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Cognition and Brain Plasticity


The Cognition and Brain Plasticity group of research is located at the Faculty of Medicine, Bellvitge Hospital in Hospitalet de Llobregat, near Barcelona (Spain). The group is adscribed to the Department of Basic Psychology, Faculty of Psychology  - University of Barcelona  and the IDIBELL. The group belongs to the research Consolidated Group "Cognitive Neurodynamics and Mental Disorders".

Its main focus of research is cognitive neuroscience of language and executive function, particularly on language learning, bilingual processing and human action monitoring (human error detection and correction processes). To reach this goal we use a combination of different neuroimaging techniques (electrophysiological and magnetic resonance imaging) that are crucial in order to better understand human cognitive functions.

The last years we have also been very interested in developing new paradigms related to the main research questions in which we are currently interested: how do we learn a new language? In this respect, we have carried out a large number of experiments with the aim of evaluating and testing different models, which will be further explored using neuroimaging tools. Also, we have been also studying in which degree genetic variability related to certain neurotransmitters (dopamine) influences cognitive processing, and specially, the way in which we process erroneous actions and reward experiences.


Finally we are interested in brain plasticity. In this line, we are involved in the use of musical therapy for therapeutic use in patients with stroke.

Research lines

Language learning and Brain Plasticity

Language learning and Huntington Disease

Errors, feedback and reward Processing

Memory, Oscillatory activity, Pattern Recognition


Music, neurorehabilitation and Reward processing

In Press

  Jylkkä, J., Soveri, A., Wahlström, J., Lehtonen, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Laine, M.    (In Press). Relationship between language switching experience and executive functions in bilinguals: an Internet-based study. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 29(4):404-419

Simó, M., Rifà-Ros, X., Vaquero, L., Ripollés, P., Jové, J., Navarro, A., Cardenal, F., Bruna, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.     (In Press). Brain functional connectivity in lung cancer population: an exploratory study. Brain Imaging and Behavior

Havas, V., Taylor, J., Vaquero, L., de Diego-Balaguer, R., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Davis, M.H. (In Press). Semantic and phonological schema influence spoken word learning and overnight consolidation. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology

Vega, D., Ripollés, P., Soto, A., Torrubia, R., Ribas, J., Monreal, J.A., Pascual, J.C., Salvador, R., Pomarol-Clotet, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Marco-Pallarés, J.  (In Press). Orbitofrontal overactivation in reward processing in Borderline Personality disorder: the role of non-suicidal self-injury. Brain Imaging and Behavior

Gurtubay-Antolin, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.  (In Press). Neurophysiological evidence for enhanced tactile acuity in early blindness in some but not all haptic tasks. NeuroImage. 162(2017):23–31

Hinzen, W., Rosselló, J., Morey, C., Càmara, E., García-Gorro, C., Salvador, R., de Diego-Balaguer, R. (In Press). A systematic linguistic profile of spontaneous narrative speech in pre-symptomatic and early stage Huntington’s disease. Cortex

García-Gorro, C., de Diego-Balaguer, R., Martínez-Horta, S., Pérez-Pérez, J., Kulisevsky, J., Rodríguez-Dechichá, N., Vaquer, I., Subira, S., Calopa, M., Muñoz, E., Santacruz, P., Ruiz-Idiago, J., Mareca, C., Caballol, N., Càmara, E. (In Press). Reduced striato-cortical and inhibitory transcallosal connectivity in the motor circuit of Huntington’s disease patients. Human Brain Mapping


López-Barroso, D., de Diego-Balaguer, R.   (In Press). Language learning variability within the dorsal and ventral streams as a cue for compensatory mechanisms in aphasia recovery. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Fuentemilla, Ll., Palombo, D.J., Levine, B.  (In Press). Gamma phase-synchrony in autobiographical memory: Evidence from magnetoencephalography and severely deficient autobiographical memory. Neuropsychologia

François, C., Teixidó, M., Takerkart, S., Agut, T., Bosch, L., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.        (In Press). Enhanced Neonatal Brain Responses To Sung Streams Predict Vocabulary Outcomes By Age 18 Months. Scientific Reports

Ferreri, L., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.     (In Press). Music-related reward responses predict episodic memory performance. Experimental Brain Research

Cayuela, N., Simó, M., Majós, C., Rifà-Ros, X., Gállego, J., Ripollés, P., Vidal, N., Miró, J., Gil, F., Gil-Gil, M., Plans, G., Graus, F., Bruna, J.   (In Press). Seizure-susceptible brain regions in glioblastoma: identification of patients at risk. European Journal of Neurology

Sols, I., DuBrow, S., Davachi, L., Fuentemilla, Ll.   (In Press). Event Boundaries Trigger Rapid Memory Reinstatement of the Prior Events to Promote Their Representation in Long-Term Memory. Current Biology
Ripollés, P., Biel, D., Peñaloza, C., Kaufmann, J., Marco-Pallarés, J., Noesselt, T., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.            (2017). Strength of ventral white matter pathways predicts semantic learning success. Journal of Neuroscience. 37(46),11101-11113


Vega, D., Torrubia, R., Soto, A., Ribas, J., Soler, J., Pascual, J.C., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Marco-Pallarés, J.         (2017). Exploring the relationship between non suicidal self-injury and borderline personality traits in young adults. Psychiatry research. 256:403-411

Plans, G., Fernández-Conejero, I., Rifà-Ros, X., Fernández-Coello, A., Rosselló, A., Gabarrós, A.            (2017). Evaluation of the High-Frequency Monopolar Stimulation Technique for Mapping and Monitoring the Corticospinal Tract in Patients With Supratentorial Gliomas. A Proposal for Intraoperative Management Based on Neurophysiological Data Analysis in a Series of Ninety-Two Patients. Neurosurgery. 81(4):585-594

Korn, C.W., Vunder, J., Miró, J., Fuentemilla, Ll., Hurlemann, R., Bach, D.R. (2017). Amygdala lesions reduce anxiety-like behavior in a human benzodiazepine-sensitive approach-avoidance conflict test. Biological Psychiatry. 82(7):522-531

Martinez-Alvarez, A., Pons, F., de Diego-Balaguer, R.       (2017). Endogenous temporal attention in the absence of stimulus-driven cues emerges in the second year of life. PLOS ONE. 12(9):e0184698

Sans-Dublanc, A., Mas-Herrero, E., Marco-Pallarés, J., Fuentemilla, Ll. (2017). Distinct neurophysiological mechanisms support the online formation of individual and across episode memory representations. Cerebral Cortex. 27(9):4314-4325

Grau-Sánchez, J., Ramos-Escobar, N., Duarte, E., Särkämö, T., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.           (2017). Time course of motor gains induced by Music-Supported Therapy after stroke: An exploratory case study. Neuropsychology. 31(6), 624-635

Vaquero, L., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Reiterer, S.     (2017). The left, the better: white matter brain integrity predicts foreign language imitation ability. Cerebral Cortex. 27(8):3906-3917
García-Gorro, C., Càmara, E., de Diego-Balaguer, R.        (2017). Neuroimaging as a tool to study the sources of phenotypic heterogeneity in Huntington’s disease. Current Opinion in Neurology. 30(4):398-404

Peñaloza, C., Mirman, D., Cardona, P., Juncadella, M., Martin, N., Laine, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.            (2017). Cross-situational word learning in aphasia. Cortex. 93:12-27

Vilà-Balló, A., Mas-Herrero, E., Ripollés, P., Simó, M., Miró, J., López-Barroso, D., Cucurell, D., Juncadella, M., Marco-Pallarés, J., Falip, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.    (2017). Unravelling the role of the hippocampus in reversal learning. Journal of Neuroscience. 37(28):6686-6697

Oyarzún, J.P., Morís, J., Luque, D., de Diego-Balaguer, R., Fuentemilla, Ll. (2017). Targeted memory reactivation during sleep adaptively promotes the strengthening or weakening of overlapping memories. Journal of Neuroscience. 3537-16

Havas, V., Laine, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.           (2017). Brain signatures of early lexical and morphological learning of a new language. Neuropsychologia. 101:47-56

