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M.A. Quiroga: The measurement of Intelligence in the XXI century using video games


Quiroga, M.A. & Colom, R. (2018). Intelligence and Video games. In R.J. Sternberg (Ed.) Cambridge Handbook of Intelligence (Second Edition).

Quiroga, M.A. (2018). Ganancias ambientales y cambios intelectuales.

Quiroga, M.A. & Santacreu, J. (2018). Is there a developmental gap in visual search in children with attention-deficits? The Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 56, 42-51.


Quiroga, M.A. (2017). Psicología Diferencial. Proyecto Docente. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Quiroga, M.A. (2018). La medida de la inteligencia en el Siglo XXI: los videojuegos como futuros test. Universidad Complutense de Madrid.


Quiroga, M.A., Román, F.J., de la Fuente, J., Privado, J., & Colom, R. (2016). The measurement of intelligence in the XXI century using video games. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 19, e89, 1-13.

Santacreu, J. & Quiroga, M.A. (2016). Some children do not learn even while paying attention: their focus is on winning. Learning and Individual Differences, 50, 175-181.

Fernández, J., Quiroga, M.A., Escorial, S. & Privado, J. (2016). The gendered division of household labor in an adult Spanish group. Psicothema, 28(2), 130-136.

Abad, F.J., Quiroga, M.A. & Colom, R. (2016). Intelligence assessment. Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology.


Santacreu, J. & Quiroga, M.A. (2015). DiViSa’s Predictive Validity Developmentally Computed: An online objective Test of Attention. The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 18, e98, 1-11.

Privado, J., Botella, J., Colom, R. & Quiroga, M.A. (2015). Still seeking for an explanation of the Sequential Compatibility Effect. Anales de Psicología, 31(2), 687-696.

Quiroga, M.A., Escorial, S., Román, F.J., Morillo, D., Jarabo, A., Privado, J., Hernández, M., Gallego, B., & Colom, R. (2015). Can we reliably measure the general factor of intelligence (g) through comercial video games? Yes, we can. Intelligence, 53, 1-7.


Román, F. J., Abad, F. J., Escorial, S., Burgaleta, M., Martínez, K., Álvarez-Linera, J., Quiroga, M. A., Karama, S., Haier, R. J., & Colom, R. (2014). Reversed hierarchy in the brain for general and specific cognitive abilities: A morphometric analysis. Human Brain Mapping,

Fernández, J., Quiroga, M.A., Escorial, S., & Privado, J. (2014). Explicit and Implicit Assessment of Gender Roles. Psicothema, 26(2), 244-251.


Colom, R., Haier, R. J., Álvarez-Linera, J., Burgaleta, M., Martínez, K., Román, F. J., Quiroga, Mª Á., Shih, P. C., Privado, J., Escorial, S., & (2013). Neuroanatomic overlap between intelligence and cognitive factors: Morphometry methods provide support for the key role of the frontal lobes. Neuroimage, 72, 143-152.

Colom, R., Stein, J.L., Rajagopalan, P., Martínez, K., Hermel, D., Wang, Y., Álvarez-Linera, J., Burgaleta, M., Quiroga, M.A., Shih, P.Ch., & Thompson, P.M. (2013). Hippocampal structure and human cognition: key role of spatial processing and evidence supporting the efficiency hypothesis in females. Intelligence, 41, 129-140.

Quiroga, M.A., Santacreu, J., López-Cavada, C., Capote, E. & Morillo, D. (2013). Effect of External Irrelevant Distracters on a Visual Search Test in School-Age Children: Computerized Assessment. Journal of Attention Disorders, Online version

Colom, R., Román, F.J., Abad, F., Shih, P.Ch., Privado, J., Froufe, M., Escorial, S., Martínez, K., Burgaleta, M., Quiroga, M.A., Karama, S., Haier, R., Thompson, P., & Jaeggi, S. (2013). Adaptive n-back training does not improve fluid intelligence at the construct level: Gains on individual tests suggest. Intelligence, 41, 712-727.


