Publicaciones 2010 – Actualidad


Gómez-Puerto, G., Rosselló, J., Corradi, G., Acedo-Carmona, C., Munar, E., & Nadal, M. (2017). Preference for curved contours across cultures. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, advance online publication. [html]

Cattaneo, Z.; Schiavi, S.; Silvanto, J.; Nadal, M. (2017).  A TMS study on the contribution of visual area V5 to the perception of implied motion in art and its appreciationCognitive Neuroscience, 8 (1), 59-68.


Barone, P.  & Gomila, A. (2016) In what sense are you a person? Animal Sentience, 2016.146. 

Pérez-Manrique, A.; Gomila, A. (2016).  Comments on ‘Oxytocin-dependent consolation behavior in rodents’. Science, 351(6271).

Pearce, M.T.; Zaidel, D.W.; Vartanian, O.; Skov, M.; Leder, H.; Chatterjee, A.; Nadal, M. (2016).  Neuroaesthetics: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Aesthetic Experience. Perspectives On Psychological Science, 11,  265-279. DOI: 10.1177/1745691615621274.

Olivera-La Rosa A, Corradi G, Villacampa J, Martí-Vilar M, Arango OE, Rosselló J (2016) Effects of Suboptimally Presented Erotic Pictures on Moral Judgments: A Cross-Cultural ComparisonPLoS ONE 11(7): e0158690. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0158690

Gómez-Puerto, G.; Munar, E.; Nadal, M. (2016).  Preference for curvature: A historical and conceptual framework. Frontiers In Human Neuroscience. Doi 10.3389/fnhum.2015.00712/

Acedo, C. y Gomila, A. (2016) Testing the Cultural Group Selection hypothesis in Northern-Ghana and Oaxaca. Commentary on Richerson et al. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. Doi: 10.1017/S0140525X15000047

Viciana, H.; Loverdo, C.; Gomila, A. (2016).  Credibility, Credulity and Redistribution. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 39,  e25. Doi: 10.1017/S0140525X15000552

Cristina Acedo-Carmona;Antoni Gomila (2016).  A critical review of Dunbar’s social brain hypothesis. Revista Internacional de Sociologia, 74 (3),  e037.

Christensen, JF; Gomila, A; Gaigg, S; Sivarajah, N; Calvo-Merino, B (2016).  Dance expertise modulates behavioral and psychophysiological responses to affective body movement. Human Perception and Performance, 42(8),  1139-1147. 

Christensen, JF; Pollick, F; Lambrechts, A.; Gomila, A; (2016).  Affective responses to dance. Acta Psychologica, 168,  91-105.


López-Navarro, E., Del Canto, C., Belber, M.,  Mayol, A., Fernández-Alonso, O., Lluis, J., Munar, E. & Chadwick, P. (2015).  Mindfulness improves psychological quality of life in community-based patients with severe mental health problems: A pilot randomized clinical trial. Schizophrenia Research, 168 (1-2), 530–536. doi 10.1016/j.schres.2015.08.016

Munar, E.; Gómez-Puerto, G.; Call, J.; Nadal, M. (2015).  Common visual preference for curved contours in humans and great apes. Plos One, 10(11),10.1371/journal.pone.0141106

Nadal, M.; Rosselló, J. (2015).  Variability and Situatedness of Human Emotions: Comment on ‘The quartet theory of human emotions: An integrative and neurofunctional model’ by S. Koelsch et alPhysics Of Life Reviews, 13,  75-76.

Nadal, M, Huston, JP, Agnati, L,  Mora, F & Cela-Conde, CJ(2016) Art, Aesthetics, and the Brain. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vartanian, O.; Navarrete, G.; Chatterjee, A.; Fich, L.B.; Gonzalez-Mora, J.L.; Leder, H.; Modroño, C.; Nadal, M.; Rostrup, N.; Skov, M.  (2015).  Architectural design and the brain: Effects of ceiling height and perceived enclosure on beauty judgments and approach-avoidance decisions. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 41,  10-18.

Christensen, J.F.; Gomila, A. (2015).  Exploring a new paradigm for empathy researchEstudios de Psicologia, 36(2),  481-495.

Brieber, D.; Nadal, M.; Leder, H.  (2015).  In the white cube: Museum context enhances the valuation and memory of artActa Psychologica, 154,  36-42.

