Angel Correa PhD     


In this site you will find information about my scientific activities on the field of Psychology.

I wish you a pleasant visit.



Application of psychological and brain science to enhance performance and well-being.

How do we perceive time and predict events unfolding in time?


Attention, circadian rhythms, cognitive neuroscience, ergonomics, psychology, time perception.



Since 2012: Associate professor (“Profesor titular”), Universidad de Granada (UGR), Spain.

2008-2012: Ramón y Cajal, full research post, UGR.

2005-2007: Postdoctoral research fellow, supervised by Prof. Kia Nobre, University of Oxford, UK.


2005 PhD supervised by Prof. Juan Lupiáñez and Pío Tudela, UGR.

2000 BSc (Hons) Psychology, UGR.

1994 Secondary Education (I.E.S. Fray Luis de Granada, Granada).

1990 Primary School (Cardenal Belluga - Motril; Juan XXIII - Zaidín; Fuentenueva - Granada)

Funded Research Projects

2015-2018. MINECO. “Neurocognitive effects of light” (PSI2014-58041-P).

2014-2017. JJAA. “Neurocognitive bases of circadian rhythms influence on attention and decision making” (P12-SEJ-3054).

2011-2014. MICINN. “Neurocognitive predictors of attention fluctuations” (PSI2010-15399).


  1. 2007.Young Researchers Award, European Society for Cognitive Psychology.

2005. PhD (with distinction), UGR.


2014 - : Secretary of the Spanish Society of Experimental Psychology (SEPEX).

2008 - : Blogger. Visit my Neurocog Blog (en español).

2007 -  : Associate Editor. Ciencia Cognitiva journal.

PUBLICATIONS (in peer reviewed international journals)


Rodríguez-Morilla, B, Madrid J.A., Molina, E., Correa, A. (2017). Blue-enriched white light enhances physiological arousal but not behavioural performance during simulated driving at early night. PDF

Correa, A., Ruiz-Herrera, N., Ruz, M., Tonetti, L., Martoni, M., Fabbri, M., & Natale, V. (2017). Economic decision-making in morning/evening-type people as a function of time of day. PDF (postprint)


Bégel, V., Benoit, C-E, Correa, A., Cutanda, D., Kotz, S., Dalla Bella, S. (2016). "Lost in time" but still moving to the beat. PDF (postprint)

Correa, A., Barba, A., & Padilla, F. (2016). Light Effects on Behavioural Performance Depend on the Individual State of Vigilance. PDF

Triviño, M., Correa, A., Lupiáñez, J., Funes, M. J., Catena, A., He, X., & Humphreys, G. W. (2016). Brain networks of temporal preparation: A multiple regression analysis of neuropsychological data. PDF


Rodríguez-Morilla, B., Lupiáñez, J., Miró, E., Martínez, M.P., Sánchez, A.I., Correa, A. (2015) Evaluating Vigilance in Fibromyalgia through Objective Measures. PDF

Cutanda, D. Correa, A., & Sanabria, D. (2015). Auditory temporal preparation induced by rhythmic cues during concurrent auditory working memory tasks. PDF (postprint)

Capizzi, M., Correa, A., Wojtowicz, A., & Rafal, R. D. (2015). Foreperiod priming in temporal preparation: Testing current models of sequential effects. PDF (postprint)


Correa, A., Cona, G., Arbula, S., Vallesi, A. & Bisiacchi, P. (2014). Neural dissociation of automatic and controlled temporal preparation by transcranial magnetic stimulation. PDF (postprint)

Correa, A., Molina, E., Sanabria, D. (2014). Effects of chronotype and time of day on the vigilance decrement during simulated driving. PDF (postprint)

Lara, T., Madrid, J.A., Correa, A. (2014). The vigilance decrement in executive function is attenuated when individual chronotypes perform at their optimal time of day. PDF (open access)


Correa, A., Lara, T., & Madrid, J. A. (2013). Influence of circadian typology and time of day on temporal preparation. PDF

Marzecová, A., Bukowski, M., Correa, A., Boros, M., Lupiáñez, J., Wodniecka, Z. (2013). Tracing the bilingual advantage in cognitive control: the role of flexibility in temporal preparation and category switching. PDF

Capizzi, M., Correa, A., & Sanabria, D. (2013). Temporal orienting of attention is interfered by concurrent working memory updating. PDF

Vallesi, A., Lozano, V., & Correa, A. (2013). Dissociating temporal preparation processes as a function of the inter-trial interval duration. PDF

Sanabria, D., & Correa, A. (2013). Electrophysiological evidence of temporal preparation driven by rhythms in audition. PDF 


De la Rosa, M.D., Sanabria, D., Capizzi, M., & Correa, A. (2012). Temporal preparation driven by rhythms is resistant to working memory interference. PDF (open access)

Capizzi, M., Sanabria, D., & Correa, A. (2012). Dissociating controlled from automatic processing in temporal preparation. PDF 


Triviño, M., Arnedo, M., Lupiáñez, J., Chirivella, J., & Correa, A. (2011). Rhythms can overcome temporal orienting deficit after right prefrontal damage. PDF

