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Neural Processing of Emotional Facial and Semantic Expressions in Euthymic Bipolar Disorder (BD) and Its Association with Theory of Mind (ToM)

  • Agustin Ibanez equal contributor mail,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Agustin Ibanez, Hugo Urquina

    aibanez@ineco.org.ar

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Institute of Neuroscience, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile

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  • Hugo Urquina equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Agustin Ibanez, Hugo Urquina

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Institute of Neuroscience, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Grupo de Investigación Neurored, Universidad Surcolombiana, Neiva, Colombia

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  • Agustín Petroni,

    Affiliations: National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory, Physics Department, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Sandra Baez,

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Institute of Neuroscience, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Vladimir Lopez,

    Affiliation: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

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  • Micaela do Nascimento,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Institute of Neuroscience, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Eduar Herrera,

    Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia

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  • Raphael Guex,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Behavioral Neurology and Imaging of Cognition, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

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  • Esteban Hurtado,

    Affiliation: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile

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  • Alejandro Blenkmann,

    Affiliations: National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Epilepsy Center, University of Buenos Aires – National Scientific and Technical Research Council – University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Laboratory of Industrial Electronics, Control and Instrumentation, National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina

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  • Leandro Beltrachini,

    Affiliations: National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Laboratory of Industrial Electronics, Control and Instrumentation, National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina

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  • Carlos Gelormini,

    Affiliations: Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Institute of Neuroscience, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Mariano Sigman,

    Affiliations: National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory, Physics Department, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Alicia Lischinsky,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Institute of Neuroscience, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Teresa Torralva,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Institute of Neuroscience, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Fernando Torrente,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Institute of Neuroscience, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Marcelo Cetkovich,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Institute of Neuroscience, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Facundo Manes

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Institute of Neuroscience, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina

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  • Published: October 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046877
  • Featured in PLOS Collections

About the Authors

Agustin Ibanez, Hugo Urquina, Sandra Baez, Micaela do Nascimento, Carlos Gelormini, Alicia Lischinsky, Teresa Torralva, Fernando Torrente, Marcelo Cetkovich, Facundo Manes
Laboratory of Experimental Psychology and Neuroscience, Institute of Cognitive Neurology and Institute of Neuroscience, Favaloro University, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Agustin Ibanez, Agustín Petroni, Sandra Baez, Alejandro Blenkmann, Leandro Beltrachini, Carlos Gelormini, Mariano Sigman
National Scientific and Technical Research Council, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Agustin Ibanez
Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile
Agustín Petroni, Mariano Sigman
Integrative Neuroscience Laboratory, Physics Department, University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vladimir Lopez, Esteban Hurtado
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Alejandro Blenkmann
Epilepsy Center, University of Buenos Aires – National Scientific and Technical Research Council – University of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alejandro Blenkmann, Leandro Beltrachini
Laboratory of Industrial Electronics, Control and Instrumentation, National University of La Plata, La Plata, Argentina
Eduar Herrera
Universidad Autónoma del Caribe, Barranquilla, Colombia
Sandra Baez
Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Hugo Urquina
Grupo de Investigación Neurored, Universidad Surcolombiana, Neiva, Colombia
Raphael Guex
Laboratory for Behavioral Neurology and Imaging of Cognition, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Email: aibanez@ineco.org.ar

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AI HU FM. Performed the experiments: AI HU VL E. Hurtado CG AP SB MdN RG. Analyzed the data: AI HU AP SB VL E. Hurtado CG MdN RG E. Herrera AB LB MS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AI HU AP SB VL E. Hurtado CG MdN RG E. Herrera AB LB MS AL TT FT MC FM. Wrote the paper: AI HU SB MdN AB LB.