Yuriem Fernández

Yuriem Fernández

Predoctoral Researcher

Cognitive neuropsychology. Memory & executive function. Bilingualism. Structural MRI. ERP. Normal aging. Alzheimer’s disease & MCI.

Tel.: +34 943 309 300 (ext. 215)


  • Ramos, S.*, Fernández García, Y.*, Antón, E., Casaponsa, A., & Duñabeitia, J.A., ( 2017 ) Does learning a language in the elderly enhance switching ability? Journal of Neurolinguistics, 43, 39-48. Doi: 10.1016/j.jneuroling.2016.09.001 *Equal contribution, corresponding authors.
  • Bobes, M. A., Góngora, D., Valdes, A., Santos, Y., Acosta, Y., Fernández García, Y., Lage, A. & Valdés-Sosa, M., ( 2016 ) Testing the connections within face processing circuitry in Capgras delusion with diffusion imaging tractography. NeuroImage: Clinical, 11, 30-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.nicl.2016.01.006
  • 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
  • Antón, E., Fernández García, Y., Carreiras, M., & Duñabeitia, J.A., ( 2016 ) Does bilingualism shape inhibitory control in the elderly? Journal of Memory & Language, 90, 147–160. Doi: 10.1016/j.jml.2016.04.007
  • 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
  • Suarez, V. M., Fernández García, Y., López Edel, C., Clarke, D. H., Bobes, M. A., Riverón, A. M., & López Canovas, L., ( 2014 ) Apolipoprotein e alleles in cuban patients with mild cognitive impairment. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen, 29(3), 236-241.
  • Rodríguez, R., Lopera, F., Alvarez, A., Fernández García, Y., Galán, L., Quiroz, Y., & Bobes, M. A., ( 2014 ) Spectral Analysis of EEG in Familial Alzheimer’s disease with E280A Presenilin-1 Mutation Gene. International Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 1-10.
  • Bobes, M.A., Fernández García, Y., Lopera, F., Quiroz, Y. T., Galan, L., Vega, M., Trujillo, N., Valdes-Sosa, M., & Valdes-Sosa, P., ( 2010 ) ERP generator anomalies in presymptomatic carriers of the Alzheimer’s disease E280A PS-1 mutation. Human Brain Mapping 31:247–265.
  • Dewar, M., Fernández García, Y., Cowan, N. & Della Sala, S., ( 2009 ) Delaying interference enhances memory consolidation in amnesic patients. Neuropsychology, 23 (5): 627-634.
  • Bringas, ML.; Fernández García, Y., García Navarro, ME.; Ruiz López, E.; Casabona Fernández, E.; Fernández, E.; Chongo, DM; Salazar, S. , ( 2009 ) La Neuropsicología en Cuba. Neuropsicología, Neuropsiquiatría y Neurociencias; 9 (2): 53-76.
  • Llibre J.J, Fernández García, Y., Marcheco B, Contreras N, Lopez AM, Otero M, Gil I, Guerra M, Garcia M, and Bayarre H., ( 2009 ) Prevalence of Dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in a Havana Municipality: A Community-Based Study among Elderly Residents. Medicc Review, 11 (2).
  • Fernández Nin, A., Fernández García, Y., Bobes-León, M.A., Lopera, F., Quiroz, Y., Ortiz, Z., Leyva Medrano, L., & Feria, M., ( 2008 ) Early detection of Alzheimer disease: Electrophysiological markers based on the n400 component of the evoked related potential. Clinical Neurophysiology, 119 (9): e123.
  • Fernández García, Y., Bobes-León, M.A., Ruiz-López, E., Lopera, F., Quiroz, Y., Fernández, Nin, A., Iturria, Y., & Alemán, Y. , ( 2008 ) ERPs and MRI study in early stage of Alzheimer’s disease. Clinical Neurophysiology, 119 (9): e103.
  • Ruiz López, E.C., Fernández García, Y., Gómez, A., & Bobes-León, M.A. , ( 2008 ) Mild cognitive impairment: MRI study combined with cognitive measurements. Clinical Neurophysiology, 119 (9): e125.
  • Rodríguez-Valdés, R., Manrique-Suárez, V., Álvarez-Amador, A., Galán-García, L., Fernández García, Y., López-Cánovas, L., Riverón, A.M., & Bobes-León, M.A., ( 2008 ) Spectral analysis of the electroencephalogram in subjects with mild cognitive impairment. Rev Neurol; 46 (5): 267-272.
  • Fernández García, Y. & Bobes, M.A., ( 2006 ) Positividad fronto-temporal derecha asociada a la búsqueda activa en memoria. Rev CNIC Ciencias Biológicas; 4 (37).
  • Llibre, J.J., Fernández García, Y., López, A.M., Otero, M., Marcheco, B., Contreras, N., Alvarez, J.A., Collado, H., Bayarre, H., Guerra, M., & Ortiz, Z. , ( 2003 ) The Cuban Dementia and Alzheimer´s Study Playa (EDAP). Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Vol. 21, NOS. 5,6