Acedo-Carmona C. & Gomila A (2015) Trust matters: a cross-cultural comparison of Northern Ghana and Oaxaca groups. Frontiers in Psychology 6:661. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.00661

Gomila, A. (2015).  Emociones en segunda personaBoletín de Filosofía y Cultura, X,  37-50.

Cattaneo, Z.; Lega, C.; Ferrari, C.; Vecchi, T.; Cela-Conde, C.J.; Silvanto, J.; Nadal, M.  (2015).  The role of the lateral occipital cortex in aesthetic appreciation of representational and abstract paintings: a TMS studyBrain and Cognition, 95,  44-53.

Brieber, D., Leder, H., & Nadal, M.  (2015).  The experience of art in museums: An attempt to dissociate the role of physical context and genuinenessEmpirical Studies Of The Arts, 33,  95-105.

Ferrari, C., Lega, C., Tamietto, M., Nadal, M., Cattaneo, Z. (2015).  I find you more attractive … after (prefrontal cortex) stimulation.  Neuropsychologia, 72,  87-93.

Machado, P.; Romero, J.; Nadal, M.; Santos, A.; Correia, J.; Carballal, A.  (2015).  Computerized measures of visual complexity. Acta Psychologica, 160,  43-57.   ISSN: 0001-6918


Cattaneo, Z.; Lega, C.; Flexas, A.; Nadal, M.; Munar, E.; Cela-Conde, C.J. (2014) The world can look better: enhancing beauty experience with brain stimulationSocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9 (11), 1713-1721.

Acedo, C.; Gomila, A. (2014) Personal trust increases cooperation beyond general trust. PLoS One, 9(8):e105559. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0105559

Christensen JF, Flexas A, Calabrese M, Gut NK and Gomila A (2014) Moral judgment reloaded: a moral dilemma validation studyFront. Psychol. 5:607. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00607

Christensen JF, Gaigg SB, Gomila A, Oke P and Calvo-Merino B (2014) Enhancing emotional experiences to dance through music: the role of valence and arousal in the cross-modal biasFront. Hum. Neurosci. 8:757. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00757

Flexas, A., Rosselló, J., de Miguel, P., Nadal, M., Munar, E. (2014) Cognitive control and unusual decisions about beauty: an fMRI study. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00520

Christensen, J.F., Nadal, M., Cela-Conde, C.J., & Gomila, A. (2014). A norming study and library of 203 dance movements. Perception, 43(2/3), 178-206. doi: 10.1068/p7581

Nadal, M.; Gálvez, A.; Gomila, A. (2014) A History for Neuroaesthetics. In An Introduction to Neuroaesthetics, J.O. Lauring (ed.).Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, pp. 3-49.

Olivera-La Rosa, J., Rosselló, J. (2014). The new science of moral cognition: the State of the Art Annals of Psychology, 30, 3, 1122-1128 doi:

Barceló-Coblijn, L.; Martín, T. (2014) , Conciliating modern evolutionary theory and language evolution research, The Past, Present and Future of Language Evolution Research – Student Volume of the 9th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Japón, 2014. Capítulo de libro.

Travieso, D.; Gomila, A.; Lobo, L. (2014) From systematicity to interactive regularities: grounding cognition at the sensorimotor level. In The systematicity argument, P. Calvo & J. Simmons (eds.). MIT Press, pp. 371-396.

Gomila, A. (2014). Sobre la relación entre ontogenia y filogenia: una crítica a la Psicología Evolucionista. En Silvia Español (Ed.) Psicología de la música y del desarrollo. Una exploración interdisciplinaria sobre la musicalidad humana. Buenos Aires: Paidós, pp. 261-283.

Gomila, A. (2014). La sistematicidad de la cognición humana en cuestión. En P. Quintanilla, C. Mantilla, P. Cepeda (eds.): Cognición social y lenguaje. La intersubjetividad en la evolución de la especie y el desarrollo del niño. Lima, Perú: Fondo Editorial de la Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, pp. 333-350.

Olivera-La Rosa, J., Rosselló-Mir, J. (2014). Aportaciones del estudio de la cognición implícita al ámbito de la psicología del consumidorPapeles del Psicólogo, 35(2), 210-214.

Barceló-Coblijn, Lluís (2014).  On the relationship between the air sacs loss in the genus Homo and duality of patterning.  Humana. Mente Journal of Philosophical Studies, 27,  1-29.

