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Representative publications from members of the unit



Bestelmeyer, P.E.G., Kotz, S.A., & Belin, P. (in press). Effects of emotional valence and arousal on the voice perception network. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

Lindner, M., Bell, T., Iqbal, S., Mullins, P. G., & Christakou, A. (2017). In vivo functional neurochemistry of human cortical cholinergic function during visuospatial attention. PLoS ONE, 12(2), e0171338–16.


Catmur, C., Cross, E. S. & Over, H. (2016). Understanding self and others: From origins to disorders. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371(1686).

Ciblis, A. S., Butler, M. L., Bokde, A. L. W., Mullins, P. G., & Mcnulty, J. P. (2016). The use of neuroimaging in dementia by Irish general practitioners. Irish Journal of Medical Science, 185(3), 597–602.

Ciblis, A.; Butler, M.L.,; Quinn, C.; Clare,L.; Bokde A.L.W.; Mullins, P.G.; McNulty, J.P. (2016). Current practice in the referral of individuals with suspected dementia for neuroimaging by General Practitioners in Ireland and Wales. PLoS ONE 11(3):e0151793 · March 2016

Cross, E. S., Ramsey, R., Liepelt, R., Prinz, W. & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2016). The shaping of social perception by stimulus and knowledge cues to human animacy. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B,

Diersch, N., Jones, A. & Cross, E. S. (2016). The timing and precision of action prediction in the aging brain. Human Brain Mapping, 37(1), 54-66.

Greven, I. M., Downing, P. E. & Ramsey, R. (2016). Linking person perception and person knowledge in the human brain. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.
Kirsch, L. P., Urgesi, C. & Cross, E. S. (2016). Shaping and reshaping the aesthetic brain: Emerging perspectives on the neurobiology of embodied aesthetics.Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 62, 56 - 68.

Lawley, J. S., Macdonald, J. H., Oliver, S. J., & Mullins, P. G. (2016). Unexpected reductions in regional cerebral perfusion during prolonged hypoxia. The Journal of Physiology, 1–13.



Apšvalka, D., Gadie, A., Clemence, M., & Mullins, P. G. (2015). Event-related dynamics of glutamate and BOLD effects measured using functional magnetic resonance spectroscopy (fMRS) at 3T in a repetition suppression paradigm. NeuroImage, 118, 292–300.

Butler, E. E., Ward., R. & Ramsey, R. (2015). Investigating the relationship between stable personality characteristics and automatic imitation. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0129651.

Ciblis, A. S., Butler, M.-L., Bokde, A. L. W., Mullins, P. G., O'Neill, D., & McNulty, J. P. (2015). Neuroimaging referral for dementia diagnosis: The specialist's perspective in Ireland. Alzheimer's & Dementia: Diagnosis, Assessment & Disease Monitoring, 1(1), 41–47.

Ciblis, AS., Butler, M-L., Bokde, ALW., Mullins, PG., McNulty, JP., (2015) The use of neuroimaging in dementia by Irish general practitioners. Irish Journal of Medical Science 1-6.

Cross, E. S. (2015). Beautiful embodiment: The shaping of aesthetic preference by personal experience. In J. P. Huston, M. Nadal, F. Mora, L. F. Agnati & C. J. Cela-Conde (Eds), Art, Aesthetics and the Brain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 189-208.

Deen, B.; Koldewyn, K.; Kanwisher, N.; & Saxe, R. (2015) Functional Organization of Social Perception and Cognition in the Superior Temporal Sulcus. Cerebral Cortex.  (Available online)

Downing, P., Peelen M. (2015). Body selectivity in occipitotemporal cortex: Causal evidence. Neuropsychologia.

Featherstone, Hannah; Butler, Marie-Louise; Ciblis, Aurelia; Bokde, Arun L; Mullins, Paul G; McNulty, Jonathan P. (2015) What do people with dementia and their carers want to know about neuroimaging for dementia?Dementia, SAGE Publications. DOI: 10.1177/1471301215602576

Ganesh, S., Van Schie, H. T., Cross, E. S., de Lange, F. P. & Wigboldus, D. H. J. (2015). Disentangling neural processes of egocentric and allocentric mental spatial transformations using whole-body photos of self and other. NeuroImage, 116, 130-139.

Gardner, T., Goulden, N. & Cross, E. S. (2015). Dynamic modulation of the action observation network by movement familiarity. Journal of Neuroscience, 35(4), 1561-1572.

Kehoe, E. G., Farrell, D., Metzler-Baddeley, C., Lawlor, B. A., Kenny, R. A., Lyons, D., et al. (2015). Fornix White Matter is Correlated with Resting-State Functional Connectivity of the Thalamus and Hippocampus in Healthy Aging but Not in Mild Cognitive Impairment – A Preliminary Study. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 7, 1–10. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2015.00010

Kirsch, L. P. & Cross, E. S. (2015). Additive routes to action learning: Layering experience shapes engagement of the action observation network. Cerebral Cortex, 25, 4799-4811.