Tort-Merino, A., Valech, N., Peñaloza, C., Grönholm-Nyman, P., León, M., Olives, J., Estanga, A., Ecay, M., Fortea, J., Martínez-Lage, P., Molinuevo, J.L., Laine, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Rami, L.   (2017). Early detection of learning difficulties when confronted with novel information in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease stage 1. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease. 58(3):855-870
Fernández-Coello, A., Havas, V., Sierpowska, J., Juncadella, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Gabarrós, A.            (2017). Age of language acquisition and cortical language organization in multilingual patients undergoing awake brain mapping. Journal of Neurosurgery. 126(6):1912-1923

Vilà-Balló, A., François, C., Miró, J., Falip, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2017). Auditory target and novelty processing in patients with unilateral hippocampal sclerosis: a current-source density study. Scientific Reports. 7(1):1612

León-Cabrera, P., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Morís, J.            (2017). Electrophysiological correlates of semantic anticipation during speech comprehension. Neuropsychologia. 99:326-334

Vaquero, L., Càmara, E., Sampedro, F., Pérez de los Lobos, J., Batlle, F., Fábregas, J.M., Sales, J.A., Cervantes, M., Ferrer, X., Lazcano, G., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Riba, J.   (2017). Cocaine addiction is associated with increased striatal connectivity and sensitivity to monetary incentives, and decreased connectivity outside the reward system. Addiction Biology. 22(3):844-856

François, C., Cunillera, T., García, E., Laine, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2017). Neurophysiological evidence for the interplay of speech segmentation and word-referent mapping during novel word learning. Neuropsychologia. 98:56-67

Göttlich, M., Ye, Z., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, T.F., Krämer, U.        (2017). Viewing socio-affective stimuli increases connectivity within an extended default mode network. NeuroImage. 148:8-19

Sierpowska, J., Gabarrós, A., Fernández-Coello, A., Camins, A., Castañer, S., Juncadella, M., Morís, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.           (2017). Words are not enough. Non-word repetition as an indicator of arcuate fasciculus integrity during brain tumor resection. Journal of Neurosurgery. 126(2):435-445

Packard, P.A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Bunzeck, N., Nicolás, B., de Diego-Balaguer, R., Fuentemilla, Ll.            (2017). Semantic congruence accelerates the onset of the neural signals of successful memory encoding. Journal of Neuroscience. 37(2):291-301
Ripollés, P., Rojo, N., Grau-Sánchez, J., Amengual, J.L., Càmara, E., Marco-Pallarés, J., Juncadella, M., Vaquero, L., Rubio, F., Duarte, E., Garrido, C., Altenmüller, E., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.            (2016). Music supported therapy promotes motor plasticity in individuals with chronic stroke. Brain Imaging and Behavior. 10(4):1289-1307
Mas-Herrero, E., Marco-Pallarés, J. (2016). Theta oscillations integrate functionally segregated sub-regions of the medial prefrontal cortex. NeuroImage. 143:166-174
Martínez-Molina, N., Mas-Herrero, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Zatorre, R.J., Marco-Pallarés, J.            (2016). Neural correlates of specific musical anhedonia. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113(46):E7337-E7345
González-García, C., Mas-Herrero, E., de Diego-Balaguer, R., Ruz, M. (2016). Task-specific preparatory neural activations in low-interference contexts. Brain Structure and Function. 221(8):3997-4006
Cunillera, T., Brignani, D., Cucurell, D., Fuentemilla, Ll., Miniussi, C.        (2016). The right inferior frontal cortex in response inhibition: A tDCS-ERP co-registration study. NeuroImage. 140:66-75
de Diego-Balaguer, R., Schramm C., Rebeix, I., Dupoux, E., Dürr, A., Brice, A., Charles, P., Cleret de Langavant, L., Youssov, K., Verny, C., Damotte, V., Azulay, J.P., Goize, C., Tranchant, C., Maison, P., Rialland, A., Schmitz, D., Jacquemot, C., Fontaine, B., Bachoud-Lévi, A.C.        (2016). COMT Val158Met Polymorphism Modulates Huntington’s Disease Progression. PLOS ONE. 11(9):e0161106
Ripollés, P., Marco-Pallarés, J., Alicart, H., Tempelmann, C., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Noesselt, T.            (2016). Intrinsic monitoring of learning success facilitates memory encoding via the activation of the SN/VTA-Hippocampal loop. eLife. e17441
Sihvonen, A.J., Ripollés, P., Leo, V., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Soinila, S., Särkämö, T.     (2016). Neural basis of acquired amusia and its recovery after stroke. Journal of Neuroscience. 36(34):8872-8881
Eckart, C., Woźniak-Kwaśniewska, A., Herweg, N.A., Fuentemilla, Ll., Bunzeck, N.       (2016). Acetylcholine modulates human working memory and subsequent familiarity based recognition via alpha oscillations. NeuroImage. 137:61–69
González-Franco, M., Bellido-Rivas, A., Blom, K.J., Slater, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.   (2016). The neurological traces of look-alike avatars. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 10:392
Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, T.F.  (2016). Syntactic interference in bilingual naming during language switching: an electrophysiological study. Cognitive control and consequences in the multilingual mind (pp. 239-270). Bilingual Processing and Acquisition Series. John Benjamins Publishing
López-Barroso, D., Cucurell, D., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., de Diego-Balaguer, R.  (2016). Attentional effects on rule extraction and consolidation from speech. Cognition. 152:61-69
Mohammadi, B., Hammer, A., Miedl, S.F., Wiswede, D., Marco-Pallarés, J., Herrmann, M., Münte, T.F.            (2016). Intertemporal choice behavior is constrained by brain structure in healthy participants and pathological gamblers. Brain Structure and Function. 221(6):3157-70
Peñaloza, C., Mirman, D., Tuomiranta, L., Benetello, A., Heikius, I.M., Järvinen, S., Majos, M.C., Cardona, P., Juncadella, M., Laine, M., Martin, N., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.   (2016). Novel word acquisition in Aphasia: facing the word-referent ambiguity of natural language learning contexts. Cortex. 79:14-31
Oyarzún, J.P., Packard, P.A., de Diego-Balaguer, R., Fuentemilla, Ll.      (2016). Motivated encoding selectively promotes memory for future inconsequential semantically-related events. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 133:1–6
Kilteni, K., Grau-Sánchez, J., Veciana de las Heras, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Slater, M.        (2016). Decreased corticospinal excitability after the illusion of missing part of the arm. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 10:145
Simó, M., Vaquero, L., Ripollés, P., Gurtubay-Antolin, A., Jové, J., Navarro, A., Cardenal, F., Bruna, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.           (2016). Longitudinal brain changes associated with prophylactic cranial irradiation in lung cancer. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 11(4):475-86
Särkämö, T., Altenmüller, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Peretz, I.     (2016). Music, Brain, and Rehabilitation: Emerging Therapeutic Applications and Potential Neural Mechanisms. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. Volume 10 | Article 103
Herweg, N.A., Apitz, T., Leicht, G., Mulert, C., Fuentemilla, Ll., Bunzeck, N. (2016). Theta-alpha oscillations bind the hippocampus, prefrontal cortex, and striatum during recollection: Evidence from simultaneous EEG-fMRI. The Journal of Neuroscience. 36(12):3579-87
Saliba, J., Lorenzo-Seva, U., Marco-Pallarés, J., Tillmann, B., Zeitouni, A., Lehmann, A.           (2016). French validation of the Barcelona Music Reward Questionnaire. PeerJ. 4:e1760
Simó, M., Vaquero, L., Ripollés, P., Jové, J., Fuentes, R., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Bruna, J.      (2016). Brain damage following prophylactic cranial irradiation in lung cancer survivors. Brain Imaging and Behavior. 10(1):283-95
François, C., Ripollés, P., Bosch, L., García-Alix, A., Muchart, J., Sierpowska, J., Fons, C., Solé, J., Rebollo-Polo, M., Gaitán, H., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.            (2016). Language learning and brain reorganization in a 3-year-old child with left perinatal stroke revealed using structural and functional connectivity. Cortex. 77:95-118
de Diego-Balaguer, R., Martinez-Alvarez, A., Pons, F.       (2016). Temporal Attention as a Scaffold for Language Development. Frontiers in Psychology. 7:44
Vaquero, L., Hartmann, K., Ripollés, P., Rojo, N., Sierpowska, J., François, C., Càmara, E., van Vugt, F.T., Mohammadi, B., Samii, A., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Altenmüller, E.  (2016). Structural neuroplasticity in expert pianists depends on the age of musical training onset. NeuroImage. 126:106-119
Cunillera, T., Laine, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.        (2016). Headstart for speech segmentation: a neural signature for the anchor word effect. Neuropsychologia. 82:189-99
Salvador, R., Vega, D., Pascual, J.C., Marco-Pallarés, J., Canales-Rodríguez, E.J., Aguilar, S., Anguera, M., Soto, A., Ribas, J., Soler, J., Maristany, T., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Pomarol-Clotet, E.        (2016). Converging Medial Frontal Resting State and Diffusion-Based Abnormalities in Borderline Personality Disorder. Biological Psychiatry. 79(2):107-16
Padrão, G., González-Franco, M., Sánchez-Vives, M.V., Slater, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.       (2016). Violating body movement semantics: neural signatures of self-generated and external-generated errors. NeuroImage - 124(Pt A):147-56


