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  • Carretié, L., Fernández-Folgueiras, U., Álvarez, F., Cipriani, G., Tapia, M., Kessel, D. (in press). Fast unconscious processing of emotional stimuli in early stages of the visual cortex. Cerebral Cortex.
  • Carretié, L., Yadav, R.K., Méndez-Bértolo, C. (2021). The missing link in early emotional processing. Emotion Review, 13, 225-244. Available ONLINE (at the journal and at our institutional repository).
  • Fernández-Folgueiras, U., Méndez-Bértolo, C., Hernández-Lorca, M., Bódalo, C., Giménez-Fernández, T., Carretié, L. (2021). Realistic (3D) looming of emotional visual stimuli: attentional effects at neural and behavioral levels. Psychophysiology, 2021; 00:e13785. Available ONLINE.
  • Molinero, S., Giménez-Fernández, T., López, F.J., Carretié, L., Luque, D. (2021). Stimulus-response learning and expected-reward value enhance stimulus cognitive processing: an ERP study. Psychophysiology; 58:e13795. Available ONLINE.
  • Giménez-Fernández, T.,Fernández-Folgueiras, U., Fondevila, S., Méndez-Bértolo, C., García-Rubio, M.J., Hernández-Lorca, M., Kessel, D., Carretié, L. (2021). Enhanced N170 to outgroup faces: Perceptual novelty or prejudice? Social Neuroscience, 16, 256-268. Available ONLINE
  • Giménez-Fernández, T., Kessel, D., Fernández-Folgueiras, U., Fondevila, S., Méndez-Bértolo, C., Aceves, N., García-Rubio, M.J., Carretié, L. (2020). Prejudice drives exogenous attention to outgroups. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 15, 615-624. Available ONLINE.
  • Carretié, L., Méndez-Bértolo, C., Bódalo, C., Hernández-Lorca, M., Fernández-Folgueiras, U., Fondevila, S., Giménez-Fernández, T. (2020). Retinotopy of emotion: Perception of negatively valenced stimuli presented at different spatial locations as revealed by event-related potentials. Human Brain Mapping, 41, 1711-1724. Available ONLINE.
  • Barg, G., Carboni, A., Roche, T., Nin, V., Carretié, L. (2020). Evaluating the Association of High Trait Anxiety With a Bias in Familiarity-Based Recognition of Emotional Stimuli. Journal of Psychophysiology, 34, 179-191. Available ONLINE.
  • Carretié, L., Tapia, M., López-Martín, S., Albert, J. (2019). EmoMadrid: A emotional pictures database for affect research. Motivation and Emotion, 43, 929-939. Available ONLINE.
  • Hernández-Lorca, M., Sandberg, K., Fernández-Folgueiras, U., Overgaard, M., Carretié, L. (2019). Binocular Rivalry and Emotion: Implications for Neural Correlates of Consciousness and Emotional Biases in Conscious Perception. Cortex, 120, 539-555. Available ONLINE.
  • Sánchez-Carmona, A. J., Santaniello, G., Capilla, A., Hinojosa, J. A., Albert, J. (2019). Oscillatory brain mechanisms supporting response cancellation in selective stopping strategies. Neuroimage, 197, 295-305. Available ONLINE.
