My main research interest is how individual differences emerged in contingency learning. I am applying learning paradigms as well as computational modeling to assess differences in information processing across the schizotypal spectrum.
Since 2015 I have been working with the Cochrane Collaboration, specifically with the Cochrane Schizophrenia Group. In 2018, with a group of health-care professionals, we created the Mexican Cochrane Center. Besides contributing with the goals of Cochrane (Producing evidence, Making our evidence accessible, Advocating for evidence, and Building an effective sustainable organization); we created Evidology, a non-profit organization to train health-care professionals on Evidence-Based Medicine.
In April 2019 I have been honoured to be part of the '30 under 30' series for "contributing to Cochrane activities in a range of ways, all promoting evidence-informed health decision making across the world".
Two-stage reinforcement learning task predicts psychological traits.
Treviño M. et al, (2023), Psych J
Benefiting from trial spacing without the cost of prolonged training: Frequency, not duration, of trials with absent stimuli enhances perceived contingency.
Castiello S. et al, (2022), J Exp Psychol Gen, 151, 1772 - 1792
Prospective predictive performance comparison between clinical gestalt and validated COVID-19 mortality scores
Soto-Mota A. et al, (2022), Journal of Investigative Medicine, 70, 415 - 420
Benefiting From Trial Spacing Without the Cost of Prolonged Training: Frequency, Not Duration, of Trials With Absent Stimuli Enhances Perceived Contingency
Castiello S. et al, (2022), Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 151, 1772 - 1792
The retrosplenial cortex as a possible "sensory integration" area: A neural network modeling approach of the differential outcomes effect in negative patterning.
Castiello S. et al, (2021), Neurobiol Learn Mem, 185