Cattaneo, Z.; Lega, C.; Gardelli, C.; Merabet, L.B.; Cela-Conde, C.J.; Nadal, M. (2014).  The role of prefrontal and parietal cortices in esthetic appreciation of representational and abstract art: A TMS study. Neuroimage, 99,  443-450.

Cela-Conde, Camilo; Ayala, Francisco (2014).  Brain keys in the appreciation of beauty: a tale of two worldsScienze Fisiche e Naturali, 2014/03/14,  1-8


Flexas A, Rosselló J, Christensen JF, Nadal M, Olivera La Rosa A, et al. (2013) Affective Priming Using Facial Expressions Modulates Liking for Abstract Art. PLoS ONE 8(11)  e80154.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080154

Cela-Conde, CJ, García-Prieto, J, Ramasco, JJ, Mirasso, CR,  Bajo, R, Munar, E, Flexas, A, del-Pozo, F & Maestú, F (2013). Dynamics of brain networks in the aesthetic appreciation. PNAS vol. 110 Supl.2 10454-10461

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2013). Trust and cooperation: a new experimental approach. Annals of the New York Academy of Science,1299: 77–83. doi:10.1111/nyas.12142.

Christensen, J.F. & Calvo-Merino, B. (2013) Dance as a Subject for Empirical Aesthetics.   Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 7(1), 76-88.

Olivera La Rosa, A. & Rosselló Mir, J. (2013) On the relationship between disgust and morality: a critical review.  Psicothema, 25(2),  222-6. doi: 10.7334/psicothema2012.159

Villar, A. & Gomila, A. (2013) A minor role for genetics in language evolutionJournal of Anthropological Sciences, 91, 269-271 doi: 10.4436/JASS.91019

Benítez-Burraco A. & Barceló-Coblijn, L. (2013) Paleogenomics, hominin interbreeding and language evolutionJournal of Anthropological Sciences. doi: 10.4436/JASS.91012

Barceló-Coblijn, L. & Benítez-Burraco A. (2013) Disentangling the Neanderthal net: A Comment on Johansson. Biolinguistics 7(1): 199-216.

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2013). Confianza y cooperación. Una perspectiva evolutivaContrastes. Revista Internacional de Filosofía: Suplemento 18, pp. 221-238.

Gomila, A. (2013) Las emociones en el teatro: ¿por qué nos involucramos emocionalmente con una representación? En G. Soria Tomás (ed.) La representación de las emociones, Madrid, Carlos III.(preprint).

Gomila, A.; González-Perilli, F.  (2013) Significado y representación desde una perspectiva dinamicista. En La Nueva Ciencia Cognitiva, M.Pérez-Chico y M. González-Bedia (eds.). Editorial Plaza y Valdés (México).

Barceló-Coblijn, L. (2013) El llenguatge com a sistema natural complex. Llengua, societat i comunicació (LSC), 11: 27-33.

Gomila, A. & Müller, V. (2013) Challenges for Artificial Cognitive Systems. Journal of Cognitive Science, 13/4: 453-470. (preprint).

Gomila, A (2013). Los cinco sexos: cómo establecemos fronteras categoriales en un mundo difuso y continuo. ARBOR, 189 (762).


Munar, E.; Nadal, M.; Rosselló, J.; Flexas, A.; Moratti, M.; Maestú, F.; Marty, G.; Cela-Conde, C.J. (2012), Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex Involvement in Initial Negative Aesthetic Impression FormationPLoS One, 7 (6).

Christensen, J.F., Flexas, A., de Miguel, P., Cela-Conde, C.J. (2012) Roman Catholic beliefs produce characteristic neural responses to moral dilemmasSocial Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, pp. 1-10

Christensen, J.F.; Gomila, A. (2012), Moral dilemmas in cognitive neuroscience: a principled reviewNeuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, Volum 36, 1249-1264.

Nadal, M.; Flexas, A.; Gálvez, A.; Cela-Conde, C.J. (2012), Neuroaesthetics: Themes from the past, current issues, and challenges for the futureRendiconti Lincei-Scienze Fisiche e Naturali, 23 (3), 247-258.

Munar, E.; Nadal, M.; Castellanos, N.P.; Flexas, A.; Maestú, F.; Mirasso, C.; Cela-Conde, C.J. (2012), Aesthetic appreciation: from time-frequency analysis to synchronization. Frontiers In Human Neuroscience, 5 (185).