Vega, D., Vilà-Balló, A., Soto, A., Amengual, J.L., Ribas, J., Torrubia, R., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.Marco-Pallarés, J. (2015). Preserved Error-Monitoring in Borderline Personality Disorder Patients with and without Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Behaviors. PLOS ONE. 10(12):e0143994

Rodríguez-Herreros, B., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., López-Moliner, J. (2015). The neural correlates of motion-induced shifts in reaching. Psychophysiology. 52(12):1577-89

Rodríguez-Herreros, B., Amengual, J.L., Gurtubay-Antolin, A., Richter, L., Jauer, P., Erdmann, C., Schweikard, A., López-Moliner, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, T.F. (2015). Microstructure of the superior longitudinal fasciculus predicts stimulation-induced interference with on-line motor control. NeuroImage. 120:254–265

Mas-Herrero, E., Ripollés, P., HajiHosseini, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.Marco-Pallarés, J. (2015). Beta oscillations and reward processing: Coupling oscillatory activity and hemodynamic responses. NeuroImage. 119:13–19

de Diego-Balaguer, R.Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Bachoud-Lévi, A.C. (2015). Prosodic cues enhance rule learning by changing speech segmentation mechanisms. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:1478. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01478

Padrão, G., Rodríguez-Herreros, B., Pérez-Zapata, L., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). Exogenous capture of medial-frontal oscillatory mechanisms by unattended conflicting information.Neuropsychologia. 75:458–468

Biau, E., Torralba, M., Fuentemilla, Ll.de Diego-Balaguer, R., Soto-Faraco, S. (2015). Speaker’s hand gestures modulate speech perception through phase resetting of ongoing neural oscillations. Cortex. 68:76–85

Vilà-Balló, A., Cunillera, T., Rostan, C., Hdez-Lafuente, P., Fuentemilla, Ll.Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). Neurophysiological correlates of cognitive flexibility and feedback processing in violent juvenile offenders.
Brain Research. 1610:98–109

Miró, J.Gurtubay-Antolin, A.Ripollés, P.Sierpowska, J., Juncadella, M., Fuentemilla, Ll., Sánchez, V., Falip, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). Interhemsipheric microstructural connectivity in bitemporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis. Cortex. 106-121

Padrão, G., Mallorquí, A., Cucurell, D.Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). Individual Differences in Error Tolerance in humans: Neurophysiological evidences. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. 15:808–821

Havas, V., Gabarrós, A., Juncadella, M., Rifà-Ros, X., Plans, G., Acebes, J.J., de Diego-Balaguer, R.Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). Electrical stimulation mapping of nouns and verbs in Broca’s area. Brain and Language. 145-146C:53-63

Gurtubay-Antolin, A., Rodríguez-Herreros, B., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). The speed of object recognition from a haptic glance: event-related potential evidence. Journal of Neurophysiology. 113: 3069–3075

François, C.Grau-Sánchez, J., Duarte, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). Musical training as an alternative and effective method for neuro-education and neuro-rehabilitation. Frontiers in Psychology. 6:475

Marco-Pallarés, J., Mas-Herrero, E. (2015). The Quartet does not play alone: Comment on “The quartet theory of human emotions: An integrative and neurofunctional model” by S. Koelsch et al.. Physics of Life Reviews. 13:71-72

López-Barroso, D., Ripollés, P.Marco-Pallarés, J., Mohammadi, B., Münte, T.F., Bachoud-Lévi, A.C., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.de Diego-Balaguer, R. (2015). Multiple brain networks underpinning word learning from fluent speech revealed by independent component analysis. Neuroimage. 110:182–193

Riba, J., Valle, M., Sampedro, F., Rodriguez-Pujadas, A., Martínez-Horta, S., Kulisevsky, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). Telling true from false: Cannabis users show increased susceptibility to false memories. Molecular Psychiatry. 20(6):772-777

Alicart, H.Cucurell, D., Mas-Herrero, E., Marco-Pallarés, J. (2015). Human oscillatory activity in near-miss events. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. 10:1405-12

Simó, M.Ripollés, P.Fuentemilla, Ll.Vaquero, L., Bruna, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). Studying Memory Encoding to Promote Reliable Engagement of the Medial Temporal Lobe at the Single-subject Level. PLOS ONE. 10(3):e0119159


Peñaloza, C., Benetello, A., Tuomiranta, L., Heikius, I.M., Järvinen, S., Majos, M.C., Cardona, P., Juncadella, M., Laine, M., Martin, N., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). Speech segmentation in aphasia. Aphasiology. 29(6):724-743


Marco-Pallarés, J., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). The role of high-frequency oscillatory activity in reward processing and learning. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews. 49:1–7


Sierpowska, J., Gabarrós, A., Fernández-Coello, A., Camins, A., Castañer, S., Juncadella, M., de Diego-Balaguer, R.Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015). Morphological derivation overflow as a result of disruption of the left frontal aslant white matter tract. Brain and Language. 142:54-64


Bouso, J.C., Palhano-Fontes, F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Ribeiro, S., Sanches, R., Crippa, J.A., Hallak, J.E., de Araujo, D.B., Riba, J. (2015). Long-term use of psychedelic drugs Is associated with differences in brain structure and personality in humans. European Neuropsychopharmacology. 25(4):483–492


Havas, V., Waris, O., Vaquero, L.Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Laine, M. (2015). Morphological learning in a novel language: A cross-language comparison. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 68(7):1426-1441


Simó, M., Root, J.C., Vaquero, L.Ripollés, P., Jové, J., Ahles, T.A., Navarro, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2015).

Cognitive and brain structural changes in a lung cancer population. Journal of Thoracic Oncology. 10(1):38-45




Molinuevo, J.L., Ripollés, P.Simó, M., Lladó, A., Olives, J., Balasa, M., Antonell, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Rami, L. (2014). White matter changes in preclinical Alzheimer’s disease: a magnetic resonance imaging-diffusion tensor imaging study on cognitively normal older people with positive amyloid ß protein 42 levels.

Neurobiology of Aging. 35(12):2671–2680


Cunillera, T., Fuentemilla, Ll., Brignani, D., Cucurell, D., Miniussi, C. (2014). A simultaneous modulation of reactive and proactive inhibition processes by anodal tDCS on the right inferior frontal cortex. PLOS ONE. 9(11):e113537


Càmara, E.Fuentemilla, Ll. (2014). Accessing forgotten memory traces from long-term memory via visual movements. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8:930


Selchenkova, T., François, C., Schön, D., Corneyllie, A., Perrin, F., Tillmann, B. (2014). Metrical Presentation Boosts Implicit Learning of Artificial Grammar.. PLOS ONE. 9(11): e112233. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0112233


Ripollés, P.Marco-Pallarés, J., Hielscher, U., Mestres-Missé, A., Tempelmann, C., Heinze, H.J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Noesselt, T. (2014). The Role of Reward in Word Learning and Its Implications. Current Biology. 24(21):2606–2611


Padrão, G., Penhune, V., de Diego-Balaguer, R.Marco-Pallarés, J.Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2014). ERP evidence of adaptive changes in error processing and attentional control during rhythm synchronization learning.