Kirsch, L. P., Dawson, K. & Cross, E. S. (2015). Dance experience sculpts aesthetic perception and related brain circuits. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1337, 130-139.

Lingnau, A., Downing, P.E. (2015). The lateral occipitotemporal cortex in action. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19(5), 268-277

Marquardt, G., Cross, E. S., De Sousa, A. A., Edelstein, E., Farne, A., Leszczynski, M., Patterson, M., & Quadflieg, S. (2015). There or not there? A multidisciplinary review and research agenda on the impact of transparent barriers on human perception, action, and social behavior. Frontiers in Psychology6:1381. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01381
Osher, D.E.; Saxe, R.R.; Koldewyn, K.; Gabrieli, J.D.E.; Kanwisher, N.; Saygin, Z.M. (2015) Structural connectivity fingerprints predict cortical selectivity for multiple visual categories across cortex. Cerebral Cortex. 26(4),1668-1683. (Available online)

Pernet, C.R.; McAleer, P.; Latinus, M.; Gorgolewski, K.J.; Charest, I.; Bestelmeyer, P.E.G.; Watson, R.H.; Fleming, D.; Crabbe, F.; Valdes-Sosa, M.; Belin, P. (2015) The human voice areas: Spatial organisation and inter-individual variability in temporal and extra-temporal cortices. NeuroImage. 119(1), 164–174. (Available online)

Poliva, O.; Bestelmeyer, P.E.G.; Hall, M.; Bultitude, J.; Koller, K.; Rafal, R.D. (2015) Functional mapping of the human auditory cortex: fMRI investigation of a patient with auditory agnosia from trauma to the inferior colliculus. Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology. 28(3), 160-180. (Available online)

Pye, A.; Bestelmeyer, P.E.G. (2015) Evidence for a supra-modal representation of emotion from cross-modal adaptation. Cognition. 134, 245–251. (Available online)

Rafal, R.D., Koller, K., Bultitude, J H., Mullins,P .G., Ward, R., Mitchell, A.S; Bell, A.H., (2015) Connectivity between the superior colliculus and the amygdala in humans and macaque monkeys: virtual dissection with probabilistic DTI tractography. Journal of neurophysiology 114 (3) 1947-1962 American Physiological Society.

Sammler, D.; Grosbras, M.-H.; Anwander, A.; Bestelmeyer, P.E.G.; & Belin, P. (2015) Dorsal and ventral pathways for prosody. Current Biology. (Available online)

Saygin, Z.M.; Osher, D.E.; Koldewyn, K.; Martin, R.E.; Finn, A.; Saxe, R.; Gabrieli, J.D.E.; & Sheridan, M. (2015)Structural Connectivity of the Developing Human Amygdala. PLoS ONE. 10(4), 1-19. (Available online)

Thoma, R. J., Long, J., Monnig, M., Yeo, R. A., Petropoulos, H., Gasparovic, C., et al. (2015). 1 H-MRS glutamate level predicts auditory sensory gating in alcohol dependence: Preliminary results. Neuropsychiatric Electrophysiology, 1(1), 1.

Valyear, K.F., and Frey, S.H. (2015). Human posterior parietal cortex mediates hand-specific planning. NeuroImage, 114, 226-238. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.058.
van Paasschen, J.; Walker, S. C.; Phillips, N.; Downing, P.E.; Tipper, S. P. (2014) The effect of personal grooming on self-perceived body image. International Journal of Cosmetic Science. 37(1), 108-115. (Available online)

Wilcox, C. E., Mayer, A. R., Teshiba, T. M., Ling, J., Smith, B. W., Wilcox, G. L., & Mullins, P. G. (2015). The Subjective Experience of Pain: An FMRI Study of Percept-Related Models and Functional Connectivity. Pain Medicine (Malden, Mass.), n/a–n/a.


Bestelmeyer, P.E.G.; Belin, P.; Ladd, D.R. (2014) A neural marker for social bias towards in-group accents.Cerebral Cortex. (Available online)

Bestelmeyer, P.E.G.; Maurage, P.; Rouger, J.; Latinus, M.; Belin, P. (2014) Adaptation to vocal expressions reveals multistep perception of auditory emotion. Journal of Neuroscience. 34(24), 8098-105. (Available online)

Cross, E. S. & Elizarova, A. (2014). Motor control in action: Using dance to explore the intricate choreography between action perception and production in the human brain. In M. Levin (Ed.), Progress in Motor Control, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology 826, Springer Press: New York, pp. 147-160.  DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-1338-1_10
Cross, E. S., Acquah, D. & Ramsey, R. (2014). A review and critical analysis of how cognitive neuroscientific investigations using dance can contribute to sport psychology. International Review of Sport and Exercise Psychology, 7(1), 42-71.

