Marcos Díaz-Lago

Marcos Díaz-Lago
University of Deusto | DEUSTO · Faculty of Health Sciences

PhD in Psychology
Lecturer

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Citations since 2016
4 Research Items
212 Citations
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Additional affiliations
November 2020 - present
University of Deusto
Position
  • Lecturer
September 2016 - November 2016
University College London
Position
  • Visiting scholar
January 2016 - July 2016
University of Deusto
Position
  • Professor (Full)
Education
January 2017 - December 2017
University of Deusto
Field of study
  • Psychology
September 2010 - July 2012
University of Santiago de Compostela
Field of study
  • Neuroscience
September 2005 - June 2010
University of Santiago de Compostela
Field of study
  • Psychology

Publications

Publications (9)
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The purpose of this research is to investigate the impact of a foreign language on the causality bias (i.e., the illusion that two events are causally related when they are not). We predict that using a foreign language could reduce the illusions of causality. A total of 36 native English speakers participated in Experiment 1, 80 native Spanish spe...
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Dijksterhuis and van Knippenberg (1998) reported that participants primed with an intelligent category (“professor”) subsequently performed 13.1% better on a trivia test than participants primed with an unintelligent category (“soccer hooligans”). Two unpublished replications of this study by the original authors, designed to verify the appropriate...
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Illusions of causality occur when people develop the belief that there is a causal connection between two events that are actually unrelated. Such illusions have been proposed to underlie pseudoscience and superstitious thinking, sometimes leading to disastrous consequences in relation to critical life areas, such as health, finances, and wellbeing...
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Previous studies have provided evidence of the brain's sensitivity to gender agreement violations using the technique of event-related brain potentials (ERPs). Other studies have explored ERP patterns evoked by emotional words in isolation. This study investigates the time course of the processing of emotional words embedded in a sentence context u...
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Previous studies in this field (Fraga, Piñeiro, et al. 2012) have shown that the emotional dimension of ‘arousal’ (which ranges from calmness to excitation) plays a significant role when participants are asked to complete ambiguous sentences with the following structure: ‘... NP-de-NP + RC…’. In particular, high arousal nouns in Spanish tend to sem...
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Many experiments have shown that humans and other animals can detect contingency between events accurately. This learning is used to make predictions and to infer causal relationships, both of which are critical for survival. Under certain conditions, however, people tend to overestimate a null contingency. We argue that a successful theory of cont...
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The present article reports an ERP study with two experiments designed to assess the influence of emotional adjectives on sentence processing by means of a gender agreement (grammaticality) judgment task. Participants were shown transitive sentences in Spanish presented word-by-word, with a complex object-NP consisting of a noun + an adjective + so...
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Abstract: Previous research has shown the impact of lexical properties of nouns, like animacy or the emotional dimension of words (i.e., valence and arousal), on processing relative clauses (RC) preceded by a double antecedent (e.g.: Someone shot the servant of the actress who was on the balcony). For instance, in completion studies it has been fou...

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