Peer review


Charras, P., Capizzi, M. & Chica, A.B. (in press) On the relationship between rhythm-based temporal expectations and endogenous spatial attention in simple reaction-time tasks, Frontiers in Cognition. doi: 10.3389/fcogn.2023.1191595

Capizzi, M., Martín-Signes, M., Coull J.T., Chica, A.B., Charras, P. A transcranial magnetic stimulation study on the role of the left intraparietal sulcus in temporal orienting of attention, Neuropsychologia, 2023, 108561,

Colás, I., Chica, A. B.,  Thiebaut de Schotten, M., Busquier, H., Olivares, G., Triviño, M. (2023). Impaired attentional mechanisms in confabulating patients: A VLSM and DWI study, Cortex, 159, 175-192.

Narganes-Pineda, C., Chica, A. B., Lupiáñez, J., & Marotta, A. (2023). Explicit vs. implicit spatial processing in arrow vs. eye-gaze spatial congruency effects. Psychological Research, 1-18. doi: 10.1007/s00426-022-01659-x


Lopez-Gonzalez, J. A., Galdón, A., Olivares, G., Raman, S., Muñoz, D., Paolieri, D., … & Chica, A. B. (2022). Clinical Applications of Neuroscience: Locating Language Areas in Epileptic Patients and Restoring Speech in Paralyzed People. Proc. IberSPEECH 2022, 246-250.

Cobos M. I. & Chica A. B. (2022). Attention does not always help: the role of expectancy, divided, and spatial attention on illusory conjunctions. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology,75(11):2087-2104. doi: 10.1177/17470218221089625

Rodríguez-San Esteban, P., Chica, A. B., & Paz-Alonso, P. M. (2022). Functional characterization of correct and incorrect feature integration. Cerebral Cortex; 33(4):1440-1451.  doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhac147 

Spagna, A., Bayle, D.J., Romeo, Z., Seidel-Malkinson, T., Liu, J., Yahia-Cherif, L., Chica, A.B., Bartolomeo, P. (2022). The cost of attentional reorienting on conscious visual perception: an MEG study. Cerebral Cortex33(5):2048-2060. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhac192


Muela, I., Chica, A. B., Garcia-Fernandez, P., & Castro, C. (2021). Visual attention in realistic driving situations: attentional capture and Hazard Prediction. Applied ergonomics, 90, 103235.


Martín-Signes, M., Cano-Melle, C., & Chica, A. B. (2020). Fronto-parietal networks underlie the interaction between executive control and conscious perception: Evidence from TMS and DWI. Cortex, 134, 1-15. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.09.027


Colás, I., Chica, A. B., Rodenas, E., Busquier, H., Olivares, G., & Triviño, M. (2019). Conscious perception in patients with prefrontal damage. Neuropsychologia, 129, 284-293.

Martín-Arévalo, E., Lupiáñez, J., Narganes-Pineda, C., Marino, G., Colás, I., & Chica, A. B. (2019). The causal role of the left parietal lobe in facilitation and inhibition of return. Cortex, 117, 311-322. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2019.04.025

Martín-Signes, M., Paz-Alonso, P. M., & Chica, A. B. (2019). Connectivity of frontoparietal regions reveals executive attention and consciousness interactions. Cerebral Cortex, 29(11), 4539-4550. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhy332.

Martín-Signes, M., Pérez-Serrano, C., & Chica, A. B. (2019). Causal contributions of the SMA to alertness and consciousness interactions. Cerebral cortex, 29(2), 648-656. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhx346

Muela, I., Chica, A. B., Garcia-Fernandez, P., & Castro, C. (2019). Attention capture in hazard prediction and its relation with the effect of driving experience. Traffic injury prevention, 20(Suppl 2), S205-S205.


