Miguel Angel Muñoz
University of Granada | UGR · Department of Personality, Evaluation and Psychological Treatment

Phd

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July 2008 - July 2011
University of the Balearic Islands
January 2002 - July 2008
University of Granada

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Publications (95)
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Most pain studies have focused on only two aspects of pain: the influence of pain on attentional processing and the modulation of pain perception by affective stimuli. However, the influence of tonic pain on the attentional processing of affective stimuli has not been studied. In this study, we investigated the effects of tonic pain on the attentio...
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Objectives Neurofeedback can induce long-term changes in brain functional connectivity, but its influence on the connectivity between different physiological systems is unknown. The present paper is an ancillary study of a previous paper that confirmed the effect of neurofeedback on brain connectivity associated with chronic pain. We analysed the i...
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Music performance anxiety (MPA) is one of the main problems experienced by music students. It manifests in affective, cognitive, somatic, and behavioral symptoms that can occur regardless of the quality of the musical performance. The aim of this study was to perform a regression analysis to determine the variables that contribute to the prediction...
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Objective The aim of this study was to characterize the dynamic brain networks underlying the affective modulation of pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral image perception due to painful stimulations in healthy subjects. Methods Forty volunteers, 20 men and 20 women, participated in this study. Brain activity was recorded by 64-channel electroencepha...
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Illusion of control (IOC) is a bias in the judgment of personal success with implications to learning theories and health policies; some important questions in the investigation of IOC may be related to traditional measures in the field, namely self-assessment using Likert scales about the sense of control. Statistical process control (SPC) and She...
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Play is essential in childhood, allowing for a positive trend in development and learning. Health professionals need useful tools to assess it, especially in the case of children with neurodevelopmental disorders. The aim of this study was to validate and cross-culturally adapt the My Child's Play questionnaire and to find out if this instrument al...
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Resilience is a protective health variable that contributes to successful adaptation to stressful experiences. However, in spite of its relevance, few studies have examined the psychophysiological and neuropsychological mechanisms involved in resilience. The present study analyzes, in a sample of 54 young women, the relationships between high‐ and...
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Individuals interpret themselves as causal agents when executing an action to achieve an outcome, even when action and outcome are independent. How can illusion of control be managed? Once established, does it decay? This study aimed to analyze the effects of valence, probability of the outcome [p(O)] and probability of the actions performed by the...
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Neuroimaging studies have demonstrated that altered activity in somatosensory and motor cortices play a key role in pain chronification. Neurofeedback training of sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) is a tool which allow individuals to self-modulate their brain activity and to produce significant changes over somatomotor brain areas. Several studies have fur...
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Objective: To study the time course of the electrocortical activity evoked by gains and losses in the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT), the brain sources of this electrical activity, and its association with behavioral parameters of task performance in order to achieve a better knowledge of decision-making processes. Method: Event-related potentials (ERPs)...
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Neurofeedback is a form of neuromodulation based on learning to modify some aspects of cortical activity. Sensorimotor rhythm (SMR) oscillation is one of the most used frequency bands in neurofeedback. Several studies have shown that subjects can learn to modulate SMR power to control output devices, but little is known about possible related chang...
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The neurovisceral integration model proposes a neuronal network that is related to heart rate activity and cognitive performance. The aim of this study was to determine whether heart rate variability (HRV) and variability in electroencephalographic (EEG) functional connectivity in the resting state are related to cognitive flexibility. Thirty-eight...
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Objectives: >50 countries use graphic health warnings (GHWs) with the minimum size that is recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO). The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of the size of GHWs on physiological responses that serve as indices of arousal and aversive motivation in nonsmokers, weekly smokers, and daily smoke...
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This chapter contains sections titled: Science Can Help Inform Virtual Reality Development Virtual Reality Can Help Inform Psychology and Science Types of Psychophysiological Measures and Tools Outcome of the Evaluation Conclusions
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Neurofeedback is a self-regulation technique that can be applied to learn to voluntarily control cerebral activity in specific brain regions. In this work, a Transcranial Doppler-based configurable neurofeedback system is proposed and described. The hardware configuration is based on the Red Pitaya board, which gives great flexibility and processin...
