Nicola Mammarella

Summary

Affiliation: University of Chieti
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Aging and intrusion errors in an active visuo-spatial working memory task
    Nicola Mammarella
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Facolta di Psicologia, Universita di Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 21:282-91. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Saying it with a natural child's voice! When affective auditory manipulations increase working memory in aging
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Aging Ment Health 17:853-62. 2013
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparing different types of source memory attributes in dementia of Alzheimer's type
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, G D Annunzio University of Chieti, L Da Vinci Online University, Torrevecchia Teatina, Chieti, Italy
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:666-73. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Where did I put my keys? - a 'we' intervention to promote memory in healthy older adults: a controlled pilot study
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Psychological Science, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Gerontology 59:349-54. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Examining an emotion enhancement effect in working memory: evidence from age-related differences
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 23:416-28. 2013
  6. doi request reprint "Baby on board": Reducing risk taking in adult drivers in a simulated driving game
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, Chieti, Italy
    Accid Anal Prev 50:596-9. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Is there an affective working memory deficit in patients with chronic schizophrenia?
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University of Chieti, Italy
    Schizophr Res 138:99-101. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Is there a "special relationship" between unconscious emotions and visual imagery? Evidence from a mental rotation test
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University of Chieti, Italy
    Conscious Cogn 20:444-8. 2011
  9. doi request reprint False memories in schizophrenia? An imagination inflation study
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Chieti, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 179:267-73. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Does music enhance cognitive performance in healthy older adults? The Vivaldi effect
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Chieti G D Annunzio and Università Telematica L Da Vinci, Chieti, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:394-9. 2007