  • Albert, J. López-Martín, S., Arza, R., Palomares, N., Hoyos, S., Carretié, L., Díaz-Marsá, M., Carrasco, J.L. (2019). Response inhibition in borderline personality disorder: neural and behavioral correlates. Biological Psychology, 143, 32-40. Available ONLINE.
  • Kosonogov, V., Martínez-Selva, J.M., Carrillo-Verdejo, E., Torrente, G., Carretié, L., Sánchez-Navarro, J.P. (2019). Effects of social and affective content on exogenous attention as revealed by event-related potentials. Cognition and Emotion, 33, 683-695. Available ONLINE.
  • Santaniello, G., Sebastián, M., Carretié, L., Fernández-Folgueiras, U., Hinojosa, J.A. (2018). Haptic recognition memory following short-term visual deprivation: Behavioral and neural correlates from ERPs and alpha band oscillations. Biological Psychology, 133, 18-29. Available ONLINE.
  • Carretié, L., Kessel, D., García-Rubio, M.J., Giménez-Fernández, T., Hoyos, S., Hernández-Lorca, M. (2017). Magnocellular bias in exogenous attention to biologically salient stimuli as revealed by manipulating their luminosity and color. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 29, 1699-1711. Available ONLINE.
  • Carboni, A., Kessel, D., Capilla, A., Carretié, L. (2017). The influence of affective state on exogenous attention to emotional distractors: behavioral and electrophysiological correlates. Scientific Reports, 7: 8068. Available ONLINE.
  • Soares, S., Kessel, D., Hernández-Lorca, M., García-Rubio, M.J., Rodrigues, P., Gomes, N., Carretié, L. (2017). Exogenous attention to fear: Differential behavioral and neural responses to snakes and spiders. Neuropsychologia, 99, 139 - 147. Available ONLINE.
  • Méndez-Bértolo, C., Moratti, S., Toledano, R., López-Sosa, F., Martínez-Álvarez, R., Mah, YH., Vuilleumier, P.; Gil-Nagel, A.; Strange, B.A. (2016). A fast pathway for fear in human amygdala. Nature Neuroscience, 19, 1041 - 1049. Available ONLINE.
  • Sánchez-Carmona, A. J., Albert, J., Hinojosa, J.A. (2016). Neural and behavioral correlates of selective stopping: Evidence for a different strategy adoption. Neuroimage, 139, 279-293. Available ONLINE.
  • Carretié, L., Ruiz-Padial, E. (2016). Ambient light modulation of exogenous attention to threat. Brain Topography, 29, 847-855. Available ONLINE.
  • Kessel, D., García-Rubio, M. J., González, E. K., Tapia, M., López-Martín, S., Román, F. J., Capilla, A., Martínez, K., Colom, R., Carretié, L. (2016). Working memory of emotional stimuli: Electrophysiological characterization. Biological Psychology, 119, 190-199. Available ONLINE.
  • Capilla, A., Melcón, M., Kessel, D., Calderón, R., Pazo-Álvarez, P., Carretié, L. (2016). Retinotopic mapping of visual event-related potentials. Biological Psychology, 118, 114-125. Available ONLINE.