Goulden, N., Khusnulina, A., Davis, N. J., Bracewell, R. M., Bokde, A. L., McNulty, J. P., & Mullins, P. G. (2014). “The salience network is responsible for switching between the default mode network and the central executive network: replication from DCM.” NeuroImage, 99, 180–190. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.05.052

Kehoe, E. G., McNulty, J. P., Mullins, P. G., & Bokde, A. L. W. (2014). Advances in MRI biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease. Biomarkers in Medicine, 8(9), 1151–1169. doi:10.2217/bmm.14.42

Kirkman, D. L., Mullins, P., Junglee, N. A., Kumwenda, M., Jibani, M. M., & Macdonald, J. H. (2014). “Anabolic exercise in haemodialysis patients: a randomised controlled pilot study.” Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle, 5(3), 199–207. doi:10.1007/s13539-014-0140-3

Klapper, A., Ramsey, R, Wigboldus, D. H. J., Cross, E. S. (2014). The control of automatic imitation based on bottom-up and top-down cues to animacy: Insights from brain and behaviour. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 26(11), 2503-2513. Koldewyn, K.; Hanus, P.; & Balas, B. (2014) Visual adaptation of the perception of “life”: Animacy is a basic perceptual dimension of faces. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review .  (Available online)

Lawley, J. S; Oliver, Samuel J; Mullins, Paul G; Macdonald, Jamie H; Moore, Jonathan P. (2014) “Prolonged (9 hours) poikilocapnic hypoxia (12% O2) augments cutaneous thermal hyperaemia in healthy humans.”Experimental Physiology expphysiol. 2013.076562

Lawley, J. S., Alperin, N., Bagci, A. M., Lee, S. H., Mullins, P. G., Oliver, S. J., & Macdonald, J. H. (2014). Normobaric hypoxia and symptoms of acute mountain sickness: Elevated brain volume and intracranial hypertension. Annals of Neurology, 75(6), 890–898. doi:10.1002/ana.24171

Mullins, P. G., McGonigle, D. J., O'Gorman, R. L., Puts, N. A. J., Vidyasagar, R., Evans, C. J., et al. (2014). “Current practice in the use of MEGA-PRESS spectroscopy for the detection of GABA.” NeuroImage, 86, 43–52. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2012.12.004

Mundy, M. E., Downing, P. E., Honey, R. C., Singh, K. D., Graham, K. S., & Dwyer, D. M. (2014). Brain correlates of experience-dependent changes in stimulus discrimination based on the amount and schedule of exposure.PLoS One, 9(6), e101011.

Oosterhof, N. N., Wiggett, A. J. & Cross, E. S. (2014). Testing key predictions of the associative account of mirror neurons in humans using multivariate pattern analysis. Behavioural & Brain Sciences, 37(2), 213-15. [Commentary on Mirror Neurons: From origin to function by Cook et al.]

Randerath, J., Valyear, K.F., Hood, A., and Frey, S.H. (2014). Two routes to the same action – an action repetition-priming study. Journal of Motor Behavior, 1-11. DOI: 10.1080/00222895.2014.961891

Salvia, E.; Bestelmeyer, P.E.G.; Kotz, S.A.; Rousselet, G.A.; Pernet, C.R.; Gross, J.; Belin, P. (2014) Single-subject analyses of magnetoencephalographic evoked responses to the acoustic properties of affective non-verbal vocalizations. Frontiers in Neuroscience. 8 (Available online)

Valyear, K.F., and Frey, S.H. (2014). Hand selection for object grasping is influenced by recent motor history. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21/2, 566-573.  DOI: 10.3758/s13423-013-0504-2.

Wang, J. J., Dongo Miletich, D., Ramsey, R. & Samson, D. (2014). Adults See Vision to be More Informative than It Is. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67(12), 2279-2292.

Weigelt, S.; Koldewyn, K.; Dilks, D.D.; Balas, B.; McKone, E.; & Kanwisher, N. (2014) Domain-specific development of face memory but not face perception. Developmental Science. 17(1), 47-58. (Available online)


Cross, E. S., Stadler, W., Parkinson, J., Schütz-Bosbach, S., & Prinz, W. (2013). The influence of perceptual experience on predicting complex action sequences. Human Brain Mapping, 34(2), 467-486.

Diersch, N., Mueller, K., Cross, E. S., Stadler, W., Rieger, M., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2013).Action prediction in the aging mind: The neural effects of motor familiarity. PLoS One, 8(5), 1-15.

Kedia, G., Mussweiler, T., Mullins, P., & Linden, D. E. J. (2013). “The neural correlates of beauty comparison.”. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience. (eprint ahead of publication)

Grossman, T., Cross, E. S., Ticini, L. F., & Daum, M. M. (2013). Action observation in the infant brain: The role of body form and motion. Social Neuroscience, 8(1), 22-30.

