L S Colzato

Summary

Affiliation: Leiden University
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint What do we learn from binding features? Evidence for multilevel feature integration
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Department of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 32:705-16. 2006
  2. pmc Impaired inhibitory control in recreational cocaine users
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 2:e1143. 2007
  3. pmc Meditate to create: the impact of focused-attention and open-monitoring training on convergent and divergent thinking
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 3:116. 2012
  4. pmc Genetic Modulation of Training and Transfer in Older Adults: BDNF ValMet Polymorphism is Associated with Wider Useful Field of View
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute of Psychology, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 2:199. 2011
  5. pmc Long-term effects of chronic khat use: impaired inhibitory control
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Cognitive Psychology Unit, and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 1:219. 2010
  6. pmc Buddha as an Eye Opener: A Link between Prosocial Attitude and Attentional Control
    Lorenza S Colzato
    1Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 1:156. 2010
  7. pmc Dopaminergic Control of Attentional Flexibility: Inhibition of Return is Associated with the Dopamine Transporter Gene (DAT1)
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Hum Neurosci 4:53. 2010
  8. pmc Up to "me" or up to "us"? The impact of self-construal priming on cognitive self-other integration
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 3:341. 2012
  9. pmc DOOM'd to Switch: Superior Cognitive Flexibility in Players of First Person Shooter Games
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 1:8. 2010
  10. pmc Sexual orientation biases attentional control: a possible gaydar mechanism
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 1:13. 2010

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Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint What do we learn from binding features? Evidence for multilevel feature integration
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Department of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 32:705-16. 2006
    ....
  2. pmc Impaired inhibitory control in recreational cocaine users
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 2:e1143. 2007
    ..Interestingly, the magnitude of the inhibitory deficit was positively correlated with the individuals lifetime cocaine exposure suggesting that the magnitude of the impairment is proportional to the degree of cocaine consumed...
  3. pmc Meditate to create: the impact of focused-attention and open-monitoring training on convergent and divergent thinking
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 3:116. 2012
    ..We suggest that the enhancement of positive mood induced by meditating has boosted the effect in the first case and counteracted in the second case...
  4. pmc Genetic Modulation of Training and Transfer in Older Adults: BDNF ValMet Polymorphism is Associated with Wider Useful Field of View
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute of Psychology, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 2:199. 2011
    ..As expected, Val/Val homozygous individuals showed larger beneficial transfer effects than Met/-carriers. Our findings support the idea that genetic predisposition modulates transfer effects...
  5. pmc Long-term effects of chronic khat use: impaired inhibitory control
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Cognitive Psychology Unit, and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 1:219. 2010
    ..Results show that users and non-users are comparable in terms of response execution but users need significantly more time to inhibit responses to stop signals than non-users...
  6. pmc Buddha as an Eye Opener: A Link between Prosocial Attitude and Attentional Control
    Lorenza S Colzato
    1Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 1:156. 2010
    ..This pattern reinforces the idea that people's attentional processing style reflects biases rewarded by their religious practices...
  7. pmc Dopaminergic Control of Attentional Flexibility: Inhibition of Return is Associated with the Dopamine Transporter Gene (DAT1)
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Hum Neurosci 4:53. 2010
    ..Our findings support the idea that striatal DA levels promote IOR, presumably by biasing the interplay between prefrontal and striatal networks towards greater cognitive flexibility...
  8. pmc Up to "me" or up to "us"? The impact of self-construal priming on cognitive self-other integration
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 3:341. 2012
    ..As predicted, the SSE was more pronounced in the interdependence group than in the independence group, suggesting that self-other integration varies dynamically as a function of the relative saliency of the other...
  9. pmc DOOM'd to Switch: Superior Cognitive Flexibility in Players of First Person Shooter Games
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 1:8. 2010
    ..As predicted, VGPs showed smaller switching costs (i.e., greater cognitive flexibility) than NVGPs. Our findings support the idea that playing FPS games promotes cognitive flexibility...
  10. pmc Sexual orientation biases attentional control: a possible gaydar mechanism
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Psychol 1:13. 2010
    ..Findings are taken to demonstrate chronic, generalized biases in attentional control parameters that reflect the selective reward provided by the respective sexual orientation...
  11. pmc Acute khat use reduces response conflict in habitual users
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University Leiden, Netherlands
    Front Hum Neurosci 7:285. 2013
    ..These results suggest that the acute intake of khat may improve participants' ability of handling response conflict. ..
  12. ncbi request reprint Increasing self-other integration through divergent thinking
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University Institute for Psychological Research, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 20:1011-6. 2013
    ..weak top-down control and a resulting narrow vs. broad attentional focus) of information processing irrespective of its social implications...