Cobos, M.I., Guerra, P.M., Vila, J. & Chica, A.B. (2018). Heart-rate modulations reveal attention and consciousness interactions. Psychophysiology, e13295

Chica, A.B., Thiebaut de Schotten, M., Bartolomeo, P., and Paz-Alonso, P.M. (2018). White matter microstructure of attentional networks predicts attention and consciousness functional interactions. Brain Structure and Function. 223(2):653-668

Colás, I., Capilla, A., & Chica, A. B. (2018). Neural modulations of interference control over conscious perception. Neuropsychologia, 112, 40–49.


Martín-Signes, M., Pérez-Serrano, C. & Chica, A.B. (2017). Causal contributions of the Supplementary Motor Area to alertness and consciousness interactions. Cerebral Cortex, 1-9.

Ortiz-Tudela, J., Martín-Arévalo, E., Chica, A.B., & Lupiáñez, J. (2017). Semantic incongruity attracts attention at a pre-conscious level: evidence from a TMS study. Cortex. 102, 96-106

Colás, I., Triviño, M., & Chica, A. B. (2017). Interference Control Modulations Over Conscious Perception. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1–12.

Botta, F., Ródenas, E., & Chica, A. B. Target bottom-up strength determines the extent of attentional modulations on conscious perception. Experimental Brain Research. 235(7):2109-2124. doi:10.1007/s00221-017-4954-z.

Herreros, L., Lambert, A.J., & Chica, A. B., Orienting of attention with and without cue awareness. Neuropsychologia, 99, 165-171.


Chica, A. B., Bayle, D.J., Botta, F., Bartolomeo, P., and Paz-Alonso, P.M. (2016) Interactions between phasic alerting and consciousness in the frontostriatal network. Scientific Reports. 6, 31868; doi: 10.1038/srep31868.

Henríquez, R.A., Chica, A.B., Billeke, P., Bartolomeo, P. (2016). Fluctuating Minds: Spontaneous Psychophysical Variability during Mind-Wandering. PLoS ONE 11(2): e0147174. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0147174.

Martín-Arevalo, E., Chica, A.B.*, & Lupiáñez, J.* (2015). No single electrophysiological marker for facilitation and inhibition of return: A review. Behavioural Brain Research, 300: 1-10. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2015.11.030


Bourgeois, A., Chica, A.B., Migliaccio, R., Bayle, D.J., Duret, C., Pradat-Diehl, P., Lunven, M., Pouget, P., & Bartolomeo, P. (2015). Inappropriate rightward saccades after right hemisphere damage: Oculomotor analysis and anatomical correlates. Neuropsychologia, 73, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.04.013.

Martín-Arevalo, E., Botta, F., Lupiáñez, J., & Chica, A.B. (2015). Endogenous attention modulates attentional and motor interference from distractors: Evidence from behavioral and electrophysiological results. Research Topic entitled “Surprising Events and Attention”. Frontiers in Psychology, doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00132.


Chica, A.B., Bourgeois, A., & Bartolomeo, P. (2014). On the role of the ventral attention system in spatial orienting. General comment on: “Attention and predictions: control of spatial attention beyond the endogenous-exogenous dichotomy”, by Macaluso and Doricchi (2013). Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:235. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2014.00235

Chica, A.B., Martín-Arevalo, E., Botta, F., & Lupiáñez, J. (2014). The Spatial Orienting paradigm: How to design and interpret cuing experiments. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 40, 35-51.

Martín-Arevalo, E., Chica, A.B., & Lupiáñez, J. (2014). Electrophysiological modulations of exogenous attention by intervening events. Brain and Cognition, 85, 239-250.

Botta, F., Lupiáñez, J., & Chica, A.B. (2014). When endogenous attention improves conscious perception: Effects of alerting and bottom-up activation. Consciousness and Cognition, 23, 63–73.

Chica, A.B., Valero-Cabré, A., Paz-Alonso, P.M., & Bartolomeo, P. (2014). Causal contribution of left Frontal Eye Field to spatial attention and conscious perception. Cerebral Cortex, 24(3), 745-53. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhs357.


Bourgeois, A., Chica, A.B., Valero-Cabré, A., & Bartolomeo, P. (2013). Cortical control of Inhibition of Return: Exploring the causal contributions of the left parietal cortex. Cortex, 49(10), 2927–2934.