Correa, A., Miró, E., Martínez, M.P., Sánchez, A.I., & Lupiáñez, J. (2011). Temporal preparation and inhibitory deficit in fibromyalgia syndrome. PDF

Sanabria, D., Capizzi, M., & Correa, A. (2011). Rhythms that speed you up. PDF 


Correa, A., Triviño, M., Pérez-Dueñas, C., Acosta, A. & Lupiáñez, J. (2010). Temporal preparation, response inhibition and impulsivity. PDF  TASK (download E-prime experiment)

Correa, A. (2010). Enhancing behavioural performance by visual temporal orienting. In Attention and Time (p. 357-370). A.C. Nobre and J.T. Coull (Eds.). PDF  

Correa, A., Cappucci, P., Nobre, A.C., & Lupiáñez, J. (2010). The two sides of temporal orienting: Facilitating perceptual selection, disrupting response selection. PDF  TASK (download original E-prime experiment)

Triviño, M., Correa, A., Arnedo, M., & Lupiáñez, J. (2010). Temporal orienting deficit after prefrontal damage. PDF  TASK (download E-prime experiment)


Correa, A., Rao, A., & Nobre, A. C. (2009). Anticipating conflict facilitates controlled stimulus-response selection. PDF


Correa, A., & Nobre, A. C. (2008). Spatial and temporal acuity of visual perception can be enhanced selectively by attentional set. PDF   TASK (E-prime experiment)

Correa, A., & Nobre, A. C. (2008). Neural modulation by regularity and passage of time. PDF  TASK


Nobre, A. C., Correa, A., & Coull, J. (2007). The hazards of time. PDF


Correa, A., Lupiáñez, J., & Tudela, P. (2006). The attentional mechanism of temporal orienting: Determinants and attributes. PDF

Correa, A., Sanabria, D., Spence, C., Tudela, P., & Lupiáñez, J. (2006). Selective temporal attention enhances the temporal resolution of visual perception: Evidence from a temporal order judgment task. PDF

Correa, A., Lupiáñez, J., Madrid, E., & Tudela, P. (2006). Temporal attention enhances early visual processing: A review and new evidence from event-related potentials. PDF


Correa, A., Lupiáñez, J., & Tudela, P. (2005). Attentional preparation based on temporal expectancy modulates processing at the perceptual-level. PDF


Sanabria, D., Correa, A., Lupiáñez, J., & Spence, C. (2004). Bouncing or streaming? Exploring the influence of auditory cues on the interpretation of visual motion. PDF

Correa, A., Lupiáñez, J., Milliken, B., & Tudela, P. (2004). Endogenous temporal orienting of attention in detection and discrimination tasks. PDF


Cognitive Ergonomics (Psychology Degree)

Neuroergonomics  (Master in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience)


Our research centre (CIMCYC), in the Universidad de Granada (UGR), equipped with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), psychophysiological, eye movement and behavioural laboratories is where our team “Psychology, Ergonomics and Physical Activity” conducts research.


Antonio Barba. Effects of healthy artificial light on neurobehavioural functions during a vigilance task.

Beatriz Rodríguez-Morilla. Influence of light on circadian rhythms and simulated driving.

Diana Cutanda. Neural and behavioural basis of rhythmic entrainment.

Paola Cappucci. Warning signals and attention.

Enrique Molina. Circadian effects in vigilance and driving performance.

Tania Lara. Time of day and circadian typology influences on cognitive control.


Lynn Hasher, University of Toronto, Canada

Vincenzo Natale, Università di Bologna, Italy

Jennifer Coull, Aix-Marseille Universite, France

Antonino Vallesi, Patrizia Bisiacchi. University of Padova, Italy

Juan Antonio Madrid, Universidad de Murcia, Spain

Jordi Navarra, Fundació St. Joan de Déu, Spain

Juan Lupiáñez, Daniel Sanabria, Pío Tudela, María Ruz, Francisca Padilla. Universidad de Granada, Spain

Tzyy-Ping Jung, University of California San Diego, USA

Kia Nobre, University of Oxford, United Kingdom


Dr. Mónica Triviño. Neuropsychology of temporal preparation.

Dr. Esther Blasco. Effects of caffeine and sport training on attention.

Dr. Mariagrazia Capizzi. Automatic and controlled temporal preparation.


2016, feb-mar. Prof. Juan Antonio Madrid. Universidad de Murcia, Spain.

2016, may-jun. Laura Puigcerver (PhD student supervised by Jordi Navarra). Fundació Sant Joan de Déu, Spain.

2015, apr-jun: Dr. Alejandro Vásquez. Universidad de la República de Uruguay, Uruguay.

2014, 17-21 nov: Prof. Tömme Noesselt. Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg, Germany.

2012, feb-apr: Doctoranda Danai Theodosopoulou, Germany.

2010, 2-5 nov: Prof. Esther Blasco, Universidad Católica de Valencia, Spain.

2010, 10-12 feb: Catarina Barriga (PhD supervisor: Carlos M. Gómez). Universidad de Sevilla, Spain.   


Facultad de Psicología. Departamento de Psicología Experimental.

Campus de Cartuja, s/n Universidad de Granada. 18071 Granada, Spain. Tel: +34 958 24 78 81. E-mail.

Last updated: March 2017