• Subject areas

    Faculty of Health Sciences

  • Team

    Gobierno Vasco B

    Brief description of research aims

    The team on neuromuscular and neurodevelopmental diseases has been conducting different studies since 2004. Their focus area is the creation, development and validation of assessment and psychosocial intervention programmes for persons suffering from neuromuscular and neurodevelopmental disorders and their families.
    The use of technologies such as the Internet has enabled us to develop tools to improve these persons’ quality of life from the psychosocial point of view.
    At the present time, we are working on two lines of research jointly with technology companies. We have created online psychological support programmes to strengthen social support networks among people suffering from neuromuscular diseases and their families. We have also developed virtual reality software to assess and strengthen abilities related to social interaction such as empathy or the ability to recognise emotions through children’s facial expressions.

    Research area

    - Rare Diseases: Neuromuscular, neuromotor and neurodevelopmental disorders.
    - Latest team publications


    Principal Investigator
    Imanol Amayra

    Research team
    Juan Francisco López 
    Óscar Martínez
    Maitane García 
    Patricia Caballero
    Monika Salgueiro
    Alicia Rodríguez
    Paula Luna
    Nicole Passi
    Jaume Barrera
    Imanol Ceberio
    Paula Pérez
    Irune García
    Maddalen García
    Ane Perosanz
    Patricia Espinosa