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The aim of this study is to characterize in resting-state conditions the cerebral blood flow velocity (CBFV) signals of fibromyalgia patients. The anterior and middle cerebral arteries of both hemispheres from 15 women with fibromyalgia and 15 healthy women were monitored using Transcranial Doppler (TCD) during a 5-minute eyes-closed resting period...
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La ansiedad escénica es definida por Salmon (1990) como la experiencia de sufrimiento persistente, aprensión y/o impedimento real de actuar en un contexto público, con una disminución real de las habilidades interpretativas, sin causa justificada dada la aptitud musical individual, el entrenamiento y el nivel de preparación de éste. El DSM V la c...
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Validación de la escala de resiliencia (ER) de Wagnild y Young en una muestra de jóvenes. Sesión de cartel presentado en el II Congreso Ibérico de Psicología Clínica e da Saúde, Lisboa (FORMATO POSTER)
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The present study evaluated the measurement of head movements as a valid method for postural emotional studies using the comparison of simultaneous recording of center of pressure (COP) sway as criterion. Thirty female students viewed a set of 12 pleasant, 12 unpleasant and 12 neutral pictures from the International Affective Picture System, repeat...
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In 2003, the European Commission proposed a series of visual warnings to be included on the packaging of tobacco, with the target of motivating smokers to quit and promoting negative attitudes toward tobacco. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of health warnings by self-report and psychophysiological measures. Fifty healthy subjects (...
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Emotional dysregulation and abnormal processing of affective information are thought to play a significant role for the maintenance of pain in fibromyalgia. The motivational priming hypothesis states that negative emotions could increase pain via activation of the aversive system, thus leading to an affective modulation of defensive reflexes. Never...
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En la actualidad existe un amplio consenso sobre el uso de las técnicas de realidad virtual (RV) para el tratamiento de diferentes trastornos como fobias específicas, trastornos de la conducta alimentaria o adicciones. Presentamos aquí los resultados de ANALGESIA, un software de RV para inducir estados de bienestar y relajación. Consiste en un conj...
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Affective facial expressions are potent social cues that can induce relevant physiological changes, as well as behavioral dispositions in the observer. Previous studies have revealed that angry faces induced significant reductions in body sway as compared with neutral and happy faces, reflecting an avoidance behavioral tendency as freezing. The exp...
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Risky decision-making seems to be markedly disrupted in patients with chronic pain, probably due to the high cost that impose pain and negative mood on executive control functions. Patients' behavioral performance on decision-making tasks such as the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) is characterized by selecting cards more frequently from disadvantageous t...
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Affective facial expressions are potent social cues that can induce relevant physiological changes, as well as behavioral dispositions in the observer. Previous studies have revealed that angry faces induced significant reductions in body sway as compared with neutral and happy faces, reflecting an avoidance behavioral tendency as freezing. The exp...
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In this study we explored the relationship between subjective and objective measures of motor impulsivity in Spanish adolescents (N= 78). We used an emotional Go/No-Go task to investigate the potential modulation of behavioral inhibition by the affective valence of the stimuli, and whether such modulation was influenced by the adolescent's level of...
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Unlabelled: Facial expression provides information for an accurate estimation of others' pain. Nevertheless, little is known about psychophysiological responses to pain faces in chronic pain. Event-related potentials and brain oscillations, corrugator activity, and heart rate were recorded in 20 fibromyalgia patients and 20 pain-free controls when...
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Resumen Este estudio, realizado con adolescentes españoles (N= 78), examinó la relación entre una medida subjetiva y otra conductual del componente motor de la impulsividad. Utilizamos una " tarea responder/no responder " emocional para investigar la modulación emocional asociada con imágenes de diferente valencia afectiva y su relación con el nive...
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The creation of virtual environments that allow interacting with simulated phenomena arises as one of the most powerful tools in the field of clinical psychology. Virtual Reality is able to elicit a feeling of presence and emotional states that can be useful for therapy in various psychological disorders. The aim of this paper is to check the abili...
