School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences Psychology


Prof Sergio Della Sala

Photograph of Prof Sergio Della Sala
0131 651 3242
F6 (7GS)
Research Interests
Interests in cognitive neuropsychology, in particular in amnesia, visuo-spatial and representational neglect, apraxia and the cognitive deficits of Alzheimer's Disease.

Representative Publications

  1. Della Sala, S. (Ed.) Tall Tales about the Mind and Brain. Oxford University Press.
  2. Della Sala, S. & Anderson, M. (Eds.) Neuroscience in Education: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Oxford University Press.
  3. Della Sala, S., Cocchini, G., Logie, R.H., & MacPherson, S.E. (2010) Dual task during encoding, maintenance and retrieval in Alzheimer disease and healthy ageing. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 19: 503-515.
  4. McKinlay, A., McVittie, C. & Della Sala, S. (2010) Imaging the future: Does a qualitative analysis add to the picture? Journal of Neuropsychology, 4: 1-13.
  5. Parra, M.A., Della Sala, S., Logie, R.H. & Abrahams, S. (2010) Selective impairment in visual short-term memory binding. Cognitive Neuropsychology, 26:(7) 583-605.
  6. Della Sala, S., Darling, S. & Logie, R.H. (2010) Items on the left are better remembered. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63:(5) 848-855.
  7. Della Sala, S., Foley, J.A., Beschin, N., Allerhand, M. & Logie, R.H. (2010) Assessing Dual-Task Performance Using a Paper-and-Pencil Test: Normative Data. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 25: 410-419.
  8. Della Sala, S., van der Meulen, M., Bestelmeyer, P. & Logie, R.H. (2010) Evidence for a workspace model of working memory from semantic implicit processing in neglect. Journal of Neuropsychology, 4: 147-166.
  9. Parra, M.A., Cubelli, R. & Della Sala, S. (2011) Lack of color integration in visual short-term memory binding. Memory and Cognition, 39: 1187-1197.
  10. Dewar, M., Pesallaccia, M., Cowan, N., Provinciali, L. & Della Sala, S. (2012) Insights into spared memory capacity in amnestic MCI and Alzheimer's Disease via minimal interference. Brain and Cognition, 78: 189-199.


Office hours

Wednesday 9.30 - 11.30am


Paper & Pencil Dual Task

Apraxia Battery: British Version

Prospective and Retrospective Memory Questionnaire (PRMQ)

Previous Projects

Administrative Roles

  • Research Adviser for Psychology