Níall Lally, Paul G. Mullins, Mark V. Roberts, Darren Price, Thomas Gruber, Corinna Haenschel, Glutamatergic correlates of gamma-band oscillatory activity during cognition: A concurrent ER-MRS and EEG study, NeuroImage, Available online 25 July 2013, ISSN 1053-8119, (

Latinus, M.; McAleer, P.; Bestelmeyer, P.E.G.; Belin, P. (2013) Norm-based coding of voice identity in human auditory cortex. Current Biology. 23, 1075-80. (Available online)

Lawley, J. S., Oliver, S. J., Mullins P. G., Macdonald J. H. (2013) “Investigation of whole brain white matter identifies altered water mobility in the pathogenesis of high-altitude headache” JCBFM (accepted)

Maurage, P.; Bestelmeyer, P.E.G.; Rouger, J.; Charest, I.; Belin, P. (2013) Binge drinking influences the cerebral processing of vocal affective bursts in young adults. NeuroImage: Clinical. 3, 218-225. (Available online)

Mazzarella, E., Ramsey, R., Conson, M., & Hamilton, A. (2013). Brain systems for visual perspective taking and action perception. Social Neuroscience, 8(3), 248-267.

Mullins, P. G., McGonigle, D. J., O'Gorman, R. L., Puts, N. A. J., Vidyasagar, R., Evans, C. J., et al. (2013). Current practice in the use of MEGA-PRESS spectroscopy for the detection of GABA. NeuroImage, 1–10. (eprint - ahead of publication).

Mundy M, Downing P, Honey R, Dwyer D, Singh K, Graham K. (2013) A critical role for the hippocampus and perirhinal cortex in perceptual learning of scenes and faces: complementary findings from amnesia and fMRI. Journal of Neuroscience, 33:10490-502.

Ramsey, R., Hansen, P. C., Apperly, I. A., & Samson., D. (2013). Seeing it my way or your way: Frontoparietal brain areas sustain viewpoint-independent perspective selection processes. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 25(5), 670-684.

Ramsey, R., Cross, E. S. & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (in press). Supramodal and modality-sensitive representations of perceived action categories in the human brain. Experimental Brain Research.

Oosterhof NN, Tipper SP, Downing PE. (2013) Cross-modal and action-specific: neuroimaging the human mirror neuron system. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17:311-8.

Oosterhof, N. N., Wiggett, A. J. & Cross, E. S. (in press). Testing key predictions of the associative account of mirror neurons in humans using MVPA: Commentary on Cook et al. Behavioural and Brain Sciences.

van Koningsbruggen MG, Peelen MV, Downing PE (2013) A causal role for the extrastriate body area in detecting people in real-world scenes. Journal of Neuroscience, 33:7003–7010.


Bestelmeyer, P.E.G., Latinus, M., Bruckert, L., Rouger, J., Crabbe, F., & Belin, P. (2012). Implicitly perceived vocal attractiveness modulates prefrontal cortex activity. Cerebral Cortex.22,1263-1270

Bläsing, B., Calvo-Merino, B., Cross, E. S., Honisch, J., Jola, C., & Stevens, C. Neurocognitive control in dance perception and performance. (2012). Acta Psychologica, 139(2), 300-308.

Cross, E. S.,Cohen, N. R., Hamilton, A. F. de C., Ramsey, R., Wolford, G. & Grafton, S. T. (2012).Physical experience leads to enhanced object perception in parietal cortex: Insights from knot tying. Neuropsychologia, 50(14), 3207-3217. * Faculty of 1000 recommended by Patrick Haggard, 12 December 2012 *

Cross, E. S., & Ticini, L. F. (2012). Neuroaesthetics and beyond: New horizons in applying the science of the brain to the art of dance. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 11(1), 5 - 16.

Cross, E. S., Liepelt, R., Hamilton, A. F., Parkinson, J., Ramsey, R., Stadler, W., & Prinz, W. (2012). Robotic actions preferentially engage the human action observation network. Human Brain Mapping, 33(9), 2238 - 2254.

Diersch, N., Cross, E. S., Stadler, W., Rieger, M., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. Representing others’actions: The role of expertise in the aging mind. (2012). Psychological Research, 76(4), 525-541.

Goulden N, McKie S, Thomas EJ, Downey D, Juhasz G, Williams SR, Rowe JB, Deakin JF, Anderson IM, Elliott R. Reversed frontotemporal connectivity during emotional face processing in remitted depression. Biological Psychiatry, 2012, 72(7):604-11

Goulden N, Elliott R, Suckling J, Williams SR, Deakin JF, McKie S. Sample Size Estimation for Comparing Parameters using DCM. Brain Connectivity, 2012, 2(2): 80-90

Kirkman D, Junglee N, Mullins P, Macdonald JH. Arteriovenous fistula complication following MRI. BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Aug 27;2012. pii: bcr0320126103. doi: 10.1136/bcr-03-2012-6103. PubMed PMID: 22927271.