Barceló-Coblijn, L. (2012) Evolutionary scenarios for the emergence of recursionTheoria et Historia Scientiarum: International Journal for Interdisciplinary Studies vol. IX: 173-201

Barceló-Coblijn, L. (2012) Biology: a newcomer in linguistics. Biological Theory: Integrating Development, Evolution, and Cognition, 7 (3) 281-284.

Barceló-Coblijn, L.; Gomila, A. (2012), Evidence of recursion in tool useBehavioral and Brain Sciences, 35 (4) 17-18.

Barceló-Coblijn, L., Corominas-Murtra, B. & Gomila, A. (2012) Syntactic trees and small-world networks: syntactic development as a dynamical processAdaptive Behavior. 20(6): 427-442

Acedo-Carmona, C. & Gomila, A. (2012) Trust, Social Capital and the Evolution of Human Sociality. The Asian Conference on Psychology and the Behavioral Sciences. Conference Proceedings, pp. 492-506

Olivera La Rosa, A. & Rosselló Mir, J. (2012) Shocking moral judgments. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-3-659-28695-7

Olivera La Rosa, A., Rosselló-Mir, J., Munar, E. & Caamaño Barreiro, B. (2012). Effects of the time-course of disgust priming on the severity of moral judgments: Lessest severity at the shortest SOA. En C. González Ferreras, D. González Manjón, J.M. Mestre Navas & Rocío Guil Bozal (eds.) Aportaciones recientes al estudio de la motivación y las emociones (pp. 92-97) Sevilla: Fénix Editora. ISBN: 978-84-940056-0-2

Olivera La Rosa, A., Rosselló-Mir, J., Caamaño Barreiro, B & Munar, E. (2012). Suboptimal affective priming by disgust and horror pictures reduces the severity of moral judgments. A C. González Ferreras, D. González Manjón, J.M. Mestre Navas & Rocío Guil Bozal (eds.) Aportaciones recientes al estudio de la motivación y las emociones (pp. 110-115) Sevilla: Fénix Editora. ISBN: 978-84-940056-0-2

Martín-Cánavas, M.; Gomila, A. (2012) El lenguaje relacional facilita el desarrollo de la flexibilidad cognitiva. Revista argentina de ciencias del comportamiento, 5/1: 17-26.

Cela-Conde, C.J.; Nadal, M. (2012). Taxonomical uses of the species concept in the human lineageHuman Origins Research, 2.

Gomila, A.; Lobo, L.; Travieso, D. (2012) Wherein is human cognition systematic? Minds and Machines, 22 (2) 101-115.


Cela-Conde, C.J.; Agnati, L.; Huston, J.P.; Mora, F.; Nadal, M. (2011), The neural foundations of aesthetic appreciationProgress in Neurobiology, 94, 39-48.

Forsythe, A.; Nadal, M.; Sheehy, N.; Cela-Conde, C.J.; Sawey, M. (2011), Predicting beauty: Fractal dimension and visual complexity in artBritish Journal of Psychology, 102 (1), 49-70.

Gomila, A. (2011) Verbal Minds: language and the architecture of mind. Editorial: Elsevier. ISBN13: 978-0-12-385200-7

Nadal, M.; Pearce, M. T. (2011), The Copenhagen Neuroaesthetics Conference: Prospects and Pitfalls for an Emerging FieldBrain and Cognition, 76, 172-183.

Zaidel, D.W.; Nadal, M. (2011) Brain intersections of aesthetics and morals: Perspectives from biology, neuroscience, and evolutionPerspectives in Biology and Medicine, 54, 367-380.

Barceló-Coblijn, L. (2011) A Biolinguistic Approach to the Vocalizations of H. neanderthalensis and the Genus HomoBiolinguistics 5.4: 286-334.

Barceló-Coblijn, L. (2011) Quod homines tot sententiae. Biolinguistics 5.3: 227-254.

Gomila, A. (2011), The Language of Thought: Still a game in town? Teorema, 30, 145-155.


Munar, E., Nadal, M., Cela, CJ y Maestú, F. (2010). La apreciación estética ¿una actividad ligada al sexo? Mente y cerebro, 43 (julio), 12-21.

Nadal, M.; Munar, E.; Marty, G. & Cela-Conde, C.J. (2010). Complexity and aesthetic preference. Explaining the diverging resultsEmpirical Studies of the Arts, 28, 173-191.

Cela-Conde, C.J.; Burges, L.; Nadal, M. & Olivera, A. (2010). Altruism and fairness: Unnatural selection? Comptes Rendus de l’Académie des Sciences, Paris.

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