Dr. Mario A. Parra

University of Edinburgh, UK

Research Officer



2005-2009  Ph.D., University of Edinburgh,Psychology, Human Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

1993-1997  M.Sc., Superior Institute of Medical Science, Cuban Neuroscience Centre , Clinical Neurophysiology

1987-1993  M.D., Superior Institute for Medical Science, Medicine

Publications (selected)

  1. Della Sala, S., Parra, M.A., Fabi, K., Luzzi, S., Abrahams, S. (2012). Short-term memorybinding is impaired in AD but not in non-AD dementias. Neuropsychologia, 50, 833-40.
  2. MacPherson, S.E., Parra, M.A., Moreno, S., Lopera, F., Della Sala, S. (2012). Dual task abilities as a possible preclinical marker of Alzheimer’s disease in carriers of the E280A presenilin-1 mutation. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 18, 1–8.
  3. Parra, M.A., Cubelli, R., Della Sala, S. (2011). Lack of colour integration in visual short-term memory binding. Memory & Cognition, 39: 1187–1197.
  4. Parra, M.A., Della Sala, S., Abrahams, S., Robert, L.H., Mendez, L.G., & Lopera, F. (2011).
  5. Specific deficit of colour-colour short-term memory binding in sporadic and familialAlzheimer's Disease. Neuropsychologia, 49 (7), 1943-1952.
  6. Della Sala, S., Foley, J.A., Parra, M.A., and Logie, R.H. (2011). Dual task and memory bindingin Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Alzheimer’s disease, 23, S22-S24.
  7. Parra, M.A., Della Sala, S., Mendez, L.G., Lopera, F., Abrahams, S., & Robert, L.H. (2010).
  8. Visual short-term memory binding deficits in Familial Alzheimer’s Disease. Brain, 133, 2702–2713.
  9. Parra, M.A., Abrahams, S., Robert, L.H., & Della Sala, S. (2010). Visual short-term memorybinding in Alzheimer's disease and Depression. Journal of Neurology, 257: 1160–1169.
  10. Lonie, J.A., Parra, M.A., Tierney, K.M., Herrmann, L.L., Donaghey, C., O’Carroll, R.E., Ebmeier, K.P. (2010). Predicting outcome in mild cognitive impairment– a 4-year followupstudy. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 197, 135–140.
  11. Parra, M.A., Della Sala, S., Robert, L.H., & Abrahams, S. (2009). Selective impairment in visualshort-term memory binding. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26 (7), 583–605.
  12. Parra, M.A., Abrahams, S., Fabi, K., Logie, R., Luzzi, S., & Della Sala, S. (2009). Short termmemory binding deficits in Alzheimer’s Disease. Brain, 132, 1057–1066.
  13. Parra, M.A., Abrahams, S., Logie, R., & Della Sala, S., (2009). Age and binding withindimensionfeatures in visual short term memory. Neuroscience Letters, 449, 1-5.
  14. Brockmole, J., Parra, M.A., Della Sala, S., & Logie, R. (2008). Do Binding Deficits Account forAge-Related Decline in Visual Working Memory? Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15 (3), 543-547.

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