Lawley JS, Oliver SJ, Mullins P, Morris D, Junglee NA, Jelleyman C, Macdonald JH. Optic nerve sheath diameter is not related to high altitude headache: a randomized controlled trial. High Alt Med Biol. 2012 Sep;13(3):193-9. PubMed PMID: 22994519.

Linden D, Oosterhof N, Klein C, Downing P (2012). Mapping brain activation and information during category-specific visual working memory, Journal of Neurophysiology, 107(2), 628-39.

Mundy M, Downing P, Graham K. (in press). Extrastriate cortex and medial temporal lobe regions respond differentially to visual feature overlap within preferred stimulus category. Neuropsychologia.

Ramsey, R., Cross, E, S., & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2012). Predicting others’ actions via grasp and gaze: Evidence for distinct brain networks. Psychological Research, 76(4) 494-502

Ramsey, R., & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2012). How does your own knowledge influence the perception of other people’s actions in the human brain? Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 7, 242-251.

Springer, A., Hamilton, A. F. de C. & Cross, E. S. (2012). Simulating and predicting others’ actions: Introducing a special issue (Editorial). Psychological Research, 76(4), 383-387.

Tainturier, MJ, Keidel, J, Own-Booth, B, Thierry G. (2012). A Searchlight fMRI Study of Lexico-semantic Processing in Early Welsh-English Bilinguals. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 61, 197-198.

Thoma R, Mullins P, Ruhl D, Monnig M, Yeo RA, Caprihan A, Bogenschutz M, Lysne P, Tonigan S, Kalyanam R, Gasparovic C. Perturbation of the glutamate-glutamine system in alcohol dependence and remission. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2011 Jun;36(7):1359-65. Epub 2011 Mar 9. Erratum in: Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Apr;37(5):1321. PubMed PMID: 21389979; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3096805.

Oosterhof N, Tipper S, Downing P. (in press). Visuo-motor imagery of specific manual actions: a multi-variate pattern analysis fMRI study. Neuroimage.

Oosterhof N, Tipper S, Downing P. (in press). Viewpoint (in)dependence of action representations: an MVPA study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Watson, R.; Latinus, M.; Bestelmeyer, P.E.G.; Crabbe, F.; & Belin, P. (2012). Sound-induced activity in voice-sensitive cortex predicts voice memory ability. Frontiers in Psychology.3((89))

Wiggett A, Hudson M, Clifford A, Tipper S, Downing P. (in press). Doing, seeing, or both: effects of learning condition on subsequent action perception. Social Neuroscience.

van der Stigchel S, van Koningsbruggen, M, Nijboer TCJ, List A, Rafal RD. The role of the frontal eye fields in the oculomotor inhibition of reflexive saccades: evidence from lesion patients Neuropsychologia 2012 Jan;50(1):198-203. Epub 2011 Dec 6.


Cross, E. S., Kirsch, L., Ticini, L., & Schütz-Bosbach, S. (2011). The impact of aestheti evaluation and physical ability on dance perception in the human brain. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 5:102. doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2011.00102

Ramsey, R., Cross, E. S., & Hamilton, A. (2011). Eye can see what you want: posterior intraparietal sulcus encodes the object of an actor’s gaze. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 3400-3409.

Wang, Y., Ramsey, R., & Hamilton, A. F. de C. (2011). The control of mimicry by eye contact is mediated by medial prefrontal cortex. Journal of Neuroscience, 31, 12001-12010.

Ramsey, R., van Schie, H. T., & Cross, E. S. (2011). No two are the same: Body shape is part of identifying others. Cognitive Neuroscience, 2, 207-208.

Bestelmeyer, P.E.G., Belin, P., & Grosbras, M.-H. (2011). Right temporal TMS impairs voice detection. Current Biology, 21, R838-839.

Sreenivas, S., Boehm, S. G. & Linden, D. E. J. (2011). Emotional faces and the default mode network. Neuroscience Letters, doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2011.11.012

Arend, I, Rafal R, Ward, R. (2011). Temporal feature integration in the right parietal cortex. Neuropsychologia 2011 Jun;49(7):1788-93. Epub 2011 Mar 6..

Shore DM, Rafal R, Parkinson J.A. Appetitive motivational deficits in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorders 2011 Aug 15;26(10):1887-92. doi: 10.1002/mds.23736. Epub 2011 Apr 25.

van Koningsbruggen, MG, Peelen MD, Davies E, Rafal RD. Neural control of eye closure: a case study and an fMRI investigation of blinking and winking. Behavioural Neurology, (in press).