NeuroImage. 100:460–470


Packard, P.Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Stein, L.M., Nicolás, B.Fuentemilla, Ll. (2014). Tracking explicit and implicit long-lasting traces of fearful memories in humans. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. 116:96-104


Peñaloza, C.Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Rubio, F., de Miquel, M.A., Juncadella, M. (2014). Language recovery and evidence of residual deficits after nonthalamic subcortical stroke: A 1 year follow-up study. Journal of Neurolinguistics. 32(2014):16-30


Grau, C., Ginhoux, R., Riera, A., Nguyen, T.L., Chauvat, H., Berg, M., Amengual, J.L., Pascual-Leone, A., Ruffini, G. (2014). Conscious Brain-to-Brain Communication in Humans Using Non-Invasive Technologies. PLOS ONE. 9(8):e105225


Vilà-Balló, A., Hdez-Lafuente, P., Rostan, C., Cunillera, T., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2014). Neurophysiological correlates of error monitoring and inhibitory processing in juvenile violent offenders. Biological Psychology. 102:141–152


Amengual, J.L., Münte, T.F., Marco-Pallarés, J., Rojo, N., Grau-Sánchez, J., Rubio, F., Duarte, E., Grau, C., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2014). Overactivation of the supplementary motor area in chronic stroke patients.

Journal of Neurophysiology. 112: 2251–2263


Eckart, C., Fuentemilla, Ll., Bauch, E.M., Bunzeck, N. (2014). Dopaminergic stimulation facilitates working memory and differentially affects prefrontal low theta oscillations. Neuroimage. 94:185-192


de Diego-Balaguer, R. (2014). Dorsal and ventral pathways in relation to language learning abilities. Frontiers in Psychology. Book Chapter: Microstructures of Learning : Novel methods and approaches for assessing structural and functional changes underlying knowledge acquisition in the brain. Pages 9-12


Miró, J.Ripollés, P., López-Barroso, D., Vilà-Balló, A., Juncadella, M., de Diego-Balaguer, R.Marco-Pallarés, J.Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Falip, M. (2014). Atypical language organization in temporal lobe epilepsy revealed by a passive semantic paradigm. BMC Neurology. 14:98


Amengual, J.L., Marco-Pallarés, J., Grau, C., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2014). Linking motor-related brain potentials and velocity profiles in multi-joint arm reaching movements.Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8:271


Särkämö, T., Ripollés, P., Vepsäläinen, H., Autti, T., Silvennoinen, H.M., Salli, E., Laitinen, S., Forsblom, A., Soinila, S., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2014). Structural changes induced by daily music listening in the recovering brain after middle cerebral artery stroke: a voxel-based morphometry study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 8:245


Mestres-Missé, A., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2014). Mapping concrete and abstract meanings to new words using verbal contexts. Second Language Research. 30(2):191-223


Soler, J., Vega, D., Elices, M., Feliu-Soler, A., Soto, A., Martín-Blanco, A., Torrubia, R., Pascual, J.C. (2014).

Testing the reinforcement sensitivity theory in borderline personality disorder compared with major depression and healthy controls. Personality and Individual Differences. 61–62:43–46


Mas-Herrero, E., Zatorre, R.J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A.Marco-Pallarés, J. (2014). Dissociation between Musical and Monetary Reward Responses in Specific Musical Anhedonia. Current Biology. 24:699-704


Bach, D.R., Guitart-Masip, M., Packard, P.Miró, J., Falip, M., Fuentemilla, Ll., Dolan, R.J. (2014). Human Hippocampus Arbitrates Approach-Avoidance Conflict. Current Biology. 24:541-547


González-Franco, M., Peck, T.C., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Slater, M. (2014). A threat to a virtual hand elicits motor cortex activation. Experimental Brain Research. 232(3):875-887


Mas-Herrero, E., Marco-Pallarés, J. (2014). Frontal Theta Oscillatory Activity Is a Common Mechanism for the Computation of Unexpected Outcomes and Learning Rate. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 26(3):447-458


François, C., Schön, D. (2014). Neural sensitivity to statistical regularities as a fundamental biological process that underlies auditory learning: The role of musical practice. Hearing Research. 308:122-128


Mallorquí, A., Padrão, G., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2014). Electrophysiological Signatures of Reward Processing in Anhedonia. Anhedonia: A Comprehensive Handbook Volume I


Fuentemilla, Ll., Barnes, G.R., Düzel, E., Levine, B. (2014). Theta oscillations orchestrate medial temporal lobe and neocortex in remembering autobiographical memories. Neuroimage. 85(2):730-737


Tuomiranta, L., Càmara, E., Froudist Walsh, Seán, Ripollés, P., Saunavaara, J.P., Parkkola, R., Martin, N., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Laine, M. (2014). Hidden word learning capacity through orthography in aphasia.

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Jafarpour, A., Fuentemilla, Ll., Horner, A.J., Penny, W.D., Düzel, E. (2014). Replay of Very Early Encoding Representations during Recollection. The Journal of Neuroscience. 1:242-8



Bouso, J.C., Fábregas, J.M., Rodriguez-Fornells, A., Riba, J. (2013). Acute effects of ayahuasca on neuropsychological performance: differences in executive function between experienced and occasional users. Psychopharmacology. 230:415-424

Mas-Herrero, E., Marco-Pallares, J., Lorenzo-Seva, U., Zatorre, R., Rodriguez-Fornells, A. (2013). Individual differences in Music Reward experiences. Music Perception. 31(2):118-138

Peñaloza, C., Heikius, I., Järvinen, S., Benetello, A., Tuomiranta, L., Martin, N., Laine, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2013). Exploring Speech Segmentation Abilities in People with Chronic Aphasia. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences. 96:112-115

Sierpowska, A., Gabarros, A., Ripolles, P., Juncadella, M., Castañer, S., Camins, A., Plans, G. & Rodriguez-Fornells, A. Intraoperative electrical stimulation of language switching in two bilingual patients. Neuropsychologia. 51(13):2882–2892

Vega, D., Soto, A., Amengual, J., Ribas, J., Torrubia, R., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Marco-Pallarés, J. (2013). Negative reward expectations in Borderline Personality Disorder patients: Neurophysiological evidence. Biological Psychology. 94(2):388-396

Morís, J., Luque, D., Rodriguez-Fornells, A. (2013). Stimulus-preceding negativity as an index of expectation during learning. Psychophysiology. 50(9):931–939

Fuentemilla, Ll., Miró, J., Ripollés, P., Vilà-Balló, A., Juncadella, M., Castañer, S., Salord, S., Monasterio, C., Falip, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2013). Hippocampus-dependent strengthening of targeted memories via reactivation during sleep in humans. Current Biology. 23(18):1769-1775

Grau-Sánchez, J., Amengual, J.L., Rojo, N., Veciana de las Heras, M., Montero, J., Rubio, F., Altenmüller, E., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2013). Plasticity in the sensorimotor cortex induced by Music-supported therapy in stroke patients: a TMS study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7:494

Amengual, J.L., Marco-Pallarés, J., Richter, L., Oung, S., Schweikard, A., Mohammadi, B., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, T.F. (2013). Tracking post-error adaptation in the motor system by transcranial magnetic stimulation. Neuroscience. 250:342-351

Jafarpour, A., Barnes, G.R., Fuentemilla, Ll., Düzel, E., Penny, WD. (2013). Population Level Inference for Multivariate MEG Analysis. PLoS One. 8(8):e71305

López-Barroso, D., Catani, M., Ripollés, P., Dell'Acqua, F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., De Diego-Balaguer, R. (2013). Word learning is mediated by the left arcuate fasciculus. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 110(32):13168-73

Simó, M., Rifa, X., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Bruna, J. (2013). Chemobrain: a systematic review of structural and functional neuroimaging studies. Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews. 37(8):1311-1321

Amengual, J.L., Rojo, N., Veciana, M., Marco-Pallarés, J., Grau-Sánchez, J., Schneider, S., Vaquero, L., Juncadella, M., Montero, J., Mohammadi, B., Rubio, F., Rueda, N., Duarte, E., Grau, C., Altenmuller, E., Münte TF, Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2013). Sensorimotor Plasticity after Music Supported Therapy in Chronic Stroke Patients Revealed by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. Plos ONE. 8(4):e61883

