Angel Correa PhD     


In this site you will find information about my scientific activities in 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?


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



Since 2012: Associate Professor of Neuroergonomics and Cognitive Ergonomics, 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

2015-2019. “Neurocognitive effects of light” (PSI2014-58041-P). MINECO

2014-2019. “Neurocognitive bases of circadian rhythms influence on attention and decision making” (P12-SEJ-3054). JJAA.

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


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

2005. PhD (with distinction), UGR.


2017 - : Editor of Psicologica journal

2014 - 2018 : Secretary of the Spanish Society of Experimental Psychology (SEPEX).

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

2007 -  : Associate Editor. Ciencia Cognitiva journal.



Correa, A. (Ed.). (2018). Neuroergonomía: una ciencia sobre el cerebro y la comodidad. Universidad de    

            Granada. PDF

Vatakis, A., Balci, F., Di Luca, M., & Correa, A. (Eds.). (2018). Timing and Time Perception: Procedures,

            Measures, and Applications. BRILL. PDF

Articles in peer reviewed international journals


Barba, A., Padilla, F., Luque-Casado, A., Sanabria, D., & Correa, A. (2018). The role of exercise-induced arousal and exposure to blue-enriched lighting on vigilance. PDF:

Cappucci, P., Correa, A., Guerra, P., Lupiáñez, J. (2018). Differential effects of intensity and response preparation components of acoustic warning signals. Psicologica. PDF

Lara, T., Molina, E., Madrid, J.A., Correa, A. (2018). Electroencephalographic and skin temperature indices of vigilance and inhibitory control. Psicologica. PDF

Mioni, G., Capizzi, M., Vallesi, A., Correa, A., Di Giacopo, R. & Stablum, F. (2018). Dissociating explicit and implicit timing in Parkinson's disease patients. PDF

Molina, E., Sanabria, D., Jung, TP., Correa, A. (2018). Electroencephalographic and peripheral temperature dynamics during a prolonged Psychomotor Vigilance Task. PDF.

Rodríguez-Morilla, B, Madrid J.A., Molina, E., Pérez-Navarro, J., Correa, A. (2018). Blue-enriched light enhances alertness but impairs accurate performance in evening chronotypes driving in the morning. PDF.


Bégel, V., Benoit, C-E, Correa, A., Cutanda, D., Kotz, S., Dalla Bella, S. (2017). "Lost in time" but still moving to the beat. 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

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., 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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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


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 

Triviño, M., Arnedo, M., Lupiáñez, J., Chirivella, J., & Correa, A. (2011). Rhythms can overcome temporal orienting deficit after right prefrontal damage. 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., 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. (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., & Tudela, P. (2005). Attentional preparation based on temporal expectancy modulates processing at the perceptual-level. PDF


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


Neuroergonomics  (Master in Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience)

Cognitive Ergonomics (Psychology Degree)

Chronoergonomics and Shift Work (Master in Health and safety at work)


The Mind, Brain and Behavior Research Center (CIMCYC) at the Universidad de Granada (UGR), equipped with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), electroencephalography (EEG), psychophysiological, eye movement and behavioural laboratories is where the Chronoergonomics Lab and research team “Psychology, Ergonomics and Physical Activity”, conducts research.


Lynn Hasher, University of Toronto, Canada

Vincenzo Natale, Lorenzo TonettiUniversità 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

ALUMNI (Thesis directed)

Dr. Mónica Triviño (2011). Neuropsychology of temporal preparation.

Dr. Esther Blasco (2012). Effects of caffeine and sport training on attention.

Dr. Mariagrazia Capizzi (2012). Automatic and controlled temporal preparation.

Dr. Beatriz Rodríguez-Morilla (2017). Influence of light on circadian rhythms and simulated driving.

Dr. Diana Cutanda (2017). Neural and behavioural basis of rhythmic entrainment.

Dr. Tania Lara (2017). Time of day and circadian typology influences on cognitive control.

Dr. Antonio Barba (2018). Effects of healthy artificial light on neurobehavioural functions during a vigilance task.

Dr. Enrique Molina (2018). Circadian effects in vigilance and driving performance.


Paola Cappucci.


2018, 17-20 dic: Dr. Ignacio Solís. Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Linköping.

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: 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.

Further info at Research Gate here

Last updated: Dec 2018