Milena Vásquez-Amézquita

Milena Vásquez-Amézquita

Associate Professor / PhD 2015-2018

Universidad El Bosque

Milena is an Associate Professor, and researcher in neuroscience at the Experimental Psicology Lab, Universidad El Bosque. She is leading research projects in two lines: first, about typical-atypical sexual preferences, both deviant and non-deviant, such as paedophilia. Second, about attentional biases and HRV as indicators of affective disorders. She has focused on the use of eye-tracking as an indirect measure of affect and sexual arousal. She is interested in research about the cognitive mechanisms that underlie mood disorders and sexual behavior.

PhD Project (Summa cum laude)

Preferencias sexuales típicas y atípicas según sexo y edad de los estímulos: Utilidad de la técnica de rastreo ocular [Typical and atypical sexual preferences according to sex and age of the stimuli: Usefulness of the eye tracking technique]

Universidad de Valencia, 2015-2018

Supervisors: Alicia Salvador and Juan David Leongómez


  • Eye-tracking
  • Sexual arousal
  • Typical-atypical sexual preferences
  • Attentional biases
  • HRV
  • Affective disorders


  • PhD, Neuroscience, 2018

    University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)

  • MSc in Basic and Applied Neuroscience, 2012

    University of Valencia (Valencia, Spain)

  • BA in Psychology, 2007

    Universidad Católica de Colombia (Bogota, Colombia)

Co-authored publications