Fuentemilla, Ll., Cucurell, D., Marco-Pallarés, J., Guitart-Masip, M., Morís, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2013). Electrophysiological correlates of anticipating improbable but desired events. Neuroimage. 78:135–144

Padrão, G., Mallorquí, A., Cucurell, D., Marco-Pallarés, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2013). Neurophysiological differences in reward processing in anhedonics. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. 13(1):102-115

Burns, G.L., Walsh, J.A., Servera, M., Lorenzo-Seva, U., Cardo, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2013). Construct Validity of ADHD/ODD Rating Scales: Recommendations for the Evaluation of forthcoming DSM-V ADHD/ODD scales. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 41(1):15-26


Horner, A., Gadian, D., Fuentemilla, Ll., Jentschke, S., Vargha-Khadem, F., Duzel, E. (2012). A rapid item-initiated hippocampus-dependent neural signature of context memory in humans. Current Biology. 22:2369–2374

Sambin, S., Teichmann, M., de Diego-Balaguer, R., Giavazzi, M., Sportiche, D., Shlenker, P., Bachoud-Lévi, A.C. (2012). The role of the striatum in sentence processing: disentangling syntax from working memory in Huntington’s disease. Neuropsychologia. 50(11):2625–2635

Lozano-Soldevilla, D., Marco-Pallarés, J., Fuentemilla, Ll., Grau, C. (2012). Common N1 and Mismatch Negativity neural evoked components are revealed by Independent Component Model-Based Clustering Analysis. Psychophysiology. 49(11):1622-1631

Oyarzún, J.P., Packard, P.A. (2012). Stress-Induced Gist-Based Memory Processing: A Possible Explanation for Overgeneralization of Fear in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. The Journal of Neuroscience. 32(29):9771–9772

Oyarzún, J.P., Lopez-Barroso, D., Fuentemilla, Ll., Cucurell, D., Pedraza, C., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., de Diego-Balaguer, R. (2012). Updating fearful memories with extinction training during reconsolidation: a human study using auditory aversive stimuli. Plos One. 7(6):e38849

Lehtonen, M., Hultén, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Cunillera, T., Tuomainen, J., Laine, M. (2012). Differences in word recognition between early bilinguals and monolinguals: behavioral and ERP evidence. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1362–1371

Jafarpour, A., Horner, AJ., Fuentemilla, Ll., Penny, W., Duzel, E. (2012). Decoding oscillatory representations and mechanisms in memory. Neuropsychologia. 51(4):772–780

Amengual, J.L., Valero Cabré, A., Veciana de las Heras, M., Rojo, N., Froudist Walsh S., Ripollés, P., Bodamer, N., Mohammadi, B., Montero, J., Grau, C., Münte, T., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2012). Prognostic value of cortically induced motor evoked activity by TMS in chronic stroke: caveats from a very revealing single clinic case. BMC Neurology. 12:35

Guitart-Masip, M., Huys, Q., Fuentemilla, Ll., Dayan, P., Duzel, E., Dolan, RJ. (2012). Go and No-go Learning in Reward and Punishment: Interactions between Affect and Effect. NeuroImage. 62(1):154-166

Hajihosseini, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Marco-Pallarés, J. (2012). The role of beta-gamma oscillations in unexpected rewards processing. Neuroimage. Apr 15;60(3):1678-85

Ripollés, P., Marco-Pallarés, J., de Diego-Balaguer, R., Miró, J., Falip, M., Juncadella, M., Rubio, F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2012). Analysis of automated methods for spatial normalization of lesioned brains. Neuroimage. Jan 28;60(2):1296-1306

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Rojo, N., Amengual, J., Ripolles, P., Altenmuller, E., Münte, TF. (2012). The involvement of audio-motor coupling in the music-supported therapy applied to stroke patients. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1252:282–293

Havas, V., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., & Clahsen, H. (2012). Brain potentials for derivational morphology: An ERP study of deadjectival nominalizations in Spanish. Brain and language. 120:332-344

Cunillera, T., Fuentemilla, Ll., Periañez, J., Marco-Pallarès, J., Krämer, U., Càmara, E., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2012). Brain oscillatory activity associated to task-switching and feedback processing. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. 12:1

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Krämer, U.M., Lorenzo-Seva, U., Festman, J., Münte, T.F. (2012) Self-assessment of individual differences in language switching. Frontiers in Psychology. 2:388

Talmi, D., Fuentemilla, Ll., Litvak, V., Duzel, D., Dolan, R.J. (2012). An MEG signature corresponding to an axiomatic model of reward prediction error. NeuroImage. 59(1):635-45

Luque, D., Lopez, FJ., Marco-Pallares, J., Càmara, E. and Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2012). Feedback-related Brain Potential Activity Complies with Basic Assumptions of Associative Learning Theory. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 24(4):794–808


Richter, S., Gorny, X., Marco-Pallares, J., Krämer, UM, Machts, J., Barman, A., Bernstein, H., Schüle, R., Schöls, L., Rodriguez-Fornells, A., Reissner, C., Wüstenberg, T., Heinze, HJ., Gundelfinger ED, Düzel, E., Münte, TF, Seidenbecher, CI and Schott, BH. (2011). A potential role for a genetic variation of AKAP5 in human aggression and anger control. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 5:175

Hammer A, Vielhaber S, Rodriguez-Fornells A, Mohammadi B, Münte TF. (2011). A neurophysiological analysis of working memory in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Brain Research. 1421:90–99

Guitart-Masip, M., Fuentemilla, Ll., Bach, D., Huys, Q., Dayan, P., Dolan, R., Duzel, E. (2011). Action dominates valence in anticipatory representations in the human striatum and dopaminergic midbrain. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(21):7867–7875

Rojo, N., Amengual, J., Juncadella, M., Rubio, F., Camara, E., Marco-Pallares, J., Schneider, S., Veciana, C., Montero, J., Mohammadi, B., Altenmüller, E., Grau, C., Münte, T.F., Rodriguez-Fornells, A. (2011). Music-supported therapy induces plasticity in the sensorimotor cortex in chronic stroke: a single-case study using multimodal imaging (fMRI-TMS). Brain Injury. 25(7-8):787-93

Nager, W., Krauss, J.K., Heldmann, M., Marco-Pallarés, J., Capelle, H.H., Lütjens, G., Bolat, S., Dengler, R., Münte, T.F. 2011. Human hypothalamus shows differential responses to basic motivational stimuli--an invasive electrophysiology study. Neuroscience. 189:330-336

Olier, I., Amengual, J., Vellido, A. (2011). A variational Bayesian approach for the robust analysis of the cortical silent period from EMG recordings of brain stroke patients. Neurocomputing. 74(2011):1301–1314

Soveri, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Laine, M. (2011). Is there a relationship between language switching and executive functions in bilingualism? introducing a within group analysis approach. Frontiers in Psychology. 2:183

Poch, C., Fuentemilla, Ll., Barnes, G., Düzel, E. (2011). Hippocampal theta-phase modulation of replay correlates with configural-relational short-term memory performance. Journal of Neuroscience. 31(19):7038–7042

López-Barroso, D., de Diego-Balaguer, R., Cunillera, T., Camara, E., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2011). Language learning under working memory constraints correlates with microstructural differences in the ventral language pathway. Cerebral Cortex. 21(12):2742-2750

Doñamayor, N., Marco-Pallarés, J., Heldmann, M., Schoenfeld, A., Münte, T.F. (2011). Temporal dynamics of reward processing: An MEG study. Human Brain Mapping. 32:2228–2240

de Diego-Balaguer, R., Fuentemilla, Ll., Rodriguez-Fornells, A. (2011). Brain dynamics sustaining rapid rule extraction from speech. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 23(10):3105-20

Marco-Pallarés, J., Cucurell, D., Strein, N., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2011). On the Number of Trials Needed for a Stable Feedback-Related Negativity. Psychophysiology. 48(6):852-60

