Lorna García

Lorna García-Pentón

Predoctoral Researcher

Bilingualism, second language learning, brain connectivity, brain morphometry, DW-MRI, fMRI.

Tel.: +34 943 309 300 (ext: 307)


  • García-Pentón, L., Fernández García, Y., Costello, B., Duñabeitia, J.A., & Carreiras, M., ( 2016 ) “Hazy” or “jumbled”? Putting together the pieces of the bilingual puzzle. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience, 31(3), 353-360. DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2015.1135247
  • García-Pentón, L., Fernández García, Y., Costello, B., Duñabeitia, J.A., & Carreiras, M., ( 2016 ) The neuroanatomy of bilingualism: how to turn a hazy view into the full picture. Language, Cognition & Neuroscience. 31(3), 303-327. DOI: 10.1080/23273798.2015.1068944
  • Pérez, A., Gillon Dowens, M., Molinaro, N., Iturria-Medina, Y., Barraza, P., García-Pentón, L., & Carreiras, M. , ( 2015 ) Complex brain network properties in late L2 learners and native speakers. Neuropsychologia, 68, 209–217. doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2015.01.021.
  • García-Pentón, L., Pérez, A., Iturria-Medina, Y., Gillon-Dowens, M., & Carreiras, M. , ( 2014 ) Anatomical Connectivity Changes in the Bilingual Brain. NeuroImage, 84: 495-504. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.08.064.
  • Pérez, A., García-Pentón, L., Canales-Rodríguez, E.J., Lerma-Usabiaga, G., Iturria-Medina, Y., Román, F.J., Davidson, D. J., Alemán-Gómez, Y., Acha, J., & Carreiras, M., ( 2014 ) Brain morphometry of Dravet Syndrome. Epilepsy Research, 108, 1326-1334. doi: 10.1016/j.eplepsyres.2014.06.006.
  • Bobes, M.A., Lage Castellanos, A., Quiñones, I., García-Pentón, L., & Valdes-Sosa, M. , ( 2013 ) Timing and Tuning for Familiarity of Cortical Responses to Faces. PLoS ONE 8(10): e76100. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0076100.
  • Valdés-Sosa, M., Bobes, M.A., Quiñones, I., García-Pentón, L., Valdes-Hernandez, P.A., Iturria, Y., Melie-Garcia, L., Lopera, F., & Asencio, J. , ( 2011 ) Covert face recognition without the fusiform-temporal pathways. Neuroimage.
  • Iturria-Medina, Y., Pérez, A., Morris, D. M, Canales, E. J., Haroon H. A, García-Pentón, L., Augath, M., Galán, L., Logothetis, N., Parker, G. J.,& Melie, L., ( 2011 ) Brain Hemispheric Structural Efficiency and Interconnectivity Rightward Asymmetry in Human and Nonhuman Primates. Cerebral Cortex, 21(1), 56-67.
  • Iturria-Medina, Y., Pérez, A., Valdés, P., García-Pentón, L., Canales-Rodríguez, E.J., Melie, L., Lage, A., & Ontivero, M., ( 2011 ) Automated Discrimination of Brain Pathological State Attending to Complex Structural Brain Network Properties: the Shiverer Mutant Mouse Case. PLoS ONE, 6(5): e19071. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0019071.
  • Pérez, A., García-Pentón, L., Valdés-Sosa, M., & Jaśkowski, P., ( 2011 ) Influence of the learnt direction of reading on temporal order judgments. Psychology, vol.2, No.2, 103-108. DOI:10.4236/psych.2011.22017.
  • Ibáñez, A., Riveros, R., Aravena, P., Vergara, V., Cardona, J. F., García-Pentón, L. Hurtado, E. Reyes, M. M., Barutta, J. & Manes, F., ( 2011 ) When context is hard to integrate: Cortical measures of congruency in schizophrenia and healthy relatives. Schizophrenia Research. 126(1-3): 303-305.
  • García-Pentón, L., Pérez, A., Bobes, M.A., Acosta, Y., Galán L., Iturria-Medina, Y., Leh, S.E., & Valdés-Sosa, M., ( 2010 ) Neural activation while perceiving biological motion in dynamic facial expressions and point-light body action animations. Neural Regeneration Research. 5 (14), 1076-1083. doi:10.3969/j.issn.1673-5374.2010.14.007.
  • Pérez, A., Martínez, E., Peers, P. V., Galán, L., García-Pentón, L. & Valdés-Sosa, M. , ( 2009 ) Hemispheric modulations of alpha-band power reflect the rightward shift in attention induced by enhanced attentional load. Neuropsychologia, 47, 41-49.
  • Pérez, A., García-Pentón, L., Lage, A., Leh, S. E. & Valdés-Sosa, M., ( 2008 ) Right impairment of temporal order judgments in dyslexic children. Laterality. Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition, 13, 545-560
  • Pérez, A., García-Pentón, L. & Valdés-Sosa, M. , ( 2008 ) Rightward shift in temporal order judgments in the wake of the attentional blink. Psicológica. International Journal of Methodology and Experimental Psychology, 29, 35-55.
  • García-Pentón, L., Torres, R., Valdés-Sosa, M. & Manzano, M., ( 2003 ) Evaluación del umbral para el reconocimiento de expresiones emocionales en rostros humanos. Resultados en una muestra de autistas. Revista Cubana de Psicología. (aceptado).