Preliminary programme


WEDNESDAY , MAY  29th, 2019

9:30-10:00: Plenary room. Opening ceremony. Welcome by Dr. Josemaría Manzano Jurado (Director of the ETS of Architecture), Dr. Indalecio Sánchez-Montesinos García (Delegado de Salud de la Junta de Andalucía), Dr. Francisca Expósito Jiménez (Dean of the Faculty of Psychology), Dr. Fernando Cornet Sánchez del Águila (Director de Centros e institutos de Investigación y Plan Propio. Vicerrectorado de Investigación y Transferencia), Dr. Paloma Collado Guirao (President of the Spanish Society of Psychobiology) and Dr. Mª Ángeles Zafra Palma (President of the Organizing Committee of the III International Congress of Psychobiology)

10:00-11:15: Plenary Room. Opening Plenary Lecture. "Neural bases of emotion , memory ,and depression". Dr. Edmund T. Rolls. Oxford Centre for Computational Neuroscience, Oxford, UK. University of Warwick, Department of Computer Science, Coventry, UK.

11:15-11:45: Coffee break


Symposium 1. Hall of Degrees.  NEUROPSYCHOLOGY. Chair: Mª Victoria Perea (Univ. Salamanca, Spain)

Symposium 2. Plenary Room.  STRESS, MEMORY AND HYPOTHALAMIC–PITUITARY–ADRENAL AXIS. Chair: Esperanza González (Univ. Valencia, Spain)

Symposium 3.Conference room 3. FROM NEGATIVE EMOTION TO COMPULSION. HOW DO WE GET THERE? Chair: Margarita Moreno (Univ. Almería, Spain)

13:15-13:45: Plenary room. Networks in Psychobiology

Chair: Dr. Nélida Mª Conejo Jiménez. Department of Psychology. Instituto de Neurociencias del Principado de Asturias (INEUROPA), University of Oviedo, (


₋ Dr. Mª Teresa Colomina Fosch. Department of Psychology, University Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain.

₋ Dr. Paloma Collado Guirao. Department of Psychobiology, UNED, Madrid, Spain.

₋ Dr. María Victoria Perea Bartolomé. Department of Basic Psychology, Psychobiology and Methodology of Behavioral Sciences, University of Salamanca, Spain.

₋ Dr. Carlos González Aragón. Department de of Basic Psychology, Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, University Jaime I, Spain.

 13:45: Inner Courtyard . Welcome Reception


Symposium 4. Hall of degrees. ETHOLOGY AND COMPARATIVE PSYCHOLOGY. Chair: Fernando Colmenares (Univ. Complutense Madrid, Spain)

Symposium 5. Plenary room.  PSYCHOBIOLOGY OF LEARNING AND MEMORY. Chair: Fernando Rodríguez (Univ. Sevilla, Spain)

Simposium 6. Conference room 3. SOME EXAMPLES OF HOW CLINICAL PSYCHIATRIC OBSERVATION MAY INSPIRE PSYCHOBIOLOGY.    Chair: Dr. Manuel Gurpegui (Univ. Granada, Spain).

17:30-18:00: Coffee break

18:00-19:15. Oral communications

Session 1. Plenary room. Chair: Carmen Pedraza Benítez (Univ. Málaga, Spain)

Session 2.Hall of degrees. Chair: José Manuel Cimadevilla Redondo (Univ. Almería, Spain)

Session 3.Conference room.  Chair: Jaime Iglesias Dorado (Autonomous Univ. Madrid, Spain)

19:15-19:35. Plenary room. Posthumous Tribute to Professor Dr. Amadeo Puerto Salgado

19:45-21:15. Granada Tour "History of the University of Granada through its buildings"

21:45-22:30. Night Visit to the Albaicín

THURSDAY  MAY  30th, 2019

09:00-10:15: Plenary room.  Plenary Lecture. "Getting our Brain around Addiction: the example of Cannabis and Nicotine". Dr. Stella Vlachou. School of Nursing and Human Sciences, Dublin City University, Ireland.             


Symposium 7. Hall of degrees.  DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOBIOLOGY. Chair: Gabriela Chotro

(Univ. País Vasco, Spain)

Symposium 8 . Plenary room. NEUROMODULACIÓN. Chair: Fernando Sánchez-Santed (Univ. Almería, Spain)    

Oral communication. Conference room 3. Session 4. Chair: Rosa Redolat Iborra (Univ. Valencia, Spain)

11:45-12:45: Plenary room. Coffee break and poster session I

12:45-14:00: Short oral communications

Session 1. Plenary room.  Chair: Magdalena Méndez López (Univ. Zaragoza, Spain)

Session 2.Hall of degrees. Chair: José María Martínez Selva (Univ. Murcia, Spain)

Session 3. Conference room 3.  Chair: Margarita Martí Nicolovius (Autonomous Univ. Barcelona, Spain)

16:00-17:15: Plenary room. Plenary Lecture. "Epigenetics of Brain Aging and Cognitive Decline" Dr. Thomas Foster. Department of Neuroscience and Genetics and Genomics Program and Evelyn F. & William L. McKnight Brain Research Foundation, University of Florida, Gainesville, USA..

17:15-17:45:  Plenary room. Coffee break and poster session II

17:45-19:15: Plenary room. Panel Discussion I  Psychobiology in university curricula and its professional future. Chair: Dr. David García Burgos. Department of Psychobiology, University of Granada, Spain (


₋ Dr. Mª Teresa Colomina Fosch. Department of  Psychology, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain.

₋ Dr. Hector González Pardo. Department of Psychology, University of Oviedo, Spain.Official School of Psychology of Eastern Andalusia, Granada, Spain.

-Dr. Miguel Pérez García. Manager of the Neuropsychology Commission. Official School of Psychology of Eastern Andalusia, Granada, Spain.

19:15-20:30: Plenary room. Assembly of the Spanish Society of Psychobiology

20:30: Congress dinner

FRIDAY MAY  31st, 2019


Symposium 9. Hall of degrees.   PSYCHOBIOLOGICAL RESEARCH IN AFFECTIVE PROCESSES IN HUMAN AND ANIMAL MODELS. Chair: Fernando Barbosa (Univ. Oporto, Portugal)

Symposium 10. Plenary room.  PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY. Chair: Emilio Ambrosio (UNED, Spain)

Oral communication. Conference room 3. Session 5. Chair: Alejandro Higueras Mata (UNED, Spain)

10:30-11:00: Coffee break

11:00-12:30: Plenary room. Panel Discussion II  Psychology and Neuroscience: the role of Psychobiology. Chair: Dr. Milagros Gallo Torre. Department of Psychobiology, University of Granada, Spain (


₋ Concepción Vinader Caerols. Department of Psychobiology, University of Valencia, Spain.

₋ Dr. Cosme Salas García. Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Seville, Spain.

₋ Dr. Rosa María Fernández García, Department of Psychology, University of La Coruña, Spain.

12:30-13:45: Plenary room.  Closing Plenary Lecture. "The role of dopaminergic activity on recognition memory: implications for Alzheimer´s disease". Dr. Federico Bermúdez Rattoni. Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Cellular Physiology, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico.

13:45-14:00: Plenary room. Awards

14:00-14:15: Assembly room. Closing ceremony