Dr Pilar Andrés 

Full Professor 

Contact: pilar.andres@uib.es

Ed. IUNICS, 110 

Universitat de les Illes Balears (UIB)
Ctra. Valldemossa, km 7.5,
07122 Palma de Mallorca
(Tel)  +34 971 259812        


Born in Barcelona, Spain.
Employment history:

2002 - 2008: Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, UK.

2000 - 2002: Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Plymouth, UK.

1999 - 2000: Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, UK.

1997 - 1999: Postdoctoral Neuropsychologist, University Hospital of Liege, Belgium.

1992 - 1997: PhD student, University of Liege, Neuropsychology Department and University Hospital.

2002: Postgraduate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Plymouth, UK
1997: PhD Psychology, University of Liege, Belgium.
1992: Lic. Psychology, University of Barcelona and University of Liege, Belgium.
Current research interests:
    - Memory, attention and executive functions
    - Protective factors of cognitive functioning: chronic exercise, bilingualism
    - Aging and development
    - Neuropsychology
    - Epilepsy, dementia, early diagnosis, stroke, tumors.
 Journal articles

63. Parmentier, F., García Toro, M., García Campayo, J., Yáñez, A., Andrés, P., & Gili, M. (2019). Mindfulness and Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in the General Population: The Mediating Roles of Worry, Rumination, Reappraisal and Suppression. Frontiers in Psychology, in press.

62. Andrés, P. Vico, H., Siquier, A., Yáñez, A., & Amer, G. (2019). Quantifying memory deficits in Amnestic Mild Cognitive Impairment. Alzheimer's and Dementia: DADM, in press.

61. Padilla, C., Andrés, P., & Bajo, T. (2019). Improving memory inhibition: a study of retrieval induced forgetting, executive control and chronic aerobic exercise. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, in press.

60. Parmentier, F., Vasilev, M., & Andrés, P. (2019). Surprise as an explanation to auditory novelty distraction and post-error slowing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 148, 192-200. 

59. Rubiño, J., & Andrés, P. (2018). The Face-Name Associative Memory Test as a tool for early diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Frontiers in Psychology, 9: 1464.

58. Aguirre, A., Gómez-Ariza, C., Andrés, P., Mazzoni, G., & Bajo, T. (2017). Exploring mechanisms of selective directed forgetting. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 316.

57. Padilla, C., Mayas, J., Ballesteros, S., & Andrés, P. (2017). The role of chronic exercise and selective attention at encoding on implicit and explicit memory. Memory, 25, 1026-1035.

56. Leiva, A., Andrés, P., Servera, M., Verbruggen, F., & Parmentier, F. (2016). The role of age, working memory and response inhibition in deviance distraction: a cross-sectional study. Developmental Psychology, 52, 1381-1393.

55. Leiva, A., Parmentier, F., & Andrés, P. (2015). Comparing the effects of auditory and visual deviant stimuli on auditory and visual target processing. Experimental Psychology, 62, 54-65.

54. Leiva, A., Andrés, P., & Parmentier, F. (2015). When aging does not increase distraction: Evidence from pure auditory and visual oddball tasks. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 1612-1622.

53. Leiva, A., Parmentier, F., & Andrés, P. (2015). Aging increases distraction by auditory oddballs in visual, but not auditory tasks. Psychological Research, 79, 401–410.

52. Pérez, L., Padilla, C., Parmentier, F., Andrés, P. (2014). The benefits of chronic exercise on attentional networks. PLOS One 9(7): e101478.

51. Mayas, J., Parmentier, F., Andrés, P., & Ballesteros, S. (2014). Plasticity of attentional functions in older adults: A randomized controlled trial. PLOS One, DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0092269.

50. Padilla, C., Pérez, L., & Andrés, P. (2014). Chronic exercise keeps working memory and inhibitory capacities fit. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2014.00049.

49. Aguirre, C., Gómez-Ariza, C., Bajo, M. T., Andrés, P., & Mazzoni. G. (2014). Selective voluntary forgetting in young and older adults. Psychology and Aging, 29, 128-139.

48. Ljunberg, J., Hansson, P., Andrés, P., Josefsson, M., & Nilsson, L-G. (2013). A longitudinal study of the memory advantages in bilinguals. PLOS One, 8(9): e73029. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0073029.

47. Padilla, C., Pérez, L., Andrés, P., & Parmentier, F. (2013). Exercise improves cognitive control: Evidence from the stop signal task. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27, 505-511.

46. Howard, C., Andrés, P., & Mazzoni, G. (2013). Metamemory in temporal lobe epilepsy: a study of sensitivity to repetition at encoding. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19, 453-462.

45. Potter, L., Grealy, M., Elliott, M., & Andrés, P. (2012). Aging and performance on an everyday-based visual search task. Acta Psychologica, 140, 208-17.

