Lorenza Colzato, PhD

Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 3407
E-Mail: colzato@fsw.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Instituut Psychologie, Cognitieve Psychologie
Office Address: Pieter de la Court gebouw
Wassenaarseweg 52
2333 AK Leiden
Room number 2B13A

Dr. L. S. Colzato is Universitair Docent. She is interested in neuromodulation of cognition, the process how several classes of neuromodulators, as dopamine, regulate our cognition. For full details on her research programme, see Dopamine Lab.

Curriculum Vitae

Lees meer over haar Curriculum Vitae

In de media: cocaine
'Spuiten en Slikken' - BNN
'Snuivende studenten onderschatten gevolgen cocaïnegebruik' - Nieuwsbrief Universiteit Leiden
'Studenten gebruiken vaker cocaïne' - Mare
'Recreational cocaine use may impair inhibitory control' - Science Daily

In de media: religie
'Religie beinvloedt wat mensen zien' - Nieuwsbrief Universiteit Leiden
'Ongelovige ziet het grotere geheel' - Mare
'Religion alters visual perception' - New Scientist
'De Praktijk' - geluidsfragment Radio 1

NWO-VENI grant (€200,000): Integrative Neuromodulation of Cognitive Control


  • Cognitive impairments among recreational users of cocaine. Collaborations: Wery van den Wildenberg (UVA), Mariette Huizinga (UVA), Hugh Garavan (University of Dublin)
  • Genetics of cognitive control. Collaborations: Roshan Cools (Donders Centre), Jay Pratt (University of Toronto), Wery van den Wildenberg (UVA), Mischa de Rover
  • The effect of emotion and motivation on cognitive control. Collaborations: Bernhard Hommel
  • Feature binding in psychotic children. Collaborations: Sharon Zmigrod-Shafir, Hanna Swaab
  • The effect of religion on cognitive control. Collaborations: Wery van den Wildenberg (UVA), Bernhard Hommel
  • Social valence of cognitive representations. Collaborations: Wery van den Wildenberg (UVA), Bernhard Hommel
  • The neurocognitive basis (fMRI)of feature integration. Collaborations: Bernhard Hommel, Andre Keizer


  • Colzato, L. S., & Hommel, B. (in press). Recreational use of cocaine eliminates Inhibition of Return. Neuropsychology.
  • Colzato, L. S., Slagter, H., van den Wildenberg W., & Hommel, B. (in press). Closing one's eyes to reality: Evidence for a dopaminergic basis of psychoticism from spontaneous eye blink rates. Personality and Individual Differences.
  • Colzato, L. S., van den Wildenberg, W., & Hommel, B. (2008). Losing the big picture: How religion may control visual attention. PLoS ONE .
  • Colzato, L. S., van den Wildenberg, W., & Hommel, B. (2008). Reduced spontaneous eye blink rates in recreational cocaine users: Evidence for dopaminergic hypoactivity. PLoS ONE .
  • Colzato, L. S., Bajo, M. T., van den Wildenberg, W., Paolieri, D., Nieuwenhuis, S. T., La Heij, W., & Hommel, B. (2008). How does bilingualism improve executive control? A comparison of active and reactive inhibition mechanisms. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34, 302-312.
  • Colzato, L. S., & Hommel, B. (2008). Cannabis, cocaine, and visuomotor integration: Evidence for a role of dopamine D1 receptors in binding perception and action. Neuropsychologia, 46, 1570-1575.
  • Colzato, L. S., Kool, W., & Hommel, B. (2008). Stress modulation of visuomotor binding. Neuropsychologia, 46, 1542-1548.
  • Colzato, L. S, Slagter, H., A., Spapè, M., & Hommel, B. (2008). Blinks of the eye predict blinks of the mind. Neuropsychologia, 46, 3179-3183.
  • Colzato, L. S., Spapè, M., Pannebakker, M., & Hommel, B. (2007). Working memory and the Attentional Blink:Blink size is predicted by individual differences in operation span. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 14 (6), 1051-1057.
  • Colzato, L. S., van den Wildenberg W., & Hommel, B. (2007). Impaired inhibitory control in recreational users of cocaine. PLoS ONE, http:www.plosone.org/doi/pone.0001143
  • Colzato, L. S., van Wouwe, N. C., & Hommel, B. (2007). Spontaneous Eye-Blink Rate predicts the strength of visuomotor binding. Neuropsychologia, 45, 2387-2392.
  • Colzato, L. S., van Wouwe, N. C., & Hommel, B. (2007). Feature binding and affect: Emotional modulation of visuo-motor integration. Neuropsychologia, 45, 440-446.
  • Colzato, L. S., Raffone, A., & Hommel, B. (2006). What do we learn from binding features? Evidence for multilevel feature integration. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 32, 705-716.
  • Colzato, L. S., van Wouwe, N. C., Lavender, T., & Hommel, B. (2006). Intelligence and cognitive flexibility: Fluid intelligence correlates with feature "unbinding" across perception and action. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 13(6), 1043-1048.
  • Colzato, L. S., Warrens, M., & Hommel B. (2006). Priming and binding in and across perception and action: A correlational analysis of the internal structure of event files. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Part A, 59, 1785-1804.
  • Colzato, L. S., Fagioli, S., Erasmus, V., & Hommel B. (2005). Caffeine, but not nicotine enhances visual feature binding. European Journal of Neuroscience, 21, 591-595.
  • Colzato, L. S., Erasmus, V., & Hommel, B. (2004). Moderate alcohol consumption in humans impairs feature binding in visual perception but not across perception and action. Neuroscience Letters, 360, 103-105.
  • Hommel, B., & Colzato, L. S. (2004). Visual attention and the temporal dynamics of feature integration. Visual Cognition, 11, 483-521.
  • Hommel, B., Pratt, J., Colzato, L., & Godijn, R. (2001). Symbolic control of visual attention. Psychological Science, 12, 360-365.
  • Hommel, B., & Colzato, L. S. (in press). When an object is more than a binding of its features: Evidence for two mechanisms of visual feature integration. Visual Cognition.
  • Keizer, A. W., Colzato, L. S., & Hommel, B. (2008). Integrating faces, houses, motion, and action: Spontaneous binding across ventral and dorsal processing streams. Acta Psychologica, 127, 177-185.
  • Keizer, A. W., Nieuwenhuis, S., Colzato, L. S., Theeuwisse, W., Rombouts, S. A. R. B., & Hommel, B. (in press). When moving faces activate the house area: an fMRI study of object file retrieval. Behavioral and Brain Functions.

Last Modified: 30-03-2015