"All of us are very ignorant. What happens is
that not all are ignorant of the same things."


Present Support

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator1), Reales, J.M. (principal investigator 2), Julia Mayas, Mª Pilar Jiménez (UNED). Collaborators: Dr. Pilar Toril, Antonio Prieto. Efectos del entrenamiento multidominio versus unidominio en el control ejecutivo y la memoria de adultos mayores. Funded by MICINN (Ref.: PSI2016-80377-R).

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator), Julia Mayas, Laura Ponce de León (UNED). Other Institutions: Marisa Carrasco (New York University, USA); Michael Falkenstein, iFADO (Dortmund, Germany); John Waterworth, Umea University (Sweden); Collaborators: Dr. Pilar Toril, Antonio Prieto. Age-related cognitive decline: Effects of video game training on behavioral and neuroimaging measures of attention and memory. Funded by MICINN (Ref.: PSI2013-41409-R). 2014-2017. Direct and indirect costs of 78.600,00 € plus 1-four years PhD granted student.


Past Support

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator, UNED), Reales, JM., Mayas, J., Toril., Pita, C. (I2M2), Multimodal Molecular Imaging of Inflammation (Ref. S2010/BMD-2349). Comunidad de Madrid. Programa de Actividades de I+D entre Grupos de Investigación en Biomedicina 2010. Project Coodinator: Sebastián Cerdán (Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, IIB, CSIC-UAM). Subprograma 6: Psychological Factors in Inflammation and Neurodegeneration. 2012 - 2015. Direct and indirect costs of 969.610,00 €

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator, UNED), Reales, JM., Mayas, J., Toril, P. User-sensitive home- based system for successful Ageing in a Networked Society (AGNES). European Commission, FP7-2008-AAL. Project coordinator: John Waterworth (Umea University, Sweden). 2009-2012. Direct and indirect costs of 2.465.000,00 €.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator and project coordinator) & Andrés, P. Compensation factors of cognitive ageing: Using computer technology to reduce cognitive decline in ageing - A behavioral and neuroimaging study' Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación (Coord. Project UNED, Universidad de las Islas Baleares, University of Texas at Dallas & Umea University; Ref.: PSI2010-21609-C02-01). 2011- 2013. Direct and indirect costs 114.950,00 €.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Successful aging: A neurocognitive perspective (Ref.: PSI2011-12787-E) MINCINN. 2011-2012. Direct and indirect costs 6000,00 €. + 1.562,50 €, Vicerrectorado de Investigación UNED. Direct costs of 7.562,50 €

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Lab support 2011-2012. UNED Vice-Rectorate of Research & Department support 2012. Direct costs of 4.500,00 €.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Lab support 2011-2012. UNED Vice-Rectorate of Research & Department support 2012. Direct costs of 3.300,00 €.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator UNED), Reales, J.M., & Mayas, J. Multiparametric imaging of vascular competence, MULTIMAG-CM. Comunidad de Madrid. Programa de Actividades de I+D Grupos de Investigación en Biociencias. S. Cerdán Coordinator (IIB CSIC) from January 2007 until January 2011. Direct and indirect costs of 600.000 €.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator UNED) & Reales, J.M., Muñoz, F., Sebastián, M. Multilevel systems analysis and modelling of SOmatosensory, Memory, and Affective MAPs of body and objects in multidimensional Subjective space (SOMAPS). European Commission, FP6 2005-NEST-Path, Proposal Nº 043432. Rupert Hölzl (Mannheim University Coordinator). 2007 - 2011. Direct and indirect costs of 2.039.380 €.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator UNED) & Viviane Pouthas (Neurosciences Cognitives et Imagerie Cerebrale LENA, CNRS, France), Implicit and explicit memory for words and pictures in young and older adults: behavioral and neural correlates from 2007 to 2009. UNED direct costs of 11.000 €.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Lab maintenance 2008. UNED Vice-Rectorate of Research. Direct costs of 6.000 €. Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Visual memory for objects and aging: A behavioral and neuroimaging study, Mobility grant DGICYT (PE-2007-0069) invited by Denise Park, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From September 1, 2007 to December 30, 2007. Direct costs of 14.500 €.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Envejecimiento cognitivo: Búsqueda de marcadores para predecir el deterioro cognitivo en el envejecimiento normal y en la Enfermedad de Alzheimer. Dirección General de Investigación (SEJ2004-00752/ PSIC). From 2004 to 2007. Direct costs of 20.700 €.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Influencia de la actividad física y la dieta equilibrada en la prevención del envejecimiento cognitivo.Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales-IMSERSO (Ref.: I+D+I 65/05). From 2005 to 2006. Direct costs of 38.000€.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Priming intermodal en el envejecimiento normal y en la enfermedad de Alzheimer. Comunidad de Madrid (Ref.: 06/HSE/0205/2004). 2004-2005. Costs of 19.820 €.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Aging, Cognition, and Neuroscience de Educación y Ciencia: DIGES (Ref.: BSO2002-11724-E), Ministerio de Trabajo y Asuntos Sociales: IMSERSO, UNED. 2004 - 2005. Costs of 29.992 €

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Touch, Blindness, and Neuroscience. Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología (BSO2001-4228-E, ONCE, UNED- Eastern Illinois University). From 2003 to 2004. Direct costs of 25.000 €.

