Roberta Sellaro

Assistant Professor @ Cognitive Psychology Unit Leiden University

Publications

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• 2019 •

Ma, K., Sellaro, R., & Hommel, B. (2019). Personality assimilation across species: Enfacing an ape reduces own intelligence and increases emotion attribution to apes. Psychological Research83, 373-383. LINK

• 2018 •

Sellaro, R., de Gelder, B., Finisguerra, A., & Colzato, L. S. (2018). Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) enhances recognition of emotions in faces but not bodies. Cortex, 99, 213-223. PDF

Sellaro, R., Treccani, B., & Cubelli, R. (2018). When task sharing reduces interference: evidence for division-of-labour in Stroop-like tasks. Psychological Research. doi: 10.1007/s00426-018-1044-1. PDF

• 2017 •

Colzato, L. S., Barone, H., Sellaro, R., & Hommel., B. (2017). More attentional focusing through binaural beats: Evidence from the global-local task. Psychological Research, 81, 271-277. LINK

Colzato, L. S., Sellaro, R., & Beste, C. (2017). Darwin revisited: The vagus nerve is a causal element in controlling recognition of other’s emotions. Cortex, 92, 95-102. PDF

Jongkees, B. J., Sellaro, R., Beste, C., Nitsche, M. A., Kühn, S., & Colzato, L. S. (2017). l-Tyrosine administration modulates the effect of transcranial direct current stimulation on working memory in healthy humans. Cortex, 90, 103-114. PDF

Sellaro, R., & Colzato, L. S. (2017). High body mass index is associated with impaired cognitive control. Appetite, 113, 301-309. PDF

• 2016 •

Benz, S., Sellaro, R., Hommel, B. & Colzato, L.S. (2016). Music makes the world go round: The impact of musical training on non-musical cognitive functions—A Review. Frontiers in Psychology, 6: 2023. LINK

Beste, C., Steenbergen, L., Sellaro, R., Grigoriadou, S., Zhang, R., Chmielewski, W., … & Colzato, L. (2016). Effects of concomitant stimulation of the GABAergic and norepinephrine system on inhibitory control–A study using transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation. Brain Stimulation, 9, 811-818. PDF

Colzato, L.S., Steenbergen, L., Sellaro, R., Stock, A-K., Arning, L., & Beste, C. (2016). Effects of L-Tyrosine on working memory and inhibitory control are determined by DRD2 genotypes: A randomized controlled trial. Cortex, 82, 217-224. PDF

Colzato, L. S., van der Wel, P., Sellaro, R., & Hommel., B. (2016). A single bout of meditation biases cognitive control but not attentional focusing: Evidence from the global-local task. Consciousness and Cognition, 39, 1-7. PDF

de Hollander, G., Labruna, L., Sellaro, R., Trutti, A., Colzato, L. S., Ratcliff, R., … & Forstmann, B. U. (2016). Transcranial direct current stimulation does not influence the speed–accuracy tradeoff in perceptual decision-making: Evidence from three idependent studies. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 28, 1283-1294. LINK

Hommel, B., Sellaro, R., Fischer, R., Borg, S., & Colzato, L. S. (2016). High-frequency binaural beats increase cognitive flexibility: evidence from dual-task crosstalk. Frontiers in Psychology, 7:1287. LINK

Ma, K., Sellaro, R., Lippelt, D.P., & Hommel, B. (2016). Mood migration: How enfacing a smile makes you happier. Cognition, 151, 52-62. PDF

Sellaro, R., Nitsche, M. A., & Colzato, L. S. (2016). The stimulated social brain: effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on social cognition. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1369, 218-239. PDF

Steenbergen, L., Jongkees, B. J., Sellaro, R., & Colzato, L. C. (2016). Tryptophan supplementation modulates social behavior: a review. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, 64, 346-358. PDF

Steenbergen, L., Sellaro, R., Hommel, B., Lindenberger, U., Kühn, S., & Colzato, L. S. (2016). “Unfocus” on foc.us: commercial tDCS headset impairs working memory. Experimental Brain Research, 234, 637-643. LINK

• 2015 •

Colzato, L. S., Sellaro, R., Samara, I., Baas, M., & Hommel, B. (2015). Meditation-induced states predict attentional control over time. Consciousness and Cognition, 37, 57-62. PDF

Colzato, L. S., Sellaro, R., Samara, I., & Hommel, B. (2015). Meditation-induced cognitive-control states regulate response-conflict adaptation: Evidence from trial-to-trial adjustments in the Simon task. Consciousness and Cognition, 35, 110-114. PDF

Colzato, L. S., Sellaro, R., van den Wildenberg, W. P. M., & Hommel., B. (2015). tDCS of medial prefrontal cortex does not enhance interpersonal trust. Journal of Psychophysiology, 29, 131-134. PDF

Sellaro, R., Derks, B., Nitsche, M. A., Hommel, B., van den Wildenberg, W. P., van Dam, K., & Colzato, L. S. (2015). Reducing prejudice through brain stimulation. Brain Stimulation, 8, 891-897. PDF

Sellaro, R., Dolk, T., Colzato, L. S., Liepelt, R., & Hommel, B. (2015). Referential coding does not rely on location features: Evidence for a non-spatial joint Simon effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 41, 186-195. PDF

Sellaro, R., Güroǧlu, B., Nitsche, M. A., van den Wildenberg, W. P., Massaro, V., Durieux, J., Hommel, B. & Colzato, L. S. (2015). Increasing the role of belief information in moral judgments by stimulating the right temporoparietal junction. Neuropsychologia, 77, 400-408. PDF