  13. ncbi request reprint Genetic marker of norepinephrine synthesis predicts individual differences in post-error slowing: a pilot study
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands Electronic address
    Neuropsychologia 51:2600-4. 2013
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  14. doi request reprint Dopamine, norepinephrine, and the management of sensorimotor bindings: individual differences in updating of stimulus-response episodes are predicted by DAT1, but not DBH5'-ins/del
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Department of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Exp Brain Res 228:213-20. 2013
    ..This outcome pattern suggests a crucial role of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathway in the flexible management of stimulus-response episodes, whereas norepinephrine does not seem to play a role. ..
  15. doi request reprint The genetic impact (C957T-DRD2) on inhibitory control is magnified by aging
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 51:1377-81. 2013
    ..This effect was stronger in older than in younger adults. Our findings support the idea that aging-related decline in dopamine availability alters the balance between genotypes and cognitive functions...
  16. doi request reprint Action video gaming and cognitive control: playing first person shooter games is associated with improvement in working memory but not action inhibition
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Psychol Res 77:234-9. 2013
    ..Our findings support the idea that playing FPS games is associated with enhanced flexible updating of task-relevant information without affecting impulsivity...
  17. doi request reprint Khat use is associated with increased response conflict in humans
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychology, Leiden University, Wassenaarseweg 52, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Hum Psychopharmacol 27:315-21. 2012
    ..Only few studies have systematically looked into cognitive impairments in khat users. We studied whether khat use is associated with changes in the emergence and resolution of response conflict, a central cognitive control function...
  18. doi request reprint Loving-kindness brings loving-kindness: the impact of Buddhism on cognitive self-other integration
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 19:541-5. 2012
    ..This suggests that self-other integration and task co-representation vary as a function of religious practice...
  19. doi request reprint Estrogen modulates inhibition of return in healthy human females
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 50:98-103. 2012
    ..We conclude that gender differences in inhibitory input control are variable and state-dependent but not structural...
  20. pmc Dopaminergic modulation of the updating of stimulus-response episodes in Parkinson's disease
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Res 228:82-6. 2012
    ..The results suggest that the dorsal striatum, but not (or not so much) the ventral striatum, is driving the flexible control of retrieval of stimulus-response episodes...
  21. pmc When moving faces activate the house area: an fMRI study of object-file retrieval
    André W Keizer
    Institute for Psychological Research, Leiden University, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands
    Behav Brain Funct 4:50. 2008
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  22. pmc Khat use is associated with impaired working memory and cognitive flexibility
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 6:e20602. 2011
    ..Very little is known, however, about the relation between khat use and cognitive control functions in khat users...
  23. ncbi request reprint Intelligence and cognitive flexibility: fluid intelligence correlates with feature "unbinding" across perception and action
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Department of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Postbus 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 13:1043-8. 2006
    ..This result suggests that high intelligence is accompanied by a higher degree of flexibility in handling event files--that is, by higher efficiency in updating episodic representations...
  24. doi request reprint BDNF Val66Met polymorphism is associated with higher anticipatory cortisol stress response, anxiety, and alcohol consumption in healthy adults
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Institute of Psychology, Department of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:1562-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate, for the first time in a single study, the association between BDNF Val(66)Met polymorphism, anxiety, alcohol consumption, and cortisol stress response...
  25. doi request reprint Dopamine and the management of attentional resources: genetic markers of striatal D2 dopamine predict individual differences in the attentional blink
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Postbus 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands
    J Cogn Neurosci 23:3576-85. 2011
    ..This outcome pattern suggests a crucial role of the nigrostriatal dopaminergic pathway and of nigrostriatal D2 receptors, in particular, in the management of attentional resources...
  26. doi request reprint Genetic markers of striatal dopamine predict individual differences in dysfunctional, but not functional impulsivity
    L S Colzato
    Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Postbus 9555, 2300 RB, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuroscience 170:782-8. 2010
    ..This is in line with the notion that the over-supply of striatal DA might weaken inhibitory pathways, thereby enhancing the activation of, and the competition between responses...
  27. ncbi request reprint Feature binding and affect: emotional modulation of visuo-motor integration
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition Leiden, Wassenaarseweg 52, Postbus 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 45:440-6. 2007
    ..Interestingly, the impact of emotions on binding was restricted to tasks in which shape was task-relevant, suggesting that extracting affective information is not automatic but requires attention to shape...
  28. ncbi request reprint Priming and binding in and across perception and action: a correlational analysis of the internal structure of event files
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Department of Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 59:1785-804. 2006
    ..To some degree, binding strength was predicted by priming effects of the respective features, especially if these features varied on a dimension that matched the current attentional set...
  29. ncbi request reprint Working memory and the attentional blink: blink size is predicted by individual differences in operation span
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Department of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Psychon Bull Rev 14:1051-7. 2007
    ..These results support the idea that individual processing limitations (with regard to either attentional allocation policies or the speed of global cortical integration processes) play a key role in the AB...
  30. doi request reprint Cannabis, cocaine, and visuomotor integration: evidence for a role of dopamine D1 receptors in binding perception and action
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 46:1570-5. 2008
    ..In contrast, cocaine but not cannabis use eliminates the inhibition of return. The observed pattern suggests that visuomotor integration is driven by DA/D1, but not DA/D2 receptor systems...