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The World Health Organization insures that tobacco epidemic kills nearly six million people a year. In 2003, the European Commission proposed a series of pictorial warnings to be use on tobacco packages for to prompt negative attitudes towards smoking and predispose smokers to quit smoking. This study evaluated the physiological impact of tobacco-w...
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Both the cue reactivity and startle reflex modulation paradigms have been used in addiction research to investigate the motivational mechanism of craving. However, while there is a growing body of literature that indicates the utility of 3D technology in addiction-relevant cue reactivity research, no study has been reported on its utility using the...
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We examined whether somatosensory activity could be modulated by the observation of bodily experiences. For this purpose, somatosensory-evoked potentials elicited by non-painful stimulation were recorded when subjects were viewing a hand penetrated by a needle, touched by a cotton swab or at resting without stimulation. Participants were instructed...
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In recent studies showing how stress can affect an individual's decision-making process, the cognitive component of decision-making could also be considered a coping resource available to individuals when faced with a stressful situation. The Iowa Gambling Task (IGT) constitutes the standard test for the assessment of decision-making skills under c...
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To investigate the impact of chronic pain on brain dynamics at rest. Functional connectivity was examined in patients with fibromyalgia (FM) (n = 9) and healthy controls (n = 11) by calculating partial correlations between low-frequency blood oxygen level-dependent fluctuations extracted from 15 brain regions. Patients with FM had more positive and...
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Objective The emotional impact of the tobacco-warning images proposed by the European Commission to reduce tobacco consumption is evaluated in the context of the International Affective Picture System, a well-established procedure for investigating appetitive (approach) and defensive (avoidance) motivational tendencies evoked by images. Methods In...
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Tobacco, pleasant, unpleasant, and neutral 3D immersive environments. Each 3D-IE was recorded in a 20-s video clip and adapted to a semi-spherica screen (180° field of view), creating a sensation of immersion
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Cue-reactivity studies have shown that when consumers are exposed to a substance-related stimulus, potential tobacco use contributes significantly to craving and motivational drive. Although the motivational response to cues signaling tobacco availability has been widely studied, less is known about physiological reactivity to perceived cigarette a...
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This article presents a keyword-based bibliometric study of the thematic evolution of the journal Psychophysiology since its first publication in 1964 until 2008. Bibliometric maps showing the most relevant associations among the main topics treated by the journal are provided separately for the periods 1964-1978, 1979-1988, 1989-1998, and 1999-200...
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El craving se ha definido como la motivación de autoadministrarse una sustancia que previamente ha sido consumida. Se considera que el craving es responsable del consumo compulsivo de una sustancia, así como del alto nivel de recaídas después de periodos de abstinencia. Los estudios neuropsicológicos y de imagen cerebral han identificado numerosas...
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Cue reactivity and startle reflex modulation paradigms have been used in addiction research to determine the affective motivational state of craving induced by viewing drug-related cues. However, recent studies suggest that cue reactivity and startle reflex modulation in people with addictions can be suppressed, or even reversed, depending on conte...
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In this talk∕paper I discuss the concept of universality in phase transitions and the question of whether universality classes are more robust in equilibrium than away from it. In both of these situations, the main ingredients determining universality are symmetries, conservation laws, the dimension of the space and of the order‐parameter and the p...
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The present study examines the possibility that a chronic pain condition, such as fibromyalgia, was associated with deficits in decision making and associative learning. Fifteen patients with fibromyalgia (aged 42-59 years) and 15 healthy controls (aged 39-61 years) participated in the experiment. Subjects completed anxiety (STAI) and depression (B...
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Facial expression is one of the most relevant nonverbal behaviors in the communication of pain. However, little is known about brain processing of pain expressions in comparison with other affective facial expressions. The present experiment aimed to examine the effects of pain expression intensity on affective ratings and brain dynamics by recordi...
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Craving has been defined as the motivation to self-administer a substance previously consumed. It has been hypothesized that craving contributes significantly to compulsive drug use and relapse after a period of abstinence in humans. Neuropsychological and brain-imaging studies have identified numerous brain regions that may be involved in craving....
