Pablo Billeke

Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile - DCCS Faculty Member

Faculty Member DCCS
Director Social Neuroscience and Neuromodulation Laboratory, Center for Research in Social Complexity, School of Government, Universidad del Desarrollo.

Ph.D. in Medical Sciences, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Researcher at Facultad de Gobierno, Universidad del Desarrollo.
Associate Professor, Faculty of Government.


Foundations of Social Cognition and Social Behavior

Research interests:
Social Neurosciences, brain, cognition.

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Phone: 56 (2) 2327 9701
Address: Av. Las Condes 12461, Las Condes, Santiago de Chile.



  • Billeke, P., Ossandon, T., Perrone-Bertolotti, M., Kahane, P., Bastin, J., Jerbi, K., … & Fuentealba, P. (2020). Human anterior insula encodes performance feedback and relays prediction error to the medial prefrontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 30(7), 4011-4025.
  • Aspé-Sánchez, M., Mengotti, P., Rumiati, R., Rodríguez-Sickert, C., Ewer, J., & Billeke, P. (2020). Late Frontal Negativity Discriminates Outcomes and Intentions in Trust-Repayment Behavior. Frontiers in psychology, 11.
  • Zamorano F, Kausel L, Albornoz C, Lavin C, Figueroa-Vargas A, Stecher X, Aragón-Caqueo D, Carrasco X, Aboitiz F and Billeke P (2020) Lateral Prefrontal Theta Oscillations Reflect Proactive Cognitive Control Impairment in Males With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Front. Syst. Neurosci. 14:37. doi: 10.3389/fnsys.2020.00037
  • Kausel, L., Zamorano, F., Billeke, P., Sutherland, M. E., Larrain-Valenzuela, J., Stecher, X., … & Aboitiz, F. (2020). Neural dynamics of improved bimodal attention and working memory in musically trained children. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 14, 1023.
  • Aspé-Sánchez, M., Ferrer, N., Larraın, J., Billeke, P., Zamorano, F., & Rodrıguez-Sickert, C. (2020). 5 The neuroeconomics of trustworthiness during childhood, adolescence and early adulthood. HUMAN RECIPROCITY, 151.
  • Figueroa-Vargas, A., Cárcamo, C., Henríquez-Ch, R., Zamorano, F., Ciampi, E., Uribe-San-Martin, R., … & Billeke, P. (2020). Frontoparietal connectivity correlates with working memory performance in multiple sclerosis. Scientific Reports, 10(1), 1-13.
  • Contreras M, Billeke P, Vicencio S, Madrid C, Perdomo G, González M, Torrealba F (2012): A Role for the Insular Cortex in Long-Term Memory for Context-Evoked Drug Craving in Rats. Neuropsychopharmacology 37:2101–8. 10.1038/npp.2012.59, Q1.
  • Billeke P, Zamorano F, Cosmelli D, Aboitiz F (2013): Oscillatory brain activity correlates with risk perception and predicts social decisions. Cereb Cortex 23. 10.1093/cercor/bhs269, Q1.
  • Billeke P, Boardman S, Doraiswamy PM (2013): Social cognition in major depressive disorder: A new paradigm? Transl Neurosci 4:437–447. 10.2478/s13380-013-0147-9, Q4.
  • Billeke P, Zamorano F, Chavez M, Cosmelli D, Aboitiz F (2014): Functional network dynamics in alpha band correlate with social bargaining. PLoS One 9:e109829. 10.1371/journal.pone.0109829, Q1.
  • Zamorano F, Billeke P, Hurtado JM, López V, Carrasco X, Ossandón T, Aboitiz F (2014): Temporal Constraints of Behavioral Inhibition: Relevance of Inter-stimulus Interval in a Go-Nogo Task. Ed. Chris Chambers. PLoS One 9:e87232. 10.1371/journal.pone.0087232. Q1.
  • Billeke P, Zamorano F, López T, Rodriguez C, Cosmelli D, Aboitiz F (2014): Someone has to Give In: Theta Oscillations Correlate with Adaptive Behavior in Social Bargaining. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 9:2041–2048. 10.1371/journal.pone.0087232, Q1.
  • Soto-Icaza P, Aboitiz F, Billeke P (2015): Development of social skills in children: neural and behavioral evidence for the elaboration of cognitive models. Front Neurosci 9:1–16. 10.1371/journal.pone.0087232, Q1.
  • Billeke P, Armijo A, Castillo D, López T, Zamorano F, Cosmelli D, Aboitiz F (2015): Paradoxical Expectation: Oscillatory Brain Activity Reveals Social Interaction Impairment in Schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry 78:421–31. 10.1016/j.biopsych.2015.02.012, Q1.
  • Henríquez-Henríquez MP, Billeke P, Henríquez H, Zamorano FJ, Rothhammer F, Aboitiz F (2015): Intra-Individual Response Variability Assessed by Ex-Gaussian Analysis may be a New Endophenotype for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Front Psychiatry 5:1–8. 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00197, Q1.
  • Melloni M, Billeke P, Baez S, Hesse E, de la Fuente L, Forno G, Birba A, García-Cordero I, Serrano C, Plastino A, Slachevsky A, Huepe D, Sigman M, Manes F, García AM, Sedeño L, Ibáñez A (2016): Your perspective and my benefit: multiple lesion models of self-other integration strategies during social bargaining. Brain 139:3022–3040.  10.1093/brain/aww231,Q1.
  • Billeke P (2016): The More I Get to Know You, the More I Distrust You? Non-linear Relationship between Social Skills and Social Behavior. Front psychiatry 7:49. 10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00049,Q1.
  • Henríquez RA, Chica AB, Billeke P, Bartolomeo P (2016): Fluctuating Minds: Spontaneous Psychophysical Variability during Mind-Wandering. PLoS One 11:e0147174. 10.3389/fpsyt.2016.00049,Q1.
  • Larrain-Valenzuela J, Zamorano F, Soto-Icaza P, Carrasco X, Herrera C, Daiber F, Aboitiz F, Billeke P (2017): Theta and Alpha Oscillation Impairments in Autistic Spectrum Disorder Reflect Working Memory Deficit. Sci Rep 7:14328., 10.1038/s41598-017-14744-8, Q1.
  • Zamorano F, Billeke P, Kausel L, Larrain J, Stecher X, Hurtado JM, López V, Carrasco X, Aboitiz F (2017): Lateral prefrontal activity as a compensatory strategy for deficits of cortical processing in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Sci Rep 7:7181. 10.1038/s41598-017-07681-z, Q1.
  • Billeke P, Ossandon T, Stockle M, Perrone-Bertolotti M, Kahane P, Lachaux J-P, Fuentealba P (2017): Brain state-dependent recruitment of high-frequency oscillations in the human hippocampus. Cortex 94:87–99., 10.1016/j.cortex.2017.06.002, Q1.
  • Villena-González M, Moënne-Loccoz C, Lagos RA, Alliende LM, Billeke P, Aboitiz F, López V, Cosmelli D (2017): Attending to the heart is associated with posterior alpha band increase and a reduction in sensitivity to concurrent visual stimuli. Psychophysiology. 10.1111/psyp.12894, Q2.
  • Ibáñez A, Billeke P, de la Fuente L, Salamone P, García AM, Melloni M (2017): Reply: Towards a neurocomputational account of social dysfunction in neurodegenerative disease. Brain 140:e15. 10.1093/brain/aww316, Q1.

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