Behavioral and brain correlates of social emotions and moral judgment in adults with schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder.

Project: Research Project

Project Details


Schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are chronic psychiatric disorders that share phenomenological, neurobiological, neurocognitive and genetic characteristics.

Both disorders are characterized by serious alterations in emotional and social functioning, which negatively impact patients' quality of life.

It has been shown that alterations in social functioning in schizophrenia and ASD are associated with specific failures in social cognition processes and with brain abnormalities - both structural and functional - that patients present.

The present project proposes to study the behavioral and cerebral correlates (structural and functional) of social emotions (envy and schadenfreude) and moral judgment in adults with schizophrenia, adults with ASD and healthy adults.

All participants will be evaluated with neuropsychiatric tests and cognitive screening tests.


Effective start/end date6/1/206/1/23

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Main Funding Source

  • Installed Capacity (Academic Unit)


  • Bogotá D.C.


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