Ballesteros, S. (UNED principal investigator). with Pontificia Universidad Javeriana (Colombia), UNED (España), Universidad Nacional Abierta (Venezuela), Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (Ecuador), Universiteit Gent (Bélgica), Universitá Telemática Gugliemo Marconi (Italia). Assessment of long distance education programmes. European Community, ALFA II , AML/B7-311/97/0666II-153-A. From 2003 to 2005. Costs of 169.200 € (28.000.000 pts).

Ballesteros, S. (UNED principal investigator). Efectos de la tercera dimensión en la detección de la simetría visual y háptica: Un estudio con ciegos y videntes. UNED Research Grant. 2001 - 2002. Costs of 375.000 pts.

Ballesteros, S. (UNED principal investigador; Coord. María Teresa Gutiérrez, LABEIN) GRAB, Acceso a gráficos por ordenador para personas ciegas a través de un entorno virtual. European Community, V Framework Programme, Information Society Technology Programme (IST-2000-26151). From 2001 to 2003. Direct and indirect costs of 1.300.000 €.

Ballesteros, S. (UNED principal investigator). Selective attention, implicit and explicit memory in second and fifth year normal children and children with attention déficit disorder. Comunidad de Madrid (06/0012/2000). 2000 - 2001. Direct costs of 1.440.000 pts.

Ballesteros, S. (coordinator & co-principal investigator) & Peraita, H. Early detection of cognitive impairment in healthy older adults and Alzheimer´s disease patients. A prospective and comparative study of the explicit and implicit memory. DGICYT (Ref.: BSO2000-0108-C02-01). 2000 - 2003. Direct and indirect costs of 5.040.000 pts.

Ballesteros, S. (UNED principal investigator). A test battery to assess haptic abilities in blind children. ONCE. 1999 - 2002. Partial costs of 4.000.000 pts.

Ballesteros, S. & García B (principal investigators). Physiologica, cognitive and expressive correlatos of emotion. UNED Vice-Rectorate of Research. 2008-2009. Costs of 3.000.000 pts.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Object perception and recognition of familiar and unifamiliar objects by touch and vision: Within-modal and cross-modal Implicit and explicit memory. DGICYT, (PB94-0393) & UNED Vice-Rectorate of Research. From 1995 to 1998. Costs of 2.439.000 pts. + 2.125.000 pts UNED.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Mental representations in long-term memory: Implicit and explicit memory. UNED Vice-Rectorate of Research. 1995 - 1996. Costs of 500.000 pts.

Ballesteros, S. (UNED principal investigator). To work with Prof. Wippich (Traer Universität, Germany) DGICYT Special Action APC93-0044 to Project PB90-0003. 1992- 1993. Costs of 250.000 pts.

Ballesteros, S. (UNED co-principal investigator) & Millar, S. (Oxford University). Influence of symmetry and textura in haptic perception of raised-line patterns and 3-D objects. DGICYT y British Council (Ref. HB-48). 1993 - 1994. Costs of 600.000 pts + 2.100 sterling pounds.

Ballesteros, S. (UNED principal investigator). Haptic perception and forms of memories. DGICYT, Research with E.C. countries (Oxford University). 1992. Costs of 173.000 pts.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator), Lynn A. Cooper & Roberta Klatzky. Object representation in visual and haptic systems. DGICYT, ONCE, Comunidad de Madrid, UNED & Department of Psicología. 1992 - 1993. Costs of 3.000.000 pts.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Haptic perception and forms of memories of patterns and objects. DGICYT (PB90-0003) and UNED Vice-Rectorate of Research. 1991-1994. Costs of 3.178.000 pts.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Memory for objects following visual and haptic presentation. UNED Vice-Rector of Research & Columbia University. 1990 -1991.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Selective attention and perceptual organization: Access to structural descriptions in the processing of 3D objects. Columbia University, New York, USA. DGICYT. Mobility Grant. 1989 - 1990. Costs of 830.000 pts

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator). Processing of irrelevant information in visual object comparison. UNED Vice-Rectorate of Research grant. 1990 - 1991. Costs of 850.000 pts.

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator, UNED) and Shepp, B (Brown University). Object perception: Structure and process. USA-Spain Joint Committee. 1985 - 1987. Costs of 2.500.000 pts

Ballesteros, S. (principal investigator, UNED) & Kirk, S. (The University of Arizona, USA). Learning difficulties related to the deterioration of basic psychological processes: Assessment and intervention. USA-Spain Joint Committee Grant. 1982 - 1984.