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Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Aging and intrusion errors in an active visuo-spatial working memory task
    Nicola Mammarella
    Dipartimento di Scienze Biomediche, Facolta di Psicologia, Universita di Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 21:282-91. 2009
    ..This study examined whether remembering location information relies on efficient inhibitory functions...
  2. doi request reprint Saying it with a natural child's voice! When affective auditory manipulations increase working memory in aging
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Aging Ment Health 17:853-62. 2013
    ..Working memory functions and their relations with affective auditory factors, have not been extensively investigated in aging yet...
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparing different types of source memory attributes in dementia of Alzheimer's type
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, G D Annunzio University of Chieti, L Da Vinci Online University, Torrevecchia Teatina, Chieti, Italy
    Int Psychogeriatr 24:666-73. 2012
    ..Source monitoring (SM) refers to our ability to discriminate between memories from different sources...
  4. doi request reprint Where did I put my keys? - a 'we' intervention to promote memory in healthy older adults: a controlled pilot study
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Psychological Science, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Gerontology 59:349-54. 2013
    ..Numerous behavioural studies have shown that older adults have more difficulty in binding things together and have underlined the corresponding importance of this function in everyday memory tasks...
  5. doi request reprint Examining an emotion enhancement effect in working memory: evidence from age-related differences
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 23:416-28. 2013
    ..Altogether, results indicate that emotional words can reduce age-related decline when maintenance and manipulation of information in working memory in older adults are required...
  6. doi request reprint "Baby on board": Reducing risk taking in adult drivers in a simulated driving game
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, Chieti, Italy
    Accid Anal Prev 50:596-9. 2013
    ..The results of this study highlight the importance of studying the role of socio-affective context when investigating factors that influence driving behaviour...
  7. doi request reprint Is there an affective working memory deficit in patients with chronic schizophrenia?
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University of Chieti, Italy
    Schizophr Res 138:99-101. 2012
    ..These results suggest that a general attentional control deficit, especially over affective information, may underly failures to remember in chronic schizophrenia patients...
  8. doi request reprint Is there a "special relationship" between unconscious emotions and visual imagery? Evidence from a mental rotation test
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University of Chieti, Italy
    Conscious Cogn 20:444-8. 2011
    ..This study revealed an increase in mental rotation abilities after unconscious visual processing of emotional expressions. Altogether, these findings support the hypothesis of a bidirectional relationship between imagery and emotions...
  9. doi request reprint False memories in schizophrenia? An imagination inflation study
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Chieti, Italy
    Psychiatry Res 179:267-73. 2010
    ..However, both groups showed comparable levels of imagination inflation effects. Results add evidence to the hypothesis that the nature of patients' false memories may be particularly linked to poor use of source-monitoring processes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Does music enhance cognitive performance in healthy older adults? The Vivaldi effect
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University of Chieti G D Annunzio and Università Telematica L Da Vinci, Chieti, Italy
    Aging Clin Exp Res 19:394-9. 2007
    ..In the present study, we examined whether listening to an excerpt of Vivaldi's "Four Seasons" had a positive effect on older adults' cognitive performance in two working memory tasks...
  11. ncbi request reprint Reality monitoring and resistance to forgetting under short delay intervals
    Nicola Mammarella
    University of Chieti G D Annunzio, Chieti, Italy
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 60:551-70. 2007
    ..A new theoretical proposal to account for these findings is outlined...
  12. ncbi request reprint The role of encoding in reality monitoring: a running memory test with Alzheimer's type dementia
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Biomedical Sciences, University G d Annunzio Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 59:1701-8. 2006
    ..The results indicated that older adults with DAT had greater difficulty in reality monitoring than did the healthy control group. The finding is discussed in terms of the role of working memory functions in reality monitoring...
  13. ncbi request reprint Visual but not spatial working memory deficit in children with spina bifida
    Nicola Mammarella
    Facolta di Psicologia, University of Chieti G D Annunzio, Chieti, Italy
    Brain Cogn 53:311-4. 2003
    ..These results are discussed in terms of working memory models and are viewed as supporting the distinction between the visual and spatial components of working memory...
  14. doi request reprint The "subjective" pupil old/new effect: is the truth plain to see?
    Maria Montefinese
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University G D Annunzio, Chieti, Italy
    Int J Psychophysiol 89:48-56. 2013
    ..Moreover, behavioral results showed higher rates of true and false recognitions for manipulatory verbs and a consequent larger pupil diameter, supporting the embodied view of language. ..
  15. ncbi request reprint Centenarians' "holy" memory: is being positive enough?
    Beth Fairfield
    University of Chieti, Psychological Sciences, Via dei Vestini 31, Chieti 66100, Italy
    J Genet Psychol 174:42-50. 2013
    ..Results are interpreted in terms of possible age-linked changes in meaningful goals that lead centenarians to focus on meaningful religious self-relevant information rather than simply on positive information...
  16. doi request reprint The role of cognitive operations in reality monitoring: a study with healthy older adults and Alzheimer's-type dementia
    Beth Fairfield
    Department of Psychology, University of Chieti G D Annunzio, Italy
    J Gen Psychol 136:21-39. 2009
    ..The authors interpret these findings in terms of an age difficulty or the failure to use cognitive operations as useful cues during source monitoring...
  17. doi request reprint When touch matters: an affective tactile intervention for older adults
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Neuroscience and Imaging, University of Chieti, Chieti, Italy
    Geriatr Gerontol Int 12:722-4. 2012
    ..Our goal was to test the hypothesis that positive tactile experiences can lead to an improvement in cognitive, emotional skills and perceived quality of life in a group of healthy community-dwelling older adults...
  18. ncbi request reprint Semantic significance: a new measure of feature salience
    Maria Montefinese
    Department of Psychological, Humanistic and Territorial Sciences, University of Chieti, Via dei Vestini 31, 66100, Chieti, Italy
    Mem Cognit 42:355-69. 2014
    ..Moreover, we propose that it may have straightforward implications for feature-based models of semantic memory, as an important additional factor for understanding conceptual representation. ..
  19. doi request reprint Semantic memory: a feature-based analysis and new norms for Italian
    Maria Montefinese
    Department of Psychological Sciences, University of Chieti, Via dei Vestini 31, 66100, Chieti, Italy
    Behav Res Methods 45:440-61. 2013
    ..3b). Finally, we aimed to create a new publicly accessible database, since only a few existing databases are publicly available online...
  20. ncbi request reprint Modality-specific effects in inhibitory mechanisms: the interaction of peripheral and central components in working memory
    Paola Palladino
    Dipartimento di Psicologia, Universita di Pavia, Italy
    Brain Cogn 53:263-7. 2003
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  21. ncbi request reprint Aging and effect of predictability on reality monitoring
    Nicola Mammarella
    Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ, United Kingdom
    Am J Psychol 115:331-50. 2002
    ..When a story ended in a predictable way, older adults attributed to imagination conclusions that were actually perceived, whereas the pattern of confusions tended to reverse with unpredictable stories...
  22. ncbi request reprint Aging and the intrusion superiority effect in visuo-spatial working memory
    Cesare Cornoldi
    Department of Psicologia Generale, University of Padova, Italy
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 14:1-21. 2007
    ..However, both the younger and the older adults' visuo-spatial working memory was affected by the presence of activated irrelevant information, the reduction of the available resources, and task constraints...
  23. ncbi request reprint Toward a unified account of spacing effects in explicit cued-memory tasks
    Riccardo Russo
    Department of Psychology, University of Essex, Colchester, United Kingdom
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 28:819-29. 2002
    ..These results suggest that short-term perceptual priming supports spacing effects in cued-memory tasks for unfamiliar stimuli...
  24. ncbi request reprint Spacing effects in cued-memory tasks for unfamiliar faces and nonwords
    Nicola Mammarella
    University of Essex, Colchester, England
    Mem Cognit 30:1238-51. 2002
    ..These results are interpreted to support the view that short-term perceptual repetition priming underlies the spacing effect in explicit cued-memory tasks for unfamiliar nonsense material...
  25. ncbi request reprint Intrusion errors in visuospatial working memory performance
    Cesare Cornoldi
    Departimento di Psicologia Generale, University of Padova, Italy
    Memory 14:176-88. 2006
    ..Results are discussed in terms of current models of working memory functioning...