Song, H-Y, Rafal RD, McPeek RM. Deficits in reach target selection after superior colliculus inactivation.. PNAS (in press).

Taylor J, Downing P. (2011) Division of labor between lateral and ventral extrastriate representations of faces, bodies, and objects. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 4122-37.

Downing P, Peelen M (2011). The role of occipitotemporal body-selective regions in person perception. Discussion target article for Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(3-4), 186-203.

Johnston, S., Linden, D. E. J., Healy, D., Goebel., R., Habes, I. & Boehm, S. G. (2011). Upregulation of emotion areas through neurofeedback with a focus on positive mood. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioural Neuroscience, 11(1), 44-51

Wiggett A, Downing P. (2011) Representation of action in occipito-temporal cortex. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 23, 1765-80.

Chan AY, Downing PE (2011). Faces and Eyes in Human Lateral Prefrontal Cortex. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 5:51

Oosterhof N, Wiestler T, Downing P, Diedrichsen J. (2011) A comparison of volume-based and surface-based multi-voxel pattern analysis. Neuroimage, 56, 593-600.

Jackson MC, Morgan HM, Shapiro KL, Mohr H, & Linden DEJ (2011). Strategic resource allocation in the human brain supports cognitive coordination of object and spatial working memory. Human Brain Mapping, 32(8), 1330-1348.


Bustillo JR, Chen H, Gasparovic C, Mullins P, Caprihan A, Qualls C, Apfeldorf W, Lauriello J, Posse S. Glutamate as a marker of cognitive function in schizophrenia: a proton spectroscopic imaging study at 4 Tesla. Biol Psychiatry. 2011 Jan 1;69(1):19-27. Epub 2010 Oct 20. PubMed PMID: 20970118; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3005949.

Bustillo JR, Rowland LM, Mullins P, Jung R, Chen H, Qualls C, Hammond R, Brooks WM, Lauriello J. 1H-MRS at 4 tesla in minimally treated early schizophrenia. Mol Psychiatry. 2010 Jun;15(6):629-36. Epub 2009 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 19918243; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2892215.

Chica AB, Klein RM,. Rafal, RD & Hopfinger JB. (2010) Endogenous saccade preparation does not produce Inhibition of Return: Failure to replicate Rafal, Calabresi, Brennan, & Sciolto (1989). Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Vol 36(5), Oct 2010, 1193-1206.

Gasparovic CM, Roldan CA, Sibbitt WL Jr, Qualls CR, Mullins PG, Sharrar JM, Yamamoto JJ, Bockholt HJ. Elevated cerebral blood flow and volume in systemic lupus measured by dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance imaging. J Rheumatol. 2010 Sep;37(9):1834-43. Epub 2010 Jun 15. PubMed PMID: 20551095.

Golarai, G., Hong, S., Haas, B., Galaburda, A., Mills, D., Bellugi, U., Grill-Spector, K., & Reiss, A., (2010). The fusiform face area is enlarged in Williams Syndrome. Journal of Neuroscience 30 (19), 6700-6712.

Haas, B. W., Hoeft, F., Searcy, Y., Mills, D., Bellugi, U., & Reiss, A. (2010). Individual differences in social behaviour predict amygdala response to fearful facial expressions in Williams syndrome, Neuropsychologia, 48(5), 1283-1288.

Mimura, M., Hoeft, F., Kato, M., Kobayashi, N., Sheau, K., Piggot, J., Mills, D., Galaburda, A., Korenberg, J. R., Bellugi, U., & Reiss, Allan L. (2010). A preliminary study of orbitofrontal activation and hypersociability in Williams syndrome. Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders., 2(2), 93-98.

van der Stigchel S, Arend I, van Koningsbruggen M, Rafal RD. Oculomotor integration in patients with a pulvinar lesion. (2010) Neuropsychologia 2010 Oct;48(12):3497-504. Epub 2010 Aug 5.

Oosterhof N, Wiggett A, Diedrichsen J, Tipper S, Downing P. (2010) Surface-based information mapping reveals crossmodal vision-action representations in human parietal and occipitotemporal cortex. Journal of Neurophysiology, 104(2), 1077-89.

van Koningsbruggen MG, Gabay S, Sapir A, Henik A, Rafal RD. (2010)Hemispheric asymmetry in the remapping and maintenance of visual saliency maps; A TMS study. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 22:1730-1738.

Peelen, M.V, Rogers, J., Wing, A. M, Downing, P.E., Bracewell (2010). Unitary haptic perception: integrating moving tactile inputs from anatomically adjacent and non-adjacent digits Experimental Brain Research. 204

Piech R, Lewis J, Parkinson C, Owen A, Roberts A, Downing P, Parkinson J. (2010) Neural correlates of affective influence on choice. Brain and Cognition, 72, 282-288.