Ye, Z., Mestres-Missé, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, TF. (2011). Two distinct neural networks support the mapping of meaning to a novel word. Human Brain Mapping. 32:1081–1090

de Diego-Balaguer, R. López-Barroso, D. (2011). Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms Sustaining Rule Learning from Speech. Language Learning. 60(s2):151-187


Càmara, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, T.F. (2010). Microstructural brain differences predict functional hemodynamic responses in a reward processing task. Journal of Neuroscience. 30(34):11398-11402

Marco-Pallarés, J., Nager, W., Krämer, U., Cunillera, T., Càmara, E., Cucurell, D., Schüle, R., Schöls, L., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, T.F. (2010). Neurophysiological markers of novelty processing are modulated by COMT and DRD4 genotypes. Neuroimage. 53(3):962-969

Schneider, S., Münte, TF., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Sailer, M., Altenmüller, E. (2010). Music-Supported Training is more efficient than functional motor training for recovery of fine motor skills in stroke patients. Music Perception. 27:271-280

Marco-Pallarés, J., Krämer, U., Strehl, S., Schröder, A., Münte, TF. (2010). When decisions of others matter to me: an electrophysiological analysis. BMC Neuroscience. 11:86

Nager, W., Münte, TF., Marco-Pallarés, J., Heldmann, M., Dengler, R., Capelle, HH., Lütjens, G., Krauss, JK. (2010). Beta-oscillations in the posterior hypothalamus are associated with spontaneous cluster headache attack. Journal of Neurology. 257(10):1743-1744

Fuentemilla, Ll., Penny, WD., Cashdollar, N., Bunzeck, N., Düzel, E. (2010). Theta-coupled periodic replay in working memory. Current Biology. 20:606-612

Marco-Pallarés, J., Mohammadi, B., Samii, A., Münte, TF. (2010). Brain activations reflect individual discount rates in intertemporal Choice. Brain Research. 1320:123-129

Cunillera, T., Càmara, E., Laine, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2010). Bridging the gap between speech segmentation and word-to-world mappings: Evidence from an audiovisual statistical learning task. Journal of Memory and Language. 63(3):295-305

Festman, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, T.F. (2010). Individual differences in control of language interference in late bilinguals are mainly related to general executive abilities. Behavioral and Brain Functions. 6:5

Mestres-Missé, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, F. (2010). Aprendizaje de palabras nuevas concretas y abstractas. Ciencia Cognitiva. 4(1):4-7

Servera, M., Lorenzo-Seva, U., Cardo, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Burns, G.L. (2010). Understanding Trait and Sources Effects in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional Defiant Disorder Rating Scales: Mothers', Fathers', and Teachers' Ratings of Children From the Balearic Islands. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 39:1-11

Càmara, E., Krämer, U.M., Cunillera, T., Marco-Pallarés, J., Cucurell, D., Nager, W., Mestres-Missé, A., Bauer, P., Schüle-Freyer, R., Schöls, L., Tempelmann, C., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, T.F. (2010). The Effects of COMT (Val108/158Met) and DRD4 (SNP -521) Dopamine Genotypes on Brain Activations Related to Valence and Magnitude of Rewards. Cerebral Cortex. 20(8):1985-1996

de Diego-Balaguer, R., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2010). Contributions to the functional neuroanatomy of morphosyntactic processing in L2. Language Learning. 60:231-259

Mestres-Missé;, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, T.F. (2010). Neural differences in the mapping of verb and noun concepts onto novel words. Neuroimage. 49:2826-2835

Cunillera, T., Càmara, E., Laine, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2010). Words as anchors: Known words facilitate statistical learning. Experimental Psychology. 57:134-141

Cunillera, T., Càmara, E., Laine, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2010). Speech segmentation is facilitated by visual cues. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 63:260-74


Penny, WD., Litvak, V., Fuentemilla, Ll., Duzel, E., Friston, K. (2009). Dynamic Causal Models for phase coupling. Journal of Neuroscience Methods. 183:19-30

Bunzeck, N., Doeller, CF., Fuentemilla, Ll., Dolan, RJ., Duzel, E. (2009). Reward motivation accelerates the onset of neural novelty signals in humans to 85 milliseconds.Current Biology. 19:1294-300

Kramer, UM., Rojo, N., Schule, R., Cunillera, T., Schols, L., Marco-Pallarés, J., Cucurrell, D., Càmara, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, Münte, TF (2009). ADHD candidate gene (DRD4 exon III) affects inhibitory control in a healthy sample. BMC Neuroscience. 10:150

Cortès-Colomé, M., Gilboy, E., San Martín, C., Arruda, E., Labzina, M., & Havas, V. (2009). La psicologia del llenguatge en la diversitat lingüística. In M. C. Junyent Figueras & M. Barrieras (Eds.), Llengua i acollida. Barcelona: Horsori.

Càmara, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Ye, Z., Münte, T.F. (2009). Reward networks in the brain as captured by connectivity measures. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 3(3):1-11

Rodríguez-Fornells A, Cunillera T, Mestres-Missé A, de Diego-Balaguer, R. (2009). Neurophysiological mechanisms involved in language learning in adults. Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci. 364:3711-3735.

Heldmann, M., Markgraf, U., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, T.F. (2009). Brain potentials reveal the role of conflict in human errorful and errorless learning. Neuroscience Letters. 444:64–68

Marco-Pallarés, J., Càmara, E., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2009). Neuroimaging analysis (I): Electroencephalography. In Millsap, RE. and Maydeu-Olivares, A. Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology. SAGE.

Càmara, E., Marco-Pallarés, J., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2009). Neuroimaging analysis (II): Magnetic Resonance Imaging. In Millsap, RE. and Maydeu-Olivares, A. Handbook of Quantitative Methods in Psychology. SAGE.

Cunillera, T., Càmara, E., Laine, M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2009). Speech segmentation is facilitated by visual cues. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 11:1-15

Cunillera, T., Càmara, E., Manuel Toro, J., Marco-Pallarés, J., Sebastián-Gallés, N., Ortiz, H., Pujol, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2009). Time course and functional neuroanatomy of speech segmentation in adults. Neuroimage. 48(3):541-553

Heinze, H.J., Heldmann, M., Voges, J., Hinrichs, H., Marco-Pallarés, J., Hopf, J.M., Müller, U., Galazky, I., Sturm, V., Bogerts, B.,Münte, T.F. (2009). Counteracting incentive sensitization in severe alcohol dependence using deep brain stimulation of the Nucleus accumbens: clinical and basic science aspects. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 3:22

Altenmüller E., Marco-Pallarés J, Münte TF,Schneider S. (2009). Neural Reorganization Underlies Improvement in Stroke-induced Motor Dysfunction by Music-supported Therapy. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences. 1169:395–405

Fuentemilla, Ll., Càmara, E., Münte, T.F., Krämer, U.M., Cunillera, T., Marco-Pallarés, J., Tempelmann, K., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2009). Individual differences in true and false memory retrieval are related to white matter brain microstructure. Journal of Neuroscience. 29(27):8698-703

Erdocia, K., Laka, I., Mestres-Missé, A, Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2009). Syntactic complexity and ambiguity resolution in a free word order language: behavioral and electrophysiological evidences from Basque. Brain and Language. 109:1-17

Marco-Pallarés, J., Cucurell, D., Cunillera, T., Krämer, UM, Càmara, E., Nager, W., Bauer P., Schüle R., Schöls L., Münte TF, & Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2009). Genetic Variability in the Dopamine System (DRD4, COMT) Modulates Neurophysiological Responses to Gains and Losses. Biological Psychiatry. 66(2):154–161

Càmara, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, TF. (2009). Functional connectivity of reward processing in the brain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 2(19):1-14

Fuentemilla, Ll., Marco-Pallarés J, Gual A, Escera C, Polo MD, Grau C. (2009). Impaired theta phase-resetting underlying auditory N1 suppression in chronic alcoholism. Neuroreport. 20(3):337-42


de Diego-Balaguer, R., Couette M., Dolbeau G., Dürr A., Youssov K., Bachoud-Lévi A.-C. (2008). Striatal Degeneration impairs Language Learning: Evidence from Huntington's Disease. Brain. 131(Pt 11):2870-81.