44. Parmentier, F., Elsley, J. V., Andrés, P., & Barceló, F. (2011). Why are auditory novels distracting? Contrasting the roles of novelty, violation of expectation and stimulus change. Cognition, 119, 374–380.

43. Andrés, P., & Howard, C. (2011). Part-Set Cuing in older adults: Further evidence of intact forgetting in aging. Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition, 18, 385-395.

42. Andrés, P., Mazzoni, G., & Howard, C. (2010).  Preserved monitoring and control processes in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuropsychology, 24, 775-786.

41. Phillips, L., & Andrés, P. (2010). The cognitive neuroscience of aging: new findings on compensation and connectivity. Cortex, 46, 421-424.

40. Howard, C., Andrés, P., Broks, P., Noad, R., Sadler, M., Coker, D., & Mazzoni, G. (2010). Memory, metamemory and their dissociation in temporal lobe epilepsy. Neuropsychologia, 48, 921-932.

39. Parmentier, F., & Andrés, P. (2010).The involuntary capture of attention by sound: Novelty and post-novelty distraction in young and older adults. Experimental Psychology, 57, 68-76.

38. Andrés, P. (2009). Equivalent part set cuing effects in younger and older adults. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 21, 176-191.

37. Andrés, P., Guerrini, C., Phillips, L., & Perfect, T. (2008). Differential effects of aging on executive and non executive inhibition. Developmental Neuropsychology, 33, 101-123.

36. Parmentier, F., Eldford, G., Escera, C., Andrés, P., & San Miguel, I. (2008). The cognitive locus of distraction by acoustic novelty in the cross-modal oddball task. Cognition, 16, 408-432.

35. Andrés, P., Van der Linden, M., & Parmentier, F. (2007). Directed forgetting in frontal patients' episodic recall. Neuropsychologia, 45, 1355-1362.

34. Andrés, P., Parmentier, F., & Escera, C. (2006).The effect of aging on involuntary capture of attention by irrelevant sounds: a test of the frontal hypothesis of aging. Neuropsychologia, 44, 2564-2568.

33. Parmentier, F., & Andrés, P. (2006). The impact of path crossing on visuo-spatial serial memory: Encoding or rehearsal effect? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 59, 1867-1874.

32. Bastin, Ch., Van der Linden, M., Lekeu, F., Andrés, P., & Salmon, E. (2006). Variability in the impairment of recognition memory in patients with frontal lobe lesions. Cortex, 42, 883-894.

31. Parmentier, F., Andrés, P., Eldford. G., & Jones, D. M. (2006). Hierarchical organisation in visuo-spatial serial memory: Interaction of temporal order with spatial and temporal grouping. Psychological Research, 70, 200-217.

30. Andrés, P., Van der Linden, M., & Parmentier, F. (2004). Directed forgetting in working memory: Age-related differences. Memory, 12, 248-256.

29. Andrés, P., & Van der Linden, M. (2004). Inhibition capacity: a “frontal” function? European Review of Applied Psychology, 54, 137-142.

28. Andrés, P. (2003). Frontal cortex as the central executive of working memory: Time to revise our view. Cortex, 39, 871-895.

27. Andrés, P. (2003). Perspectives on Human Memory and Cognitive Aging. Essays in Honour of Fergus Craik by M. Naveh-Benjamin, M. Moscovith, & H. L. Roediger III (Eds.). Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 56A, 925-927.

26. Andrés, P., & Van der Linden, M. (2002). Are central executive functions working in patients with focal frontal lesions? Neuropsychologia, 40, 835-845.

25. Andrés, P., & Van der Linden, M. (2001). Supervisory Attentional System in patients with focal frontal lesions. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 23, 225-239.

24. Andrés, P., & Van der Linden, M. (2000). Age related differences in Supervisory Attentional System functions. Journal of Gerontology : Psychological Sciences, 35, 373-380.

23. Mancuso, G., Andrés, P., Ansseau, M. & Tirelli, E. (1999). Effect of nicotine administered via transdermal delivered on vigilance and mood. Psychopharmacology, 142, 18-23.

22. Peigneux, P., Van Der Linden, M., Andrés, P., Sadzot, B., Franck, G., & Salmon, E. (2000). A neuropsychological and functional brain imaging study of visuo-imitative apraxia. Revue Neurologique, 156, 459-472.

21. Kurz, X. and multiple authors. (1999). Methodological issues in a cost-of-dementia study in Belgium : the National Dementia Economic Study (NADES). Acta Neurologica Belgica, 99, 167-175.

20. Andrés, P., & Van der Linden, M. (1998). Les capacitiés d’inhibition. Une fonction ‘frontale’? Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée, 48, 33-38.

19. Quittre, A., Andrés, P., & Van der Linden, M. (1998). La prise en charge de patients Alzheimer au stade débutant en Centre de Jour. Alzheimer, 2, 12-16.

