Research areas


We study how the use of ICT (and the multi-tasking often associated with it) affects our cognition: the way we perceive, pay attention and remember.


Results of recent studies show that ICT are not only affecting the way we look for, obtain or produce information, but also the way our cognitive system processes and works with this information.

Concepts developed from psychology, such as selective attention, working memory, the executive processes or cognitive resources, come into play when we want to study whether the use of Internet and other ICT tools actually produces an over-stimulation that makes it difficult to achieve deep concentration; or whether, on the other hand, multi-tasking makes us better adapted to the current technological society.

Within this research area, we collaborate with a team of professors from the University of Girona collecting data on the use of technology, social networks and multitasking among adolescents, and analyzing how this use may be related to other psychosocial variables (for example, cognitive functioning, well-being or academic performance).








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Hernández, E., Martín; M., Guillamón, N., Malo, S., Viñas, F., Reinoso, M., Pousada, M., &  Gómez-Zúñiga, B. (2017). Internet no sirve a los adolescentes para tomar decisiones sobre su salud. 3rd International Congress of Clinical and Health Psychology on Children and Adolescents. Póster 16-18/11/2017, Sevilla.

Malo-Cerrato, S., Martín-Perpiñá, M. & Viñas-Poch, F. (2018). Uso excesivo de redes sociales: perfil psicosocial de adolescentes españoles. Comunicar, 26 (56), 101-110.



SMART TEEN. Excessive use of technologies and social networks in adolescents and their relationship with media multitasking and the impact on psychosocial variables.

This project has been submitted to the call for BBVA Foundation Grants for Scientific Research Teams in 2019.