Dr David Luque Ruiz

Dr David Luque Ruiz

Dr David Luque Ruiz

Postdoctoral Research Associate

BA (Hons) Psychology, ‘Best-marks award’ (No. 1), University of Malaga, 2004
MsC in Cognitive NeuroscienceUniversity of La Laguna and University of Almeria, 2006
PhD in Experimental Psychology, University of Malaga, 2008

Contact details

Email: Dr David Luque Ruiz

Office: Mathews, Room 1008

Research Summary

I am mostly interested in human associative learning and cognitive neuroscience. My experiments usually focus on cue competition phenomena, as blocking or interference between cues. These phenomena have been shown crucial in order to know how human learning works. Recently I started to combine classical measures of learning with other techniques (ERPs, dot-probe task) for a better understanding of the role of attention during associative learning.



Luque D;Vadillo MA;Lopez FJ;Alonso R;Shanks DR, 2017, 'Testing the controllability of contextual cuing of visual search', Scientific Reports, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep39645 

Luque D;Vadillo MA;Gutiérrez-Cobo MJ;Le Pelley ME, 2016, 'The blocking effect in associative learning involves learned biases in rapid attentional capture', Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, pp. 1 - 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2016.1262435 

Cobos PL;Gutiérrez-Cobo MJ;Morís J;Luque D, 2016, 'Dependent Measure and Time Constraints Modulate the Competition Between Conflicting Feature-Based and Rule-Based Generalization Processes', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning Memory and Cognitionhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000335 

López FJ;Alonso R;Luque D, 2016, 'Rapid top-down control of behavior due to propositional knowledge in human associative learning', PLoS ONE, vol. 11, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0167115

Luque D; Vadillo MA; Le Pelley ME; Beesley T, 2016, 'Prediction and uncertainty in associative learning: Examining controlled and automatic components of learned attentional biases.', Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, pp. 1 - 52, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470218.2016.1188407

Vadillo MA; Orgaz C; Luque D; Nelson JB, 2016, 'Ambiguity produces attention shifts in category learning', Learning and Memory, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 134 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/lm.041145.115 

Griffiths O; Le Pelley ME; Jack BN; Luque D; Whitford TJ, 2016, 'Cross-modal symbolic processing can elicit either an N2 or a protracted N2/N400 response', Psychophysiology: an international journal,http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12649

Yarritu I; Matute H; Luque D, 2015, 'The dark side of cognitive illusions: When an illusory belief interferes with the acquisition of evidence-based knowledge', Advanced publication online British Journal of Psychology,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjop.12119

Luque D; Morís J; Rushby JA; Le Pelley ME, 2015, 'Goal-directed EEG activity evoked by discriminative stimuli in reinforcement learning', Psychophysiology: an international journal, vol. 52, no. 2, pp. 238 - 248, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12302

Varona-Moya S; Morís J; Luque D, 2015, 'Reward positivity is elicited by monetary reward in the absence of response choice.', Neuroreport, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 152 - 156,http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/wnr.0000000000000317

Morís J; Cobos PL; Luque D; López FJ, 2014, 'Associative repetition priming as a measure of human contingency learning: evidence of forward and backward blocking.', Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, vol. 143, no. 1, pp. 77 - 93, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0030919

Alvarez B; Morís J; Luque D; Loy I, 2014, 'Extinction, spontaneous recovery and reinstatement in the garden snail, Helix aspersa', Animal Behaviour, vol. 92, pp. 75 - 83,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anbehav.2014.03.023

Morís J; Luque D; Rodríguez-Fornells A, 2013, 'Learning-induced modulations of the stimulus-preceding negativity.', Psychophysiology: an international journal, vol. 50, no. 9, pp. 931 - 939,http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12073

Vadillo MA; Orgaz C; Luque D; Cobos PL; López FJ; Matute H, 2013, 'The role of outcome inhibition in interference between outcomes: a contingency-learning analogue of retrieval-induced forgetting.', British Journal of Psychology, vol. 104, no. 2, pp. 167 - 180, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8295.2012.02110.x