Gasparovic C, Neeb H, Feis DL, Damaraju E, Chen H, Doty MJ, South DM, Mullins PG, Bockholt HJ, Shah NJ. Quantitative spectroscopic imaging with in situ measurements of tissue water T1, T2, and density. Magn Reson Med. 2009 Sep;62(3):583-90. PubMed PMID: 19526491.

Kontaris J, Wiggett A, Downing P. (2009) Dissociation of extrastriate body- and biological-motion selective areas by manipulation of visual-motor congruency. Neuropsychologia, 47, 3118-3124.

Mundy M, Honey R, Downing P, Wise R, Graham K, Dwyer D (2009). Material-independent and material-specific activation in fMRI after perceptual learning. Neuroreport, 20, 1397-1401.

Piech R, Lewis J, C. Parkinson C, Owen A, Roberts A, Downing P, Parkinson J. (2009) Neural correlates of appetite and hunger-related evaluative judgments. PLoS ONE, 4 (8): e6581

Smith BW, Tooley EM, Montague EQ, Robinson AE, Cosper CJ, Mullins PG.Habituation and sensitization to heat and cold pain in women with fibromyalgia and healthy controls. Pain. 2008 Dec;140(3):420-8. Epub 2008 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 18947923.

Smith BW, Tooley EM, Montague EQ, Robinson AE, Cosper CJ, Mullins PG. The role of resilience and purpose in life in habituation to heat and cold pain. J Pain. 2009 May;10(5):493-500. Epub 2009 Apr 2. PubMed PMID: 19345153.

Waters DL, Mullins PG, Qualls CR, Raj DS, Gasparovic C, Baumgartner RN. Mitochondrial function in physically active elders with sarcopenia. Mech Ageing Dev. 2009 May;130(5):315-9. Epub 2009 Feb 6. PubMed PMID: 19428449; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2768611.

Wiggett A, Pritchard I, Downing P (2009). Animate and inanimate objects in human visual cortex: evidence for task-independent category effects. Neuropsychologia, 47, 3111-3117.

Downing, P. E. (2009). Visual neuroscience: a hat-trick for modularity (Comment on Pitcher et al) Current Biology. 19

Hass, B*, Mills, D.*, Yam, A., Hoeft, F., Bellugi, U., & Reiss, A. (2009). Genetic influences on sociability: Heightened amygdala reactivity and event-related responses to positive social stimuli in Williams syndrome Journal of Neuroscience. 29

Johnston, S.J., Boehm, S.G., Healy, D., Goebel, R., Linden, D. E. J. (2009). Neurofeedback: a promising tool for the self-regulation of emotion networks Neuroimage.

Kontaris, J, Wiggett, A., Downing, P. E. (2009). Dissociation of extrastriate body- and biological-motion selective areas by manipulation of visual-motor congruency Neuropsychologia.

Mundy M, Honey R, Downing, P. E., Wise, R, Graham, K, Dwyer, D (2009). Material-independent and material-specific activation in fMRI after perceptual learning Neuroreport.

Race, E.A., Shanker, S., & Wagner, A.D. (2009). Neural Priming in Human Prefrontal Cortex: Multiple Forms of Learning Reduce Demands on the Prefrontal Executive System. J Cogn. Neuroscience.

Wiggett, A., Pritchard, I., Downing, P. E. (2009). Animate and inanimate objects in human visual cortex: evidence for task-independent category effects Neuropsychologia.


d'Avossa, G., Corbetta, M., Shulman, G.L., Sestrieri, C., Sylvester, C.M., Jack, A.I. (2008). Independence of anticipatory signals for spatial attention from number of non-target stimuli in the visual field. Journal of Neurophysiology.

Grafton, S., Schmitt, P., van Horn, J,, Diedrichsen, J. (2008). Neural substrates of visuomotor learning based on improved feedback control and prediction Neuroimage. 39

Gothelf, D., Searcy, Y. M., Reilly, J., Lai, Z., Lanre-Amos, T., Mills, D., Korenberg, J., Galaburda, A., Bellugi, U. & Reiss, A. (2008). Association between cerebral shape and social use of language in Williams syndrome American Journal of Medical Genetics, 146A (21), 2753-2761. DOI: 10.1002/ajmg.a.32507

Jackson, M.C., Wolf, C., Johnston, S., Raymond, J. E., Linden, D. E. J. (2008). Neural Correlates of Enhanced Visual Short-Term Memory for Angry Faces: An fMRI Study PLoS ONE. 3 Jackson,Wolf etal (2008)_PLoS ONE.pdf

Järvinen-Pasley, A., Bellugi, U., Reilly, J., Mills, D., Galaburda, A., Reiss, A., & Korenberg, J. R. (2008). Defining the social phenotype in Williams syndrome: A model for linking gene, the brain, and behaviour, Development and Psychopathology, 20, 1-35.

