Enric Culat, scientific correspondent for ARA Balears and presenter of IB3 Radio's weekly science program "Balears fa ciència", publishes a great summary of some of our group's work for the general public in ARA Balears. The summary covers the results of work by Pacheco-Unguetti and Parmentier (2014) on the impact of sadness on auditory distraction, and work by Mayas, Parmentier, Andrés and Ballesteros (2014) showing that the practice of mental stimulation video games can improve concentration in healthy elderly adults.
Read the article (in Catalan) from the University of the Balearic Islands' press archive.
Mayas, J., Parmentier, F.B.R., Andrés, P., & Ballesteros, S. (2014). Plasticity of Attentional Functions in Older Adults after Non-Action Video Game Training: A Randomized Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE 9(3): e92269. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0092269
Pacheco-Unguetti, A. P., & Parmentier, F. B. R. (2014). Sadness increases distraction by auditory deviant stimuli. Emotion, 14(1), 203-213.