Mestres-Missé, A., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2008). Functional neuroanatomy of contextual acquisition of concrete and abstract words. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 21(11):2154-2171

Digiacomo MR, Marco-Pallarés J, Flores AB, Gómez CM. (2008). Wavelet analysis of the EEG during the neurocognitive evaluation of invalidly cued targets. Brain Research. 1234:94-103

Cunillera, T., Gomila, T., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2008). Beneficial effects of word initial/final stress in segmenting a new language: evidence from ERPs. BMC Neuroscience. 9:23

Mestres-Missé, A., Càmara, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Rotte, M., Münte, T.F. (2008). Functional neuroanatomy of meaning acquisition from context. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 20:2153–2166

De Gelder B., Van den Stock J., de Diego Balaguer R., Bachoud-Lévi A.-C. (2008). Huntington's disease impairs recognition of angry and instrumental body language. Neuropsychologia. 46:369-373

Fuentemilla, Ll., Marco-Pallarés, J., Münte, TF, Grau, C. (2008). Theta EEG oscillatory activity and auditory change detection. Brain Research. 1220:93-101

Marco-Pallarés, J., Cucurell, D., Cunillera, T., García, R., Andres-Pueyo, A., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells., A. (2008). Human oscillatory activity associated to reward processing in a gambling task. Neuropsychologia. 46:241-248.

Münte, TF., Heldmann, M., Hinrichs, H., Marco-Pallarés, J., Krämer, U.M., Sturm, V., Heinze, H.J. (2008). Contribution of subcortical structures to cognition assessed with invasive electrophysiology in humans. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 2(1):72-78

Münte TF, Heldmann M, Hinrichs H, Marco-Pallarés J, Krämer UM, Sturm V, Heinze HJ. (2007). Nucleus accumbens is involved in human action monitoring: evidence from invasive electrophysiological recordings. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 1:11

Marco-Pallarés, J., Càmara, E., Münte, T.F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2008). Neural mechanisms underlying adaptive actions after slips. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 20:1595-1610

Ruffini, G., Dunne, S., Fuentemilla, Ll., Grau, C., Farrés, E., Marco-Pallarés, J., Watts, PCP., Silva, SRP. (2008). First human trials of a dry electrophysiology sensor using a carbon nanotube array interface. Sensors and Actuators A. 144:275-279

Marco-Pallarés, J., Ruffini, G., Polo, MD., Gual, A., Escera, C., Grau, C. (2007). Mismatch negativity impairment associated with alcohol consumption in chronic alcoholics: A scalp current density study. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 65:51-57

Moreno E.M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., & Laine M. (2008). Event-Related Potentials (ERPs) in the study of bilingual language processing. Journal of Neurolinguistics. 21:477-508

Rifà, X., Fuentemilla, Ll., Viader, M. i Grau, C. (2008). Diferencias en la dimensionalidad del electroencefalograma entre vigilia y sueño profundo. Psicothema. 20(4):964-968

Heldmann M, Münte TF, Krämer UM, Marco-Pallarés J, Klosterkötter J, Lenartz D, Sturm V, Heinze HJ, Hinrichs H. (2008). Ereignis-korrelierte lokale Feldpotenziale und Wavelet-Frequenzspektren zur Identifizierung von Handlungskontrollprozessen im Nucleus Accumbens. Klinische Neurophysiologie. 39:183-188


Krämer, U., Cunillera, T., Càmara, E., Marco-Pallarés, E., Cucurell, D., Nager, W., Bauer, P.,Schüle-Freyer, R., Schöls, L., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, TF. (2007). The impact of COMT and DRD4 genotypes on neurophysiological markers of performance monitoring. Journal of Neuroscience. 27:14190-14198

de Diego Balaguer, R., Toro, J.M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Bachoud-Lévi, A.C. (2007). Different neurophysiological mechanisms underlying word and rule extraction from speech. PLoS ONE. 2(11):e1175

Bahlmann, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Rotte, M., Münte, T.F. (2007). An fMRI study of canonical and non-canonical word order in German. Human Brain Mapping. 28:940-999

Càmara, E., Bodammer, N., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Tempelmann, K. (2007). Age-related water diffusivity changes: a voxel-based approach. Neuroimage. 34:1588-1599

Lehtonen, M., Cunillera, T., Hultem A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Tuomainen, J., Laine, M. (2007). Recognition of morphologically complex words in Finnish: evidence from event-related potentials. Brain Research. 1148:123-137

Mestres-Missé, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, TF. (2007). Watching the brain during meaning acquisition. Cerebral Cortex. 17:1858-1866

Möller, J., Jansma, BM, Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, TF. (2007). What the brain does before the tongue slips. Cerebral Cortex. 17:1173-1178

Grau C, Fuentemilla, Ll., Marco-Pallarés, J. (2007). Functional neural dynamics underlying auditory event-related N1 and N1 suppression response. Neuroimage. 36:522-531

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Cunillera, T., Mestres, A., de Diego-Balaguer, R. (2007). Event-related brain potentials applied to the study of language and second-language learning. Catalan Journal of Linguistics. Catalan Journal of Linguistics. Língüistica teórica: análisis i perspectives II. 179-217.

Ray C, Ruffini G, Marco-Pallarés J, Fuentemilla, Ll., Grau C. (2007). Complex networks in brain electrical activity. Europhysics Letters. 79:38004

Marco-Pallarés, J., Muller, SV., Muente, TF. (2007). Learning by doing: an fMRI study of feedback-related brain activations. (2007). Neuroreport. 18:1423-1426

Toro-Soto, JM., Rodriguez-Fornells, A., Sebastián-Gallés, N. (2007). Stress placement and word segmentation by Spanish speakers. Psicologica. 28, 167-176


Cunillera, T., Toro, JM., Sebastián-Gallés, N., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2006). The effects of stress and statistical cues on continuous speech segmentation: an event-related brain potential study. Brain Research. 1123:168-178

Guardia, J., Freixa, M., Peró, M., Turbany, J., Cosculluela, A., Barrios, M., Rifà, X. (2006). Factors related to the academic performance of students in the statistics course in Psychology. Quality & Quantity. 40(4):661-674

Lorenzo-Seva, U., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2006). Acquiescent Responding in Balanced Multidimensional Scales and Exploratory Factor Analysis. Psychometrika. 71:769-772

Fuentemilla, Ll., Marco-Pallarés, J., Grau, C. (2006). Modulation of spectral power and of phase resetting of EEG contributes differentially to the generation of auditory event-related potentials. Neuroimage. 30:909-906

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., de Diego Balaguer, R., Münte, TF. (2006). Executive functions in bilingual language processing. Language Learning. 56:133-190

Ruffini G, Dunne S, Farrés E, Marco-Pallarés J, Ray C, Mendoza E, Silva R, Grau C. (2006). A dry electrophysiological electrode using CNT array. Sensors and Actuators A. 132:34-41

Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2006). Unveiling the Mystery of the Brain. Neurophysiological Investigation of the Brain Function. Authors: Tsuji, S., Tobimatsu, S., Kakigi, R., Uozumi, T., & Akamatsu, N. Clinical Neurophysiology. 117:693-694 (book review).

de Diego Balaguer, R., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Rotte, M., Bahlmann, J., Heinze, HJ., Münte, TF. (2006). Neural Circuits Subserving the Retrieval of Stems and Grammatical Features in Regular and Irregular Verbs. Human Brain Mapping. 27:874-888

Sebastián-Gallés, N., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., de Diego-Balaguer, R., & Díaz, B. (2006). First and second language phonological representations in the mental lexicon. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 18:1277-1291

Linares, RE, Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Clahsen, H. (2006). Stem Allomorphy in the Spanish Mental Lexicon: Evidence from behavioral and ERP experiments. Brain and Language. 97:110-120

Gómez, CM., Marco-Pallarés, J., Grau, C. (2006). Location of brain rhythms and their modulation by preparatory attention estimated by current density. Brain Research. 1107:151-160


de Diego-Balaguer, R., Sebastián-Gallés, N., Díaz, B., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. (2005). Morphological processing in early bilinguals: an ERP study on regular and irregular verb processing. Cognitive Brain Research. 25:312-327

Riba, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, TF., Barbanoj M. (2005). A neurophysiological study of the detrimental effects of alprazolam on human action monitoring. Cognitive Brain Research. 25:554-565

