Alberto Avilés Hernández

Alberto Avilés Hernández

School of Psychology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Alberto Avilés is investigating the cognitive and neural correlates of consciousness. He is interested in the role of conscious perception on the encoding of the episodic properties of percepts.


  • Master of Research on Cognitve Sciences (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
  • Master of Research on Cognitive Neuroscience (Universidad de La Laguna)
  • Bachelor Degree on Psychology (Universidad de Murcia)


Alberto Avilés previously studied Psychology at the University of Murcia. He spent a year in Brussels doing a Master in Cognitive Sciences. After that he worked as a research trainee at the University of La Laguna (Spain).

Doctoral research

PhD title
The Tokenized Percept Hypothesis: The Role of Conscious Perception on Episodic Memory Formation
Supervisors Professor Howard Bowman, Pia Rothstein, Professor Kimron Shapiro


Research interests

Consciousness, episodic and semantic memory


  1. Duñabeitia, J. A., Avilés, A., & Carreiras, M. (2009).  NoA's Ark: influence of the number of associates in visual word recognition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15(6), 1072-1077.
  2. Duñabeitia, J. A., Avilés, A., Afonso, O., Scheepers, C., & Carreiras, M. (2009). Qualitative differences in the representation of abstract versus concrete words: Evidence from the visual-world paradigm. Cognition, 110, 284-292.
  3. Duñabeitia, J. A., Marín, A., Avilés, A., Perea M., & Carreiras, M. (2009).  Constituent priming effects: Evidence for preserved morphological processing in healthy old readers. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology 21(2-3), 283-302.
  4. Dimitropoulou M., Duñabeitia, J. A., Avilés, A., Corral J., & Carreiras, M. (2010).  Subtitle-based word frequencies as the best estimate of reading behavior: the case of Greek. Frontiers in Psychology  1, 218.
  5. Mancini, S., Molinaro, M., Davidson, D. J., Avilés, A., & Carreiras, M. (2014). Person and the syntax-discourse interface: An eye-tracking study of agreement.  Journal of Memory and Language, 76, 141-157.