Sergio Della Sala


  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences
Room F6, Psychology Building
7 George Square, Edinburgh
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Representative publications

  1. Della Sala, S. (Ed.) Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain. Oxford University Press.
  2. Della Sala, S. & Anderson, M. (Eds.) Neuroscience in Education: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Oxford University Press.
  3. Della Sala, S., Cocchini, G., Logie, R.H., & MacPherson, S.E. (2010) Dual task during encoding, maintenance and retrieval in Alzheimer disease and healthy ageing. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 19: 503-515.
  4. McKinlay, A., McVittie, C. & Della Sala, S. (2010) Imaging the future: Does a qualitative analysis add to the picture? Journal of Neuropsychology, 4: 1-13.
  5. Parra, M.A., Della Sala, S., Logie, R.H. & Abrahams, S. (2010) Selective impairment in visual short-term memory binding. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26:(7) 583-605.
  6. Della Sala, S., Darling, S. & Logie, R.H. (2010) Items on the left are better remembered. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63:(5) 848-855.
  7. Della Sala, S., Foley, J.A., Beschin, N., Allerhand, M. & Logie, R.H. (2010) Assessing Dual-Task Performance Using a Paper-and-Pencil Test: Normative Data. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 25: 410-419.
  8. Della Sala, S., van der Meulen, M., Bestelmeyer, P. & Logie, R.H. (2010) Evidence for a workspace model of working memory from semantic implicit processing in neglect. Journal of Neuropsychology, 4: 147-166.
  9. Parra, M.A., Cubelli, R. & Della Sala, S. (2011) Lack of color integration in visual short-term memory binding. Memory and Cognition, 39: 1187-1197.
  10. Dewar, M., Pesallaccia, M., Cowan, N., Provinciali, L. & Della Sala, S. (2012) Insights into spared memory capacity in amnestic MCI and Alzheimer's Disease via minimal interference. Brain and Cognition, 78: 189-199.


Paper & Pencil Dual Task

Apraxia Battery: British Version

Prospective and Retrospective Memory Questionnaire (PRMQ)

Responsibilities & affiliations

Research Adviser for Psychology

Undergraduate teaching

Office hours

Wednesday 9.30 - 11.30am

Current PhD students supervised

Research summary

Interests in cognitive neuropsychology, in particular in amnesia, visuo-spatial and representational neglect, apraxia and the cognitive deficits of Alzheimer's Disease.