Meet the Group
- Senior Researchers
- graduate students
- Research Scientists / Postdoctoral Researchers
de la Casa
Gonzalo de la Casa was born in Seville (Spain). He received his education at Seville University. A three-month research period at Tel-Aviv University (Israel) under the mentorship of Dr. Robert E. Lubow was his first experience in psychology research.
Upon returning to Seville, he run several research projects at the Laboratory of Animal Behavior and Neuroscience.
He has visited different laboratories in the United States, collaborating with relevant researchers in the field of comparative Psychology.
Juan Carlos López is a senior research and professor in the Animal Behavior and Neuroscience Lab (Dpt. Experimental Psychology) at University of Sevilla (Spain).
Dr. Lopez has worked as a postdoctoral fellow in the Health Science Center of the University of Tennessee with Professor A. Reiner and the Dpt. of Anatomy and Neurobiology of University of Maryland with Professor P. O’Donnell.
His research is focused in neuroanatomical bases of attentional processes. His group works in the relationship between cortico-striatal networks and automatic and controlled processes.
Dra. Estrella Díaz is a senior research and associate professor in the Animal Behavior and Neuroscience Lab (Dpt. Experimental Psychology) at University of Sevilla (Spain). Dra. Díaz was a pre-doctoral fellow of the training university teachers program (Spanish Education Ministry). She worked with Dr. Frank Baeyens at the University of Leuven where she ran several studies on evaluative conditioning field. Her research is oriented towards understanding cognitive and neural processes of conditioning learning.
Juan Pedro Vargas was born in Lebrija (Spain). His work focuses on the comparative study of learning systems and memory representation combining electrophysiological recording with behavioral analysis. After obtaining his PhD in Psychology, he received a Fulbright scholarship for postdoctoral studies at Bowling Green State University with Dr. Vern P. Bingman. In 2004 he joined the Tactile Perception and Learning Lab at the International School for Advances Studies (SISSA-ISAS) in Trieste, Italy, led by Dr. Mathew Diamond. In 2007, he became a researcher at the Ramon y Cajal program in the Department of Experimental Psychology at the Universidad de Sevilla.