SOME OF MOST CITED (≥30 cites reported in ResearchGate)


  • Carretié, L. (2014). Exogenous (automatic) attention to emotional stimuli: A review. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 14, 1228-1258. PDF.
  • Hinojosa, J.A., Mercado, F., Carretié, L. (2015). N170 sensitivity to facial expression: A meta-analysis. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 55, 498-509. Available ONLINE.
  • Carretié, L., Albert, J., López-Martín, S., Tapia, M. (2009). Negative brain: An integrative review on the neural processes activated by unpleasant stimuli. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 71, 57-63.PDF.

Experimental papers

  • Carretié, L., Hinojosa, J.A., Martín-Loeches, M., Mercado, F., Tapia, M. (2004). Automatic attention to emotional stimuli: Neural correlates. Human Brain Mapping, 22, 290-299. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Mercado, F., Tapia, M., Hinojosa, J.A., (2001). Emotion, attention, and the ’negativity bias’ studied through event-related potentials. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 41, 75-85. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Martín-Loeches, M., Hinojosa, J.A., Mercado, F. (2001). Emotion and attention interaction studied through event-related potentials. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 13, 1109-1128. PDF.
  • Albert, J., López-Martín, S., Carretié, L. (2010). Emotional context modulates response inhibition: Neural and behavioral data. Neuroimage, 49, 914-921. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Hinojosa, J.A., Mercado, F., Tapia, M. (2005). Cortical response to subjectively unconscious danger. Neuroimage, 26, 615-623. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Hinojosa, J.A., López-Martín, S., Tapia, M. (2007). An electrophysiological study on the interaction between emotional content and spatial frequency of visual stimuli. Neuropsychologia, 45, 1187-1195. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Hinojosa, J.A., Mercado, F. (2003). Cerebral patterns of attentional habituation to emotional visual stimuli. Psychophysiology, 40, 381-388. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Hinojosa, J.A., Albert, J., Mercado, F. (2006). Neural response to sustained affective visual stimulation using an indirect task. Experimental Brain Research, 174, 630-637. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Mercado, F., Hinojosa, J.A., Martín-Loeches, M., Sotillo, M. (2004). Valence-related vigilance biases in anxiety studied through event-related potentials Journal of Affective Disorders, 78, 119-130. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Tapia, M., Mercado, F., Albert, J., López-Martín, S., De La Serna, J.M. (2004). Voltage-based versus factor score-based source localization analyses of electrophysiological brain activity: A comparison. Brain Topography, 17, 109-115. PDF.
  • Hinojosa, J.A., Méndez-Bértolo, C., Pozo, M.A. (2010). Looking at emotional words is not the same as reading emotional words: Behavioral and neural correlates. Psychophysiology, 47, 748–757. PDF.
  • Hinojosa, J.A., Carretié, L., Valcárcel, M.A., Méndez-Bértolo, C., Pozo, M.A. (2009). Electrophysiological differences in the processing of affective information in words and pictures. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 9, 173-189. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Hinojosa, J.A., Albert, J., López-Martín, S., De La Gándara, B.S., Igoa, J.M., Sotillo, M. (2008). Modulation of ongoing cognitive processes by emotionally intense words. Psychophysiology, 45, 188-196. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Ríos, M., De La Gándara, B.S., Tapia, M., Albert, J., López-Martín, S., Álvarez-Linera, J. (2009). The striatum beyond reward: Caudate responds intensely to unpleasant pictures. Neuroscience, 164, 1615-1622. PDF.
  • Hinojosa, J.A., Carretié, L., Méndez-Bértolo, C., Míguez, A., Pozo, M.A. (2009). Arousal contributions to affective priming: electrophysiological correlates. Emotion, 9, 164-171. PDF.
  • Albert, J., López-Martín, S., Hinojosa, J.A., Carretié, L. (2013). Spatiotemporal characterization of response inhibition. NeuroImage, 76, 272-281. PDF.
  • Mercado, F., Carretié, L., Tapia, M., Gómez-Jarabo, G. (2006). The influence of emotional context on attention in anxious subjects: neurophysiological correlates. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 20, 72-84. PDF.
  • Albert, J., López-Martín, S., Tapia, M., Montoya, D., Carretié, L. (2012). The role of the anterior cingulate cortex in emotional response inhibition. Human Brain Mapping, 33, 2147 -2160. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Hinojosa, J.A., López-Martín, S., Albert, J., Tapia, M., Pozo, M.A. (2009). Danger is worse when it moves: Neural and behavioral indices of enchanced attentional capture by dynamic threatening stimuli. Neuropsychologia, 47, 364-369. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Ruiz-Padial, E., López-Martín, S., Albert, J.(2011). Decomposing unpleasantness: Differential exogenous attention to disgusting and fearful stimuli. Biological Psychology, 86, 247-253. PDF.
  • Carretié, L., Kessel, D., Carboni, A., López-Martín, S., Albert, J., Tapia, M., Mercado, F., Capilla, A., Hinojosa, J.A.(2013). Exogenous attention to facial versus non-facial emotional visual stimuli. Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience, 8, 764-773. PDF.
  • López-Martín, S., Albert, J., Fernández-Jaén, A., Carretié, L. (2013). Emotional distraction in boys with ADHD: Neural and behavioral correlates. Brain and Cognition, 83, 10-20. PDF.
  • Hinojosa, J.A., Martín-Loeches, M., Casado, P., Muñoz, F., Carretié, L., Pozo, M.A. (2001). Semantic processing of open- and closed-class words: An event-related potentials study Cognitive Brain Research, 11, 397-407. PDF.


  • Carretié, L. (2021). Anatomía de la mente. Emoción, cognición y cerebro [Anatomy of mind. Emotion, cognition and brain] (3rd edition). Madrid: Pirámide. ISBN: 84-368-4416-0.
  • Carretié, L. (2001/2009). Psicofisiología [Psychophysiology]. Madrid: Pirámide. ISBN: 84-368-1618-8.