Sellaro, R., Hommel, B., Rossi Paccani, C., & Colzato, L. S. (2015). With peppermints you’re not my prince: Aroma modulates self-other integration. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 77, 2817-2825. LINK

Sellaro, R., Steenbergen, L., Verkuil, B., van IJzendoorn, M. H., & Colzato, L. S. (2015). Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) does not increase prosocial behavior in cyberball. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:499. LINK

Sellaro, R., Treccani, B., Job, R., & Cubelli, R. (2015). Spatial coding of object typical size: evidence for a SNARC-like effect. Psychological Research, 79, 950-962. PDF

Sellaro, R., van Dijk, W. W., Rossi Paccani, C., Hommel, B., & Colzato, L. S. (2015). A question of scent: lavender aroma promotes interpersonal trust. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1486. LINK

Sellaro, R., van Leusden, J. W., Tona, K. D., Verkuil, B., Nieuwenhuis, S., & Colzato, L. S. (2015). Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation enhances post-error slowing. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 27, 2126-2132. LINK

Steenbergen, L., Sellaro, R., de Rover, M., Hommel, B., & Colzato, L. S. (2015). No role of beta receptors in cognitive flexibility: Evidence from a task-switching paradigm in a randomized controlled trial. Neuroscience, 295, 237-242. PDF

Steenbergen, L., Sellaro, R., Hommel, B., & Colzato, L. S. (2015). Tyrosine promotes cognitive flexibility: Evidence from proactive vs. reactive control during task switching performance. Neuropsychologia, 69, 50-55. PDF

Steenbergen, L., Sellaro, R., Stock A-K., Beste, C., Colzato, L. C. (2015). Action video gaming and cognitive control: playing first person shooter games is associated with improved action cascading but not inhibition. PLoS One, 10: e0144364. LINK

Steenbergen, L., Sellaro, R., Stock, A. K., Beste, C., & Colzato, L. S. (2015). γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) administration improves action selection processes: a randomised controlled trial. Scientific Reports, 5:12770. LINK

Steenbergen, L., Sellaro, R., Stock, A. K., Verkuil, B., Beste, C., & Colzato, L. S. (2015). Transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS) enhances response selection during action cascading processes. European Neuropsychopharmacology, 26, 773-778. PDF

Steenbergen, L., Sellaro, R., van Hemert, S., Bosch, J. A., & Colzato, L. S. (2015). A randomized controlled trial to test the effect of multispecies probiotics on cognitive reactivity to sad mood. Brain, Behavior, and Immunity, 48, 258-264. LINK

Van Leusden, J. W., Sellaro, R., & Colzato, L. S. (2015). Transcutaneous Vagal Nerve Stimulation (tVNS): a new neuromodulation tool in healthy humans?. Frontiers in Psychology, 6:102. LINK

• 2014 •

Colzato, L. S., Jongkees, B. J., Sellaro, R., van den Wildenberg, W. P., & Hommel, B. (2014). Eating to stop: Tyrosine supplementation enhances inhibitory control but not response execution. Neuropsychologia, 62, 398-402. PDF

Colzato, L. S., Sellaro, R., Hulka, L. M., Quednow, B. B., & Hommel, B. (2014). Cognitive control predicted by color vision, and vice versa. Neuropsychologia, 62, 55-59. PDF

Colzato, L. S., Sellaro, R., Rossi Paccani, C., & Hommel, B. (2014). Attentional control in the attentional blink is modulated by odor. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 76, 1510-1515. LINK

de Galan*, M., Sellaro*, R., Colzato, L. S., & Hommel, B. (2014). Conflict adaptation is predicted by the cognitive, but not the affective alexithymia dimension. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:768. [*shared first author]. LINK

Sellaro, R., Hommel, B., & Colzato, L. S. (2014). Increased response conflict in recreational cocaine polydrug users. Experimental Brain Research, 232, 113-119. PDF

Sellaro, R., Hommel, B., de Kwaadsteniet, E. W., & Colzato, L. S. (2014). Increasing interpersonal trust through divergent thinking. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:561. LINK

Sellaro, R., Hommel, B., Manaï, M., & Colzato, L. S. (2014). Preferred, but not objective temperature predicts working memory depletion. Psychological Research, 79, 282-288. PDF

Steenbergen, L., Sellaro, R., & Colzato, L. S. (2014). Tryptophan promotes charitable donating. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1451. LINK

Stenzel, A., Dolk, T., Colzato, L. S., Sellaro, R., Hommel, B., & Liepelt, R. (2014). The joint Simon effect depends on perceived agency, but not intentionality, of the alternative action. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:595. LINK

• 2013 •

Colzato, L. S., Jongkees, B. J., Sellaro, R., & Hommel, B. (2013). Working memory reloaded: tyrosine repletes updating in the N-back task. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, 7:200. LINK

Colzato, L. S., Sellaro, R., Ruiz, M. J., Sikora, K., & Hommel, B. (2013). Acute khat use reduces response conflict in habitual users. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:285. LINK

Colzato, L. S., Steenbergen, L., de Kwaadsteniet, E. W., Sellaro, R., Liepelt, R., & Hommel, B. (2013). Tryptophan Promotes Interpersonal Trust. Psychological Science, 24, 2575-2577. LINK

Sellaro, R., Treccani, B., Rubichi, S., & Cubelli, R. (2013). When co-action eliminates the Simon effect: disentangling the impact of co-actor’s presence and task sharing on joint-task performance. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:844. LINK

• 2012 •

Treccani, B., Cubelli, R., Sellaro, R., Umiltà, C.A., Della Sala, S. (2012). Dissociation between awareness and spatial coding: evidence from unilateral neglect. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 24, 854-867. LINK