18. Van der Linden, M., Collette, F. & Andrés, P. (1997). Vieillissement normal, démence d'Alzheimer et mémoire de travail. Psychologie Française, 42, 379-390.



17. Phillips, L., & Andrés, P. (2010). Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging. Special issue of Cortex: Masson.

16. Van der Linden, M., Seron, S., Le Gall, D., & Andrés, P. (1999). Neuropsychologie des lobes frontaux. Marseille: Solal.


Book chapters 

15. Andrés, P., Funes, M. J., & Barceló, F. (2014). Función ejecutiva. En Mente y Cerebro: de la psicología experimental a la neurociencia cognitiva. En prensa.

14. Pomar, J., & Andrés, P. (2013). El bilingüismo como factor protector del envejecimiento cognitivo. In: C. Orte (Ed.). Anuario del envejecimiento (pp. 65-83). Govern de les Illes Balears.

13. Pérez, L., Padilla, C., & Andrés, P. (2012). La actividad física y otros factores de reserva cognitiva en el envejecimiento. In: C. Orte (Ed.), Anuario del envejecimiento (pp. 249-265). Govern de les Illes Balears.

12. Andrés, P. (2006). La inhibición como una función multifactorial: datos neuropsicológicos y psicogerontológicos. In S. Ballesteros (Ed.). Aging, Cognition and neuroscience, 113-129. Madrid: UNED.

11. Andrés, P. (2004). Inhibition: a cognitive and neuropsychological approach [In French]. In: Meulemans, T., Collette, F., and Van der Linden, M., Neuropsychologie des fonctions exécutives, 53-79. Solal: Marseille.

10. Andrés, P. (2004). Frontal cortex as the central executive of working memory: Time to revise our view. Reprinted in Foster, J., Memory, Anatomical regions, physiological networks and cognitive interactions, 871-895. Milano: Masson.

9.    Le Gall, D., Van der Linden, M., Andrés, P., Zied Kefi, M., & Collette, F. (2002). Inhibition and frontal lobes  [In French]. In Ch. Boujon (Ed.), L’inhibition en psychologie (pp. 159-178). Marseille: Solal.

8.    Parmentier, F., Andrés, P., Macken, W., & Jones, D. M. (2001). Task alternation in complex settings: cognitive issues. In D. Harris (Ed.), Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics (pp. 239-246). England: Hashgate.

7.    Van der Linden, M., Meulemans, T., Seron, X., Coyette, F., Andrés, P., & Prairial, C. (2000). L’évaluation des fonctions exécutives. [Assessment of executive functions]. In X. Seron and M.Van der Linden (Eds.), Traité de Neuropsychologie Clinique (pp. 275-300). Marseille : Solal.

6.    Andrés, P., Collette, F., Van der Linden, M., & Le Gall, D. (1999). Approche neuropsychologique de l’inhibition : une fonction « frontale » ? [Neuropsychology of inhibition : a « frontal » function ?]. In M. Van der Linden, X. Seron, D. Le Gall & P. Andrés (Eds.), Neuropsychologie des lobes frontaux (pp. 115-136). Marseille : Solal.

5.    Collette, F., Andrés, P., & Van der Linden, M. (1999). Lobes frontaux et mémoire de travail. [Frontal lobes and working memory]. In M. Van der Linden, X. Seron, D. Le Gall & P. Andrés (Eds.), Neuropsychologie des lobes frontaux (pp. 89-114). Marseille : Solal.

4.    Seron, X., Van der Linden, M., & Andrés, P. (1999). Le lobe frontal : à la recherche de ses spécifités fonctionnelles. [The frontal lobes : in search of their functional specificity]. In M. Van der Linden, X. Seron, D. Le Gall & P. Andrés (Eds.), Neuropsychologie des lobes frontaux (pp. 33-88). Marseille : Solal.

3. Van der Linden, M., & Andrés, P. (1999). Lobes frontaux et mémoire épisodique. [Frontal lobes and episodic memory]. In M. Van der Linden, X. Seron, D. Le Gall & P. Andrés (Eds.), Neuropsychologie des lobes frontaux (pp. 167-201). Marseille : Solal.

2. Adam, S., Van Der Linden, M., Andrés, P., Quittre, A., Olivier, C., & Salmon, E. (1999). La prise en charge en Centre de jour de patients Alzheimer au stade débutant. [Cognitive management of early stage Alzheimer’s patients]. In Ph. Azouvi, D. Perrier, & M. Van der Linden. La rééducation en neuropsychologie. Etudes de cas (275-297). Marseille : Solal.

1. Van der Linden, M., Collette, F., & Andrés, P. (1998). Lobe frontal, mémoire de travail, et mémoire épisodique. [Frontal lobes, working memory and episodic memory]. In Ph. Azouvi (Eds), Syndrome frontal: évaluation et rééducation (pp. 15-33). Velizy-Villacoublay: Arnette.