Martín-Arevalo, E., Chica, A.B., & Lupiáñez, J. (2013). Task dependent modulation of exogenous attention: effects of target duration and intervening events. Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 75(6): 1148-60. doi: 10.3758/s13414-013-0481-6.

Lupiáñez, J., Martín-Arevalo, E., & Chica, A.B. (2013). Inhibition of Return: Attentional disengagement or Detection cost? Psicológica, 34, 221-252.

Bourgeois, A., Chica, A.B., Valero-Cabré, A., & Bartolomeo, P. (2013). Cortical control of inhibition of return: causal evidence for response-dependent modulation by regions of the right posterior parietal cortex in humans. Cortex, 49 (8), 2229–2238.

Chica, A.B., Bartolomeo, P, & Lupiáñez, J. (2013). Two cognitive and neural systems for endogenous and exogenous spatial attention. Behavioural Brain Research. 237: 107–123.

Chica, A.B., Paz-Alonso, P.M., Valero-Cabré, A., & Bartolomeo, P. (2013). Neural bases of the interactions between spatial attention and conscious perception. Cerebral Cortex. 23(6): 1269–79.


Bartolomeo, P., Thibeaut de Schotten, M., & Chica, A.B. (2012). Brain networks of visuospatial attention and their disruption in visual neglect. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 6:110. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00110.

Chanes, L., Chica, A.B., Quentin, R., & Valero-Cabré, A. (2012). Manipulation of pre-target activity on the right Frontal Eye Field enhances conscious visual perception in humans. PLoS ONE 7(5): e 36232. doi: 10.1371 / journal.pone. 0036232.

Bourgeois, A., Chica, A.B., Migliaccio, R., Thibeaut de Schotten, M.T., & Bartolomeo, P. (2012). Cortical control of Inhibition of Return: Evidence from patients with inferior parietal damage and visual neglect. Neuropsychologia. 50(5):800-9.

Chica, A.B. & Bartolomeo, P. (2012). Attentional routes to conscious perception. Frontiers in Psychology. 3(1): doi: 10.3389 /fpsyg.2012.00001.

Chica, A.B., Botta, F., Lupiáñez, J., & Bartolomeo, P. (2012). Spatial attention and conscious perception: Interactions and dissociations between and within endogenous and exogenous processes. Neuropsychologia. 50(5):621-9.


Lasaponara, S., Chica, A.B., Lecce, F., Lupiáñez, J., & Doricchi, F. (2011). ERP evidence for selective drop in attentional costs in uncertain environments: challenging a purely premotor account of covert orienting of attention. Neuropsychologia. 49 (9), 2648-2657.

Tian, Y., Chica, A.B., Xu., P., & Yao, D. (2011). Differential consequences of orienting attention in parallel and serial search: An ERP Study. Brain Research. 1391: 81-92.

Gabay*, S., Chica*, A.B., Charras, P., Funes, M.J., & Henik, A. (2012). Cue and target processing modulate the onset of inhibition of return. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance, 38(1), 42-52. *Two first authors contributed equally.

Kusnir, F., Chica, A.B., Mitsumasu, M. & Bartolomeo, P. (2011). Phasic auditory alerting improves visual conscious perception. Consciousness and Cognition. 20 (4): 1201-1210.

Chica, A.B., Thibeaut de Schotten, M.T., Toba, M., Malhotra, P., Lupiáñez, J., & Bartolomeo, P. (2011). Attention networks and their interactions after right-hemisphere damage. Cortex. 48(6):654-63.

Chica, A.B., Lasaponara, S., Chanes, L., Valero-Cabré, A., Doricchi, F., Lupiáñez, J., & Bartolomeo, P. (2011). Spatial attention and conscious perception: The role of endogenous and exogenous orienting. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. 73:1065–1081.

Chica, A.B., Bartolomeo, P., & Valero-Cabré, A. (2011). Dorsal and ventral parietal contributions to spatial orienting in the human brain. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(22): 8143– 8149.