  31. doi request reprint Stress modulation of visuomotor binding
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 46:1542-8. 2008
    ....
  32. doi request reprint Blinks of the eye predict blinks of the mind
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 46:3179-83. 2008
    ..Thus, in line with our hypothesis, these data point to a modulatory role for DA in the AB...
  33. pmc Reduced spontaneous eye blink rates in recreational cocaine users: evidence for dopaminergic hypoactivity
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 3:e3461. 2008
    ..Correlation analyses show that EBR is significantly reduced in recreational users compared to cocaine-free controls, suggesting that cocaine use induces hypoactivity in the subcortical dopamine system...
  34. pmc Losing the big picture: how religion may control visual attention
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 3:e3679. 2008
    ....
  35. doi request reprint Recreational use of cocaine eliminates inhibition of return
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research, Department of Psychology, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherland
    Neuropsychology 23:125-9. 2009
    ..Results show that the recreational use of cocaine eliminates IOR, suggesting that input control is strongly impaired...
  36. doi request reprint God: Do I have your attention?
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Cognition 117:87-94. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that religious practice induces particular cognitive-control styles that induce chronic, directional biases in the control of visual attention...
  37. ncbi request reprint Moderate alcohol consumption in humans impairs feature binding in visual perception but not across perception and action
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Department of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Leiden University, Postbus 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neurosci Lett 360:103-5. 2004
    ..Indeed, evidence of the binding of shape and color, and of shape and location, of visual objects disappeared after alcohol consumption, whereas bindings between object features and the manual response were unaffected...
  38. doi request reprint Estrogen modulates inhibitory control in healthy human females: evidence from the stop-signal paradigm
    L S Colzato
    Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuroscience 167:709-15. 2010
    ..We conclude that gender differences in response inhibition are variable and state dependent but not structural...
  39. pmc Recreational cocaine polydrug use impairs cognitive flexibility but not working memory
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Postbus 9555, 2300, RB, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 207:225-34. 2009
    ..Little is known, however, about cognitive impairments in the upcoming type of recreational cocaine polydrug user (1-4 g monthly consumption)...
  40. pmc Reduced attentional scope in cocaine polydrug users
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 4:e6043. 2009
    ..Cocaine polydrug users attended significantly more to local aspects of attended events, which fits with the idea that a reduced scope of attention may be associated with the perpetuation of the use of the drug...
  41. pmc Dopamine and inhibitory action control: evidence from spontaneous eye blink rates
    Lorenza Serena Colzato
    Cognitive Psychology Unit, Department of Psychology, Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden University, Postbus 9555, 2300 RB, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Exp Brain Res 196:467-74. 2009
    ..These findings support the assumption of a modulatory role for dopamine in inhibitory action control...
  42. doi request reprint How does bilingualism improve executive control? A comparison of active and reactive inhibition mechanisms
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Institute for Psychological Research, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands
    J Exp Psychol Learn Mem Cogn 34:302-12. 2008
    ..Under some circumstances, this ability may indirectly lead to more pronounced reactive inhibition of irrelevant information...
  43. doi request reprint The flexible mind is associated with the catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) Val158Met polymorphism: evidence for a role of dopamine in the control of task-switching
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 48:2764-8. 2010
    ..e., less cognitive flexibility), F(1,85)=4.28, p<0.05, than Val/Val homozygous individuals. Our findings support the idea that low prefrontal dopamine levels promote cognitive flexibility...
  44. ncbi request reprint Caffeine, but not nicotine, enhances visual feature binding
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Department of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Postbus 9555, 2300 RB Leiden, The Netherlands
    Eur J Neurosci 21:591-5. 2005
    ..Binding across perception and action is unaffected by either manipulation, suggesting a specific link between the visual system and the muscarinic cholinergic system...
  45. doi request reprint How social are task representations?
    Bernhard Hommel
    Leiden University, Department of Psychology, Cognitive Psychology Unit, Wassenaarseweg 52, 2333 AK Leiden, The Netherlands
    Psychol Sci 20:794-8. 2009
    ..This result suggests that agents can represent self-generated and other-generated actions separately, but tend to relate or integrate these representations if the personal relationship between self and other has a positive valence...
  46. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous eyeblink rate predicts the strength of visuomotor binding
    Lorenza S Colzato
    Leiden University, Cognitive Psychology Unit and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition, Leiden, The Netherlands
    Neuropsychologia 45:2387-92. 2007
    ..Remarkably, the impact of EBR was restricted to the task-relevant visuomotor binding, suggesting that dopamine increased the maintenance of task-relevant information...
  47. ncbi request reprint Integrating faces, houses, motion, and action: spontaneous binding across ventral and dorsal processing streams
    André W Keizer
    Leiden University Institute for Psychological Research and Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition Leiden, The Netherlands
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 127:177-85. 2008
    ..Our findings are inconsistent with the notion that the dorsal stream is operating exclusively online and has no access to memory...