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The cocaine craving questionnaire-brief (CCQ-Brief English) asks cocaine users to report their level of craving now. We constructed two brief scales of cocaine craving in a sample of 107 Spanish-speaking natives in treatment for cocaine abuse or dependence: the CCQ-Brief(Spanish) and the pictographic assessment of desire (PAD), which relies less on...
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The attentional and motivational significance of cardiac defense is examined in two studies. In Study 1, cardiac defense was evoked by an intense acoustic stimulus in the context of either a visual search or a memory search task using letters as stimuli. Results showed a potentiation of the long latency acceleration of cardiac defense in the visual...
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The Trier Social Stress Test (TSST; Kirschbaum et al., 1993) is currently the most commonly used psychosocial stressor to generate a response of the axes involved in stress. The TSST has proven effective in the activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. In addition, new technologies, such as virtual reality (VR), are being integrated in...
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The study of defense reactions has become in the last years one of the most relevant ways to advance knowledge on the psychological and neurophysiological mechanisms of fear and anxiety. The antecedents of these studies are rooted in the work of Pavlov on the unconditioned reflexes of orienting and defense and on the work of Cannon on the fight or...
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The study of defense reactions has become in the last years one of the most relevant ways to advance knowledge on the psychological and neurophysiological mechanisms of fear and anxiety. The antecedents of these studies are rooted in the work of Pavlov on the unconditioned reflexes of orienting and defense and on the work of Cannon on the fight or...
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The study of defense reactions has become in the last years one of the most relevant ways to advance knowledge on the psychological and neurophysiological mechanisms of fear and anxiety. The antecedents of these studies are rooted in the work of Pavlov on the unconditioned reflexes of orienting and defense and on the work of Cannon on the fight or...
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Because expectancies play a central role in current theories of dopaminergic neuron function, it is important to develop measures of reward anticipation processes. In the present study, reflexogenic bursts of white noise were presented to 39 healthy young adults as they awaited rewards and punishments in a gambling-like task. The rewards were small...
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This study examines similarities and differences in fear potentiation between two protective reflexes: cardiac defense and eyeblink startle. Women reporting intense fear of animals but low fear of blood or intense fear of blood but low fear of animals viewed pictures depicting blood or the feared animal for 6 s in 2 separate trials in counterbalanc...
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Despite support that the minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) of 21 is an important public health provision in the United States, a group of college presidents are petitioning for the MLDA to be lowered. To inform this debate, we examined whether heavy and risky drinking was associated with a stance to lower the MLDA in 865 college students under the...
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Smoking cues that increase craving are subjectively described by smokers as pleasant rather than unpleasant. However, it remains controversial whether the motivational nature of these smoking cues is consistent with an appetitive or aversion-relief model of tobacco craving. In the two studies presented here, the Bioinformational model of emotion pr...
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Background. Impulsivity and emotional drive constitute distinctive markers of adolescence, characterized in many instances by sensation seeking and risk taking behaviors. On the other hand, the Go/No-Go task is possibly the experimental paradigm most often used when studying impulsivity and behavioral inhibition in the laboratory. Thus, the aim of...
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Combining two different samples of cocaine users (N = 183), we tested the factor structure of a brief (12-item), Spanish version of the Cocaine Craving Questionnaire-General using confirmatory factor analysis. The four-factor model provided excellent fit to the measure. Moreover, the measure significantly differentiated between recent cocaine users...
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Descriptors: affective modulation, EMG, specific phobia It has been demonstrated that humans reliably show augmented probe reflex responses when they look at pictures of unpleasant objects or events and when they imagine fearful scenarios. Furthermore, when confronting images of the phobic object, individuals with phobias show significantly greater...
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The International Affective Digitized Sounds (IADS): Spanish Norms. The Spanish norms for the International Affective Digitized Sounds (IADS) are reported. The IADS is a standardized set of 110 digitalized sounds which are both reliable and valid for the experimental study of emotional processes. The construction of the IADS is based on Peter J. La...