López-Ramón, M.F., Chica, A.B., Bartolomeo, P., & Lupiáñez, J. (2011). Attentional orienting and awareness: Evidence from a discrimination task. Consciousness and Cognition. 20 (3), 745-755.


Chica, A.B., Lasaponara, S., Lupiáñez, J., Doricchi, F., & Bartolomeo, P. (2010). Exogenous attention can capture perceptual consciousness. NeuroImage. 51:1205-1212.

Chica, A.B., Klein, R.M., Rafal, R.D., & Hopfinger, J.B. (2010). Saccade preparation does not produce Inhibition of Return: Failure to replicate Rafal, Calabresi, Brennan, & Sciolto (1989). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception & Performance. 36 (5), 1193-1206.

Chica, A.B., & Bartolomeo, P. (2010). Unconscious strategies? Commentary on Risko and Stolz (2009): “The Proportion Valid Effect in Covert Orienting: Strategic Control or Implicit Learning?” Consciousness and Cognition. 19:443-444.

Chica, A.B., Taylor, T. L., Lupiáñez, J., & Klein, R. M. (2010). Two mechanisms underlying inhibition of return. Experimental Brain Research, 201(1), 25-35.

2009 and before

Chica, A.B., & Christie, J. (2009). Spatial attention does improve temporal discrimination.  Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 71(2):273-80.

Chica, A.B., & Lupiáñez, J. (2009). Effects of endogenous and exogenous attention on visual processing: An Inhibition of Return study. Brain Research. 1278, 75-85.

Chica, A.B., Charras, P., & Lupiáñez (2008). Endogenous attention and Illusory Line Motion depend on task set. Vision Research, 48(21), 2251-2259.

Chica, A.B., Sanabria, D., Lupiáñez, J., & Spence, C. (2007). Comparing intramodal and crossmodal cuing in the endogenous orienting of spatial attention. Experimental Brain Research, 179(3), 353-364.

Chica, A.B., Lupiáñez, J., & Bartolomeo, P. (2006). Dissociating inhibition of return from the endogenous orienting of spatial attention: Task set modulation. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 23(7), 1015-1034.

Chica, A.B., & Lupiáñez, J. (2004). Inhibition of return without return of attention. Psicothema, 16(2), 248-254.

Book chapters

Lupiáñez, J., Callejas, A., Chica, A.B., Correa, A., Vivas, A. & Botella, J. Chapter IV: Attention. (2016). En M. T. Bajo, L. J. Fuentes, J. Lupiáñez, y R. Rueda (coords.), Mente y cerebro: De la psicología experimental a la neurociencia cognitiva. Madrid: Alianza Editorial.

Chica, A.B., and Checa, P. (2013). Atención, procesamiento de la información sensorial y sistemas atencionales. In Redolar (Eds.), Neurociencia Cognitiva. Editorial Panamericana.

Dukewich, K. & Chica, A.B. Inhibition of Return. In H. Pashler (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of the Mind. SAGE Publications, Inc.

Madrid, E., Ruz, M., Chica, A.B., Lupiáñez, J. & Tudela, P. (2004) Detección de conflicto e inhibición de respuestas en el control cognitivo: Correlatos electrofisiológicos de alta densidad en una tarea Go-Nogo (Conflict detection and response inhibition in cognitive control: Electrophysiological correlates in a go-no go task). En J. J. Ortells, C. Noguera, M.T. Daza y E. Carmona (Eds.). La Atención: un enfoque pluridisciplinar, Vol. III. Valencia: Promolibro.

Dissemination papers

Colás, I., Triviño, M., & Chica, A.B. (2015). Alteraciones de la conciencia tras el daño cerebral adquirido: Una revisión sobre la anosognosia. Ciencia Cognitiva, 9:2, 30-32.

Capizzi, M., Visalli, A., Mioni, G. (2022). Be ready for your toast! Implicit timing tasks can help understand better how older adults process time. Ciencia Cognitiva, 16:3, 84-86.