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  • Spatola, N. , Monceau, S. & Ferrand, L. (in press). Cognitive impact of Social Robots: How anthropomorphism boost performances. IEEE Robotics & Automation magazine.
  • Spatola, N. & Urbanska, K. (in press). God-like robots: the semantic overlap between representation of divine and artificial entities. AI & Society journal.
  • Spatola, N. & Huguet, P. (in press). Can a humanoid robot influence the human cognitive performances? Harvard Business review.
  • Selimbegović, L., Juneau C., Ferrand, L., Spatola, N ., Augustinova, M. (in press). The Impact of Exposure to Unrealistically High Beauty Standards on Inhibitory Control. Topics in Cognitive Psychology.
  • Spatola, N . (2019). L'homme et le robot, de l'anthropomorphisme à l'humanisation. Topics in Cognitive Psychology, 119, 515-563
  • Spatola, N. , Anier, N., Redersdorff, S. Ferrand, L. Belletier, C., Normand, A.* & Huguet, P.* (2019) National stereotypes and robots' perception: the "made in" effect. Frontiers in Robotic and AI. 10.3389/frobt.2019.00021
  • Spatola, N. , Belletier, C., Chausse, P., Augustinova, M., Normand, A., Barrat, V., Ferrand, L.* & Huguet, P.* (2019). Social robots will boost your cognitive performance. International Journal of Social Robotics, 1-14.
  • Spatola, N. , Belletier, C., Normand, A., Chausse, P., Monceau, S., Augustinova, M., Barra, V., Huguet, P.,* & Ferrand, L.* (2018). Not as bad as it seems: When the presence of a threatening humanoid robot improves human performance. Science Robotics, 3, eaat5843. doi: 10.1126/scirobotics.aat5843
  • Spatola, N ., Santiago, J., Beffara, B., Mermillod, M., Ferrand, L. & Ouellet, M. (2018). When the sad past is left: the conceptual maps between Time, Valence, and Space. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1019. doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01019
  • Spatola, N. & Urbanska, K. (2018). Before we reach for conscious machine. Science, 359 (6374), 400.
  • Augustinova, M., Clarys, D., Spatola, N . & Ferrand, L. (2018). Some Further Insights on How Selective Attention Operates in the Stroop Task . Psychonomic Bulletin Review, 25(2), 767-774
  • Augustinova, M., Silvert, L., Spatola, N . & Ferrand, L. (2018). The reduction of distinct components of Stroop interference by short Response-Stimulus Intervals. Acta Psychologica, 189, 54-62.


  • Spatola, N. (in press). Switch off a robot, switch off a mind? How dualist and computational philosophy of mind predict attitudes and behaviours towards robots in Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). In Proceedings of the 7th annual International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction. ACM.


  • Spatola, N. (2018). Intelligence Artificielle, de la révolution technologique à la révolution sociale. (Artificial Intelligence, from the technological revolution to the social revolution) . Clermont-Ferrand, France : Presses Universitaires Blaise Pascal.

In publication

  • Spatola, N . & Normand, A. (in revision). Being defeated by a superintelligent Artificial Intelligence: Challenge accepted! Computers in Human Behavior.
  • Spatola, N. & Güngor, G.. (under review). Future use of robots: Why we need a legal status for artificial agents.
  • Spatola, N . (under review). Robots as the evolution of Social Sciences. Technology and Society.
  • Spatola, N . (under review). Politician robots instead of politicians? Why not… An explorative study. Technology and Society.
  • Spatola, N. (under review). From big data to algorithms: a bug in democracy 3.0? Ethics and Information Technology.

In preparation

  • Spatola, N. (in preparation). The improved Robot Social Attribute Scale: the four factors of anthropomorphism.
  • Spatola, N. & Ouellet, M. (in preparation). Unconscious mental metaphors and the bottom-up strength of semantic priming.
  • Spatola, N. , Brangier, E. (in preparation). From acceptance to coevolution, an epistemological thought.

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