Dr Laura Moreno-López

University position

Research Associate


Department of Psychiatry


Developmental Psychiatry



Research Themes

Cognitive and Behavioural Neuroscience

Developmental Neuroscience


I am interested in the study of the neuroanatomical mechanisms of resilient functioning in adolescents and young adults exposed to early life adversities.

Research Focus




Mental Health


Clinical conditions

Anxiety disorders

Depressive disorders


Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing



Anne-Laura van Harmelen

United Kingdom

Emmanuel Stamatakis Web: http://eas46@cam.ac.uk


Carles Soriano-Mas Web: http://cibersam.es/cibersa...

Antonio Verdejo-García Web: http://monash.edu/researc...

Associated News Items



Moreno-López L, Manktelow AE, Sahakian BJ, Menon DK, Stamatakis EA (2017), “Anything goes? Regulation of the neural processes underlying response inhibition in TBI patients” Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 27(2):159-69


Moreno-López L, Albein-Urios N, Martínez-González JM, Soriano-Mas C, Verdejo-García A (2016), “Neural correlates of impaired self-awareness of apathy, disinhibition and dysexecutive deficits in cocaine-dependent individuals” Addict Biol 22(5):1438-48

Moreno-Lopez L, Contreras-Rodriguez O, Soriano-Mas C, Stamatakis EA, Verdejo-Garcia A (2016), “Disrupted functional connectivity in adolescent obesity” Neuroimage Clin 12:262-8

Moreno-López L, Sahakian BJ, Manktelow A, Menon DK, Stamatakis EA (2016), “Depression following traumatic brain injury: A functional connectivity perspective” Brain Inj 30(11):1319-28


Moreno-López L, Albein-Urios N, Martinez-Gonzalez JM, Soriano-Mas C, Verdejo-García A (2014), “Prefrontal Gray Matter and Motivation for Treatment in Cocaine-Dependent Individuals with and without Personality Disorders.” Front Psychiatry 5:52 Details

Moreno-López L, Perales JC, van Son D, Albein-Urios N, Soriano-Mas C, Martinez-Gonzalez JM, Wiers RW, Verdejo-García A (2014), “Cocaine use severity and cerebellar gray matter are associated with reversal learning deficits in cocaine-dependent individuals.” Addict Biol Details


Albein-Urios N, Martinez-Gonzalez JM, Lozano Ó, Moreno-López L, Soriano-Mas C, Verdejo-Garcia A (2013), “Negative urgency, disinhibition and reduced temporal pole gray matter characterize the comorbidity of cocaine dependence and personality disorders.” Drug Alcohol Depend 132(1-2):231-7 Details

Moreno-López L, Fernández-Serrano MJ, Stamatakis EA, Gómez-Río M, Rodríguez-Fernández A, Pérez-García M, Verdejo-García A (2013), “[Differential association between the regional metabolism of the prefrontal cortex and limbic structures, and the time of abstinence in substance dependent individuals].” Adicciones 25(4):348-55 Details


Caracuel A, Verdejo-García A, Fernández-Serrano MJ, Moreno-López L, Santago-Ramajo S, Salinas-Sánchez I, Pérez-García M (2012), “Preliminary validation of the Spanish version of the Frontal Systems Behavior Scale (FrSBe) using Rasch analysis.” Brain Inj 26(6):844-52 Details

Fernández-Serrano MJ, Cesar Peraleslópez J, Moreno-López L, Santos-Ruiz A, Pérez-García M, Verdejogarcía A (2012), “[Impulsivity and compulsivity in cocaine dependent individuals].” Adicciones 24(2):105-13 Details

Fernández-Serrano MJ, Perales JC, Moreno-López L, Pérez-García M, Verdejo-García A (2012), “Neuropsychological profiling of impulsivity and compulsivity in cocaine dependent individuals.” Psychopharmacology (Berl) 219(2):673-83 Details

Moreno-López L, Catena A, Fernández-Serrano MJ, Delgado-Rico E, Stamatakis EA, Pérez-García M, Verdejo-García A (2012), “Trait impulsivity and prefrontal gray matter reductions in cocaine dependent individuals.” Drug Alcohol Depend 125(3):208-14 Details

Moreno-López L, Soriano-Mas C, Delgado-Rico E, Rio-Valle JS, Verdejo-García A (2012), “Brain structural correlates of reward sensitivity and impulsivity in adolescents with normal and excess weight.” PLoS One 7(11):e49185 Details

Moreno-López L, Stamatakis EA, Fernández-Serrano MJ, Gómez-Río M, Rodríguez-Fernández A, Pérez-García M, Verdejo-García A (2012), “Neural correlates of hot and cold executive functions in polysubstance addiction: association between neuropsychological performance and resting brain metabolism as measured by positron emission tomography.” Psychiatry Res 203(2-3):214-21 Details

Moreno-López L, Stamatakis EA, Fernández-Serrano MJ, Gómez-Río M, Rodríguez-Fernández A, Pérez-García M, Verdejo-García A (2012), “Neural correlates of the severity of cocaine, heroin, alcohol, MDMA and cannabis use in polysubstance abusers: a resting-PET brain metabolism study.” PLoS One 7(6):e39830 Details


Fernández-Serrano MJ, Moreno-López L, Pérez-García M, Viedma-Del Jesús MI, Sánchez-Barrera MB, Verdejo-García A (2011), “Negative mood induction normalizes decision making in male cocaine dependent individuals.” Psychopharmacology (Berl) 217(3):331-9 Details