Loyola University Maryland


Ana M. Navarro Cebrian, Ph.D.

cebrian Lecturer

Office: HU042H
Telephone: (410) 617-2685
Email: ancebrian@loyola.edu


  • B.S. (Cognitive Psychology), Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • Ph.D. (Experimental Psychology, summa cum laude), University of Granada, Spain
  • Predoctoral research assistantship, Center for Mind and Brain, University of California, Davis
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco

Scholarly Interests:

In my research I study the human brain with the use of neuroscience techniques such as electroencephalography and fMRI. I am currently investigating specific frontal brain areas that underlie basic human processes such as cognitive control. My research examines how individual differences in cognitive control -- specifically, error monitoring -- influence decision-making in humans. I am also interested in the study of brain correlates related to the impairment in attention and cognitive control so often observed in schizophrenia as well as substance use, anxiety and other psychological disorders.

Representative Publications:

Navarro-Cebrian A., Knight R.T., Kayser A.S. (2016). Frontal monitoring and parietal evidence: mechanisms of error correction.  Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 28(8):1166-1177, 2016.

Navarro-Cebrian A., Knight R.T., Kayser A.S. (2013). Error-Monitoring and Post-Error Compensations: Dissociation between Perceptual Failures and Motor Errors with and without Awareness. Journal of Neuroscience, 33(30):12375-83.

Kayser A.S., Allen D.C., Navarro-Cebrian A., Mitchell J.M., Fields H.L. (2012). Dopamine, corticostriatal connectivity, and intertemporal choice. Journal of Neuroscience, 32(27):9402-9. 

Navarro Cebrian, A. and Janata, P. (2010). Influences of multiple memory systems on auditory mental image acuity. Journal for the Acoustical Society of America. 127: 3189–3202 

Navarro Cebrian, A. and Janata P. (2010). Electrophysiological Correlates of Accurate Mental Image Formation in Auditory Perception and Imagery Tasks. Brain Research, 1342: 39-54.

Course Offerings:

PY101: Introductory Psychology
PY221: Psychology of Learning
PY222: Cognitive Psychology
PY331: Biopsychology
PY332: Introduction to Human Neuropsychology
PY333: Sensation and Perception
PY715: Human Biopsychology
PY818: Psychopharmacology

Madeline Valentine


Madeline’s relationships with incredible faculty and mentors inspired her passion for research

Biology, Psychology