Scientific Articles

2019 and in press

  • Mella, N., Bourgeois, A., Perren, F., Viaccoz, A., Kliegel, M., & Picard, F. (2018). Does the insula contribute to emotion-related distortion of time? A neuropsychological approach. Human Brain Mapping, 40, 1470-1479. 


  • Fagot, D., Mella, N., Ghisletta, P., Lecerf, T. & de Ribaupierre, A. (2018). Intra-individual variability from a lifespan perspective: A comparison of latency and accuracy measures. Journal of Intelligence6(1), 16. doi:10.3390/jintelligence6010016
  • Ihle, A., Fagot, D., Vallet F., Ballhausen, N., Mella, N., Baeriswyl, M., Sauter, J., Gabriel, R., Oris, M., Maurer, J., & Kliegel, M. (2018). Cross-lagged relation of leisure activity participation to Trail Making Test performance six years later: Differential patterns in old age and very old age. Neuropsychology, 121, 37-46.
  • Mella, N., Fagot, D., Renaud, O., Kliegel, M., & de Ribaupierre, A. (2018). Individual differences in developmental change: Quantifying the amplitude and heterogeneity in cognitive change across old age. Journal of Intelligence6(1), 10. doi:10.3390/jintelligence6010010
  • Mella, N., Vallet F., Beaudoin, M., Fagot, D., Baeriswyl, M., Ballhausen, N., Métral, G., Sauter, J., Ihle, A., Gabriel, R., Oris, M., Kliegel, M., & Desrichard, O. (2018). Distinct effects of cognitive versus somatic anxiety on cognitive performance in old age: the role of working memory capacity. Aging and Mental Health. Advance online publication.
  • O’Reilly, C., Chapotot, F., Pittau, F., Mella, N., & Picard, F. (2018). Nicotine increases sleep spindle activity. Journal of Sleep Research, e12800. Advance online publication.
  • Vallet, F., Mella, N., Ihle, A., Beaudoin, M., Fagot, D., Ballhausen, N., Baeriswyl, M., Schlemmer, M., Oris, M., Kliegel, M., & Desrichard, O. (2018). Motivation as a mediator of the relation between cognitive reserve and cognitive performance. The Journal of Gerontology: Series B. Advance online publication.


  • Mella, N., Grob, E., Döll, S., Ghisletta, P., & de Ribaupierre, A. (2017). Leisure activities and change in cognitive stability: A multivariate approach. Brain Sciences, 7(3), 27. doi:10.3390/brainsci7030027


  • Mella, N., Fagot, D., & de Ribaupierre, A. (2016). Dispersion in cognitive functioning: Age differences over the lifespan. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 38(1), 111-126.
  • Moussaoui, L. S., Desrichard, O., Mella, N., Blum, A., Cantarella, M., Clémence, A., & Battiaz, E. (2016). Validation française de l’Inventaire d’Attitudes Environnementales. Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée/European Review of Applied Psychology, 66(6), 291-299.


  • Mella, N., Fagot, D., Lecerf, T., & de Ribaupierre, A. (2015). Working memory and intraindividual variability in processing speed: a developmental and individual-differences study. Memory and Cognition, 43(3), 340-356.


  • Gilet, A-L., Mella, N., Studer, J., Grühn, D., & Labouvie-Vief, G. (2013). Assessing dispositional empathy in adults: A French validation of the Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI). Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science / Revue canadienne des sciences du comportement, 45, 42-48. doi:10.1037/a0030425
  • Mella, N., de Ribaupierre, S., Eagleson, R., & de Ribaupierre, A. (2013). Cognitive intraindividual variability and white matter integrity in aging. The Scientific World Journal. Article ID 350623, 16 pages, 2013. doi:10.1155/2013/350623


  • Mella, N., Studer, J., Gilet, A-L., & Labouvie-Vief, G. (2012). Evoked related potentials correlates of empathy for pain from adolescence through adulthood. Frontiers in Psychology, 3, 501. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2012.00501


  • Lambrecht, A., Mella, N., Pouthas, V., & Noulhiane, M. (2011). Subjectivity and time perception: A visual emotional orchestration. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 5, 73. doi:10.3389/fnint.2011.00073
  • Mella N., Conty, L., & Pouthas, V. (2011). Arousal and time estimation: Psychophysiological evidence from an emotion regulation paradigm. Brain and Cognition, 75(2), 182-187.


  • Noulhiane, M.*, Mella, N.*, Ragot, R., Samson, S., & Pouthas, V. (2007). How emotional auditory stimuli modulate time perception. Emotion, 7(4), 697-704. *Equal contribution.

Book Chapter

  • Fagot, D., & Mella, N. (2015). Evolution de la variabilité cognitive au cours de la vie. Dans J. Juhel & G. Rouxel (Eds), Approches contemporaines des différences individuelles en psychologie (pp 179-195). Rennes, France : Presses Universitaires de Rennes.
  • Labouvie-Vief, G., Gilet, A.-L., & Mella, N. (2014). The dynamics of cognition-emotion relations in life-span development. In (Eds), Handbook of emotion, social cognition, and everyday solving problems during adulthood. (pp 83-98). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Mella, N., & Pouthas, V. (2011). Electrophysiological evidence for an accumulation process in the timing of emotional stimuli. In A. Esposito, A.Vatakis, M. Giagkou, F. Cummins & P. George (Eds), Multidisciplinary aspects of time and time perception (pp 173-186). Berlin, Germany: Springer.