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Elger Abrahamse

Elger Abrahamse

Staff Scientist
Ikerbasque Research Fellow 2018-2021

Cognitive control, working memory, implicit learning

E-Mail: e.abrahamse@bcbl.eu
Tel.: +34 943 309 300 (ext: 228)

Publications

  • Silvetti, M., Vassena, E., Abrahamse, E.L., & Verguts, T., ( In Press ) Dorsal anterior cingulate-brainstem ensemble as a reinforcement meta-learner. PLOS Computational Biology.
  • Ruitenberg, M.F.L., Abrahamse, E.L., Santens, P., & Notebaert, W. , ( In Press ) The effect of dopaminergic medication on conflict adaptation in Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Neuropsychology.
  • Bundt, C., Ruitenberg, M., Abrahamse, E.L., & Notebaert, W., ( 2018 ) Early and late indications of item-specific control in a Stroop mouse tracking study. PLOS ONE, 13(5): e0197278. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0197278
  • Guida, A., Megreya, A.M., Lavielle-Guida, M., Noël, Y., Mathy, F., van Dijckf, J.-P., & Abrahamse, E.L., ( 2018 ) Spatialization in working memory is related to literacy and reading direction: Culture “literarily” directs our thoughts. Cognition, 175, 96–100. Doi: 10.1016/j.cognition.2018.02.013
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Ruitenberg, M.F.L., Boddewyn, S., Oreel, E., De Schryver, M., Morrens, M., & Van Dijck, J.-P., ( 2017 ) Conflict adaptation in patients diagnosed with schizophrenia. Psychiatry Research, 257, 260-264.
  • Guida, A., van Dijck, J.-P. & Abrahamse, E.L. , ( 2017 ) Distinctiveness as a function of spatial expansion in verbal working memory: Comment on Kreitz, Furley, Memmert, and Simons (2015). Psychological Research, 81:3, 690-695.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Van Dijck, J.-P., & Fias, W. , ( 2017 ) Grounding verbal working memory: The case of serial order. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 26:6, 429-433.
  • Braem, S., Liefooghe, B., De Houwer, J., Brass, M. & Abrahamse, E.L. , ( 2017 ) There are limits to the effects of task instructions: Making the automatic effects of task instructions context-specific takes practice. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 43(3), 394-403.
  • Abrahamse, E.L. & Silvetti, M. , ( 2016 ) Commentary: The role of the parietal cortex in the representation of task–reward associations. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10:192.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Ruitenberg, M.F.L., Duthoo, W., Sabbe, B., Morrens, M. & Van Dijck, J.-P. , ( 2016 ) Conflict adaptation in schizophrenia: Reviewing past and previewing future efforts. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 21, 197-212.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Braem, S., Notebaert, W. & Verguts, T. , ( 2016 ) Grounding cognitive control in associative learning. Psychological Bulletin, 142, 693-728.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Van Dijck, J.-P. & Fias, W. , ( 2016 ) How does working memory enable number-induced spatial biases? Frontiers in Psychology, 7:977.
  • Bundt, C., Abrahamse, E.L., Braem, S., Brass, M., & Notebaert, W. , ( 2016 ) Reward anticipation modulates primary motor cortex excitability during task preparation. Neuroimage, 15, 483–488.
  • Ruitenberg, M.F.L., Duthoo, W., Santens, P., Seidler, R., Notebaert, W., & Abrahamse, E.L. , ( 2016 ) Sequence learning in Parkinson’s disease: Focusing on action dynamics and the role of dopaminergic medication. Neuropsychologia, 93, 30-39.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., & Braem, S. , ( 2015 ) Experience a conflict – either consciously or not (commentary on Desender, Van Opstal, and Van den Bussche, (2014). Frontiers in Psychology, 6:179.
  • Bundt, C., Bardi, L., Abrahamse, E.L., Brass, M. & Notebaert, W. , ( 2015 ) It wasn’t me! Motor activation from irrelevant spatial information in the absence of a response. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9:539.
  • Ruitenberg, M.F.L., Duthoo, W., Santens, P., Notebaert, W., & Abrahamse, E.L. , ( 2015 ) Sequential movement skill in Parkinson’s disease: A state-of-the-art. Cortex, 65, 102-112.
  • de Belder, M., Abrahamse, E.L., Kerckhof, E., Fias, W. & Van Dijck, J-P. , ( 2015 ) Serial position markers in space: visuospatial priming of serial order working memory retrieval. PLOS One, 10(1): e0116469.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Majerus, S., Fias, W. & Van Dijck, J.-P. , ( 2015 ) Turning the mind’s eye inward: The interplay between selective attention and working memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:932.
  • Ruitenberg, M.F.L., Verwey, W.B., & Abrahamse, E.L. , ( 2015 ) What determines the impact of context in sequential motor skill? Human Movement Science, 40, 298–314.
  • Verwey, W.B., Abrahamse, E.L., De Kleine, E. & Ruitenberg, M.F.L. , ( 2014 ) Evidence for a graded central processing capacity in a sequential movement task. Psychological Research, 78, 70-83.
  • van Dijck, J-P.*, Abrahamse, E.L.*, Acar, F., Ketels, B. & Fias, W. , ( 2014 ) A working memory account of the attentional SNARC effect. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67, 1500-1513. * = Joint first author.
  • Ruitenberg, M.F.L., Verwey, W.B., Schutter, D. & Abrahamse, E.L. , ( 2014 ) Cognitive and neural foundations of discrete sequence skill: A TMS study. Neuropsychologia, 56, 229–238.
