Abstract #48: Processing Goal Directed Navigation

Sabrina Santos De León, Michael Starrett, PhD, and Liz Chrastil, PhD Universidad de Puerto Rico, Recinto Río Piedras, University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine) Spatial Navigation and awareness play an important aspect in memory, learning, attention, and decision making. It is already known that novel environments pose a challenge for subject exploration; however, the characterization […]

Abstract #47: Executive function deficits in juvenile mice exposed to diesel exhaust particles

Hector J. Rosa, Karla M. Casillas, Loyda B. Méndez Division of Science & Technology, Universidad Ana G. Méndez – Recinto de Carolina, Puerto Rico Epidemiological studies have found associations between exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) and adverse neurocognitive outcomes. Children are particularly vulnerable to the effects of ambient PM since their CNS is still […]

Abstract #46: Diesel exhaust particles induces inflammatory responses in mice with executive functions deficits

Nicole A. Pagán, Génesis D. Rivera, Amanda Mojica, Héctor J. Rosa, Karla M. Casillas, Loyda B. Méndez Division of Science & Technology, Universidad Ana G. Méndez -Recinto de Carolina, Puerto Rico Epidemiological studies have reported associations between air pollution exposure and impairments in children cognition. Executive functions are neurocognitive processes that require control and direction, […]

Abstract #45: Niveles de Actividad Física y Memoria de trabajo en un Grupo de Adolescentes de Puerto Rico

Lopez-Navarro, Brayan Ponce Health Sciences University La actividad física es cualquier movimiento corporal producido por los músculos esqueléticos, ello incluye las actividades realizadas al trabajar, jugar, viajar, realizar tareas domésticas y actividades recreativas. La actividad física es de importancia para mantener un estilo de vida saludable, prevenir enfermedades crónicas y fortalecer la capacidad cognitiva que […]