Colom, R., Quiroga, Mª Á., Burgaleta, M., Román, F. J., Privado, J., Escorial, S., Álvarez-Linera, J., Alfayate, E., García, F., Lepage, C., Martínez, K., Solana, A. B., Hernández-Tamames, J. A, & Karama, S. (2012). Structural changes after videogame practice related to a brain network associated with intelligence. Intelligence, 40, 479-489. Q1; 3,214.

Fernandez, J., Quiroga, M.A., Icaza, E. & Escorial, S. (2012). Dimensionality and Transcultural Specificity of Sexual Attraction Questionnaire (SAQ). The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 15, 323-333. .

Martínez, K., Solana, A.B., Burgaleta, M., Hernández-Tamames, J.A., Álvarez-Linera, J., Román, F.J., Alfayate, E., Privado, J., Escorial, S., Quiroga, M.A., Karama, S., & Colom, R. (In press). Changes in Resting-State Functionally Connected Parietofrontal Networks After Videogame Practice. Human Brain Mapping. Article first published online: 17 JUL 2012. Q1: 5,880.


Fernández, J., Quiroga, M.A., Del Olmo, I., Aróztegui, J. & Martín, A. (2011). Objective assessment of Gender Roles: The Gender Roles Test (GRT-36). The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 14(2), 899-911.

Quiroga, M.A., Martínez-Molina, A., Lozano, J.H. & Santacreu, J. (2011). Reflection-Impulsivity measured through computerized spatial tasks from differences in performance. Journal of Individual Differences, 32(2), 85-93.

Quiroga, M.A. Román, F.J., Catalán, A., Rodríguez, H., Ruiz, J., Heranz, M., Gómez-Abad, M. & Colom, R. (2011). Videogame performance (not always) require intelligence. International Journal Online of Pedagogy and Course Design,1(3), 18-31.

Quiroga, M.A., Santacreu, A., Montoro, A., Martínez-Molina, A. y Shih, P.Ch. (2011). Computerized assessment of attention for children from 7 to 11 years old: DiViSA-UAM and TACI-UAM. Implications for ADHD diagnose. Clínica y Salud, 22,1, 3-20.

Martínez, K., Burgaleta, M., Román, F.J., Shih, P.Ch. , Quiroga, M.A. y Colom, R. (2011). Can Fluid Intelligence be reduced to ‘Simple’ Short-Term Storage. Intelligence, 39, 473-480. Q1; 3,214.


Colom, R., Quiroga, M.A., Shih, P.Ch., Martínez, K., Burgaleta, M., Martínez-Molina, A., Roman, F.J., Requena, L. & Ramirez, I. (2010). Improvement in working memory is not related to increased intelligence scores. Intelligence, 38, 497-505.

Muñoz, M., Sanz, M., Pérez-Santos, E. & Quiroga, M.A. (2010). Proposal of a socio-cognitive-behavioral structural equation model of internalized stigma in people with severe and persistent mental illness. Psychiatry Research. Avalaible online:


Chamorro-Premuzic, T., Quiroga, M.A. & Colom, R. (2009). Intellectual competence and academic performance: A Spanish replication and extensión. Learning and Individual Differences, 19,4, 486-491.

Von Stumm, S.; Chamorro-Premuzic, T., Quiroga, M.A. & Colom, R. (2009). A reconsideration to be reconsidered? A response to Reeve, Meyer and Bonaccio (2006). Personality and Individual Differences, 47, 336-341.

Fernández, J., Quiroga, M.A., Del Olmo, I., Buizza, Ch. & Imbasciati, A. (2009). Temporal Stability and Cross-National Consistency of the Dimensional Structure of The Sexual Attraction Questionnaire (SAQ). The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 12,2, 725-736.

Quiroga, M.A., Herranz, M., Gómez-Abad, M., Kebir, M.; Ruiz, J & Colom, R. (2009). Video-games: do they require general intelligence? Computers and Education, 53, 414-418. [Abstract]

Colom, R. & Quiroga, M.A. (2009). Neuroticism, Intelligence, and ntraindividual Variability in Elementary Cognitive Tasks:Testing the Mental Noise Hypothesis. Psicothema, 21(3), 403-408.

