Personal profile


Antonio currently holds the position of Associate Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences and the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) at Monash University. He has an Adjunct Honorary Appointment in Turning Point (Eastern Health). He has a PhD in Psychology (University of Granada, 2006), and a Masters in Psychological and Biomedical Aspects of Health and Illness (University of Granada, 2002).  

After obtaining his PhD, Antonio held a post-doctoral fellowship in the Neuroscience Program of the IMIM-Hospital del Mar (Barcelona Biomedical Research Park), where he developed strategic research collaborations in the fields of genetics, neuropharmacology and functional neuroimaging. He was subsequently appointed as Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor (Universidad de Granada) before arriving at Monash in 2013.

Antonio's research focuses on the cognitive and neural mechanisms underpinning executive control and decision-making, and their implications for addiction and obesity. He has published > 150 peer-reviewed articles, and his research has been continuously funded via national and international competitive research schemes since 2009. His work has attracted over 7,000 citations and his current h-index is 43. He sits on the Editorial Board of the journals: Addiction (#1 in the Substance Abuse category of the Journal Citation Reports rank), PLoS One, The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Current Addiction Reports, and Adicciones.

Related Links:


  • addiction
  • obesity
  • substance abuse
  • impulsivity
  • decision making
  • executive function
  • reward
  • emotion processing

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Projects 2015 2020

Research Output 2008 2017

Altered cross-talk between the hypothalamus and non-homeostatic regions linked to obesity and difficulty to lose weight

Contreras-Rodríguez, O., Vilar-López, R., Andrews, Z. B., Navas, J. F., Soriano-Mas, C. & Verdejo-García, A. 1 Dec 2017 In : Scientific Reports. 7, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 9951

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

A pilot investigation of the potential for incorporating lifelog technology into executive function rehabilitation for enhanced transfer of self-regulation skills to everyday life

Cuberos-Urbano, G., Caracuel, A., Valls-Serrano, C., García-Mochón, L., Gracey, F. & Verdejo-Garcia, A. 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 13 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Association between executive function and outcome measure of treatment in therapeutic community among cocaine dependent individuals

Vergara-Moragues, E., Verdejo-Garcia, A., Lozano Rojas, O. M., Santiago-Ramajo, S., González-Saiz, F., Betanzos-Espinosa, P. & Pérez García, M. 1 Jul 2017 In : Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment. 78, p. 48-55 8 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Brain reward system's alterations in response to food and monetary stimuli in overweight and obese individuals

Verdejo-Román, J., Vilar-Lopez, R., Navas, J. F., Soriano-Mas, C. & Verdejo-Garcia, A. 1 Feb 2017 In : Human Brain Mapping. 38, 2, p. 666-677 12 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle

Brain substrates of social decision-making in dual diagnosis: Cocaine dependence and personality disorders

Verdejo-Garcia, A., Verdejo-Román, J., Albein-Urios, N., Martínez-González, J. M. & Soriano-Mas, C. Mar 2017 In : Addiction Biology. 22, 2, p. 457-467 11 p.

Research output: Research - peer-reviewArticle