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Current position

Assistant Professor, Instituto de Psicología, Universidad del Valle, Cali, Colombia.
Research Director, Grupo de Investigación Clínica en Psicología, Neuropsicología y Neuropsiquiatría.


Juan Felipe Cardona received as PhD in Medicine (Major: Cognitive Neuroscience) from Favaloro University and MSc in Cognitive Psychology from University of Buenos Aires. The primary focus of his research has been directed toward understanding the cognitive and neurophysiological markers of neurodegenerative motor disorders. He is also interested in mechanisms and use of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques to understand and modulate brain plasticity.

Selected publications

Cardona JF., Sinay V., Amoruso L., Hesse E., Manes F., Ibáñez A. (2014). The impact of neuromyelitis optica on the recognition of emotional facial expressions: A preliminary report. Social Neuroscience.

Amoruso L., Sedeño L., Huepe D., Tomio A., Kamienkowsky J., Hurtado E., Cardona JF., ... & Ibáñez A. (2014). Time to Tango: Expertise and Contextual Anticipation during Action Observation. NeuroImage. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.05.005.

Cardona JF., Kargieman L., Sinay V., Gershanik O., Gelormini C., Amoruso L., Roca M., ...& Ibáñez A. (2014). How embodied is action language? Neurological evidence from motor diseases. Cognition. 131 (2) 311–322.

Escobar J., Rivera-Rei A., Decety J., Huepe D., Cardona JF., Canales-Johnson A., Sigman M., Mikulan E., ...& Ibáñez A. (2013). Attachment patterns triggers differential neural signature of emotional processing in adolescents. PLoS ONE. 8(8): e70247.doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0070247.

Cardona JF., Gershanik O., Gelormini C., Houk A., Cardona S., Kargieman L., Trujillo N., ...& Ibáñez A. (2013). Action-Verb Processing in Parkinson´s disease: New pathways for Motor-Language Coupling. Brain Structure and Function.doi:10.1007/s00429-013-0510-1.

Ibáñez A., Cardona JF., Vidal Y., Blenkmann A., Aravena P., Roca M., Hurtado E,. ... & Bekinschtein T. (2013). Motor-Language Coupling: Evidence from Early Parkinson´s Disease and Human Cortex Direct Recordings. Cortex. 49 (4) 968-984. doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2012.02.014.

Amoruso L., Gelormini C., Aboitz F., Álvarez-González MA., Manes F., Cardona JF., Ibáñez A. (2013). N400 ERPs for actions: Building meaning in context. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7:57. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00057.

Amoruso L., Cardona JF., Melloni M., Sedeño L., Ibáñez A. (2012). Contextual impairments in schizophrenia and the FN400. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6:191. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00191.

Cardona JF., Manes F., Escobar J., López J., Ibáñez A. (2012). Potentials Consequences of Abandonment in Preschool-Age: Neuropsychological Findings in Institutionalized Children. Behavioural Neurology, 25 (4): 291–301. doi: 10.3233/ben-2012-110205.

Ibáñez A., Riveros R., Aravena P., Vergara V., Cardona JF., García L., Hurtado E., ...& Manes F. (2011). When context is difficult to integrate: Cortical measures of congruency in schizophrenics and healthy relatives from multiplex families. Schizophrenia Research, 126: 303-305.

Aravena P., Hurtado E., Riveros R., Cardona JF., Manes F., Ibáñez A. (2010). Applauding with Closed Hands: Neural Signature of Action-Sentence Compatibility Effects. PLoS ONE 5(7): e11751. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0011751