Le Pelley ME; Vadillo M; Luque D, 2013, 'Learned predictiveness influences rapid attentional capture: evidence from the dot probe task.', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, vol. 39, no. 6, pp. 1888 - 1900, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0033700

Luque D; Flores A; Vadillo MA, 2013, 'Revisiting the role of within-compound associations in cue-interaction phenomena.', Learning and Behavior, vol. 41, no. 1, pp. 61 - 76,http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13420-012-0085-3

Vadillo MA; Luque D, 2013, 'Dissociations among judgments do not reflect cognitive priority: an associative explanation of memory for frequency information in contingency learning.', Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol. 67, no. 1, pp. 60 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0027617

Luque D; López FJ; Marco-Pallares J; Càmara E; Rodríguez-Fornells A, 2012, 'Feedback-related brain potential activity complies with basic assumptions of associative learning theory.', Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 794 - 808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1162/jocn_a_00145

Luque D; Vadillo MA, 2011, 'Backward versus forward blocking: evidence for performance-based models of human contingency learning.', Psychological Reports, vol. 109, no. 3, pp. 1001 - 1016,http://dx.doi.org/10.2466/22.23.pr0.109.6.1001-1016

Luque D; Luque JL; López-Zamora M, 2011, 'Individual differences in pseudohomophony effect relates to auditory categorical perception skills', Learning and Individual Differences: journal of psychology and education, vol. 21, no. 2, pp. 210 - 214, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2011.01.002

Luque D; Moris J; Orgaz C; Cobos PL; Matute H, 2011, 'Backward blocking and interference between cues are empirically equivalent in non-causally framed learning tasks', The Psychological Record: a quarterly journal in theoretical and experimental psychology, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 141 - 152

Luque D; Morís J; Cobos PL, 2010, 'Spontaneous recovery from interference between cues but not from backward blocking.', Behavioural Processes, pp. 521 - 525,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2009.12.016

Luque D; Morís J; Cobos PL; López FJ, 2009, 'Interference between cues of the same outcome in a non-causally framed scenario.', Behavioural Processes, pp. 328 - 332,http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.beproc.2008.11.009

Luque D; Cobos PL; López FJ, 2008, 'Interference between cues requires a causal scenario: Favorable evidence for causal reasoning models in learning processes', Learning and Motivation, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 196 - 208, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lmot.2007.10.001

Gonzalez Martin E; Luque D; Cobos PL; Lopez FJ, 2008, 'Interference between cues needs a causal frame', International Journal of Psychology, vol. 43, no. 3-4, pp. 140 - 140

Cobos PL; López FJ; Luque D, 2007, 'Interference between cues of the same outcome depends on the causal interpretation of the events.', Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, vol. 60, no. 3, pp. 369 - 386, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/17470210601000961

Karanka J; Luque D; Lopez-Moliner J, 2004, 'Learning time-to-contact: How a neural network combines information and reflects human strategies', Perception, vol. 33, pp. 167 - 167

Karanka J; Luque D, 2004, 'Predicting collision: A connectionist model', In H. Bowman & C. Labiousse (Eds.), Connectionist Models of Cognition and Perception II (pp. 39-48). London: World Scientific. Vol. XV of the book series Progress in Neural Processing.,  http://dx.doi.org/10.1142/9789812702784_0004

Awards, Fellowships & Grants

Grants (Chief Investigator) 

2011/2012. The student as researcher: development of transversal skills through research-based learning. University of Málaga.

2013/2015. Backward blocking in human associative learning. General Secretary of Universities, Andalusian Government (Spain).

2015/2016. Learning to pay attention and paying attention to learn: Two roles of attentional processes in human associative learning. General Secretary of Universities, Development and Innovation, Spanish Government.

2014/2016. Understanding prediction errors: interrogating the brain's lingua franca. Australian Research Council. Thomas Whitford, Mike E. Le Pelley and David Luque. 

2016/2018. Automatic and controlled attentional biases in human associative learning. Australian Research Council.  Tom Beesley and David Luque.