Colom, R.; Haier, R.J., Head, K., Álvarez-Linera, J., Quiroga, M.A., Shih, P.Ch. & Jung, R.E. (2009). Gray matter correlates of fluid, crystallized and spatial intelligence: testing the P-Fit model. Intelligence, 37, 124-135. [Abstract]

Díaz-morales, J.F., Quiroga, M.A., Escribano, C. & Delgado, P. (2009). Emparejamiento selectivo en temperamento e inteligencia y su relación con la satisfacción marital. Psicothema, 21, 2, 262-267. [Full text]


Colom, R., Abad, F., Quiroga, M.A., Shih, P.Ch. & Flores-Mendoza, C. (2008). Working memory and intelligence are highly related constructs but why?.Intelligence, 36, 584-606. [Abstract]


Ausín Benito, B.; Muñoz López, M. & Quiroga Estévez, M.A. (2007). Adaptación española de las escalas de resultados para personas mayores HoNOS65+ (Health of the Nation Outcome Scales for Older Adults). Revista Española de Geriatría y Gerontología, 42(2), 88-95. [Premio Beltrán Báguena 2008 (Área Ciencias Sociales y del Comportamiento) al mejor artículo publicado en la REGG]. [Full text]

Quiroga, M.A., Hernández, J.M., Rubio, V., Shih, P.Ch. & Santacreu, J. (2007). Influence of Impulsivity-Reflexivity when testing Dynamic Spatial Ability: sexand g differences.The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 10, 2, 294-302. [Full text]

Fernández, J., Quiroga, M. A., Del Olmo, I., & Rodríguez, A. (2007). Escalas de masculinidad y feminidad: estado de la cuestión.Psicothema, 19, 357-365.


Colom, R., Chun Shih, P., Flores-Mendoza, C., & Quiroga, M.A. (2006). The real relationship between short-term memory and working memory. Memory, 14 (7), 804-813. [Abstract]

Fernández, J., Quiroga, M.A. & Rodríguez, A. (2006). Dimensionalidad de la atracción sexual. Psicothema, 18(3), 392-399. [Full text]

Fernández, J., Quiroga, M.A. & Del Olmo, I. (2006a). Is there any relationship between sexual attraction and gender typology? The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 9(1), 3-9. [Full text]

Fernández, J. Quiroga, M.A. & Del Olmo, I. (2006b). Is sexual attraction independent of the instrumental and expressive traits? The Spanish Journal of Psychology, 9, 2,162-170. [Full text]

Santostefano, S., MacCauley, L., O’Connell, B., Quiroga Estévez, M.A., Rooney Santostefano, S. y Burke, P. (2006). What abandoned children construe as stressful experiences and how this relates to past experiences and cognitive functioning: implications for treatment. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 5, 1-23. [Abstract]


Colom, R., Flores-Mendoza, C., Quiroga, M.A. & Privado, J. (2005). Working memory and general intelligence: the role of short-term storage. Personality and Individual Differences, 39, 5, 1005-1014. [Full text]

Muñoz, M., Panadero, S., Pérez Santos, E. & Quiroga, M.A. (2005). Role of stressful life events in homelessness: an intragroup analysis. American Journal of Community Pychology, 35, 1-2, 35-47. [Full text]

Sánchez Martín, F. & Quiroga Estévez, M.A. (2005). Prevention of traffic accidents: the assessment of perceptual-motor alterations before obtaining a driving licence. A longitudinal study of the fist’s years of driving. Brain Injury, 19, 3, 249-259. [Full text]

Santostefano, S., O’Connell, B., MacAuley, L., Royer-Haig, C. & Quiroga-Estevez, M. A. (2005). Stressful events viewed through the eyes of children. Journal of Infant, Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy, 4, 58-76. [Full text]