Riba, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Morte, A., Münte, TF., Barbanoj, MJ. (2005). Noradrenergic stimulation enhances human action monitoring as revealed by event-related brain potentials. Journal of Neuroscience. 25:4370-4374

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., van der Lugt, Rotte, M., Britti, B., Heinze, HJ, Münte, T.F. (2005). Second language interferes with word production in fluent bilinguals: brain potential and functional imaging evidence. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 17:422-433

Marco-Pallarés J, Grau C, Ruffini G. (2005). Combined ICA-LORETA analysis of mismatch negativity. Neuroimage. 25:471-477

Marco J, Fuentemilla, Ll., Grau, C. (2005).Auditory sensory gating deficit in abstinent chronic alcoholics. Neuroscience letters. 375:174-177

Marco Pallarés J, Ruffini G, Ruffini L. (2005). Ionospheric tomography using GNSS reflections. IEEE T Geoscience and Remote Sensing. 43:321-326

Müller SV., Möller J., Rodríguez-Fornells A., Münte TF. (2005). Brain potentials related to internal and external information used for performance monitoring. Clinical Neurophysiology. 116:63-74


Jansma BM, Möller, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte TF. (2004). Elektrophysiologie der Sprachproduktion (Electrophysiology of Language and Speech production). Klinische Neurophysiologie. 35:1-8

de Diego Balaguer R., Costa A., Sebastián-Gallés N., Juncadella M. & Caramazza, A. (2004). Regular and Irregular morphology and its relationship with agrammatism: Evidence from two Spanish/Catalan bilinguals. Brain and Language. 91:212-222

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Kofidis, T., Münte, T.F. (2004). An electrophysiological study of errorless learning. Cognitive Brain Research. 19:160-173

Joppich G., Däuper J., Dengler R., Johannes S., Rodríguez-Fornells A., Múnte TF (2004). Brain potentials index executive functions during random number generation. Neuroscience Research. 49:157-164

de Diego Balaguer R., Costa A., Sebastián Gallés N., Juncadella M. & Caramazza, A. (2004). Regular and Irregular morphology and its relationship with agrammatism: Evidence from Spanish and Catalan. Cortex. 40(1):157-158

Rollnik, JD., Kohlmetz, C., Rodríguez-Fornells, A, Kurzbuch, AR., Däuper, J., Münte, TF. (2004). Functional lesions and human action monitoring: combining repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation and event-related brain potentials. Clinical Neurophysiology. 115:145-153

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., de Diego-Balaguer, R. (2004). Comentario acerca de la definición y líneas de investigación propias de la Neurociencia Cognitiva. Cognitiva. 16:219-225


Grosjean F., Li P., Münte, TF, Rodríguez-Fornells A (2003). Imaging bilinguals: When the neurosciences meet the language sciences. Bilingualism. Language and Cognition. 6:159-165

Gómez CM, Marco J, Grau C. (2003). Preparatory visuo-motor cortical network of the contingent negative variation estimated by current density. Neuroimage. 20:216-224

Gironell, A., Kulisevsky, J, Roig C, Pascual-Sedano B, Rodríguez-Fornells, A, & Otermin P. (2003). Diagnostic potential of acoustic startle reflex, acoustic blink reflex and electro-oculography in progressive supranuclear palsy: a prospective study. Movement Disorders. 18:1273-1279

Nager, W., Kohlmetz, C., Altenmüller, E., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, TF. (2003). The fate of sounds in conductors; brains: an ERP study. Cognitive Brain Research. 17:83-93

Hendriks, A.A.J., Perugini, M., Angleitner, A., Bratko, D., Conner, M., De Fruyt, F., Hrebícková, M., Johnson, J.A., Murakami, T., Nagy, J., Nussbaum, S., Ostendorf, F., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., & Ruisel, I. (2003). The Five-Factor Personality Inventory: Cross-Cultural Generalizability across 13 Countries. European Journal of Personality. 17:347-373


Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Rotte, M., Noesselt, T., Heinze, H.J, Münte, T.F. (2002). Brain potential and functional MRI evidence for how to handle two languages with one brain. Nature. 415:1026-1029

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Münte, T.F., & Clahsen, H. (2002). Morphological priming in Spanish verb forms: an ERP repetition priming study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 14:443-454

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Kurzbuch, A.R., & Münte, T.F. (2002). Time course of error detection and correction in humans: neurophysiological evidence. Journal of Neuroscience. 22:9990-9996

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Schmitt, B.M., Kutas, M., & Münte, T.F. (2002). Electrophysiological estimates of the time course of semantic and phonological encoding during listening and naming. Neuropsychologia. 40:778-787

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Lorenzo-Seva, U., Andrés-Pueyo, A. (2002). Are high-impulsive and high risk-taking people more motor disinhibited in the presence of incentive? Personality and Individual Differences. 32:661-683

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Lopez-Capdevila, JM,; Andres-Pueyo, A. (2002). Personalidad y comportamiento penitenciario. Psicothema. 14:90-100

Gironell, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Kulisevsky, J., Barbanoj, M. (2002). Motor circuitry reorganization after pallidotomy in Parkinson's disease: a neurophysiological study of the Bereitschaftspotential, contingent negative variation and N30. Journal Clinical Neurophysiology. 19:553-561

Riba, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Barbanoj, MJ. (2002). Effects of Ayahuasca on sensory and sensoriomotor gating in humans, as measured by P50 suppression and prepulse inhibition of the startle reflex, respectively. Psychopharmacology. 165:18-28


Schmitt, B.M., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Kutas, M., & Münte, T.F. (2001). Semantic and syntactic information access during tacit naming and listening: a comparison using event-related brain potentials (ERPs). Neuroscience Research. 41:293-298

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Clahsen, H., Lleo, C., Zaake, W. & Münte, T. (2001). Event-related brain responses to morphological violations in Catalan. Cognitive Brain Research. 11:47-58

Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Lorenzo-Seva, U., Andres-Pueyo, A. (2001). Psychometric properties of the Spanish adaptation of the Five Factor Personality Inventory. European Journal of Psychological Assessment. 17:145-153

Riba, J, Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Urbano, G., Morte, A, Antonijoan, R. and Barbanoj, M.J. (2001). Differential effects of alprazolam on the baseline and fear-potentiated startle reflex in humans: a dose-response study. Psychopharmacology. 157:358-367

Riba, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Urbano, G., Morte, A., Antonijoan, R., Montero, M., Callaway, J.C. & Barbanoj, M.J. (2001). Subjective effects and tolerability of the South American psychoactive drink Ayahuasca in healthy volunteers. Psychopharmacology. 154:85-95

Riba, J., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Barbanoj, M. (2001). Psychometric assessment of the hallucinogen rating scale in two different populations of hallucinogen users. Drug and Alcohol Dependence. 62:215-223


Münte, T., Rodríguez-Fornells, A. & Kutas, M. (2000). One, two, or many mechanisms? The brain's processing of complex words. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 22(6):1031-1032

Gironell, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Kulisevsky, J., Pascual, B., Riba, J., Barbanoj, M. Berthier. G. (2000). Abnormalities of the acoustic startle reflex and reaction time in Gilles de la Tourette syndrome. Clinical Neurophysiology. 111:1366-1371

Rodríguez-Fornells, A. & Maydeu-Olivares, A. (2000). Impulsive/Careless problem solving style as predictor of subsequent academic achievement. Personality and Individual Differences. 28:639-645

Maydeu-Olivares, A., Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Gómez-Benito, J. & D’Zurilla, T. (2000). Psychometric properties of the Spanish adaptation of the revised Social Problem-Solving Inventory-Revised (SPSI-R). Personality and Individual Differences. 29:699-708


Rodríguez-Fornells, A., Riba, J., Gironell, A., Barbanoj, M.J. (1999). Effects of alprazolam on the acoustic startle response in man. Psychopharmacology. 143:280-285


Rodríguez Fornells, A., Rodríguez Martínez, A., Jarne, A., Soler, R., Miarons, R. & Grau, A. (1995). Estudio factorial y adaptación de la escala de calidad de vida en la esquizofrenia (Q.L.S.) Revista de Psicología General y Aplicada. 48:353-364

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