Pretus C., Javeed A., Hughes D.R., Hackburg K., Tsakiris M., Vilarroya O., Van Bavel J. (in press). The Misleading count: An identity-based intervention to mitigate the spread of partisan misinformation. Philosophical Transactions B.


Pretus C., Servin C., Harris E.A., Brady W.J., Vilarroya O., Van Bavel J. (2023). The Role of Political Devotion in Sharing Partisan Misinformation and Resistance to Fact-checking. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

Van Bavel J., Pretus C., Rathje S., Pärnamets P., Vlasceanu M., Knowles, E. (2023). The Costs of Polarizing a Pandemic: Antecedents, Consequences, and Lessons. Invited article at Perspectives on Psychological Science.


Pretus C., Ray J. L., Granot Y., Cunningham W. A., Van Bavel J. (2022) The psychology of hate: Moral concerns differentiate hate from dislike. European Journal of Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1002/ejsp.2906.

Robertson C.E., Pretus C., Rathje S., Harris E., Van Bavel J.J. (2022). How Social Identity Shapes Conspirational Belief. Current Opinion in Psychology. DOI:10.1016/j.copsyc.2022.101423.

Pretus C., Vilarroya O. (2022) Social norms (not threat) mediate willingness to sacrifice in individuals fused with the nation: insights from the covid-19 pandemic. European Journal of Social Psychology. DOI:10.1002/ejsp.2851.

Patel Y., Shin J., … Pretus C., … (2022) Virtual ontogeny of cortical growth preceding mental illness. Biological Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2022.02.959.


Marcos-Vidal, L., Martínez-García, M., Martín-de Blas, D., Navas-Sánchez, F. J., Pretus, C., Ramos-Quiroga, F. A., Richarte, V., Vilarroya, O., Sepulcre, J., Desco, M. and Carmona, S. (2021) Local functional connectivity as a parsimonious explanation of the main frameworks for Attention-Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in medication-naïve adults. Journal Of Attention Disorder.

Pretus C., Bergé D., Guell X., Vilarroya, O. (2021). Brain activity and connectivity differences in reward value discrimination during effort computation in schizophrenia. European Archives of Psychiarty and Clinical Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1007/s00406-020-01145-8.


Paternina-Die M., Martínez-García M., Pretus C., Hoekzema E., Barba-Müller E., Martín de Blas D., Pozzobon C., Ballesteros A., Vilarroya O., Desco M., Carmona S. (2020) The paternal transition entails neuroanatomic adaptations that are associated with the father’s brain response to his infant cues. Cerebral Cortex Communications.


Pretus C., Hamid N., Vilarroya O., Sheikh H., Ginges J., Tobeña A., Davis R., Atran S (2019) Ventromedial and dorsolateral prefrontal interactions underlie willingness to fight and die for scared values. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience,14(6): 569–577. DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsz034

Hamid N.*, Pretus C., Vilarroya O., Sheikh H., Ginges J., Tobeña A., Crockett M., Carmona S., Gómez A.,Davis R., Atran S. (2019) Will to fight: Neuroimaging supporters of an Al Qaeda affiliate. Royal Society Open Science, 6(6). DOI: 10.1098/rsos.181585 (*shared first authorship)

Pretus C., Hamid N., Sheikh H., Ginges J., Tobeña A., Davis R., Vilarroya O., Atran S (2019) Neural and Behavioral Correlates of Sacred Values and Vulnerability to Violent Extremism, Frontiers in Psychology, 9: 2462. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.02462.

Pretus C., Marcos‐Vidal L., Martínez‐García M., Picado M., Ramos-Quiroga J.A., Richarte V., Castellanos F.X., Sepulcre J., Desco M., Vilarroya O., Carmona S (2019) Stepwise functional connectivity reveals altered sensory‐multimodal integration in medication‐naïve adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Human Brain Mapping, Jul 19. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.24727

Carmona S., Martínez‐García M., Barba-Müller E., Paternina Die M., Lara Wierenga, Yasser Aleman, Pretus C., et al. (2019) Pregnancy and adolescence entail similar neuroanatomical adaptations: A comparative analysis of cerebral morphometric changes. Human Brain Mapping, Jan 19, DOI: 10.1002/hbm.24513


Bergé D., Pretus C., Guell X., Pous A., Arcos A., Pérez V., Vilarroya Ó. (2018) Reduced willingness to invest effort in schizophrenia with high negative symptoms regardless of reward stimulus presentation and reward value Comprehensive Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2018.10.010

Pretus C., Picado M., Ramos-Quiroga A., Carmona, S., Richarte, V., Fauquet, J., Vilarroya, O. (2018) Just-in-time response to reward as a function of ADHD symptom severity. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. DOI: 10.1111/pcn.12689.

Marcos‐Vidal L., Martínez‐García M., Pretus C., Garcia‐Garcia D., Martínez K., Janssen J., Vilarroya O., Castellanos F.X., Desco M., Sepulcre J., Carmona S. (2018) Local functional connectivity suggests functional immaturity in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Human Brain Mapping. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.24013.


Pretus C., Ramos-Quiroga A. Richarte, V., Corrales, M., Picado M., Carmona, S., Vilarroya, O (2017) Time and psychostimulants: opposing long-term structural effects in the adult ADHD brain. A longitudinal MR study. European Neuropsychopharmacology. Dec 17; 27(12), 1238-1247. DOI:  10.1016/j.euroneuro.2017.10.035.


Pretus C., Picado M., Ramos-Quiroga A., Carmona, S., Richarte, V., Fauquet, J., Vilarroya, O. (2016) Presence of distractor improves time estimation performance in an adult ADHD sample. Journal of Attention Disorders. May 6, DOI: 10.1177/1087054716648776.