  • Duthoo, W., Abrahamse, E.L., Braem, S. & Notebaert, W. , ( 2014 ) Congruency sequence effect 3.0: A critical test of conflict adaptation. PLOS One, 9(10): e110462.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Van Dijck, J-P., Majerus, S. & Fias, W. , ( 2014 ) Finding the answer in space: The mental whiteboard hypothesis on serial order in working memory. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8:9342.
  • Duthoo, W., Abrahamse, E.L., Braem, S. & Notebaert, W. , ( 2014 ) Going, going, gone? Proactive control prevents the congruency sequence effect from rapid decay. Psychological Research, 78, 483-493.
  • Van der Lubbe, R.H.J., Bundt, C. & Abrahamse, E.L. , ( 2014 ) Internal and external spatial attention examined with lateralized EEG power spectra. Brain Research, 1583, 179–192.
  • Ruitenberg, M.F.L., Abrahamse, E.L., De Kleine, E. & Verwey, W.B. , ( 2014 ) Post-error slowing in sequential action: An aging study. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:119.
  • Duthoo, W., Abrahamse, E.L., Braem, S., Boehler, N. & Notebaert, W. , ( 2014 ) The heterogeneous world of congruency sequence effects: An update. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1001.
  • Braem, S., Abrahamse, E.L., Duthoo, W. & Notebaert, W. , ( 2014 ) What determines the specificity of conflict adaptation? A review, critical analysis, and proposed synthesis. Frontiers in Psychology, 5:1134.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Duthoo, W., Notebaert, W. & Risko, E.F. , ( 2013 ) Attention modulation by proportion congruency: The asymmetrical list shifting effect. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory & Cognition, 39, 1552-1562.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Ruitenberg, M.F.L., de Kleine, E. & Verwey, W.B. , ( 2013 ) Control of automated behaviour: Insights from the Discrete Sequence Production task. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7:82.
  • Ruitenberg, M.F.L., Abrahamse, E.L. & Verwey, W.B. , ( 2013 ) Sequential motor skill in preadolescent children: The development of automaticity. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 115, 607-623.
  • van Dijck, J-P.*, Abrahamse, E.L.*, Majerus, S. & Fias, W. , ( 2013 ) Spatial attention interacts with serial order processing in verbal working memory. Psychological Science, 24, 1854-1859.* = Joint first author.
  • Ruitenberg, M.F.L., de Kleine, E., Van der Lubbe, R.H.J., Verwey, W.B. & Abrahamse, E.L. , ( 2012 ) Context-dependent motor skill and the role of practice. Psychological Research, 76, 812-820.
  • Ruitenberg, M.F.L., Abrahamse, E.L., de Kleine, E. & Verwey, W.B. , ( 2012 ) Context-dependent motor skill: perceptual processing in memory-based sequence production. Experimental Brain Research, 222, 31-40.
  • Verwey, W.B. & Abrahamse, E.L. , ( 2012 ) Distinct modes of executing movement sequences: Reacting, associating and chunking. Acta Psychologica, 140, 274-282.
  • Abrahamse, E.L. , ( 2012 ) Editorial to the special issue Implicit Serial Learning. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 8, 70-72.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Van der Lubbe, R.H.J., Verwey, W.B., Szumska, I. & Jaśkowski, P. , ( 2012 ) Redundant sensory information does not enhance sequence learning in the serial reaction time task. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 8, 109-120.
  • Van der Lubbe, R.H.J., Abrahamse, E.L. & De Kleine, E. , ( 2012 ) The premotor theory of attention as an account for the Simon effect. Acta Psychologica, 140, 25-34.
  • Jiménez, L., Méndez, A., Pasquali, A., Abrahamse, E.L. & Verwey, W.B. , ( 2011 ) Chunking by colors: Assessing discrete learning in a continuous serial reaction-time task. Acta Psychologica, 137, 318-329.
  • Abrahamse, E.L. & Noordzij, M.L. , ( 2011 ) Designing training programs for perceptual-motor skills: Practical implications from the serial reaction time task. European Review of Applied Psychology, 61, 65-76.
  • Verwey, W.B., Abrahamse, E.L., Ruitenberg, M.F.L., Jiménez, L. & De Kleine, E. , ( 2011 ) Motor skill learning in the middle-aged: Limited development of motor chunks and explicit sequence knowledge. Psychological Research, 75, 406-422.
  • Van der Lubbe, R.H.J. & Abrahamse, E.L. , ( 2011 ) The premotor theory of attention and the Simon effect. Acta Psychologica, 136, 259-264.
  • Verwey, W.B., Abrahamse, E.L. & De Kleine, E. , ( 2010 ) Cognitive processing in new and practiced discrete keying sequences. Frontiers in Psychology, 1:32.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Jiménez, L., Verwey, W.B. & Clegg, B. , ( 2010 ) Representing serial action and perception. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 17, 603-623.
  • Verwey, W.B., Abrahamse, E.L. & Jiménez, L. , ( 2009 ) Segmentation of relatively short keying sequences does not transfer to other sequences. Human Movement Science, 28, 348-361.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Van der Lubbe, R.H.J. & Verwey, W.B. , ( 2009 ) Sequential perceptual-motor learning with visual and/or tactile sensory cues. Experimental Brain Research, 197, 175-183.
  • Abrahamse, E.L., Van der Lubbe, R.H.J. & Verwey, W.B. , ( 2008 ) Asymmetrical learning between a tactile and visual serial RT task. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 61, 210-217.
  • Abrahamse, E.L. & Verwey, W.B. , ( 2008 ) Context dependent learning in the serial RT task. Psychological Research, 4, 397-404.
  • Abrahamse, E.L. & Van der Lubbe, R.H.J. , ( 2008 ) Endogenous orienting modulates the Simon effect: critical factors in experimental design. Psychological Research, 3, 261-272.