Neuropsychology and Activities of Daily Living

The goal of this line is to investigate how brain damage affects the adaptation of the patient to its environment, and what strategies can be effective to ameliorate the deficits.

Very active lines focus on confabulations (believing that something occurred) and on cognitive abilities that impact activities of daily life (such as cleaning one's teeth or making breakfast).

Principal Investigators

M. Jesús Funes
Senior Investigator
Dulce Romero-Ayuso
Senior Investigator

Representative Publications

Maciver, D., Rutherford, M., Arakelyan, S., Kramer, J. M., Richmond, J., Todorova, L., . . . Forsyth, K. (2019). Participation of children with disabilities in school: A realist systematic review of psychosocial and environmental factors. PLoS One, 14(1), e0210511. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0210511.

Merchán-Baeza, J. A., Rodriguez-Bailon, M., Ricchetti, G., Navarro-Egido, A., & Funes, M. J. (2020). Awareness of cognitive abilities in the execution of activities of daily living after acquired brain injury: an evaluation protocol. BMJ open, 10(10), e037542. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2020-037542.

Montoro-Membila, N., Arnedo Montoro, M., Funes, M. J., & Rodríguez-Bailón, M. (2022). The Cognitive Scale of Basic and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living for Multidomain Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Patients: Validation of its Extended Version. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS, 28(6), 628–641. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355617721000758.

Navarro, E., Gonzalez, P., Lopez-Jaquero, V., Montero, F., Molina, J. P., & Romero-Ayuso, D. (2018). Adaptive, Multisensorial, Physiological and Social: The Next Generation of Telerehabilitation Systems. Front Neuroinform, 12, 43. doi:10.3389/fninf.2018.00043.

Oliver, M., Teruel, M. A., Molina, J. P., Romero-Ayuso, D., & González, P. (2018). Ambient Intelligence Environment for Home Cognitive Telerehabilitation. Sensors (Basel), 18(11). doi:10.3390/s18113671.

Ricchetti G., Navarro-Egido A., Rodríguez-Bailón M., Salazar-Frías D., Merchán-Baeza J., Ariza-Vega P., Funes MJ. The Breakfast and Dressing Conflict Task: Preliminary evidence of its validity to measure Online Self-awareness after Acquired Brain Injury. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 2024, 78(2) (In Press).

Rodríguez-Bailón, M., García-Morán, T., Montoro-Membila, N., Ródenas-García, E., Montoro, M. A., & Funes Molina, M. J. (2017). Positive and Negative Consequences of Making Coffee among Breakfast Related Irrelevant Objects: Evidence from MCI, Dementia, and Healthy Ageing. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 23(6), 481–492. https://doi.org/10.1017/S135561771700025X.

Romero-Ayuso, D., Castillero-Perea, A., González, P., Navarro, E., Molina-Massó, J. P., Funes, M. J., . . . Triviño-Juárez, J. M. (2019). Assessment of cognitive instrumental activities of daily living: a systematic review. Disabil Rehabil, 1-17.

Romero-Ayuso, D., Maciver, D., Richmond, J., Jorquera-Cabrera, S., Garra-Palud, L., Zabala-Banos, C., . . . Triviño-Juárez, J. M. (2020). Tactile Discrimination, Praxis and Cognitive Impulsivity in ADHD Children: A Cross-Sectional Study. Int J Environ Res Public Health, 17(6). doi:10.3390/ijerph17061897.

Salazar-Frías D, Funes MJ, Merchán-Baeza JA, Ricchetti G, Torralba-Muñoz JM and Rodríguez-Bailón M (2023). Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the 10-item Weekly Calendar Planning Activity in Spanish-speaking ABI patients: a multicenter study. Front. Psychol. 14:1018055. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2023.1018055.

Triviño, M., Correa, Á., Lupiáñez, J., Funes, M. J., Catena, A., He, X., & Humphreys, G. W. (2016). Brain networks of temporal preparation: A multiple regression analysis of neuropsychological data. NeuroImage, 142, 489–497. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2016.08.017.