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Francisco Mercado Romero

Coordinator of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory belonging to the Psychobiology Unit of the Faculty of Health Sciences at the Rey Juan Carlos University.

He is focused on the study of both neural and behavioral correlates of cognitive processes involved in the modulation of pain experience in fibromyalgia patients. Currently, his main interest is related to the characterization of the neural substrate underlying the cognitive dysfunction of these patients. 

Paloma Barjola Valero

Professor and researcher in Psychobiology area of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the URJC. Her research interests are focused on the brain response associated with cognitive and affective processes in patients with Fibromyalgia. She has accumulated experience in psychological intervention in chronic pain patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia and their families.

Irene Peláez

PhD student in Psychology and researcher contracted in Psychobiology area of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Rey Juan Carlos University. Her doctoral thesis focuses on the brain response associated with cognitive and affective processes in fibromyalgia patients through the use of neuroimaging techniques and event-related potential.

José Luis González Gutiérrez

Bachelor's and PhD in Psychology from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Professor at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, in the Faculty of Health Sciences. His line of research has been characterized by the analysis of the process of stress and subjective well-being, Initially through the use of correlational methodology, and later evolving towards the use of experimental methodology in the laboratory context.

Almudema López López

PhD in Psychology from the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid and Master in Study and Pain Treatment at the Rey Juan Carlos University. Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Health Sciences of the URJC. Her research has focused on the study and treatment of pain from Psychology. Within this field, she has focused especially on the analysis of the role of cognitive-affective processes and related to self-regulation of stress in the chronification of pain and processes of amplification and downward modulation of pain. Also, part of her research work is oriented to the analysis of psychological factors as modulators of treatment in Physical Therapy.

Miriam Alonso Fernández

Degree in Psychology in the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid. Her doctoral thesis was awarded with the extraordinary prize of doctorate of the University Rey Juan Carlos. Her research career has been focused on the field of pain and the elderly. At present, it is focused on the stress process, regulation and well-being at an experimental level.

Carmen Écija

Professor and PhD in Psychology at the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos accredited to Professor by the National Quality Evidence and Accreditation Agency (ANECA). Sanitary Psychologist at the Rey Juan Carlos University Foundation and International Director of the Institute of Social Intelligence of Arizona, USA.

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