Mullins PG, Chen H, Xu J, Caprihan A, Gasparovic C. Comparative reliability of proton spectroscopy techniques designed to improve detection of J-coupled metabolites. Magn Reson Med. 2008 Oct;60(4):964-9. PubMed PMID: 18816817.

Smith BW, Tooley EM, Montague EQ, Robinson AE, Cosper CJ, Mullins PG. Habituation and sensitization to heat and cold pain in women with fibromyalgia and healthy controls. Pain. 2008 Dec;140(3):420-8. Epub 2008 Oct 22. PubMed PMID:18947923.


Diedrichsen, J., Criscimagna-Hemminger, S. E., Shadmehr, R (2007). Dissociating timing and coordination as functions of the cerebellum Journal of Neuroscience. 27

Downing, P. E., Wiggett, A., Peelen, M.V. (2007). Functional magnetic resonance imaging investigation of overlapping lateral occipitotemporal activations using multi-voxel pattern analysis Journal of Neuroscience. 27

Johnston, S., Shapiro, K.L., Vogels, W. (2007). Imaging the attentional blink: Perceptual vs. attentional limitations NeuroReport. 18

Morrison, C. I., Downing, P. E. (2007). Organization of felt and seen pain responses in anterior cingulate cortex Neuroimage. 37

Morrison, C. I., Peelen, M.V., Downing, P. E. (2007). The sight of others' pain modulates motor processing in human cingulate cortex Cerebral Cortex. 17

Peelen, M.V., Downing, P. E. (2007). The neural basis of visual body perception Nature reviews neuroscience. 8

Peelen, M.V., Downing, P. E. (2007). Using multi-voxel pattern analysis of fMRI data to interpret overlapping functional activations Trends in Cognitive Sciences. 11

Posse S, Otazo R, Caprihan A, Bustillo J, Chen H, Henry PG, Marjanska M, Gasparovic C, Zuo C, Magnotta V, Mueller B, Mullins P, Renshaw P, Ugurbil K, Lim KO, Alger JR. (2007). “Proton echo-planar spectroscopic imaging of J-coupled resonances in human brain at 3 and 4 Tesla.” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 58

Sapir, A., Kaplan, J.B., He, B.J., Corbetta, M. (2007). Anatomical correlates of directional hypokinesia in patients with hemispatial neglect. Journal of Neuroscience. 27

Shapiro, K.L., Johnston, S. J., Vogels, W. (2007). Increased fMRI Activity during Non-Conscious Perception in the Attentional Blink NeuroReport. 18

Silvert, L., Lepsien, J., Fragopanagos, N., Goolsby, B., Kiss, M., Taylor, J. G., Raymond, J. E., Shapiro, K.L., Eimer, M., Nobre, A. C. (2007). Influence of attentional demands on the processing of emotional face expressions in the amygdala NeuroImage. 38

Taylor, J.C., Wiggett, A.J., Downing, P. E. (2007). Functional MRI Analysis of Body and Body Part Representations in the Extrastriate and Fusiform Body Areas Journal of Neurophysiology. 98


Downing, P. E., Chan, A.W-Y., Peelen, M.V., Dodds, C. M., Kanwisher, N. (2006). Domain Specificity in Visual Cortex Cerebral Cortex. 16

Diedrichsen, J. (2006). A spatially unbiased atlas of the human cerebellum Neuroimage.

Downing, P. E., Peelen, M.V., Wiggett, A., Tew, B. (2006). The role of the extrastriate body area in action perception Social Neuroscience. 1

Gasparovic C, Song T, Devier D, Bockholt HJ, Caprihan A, Mullins PG, Posse S, Jung RE, Morrison LA. (2006). “Use of tissue water as a concentration reference for proton spectroscopic imaging.” Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 55

Peelen, M.V., Wiggett, A., Downing, P. E. (2006). Patterns of fMRI Activity Dissociate Overlapping Functional Brain Areas that Respond to Biological Motion Neuron. 49


Corbetta, M., Kincade, M.J., Lewis, C., Snyder, A.Z., Sapir, A. (2005). Neural basis and recovery of spatial attention deficits in spacial neglect Nature Neuroscience.

Diedrichsen, J., Hashambhoy, Y. L., Rane, T., Shadmehr, R. (2005). Neural correlates of reach errors Journal of Neuroscience. 25

Diedrichsen, J., Shadmehr, R. (2005). Detecting and adjusting for artifacts in fMRI time series data Neuroimage. 27

Peelen, M., Downing, P. E. (2005). Within-subject reproducibility of category-specific visual activation with functional MRI. Human Brain Mapping.

Peelen, M., Downing, P. E. (2005). Is the extrastriate body area involved in motor actions? Nature Neuroscience. 8

Peelen, M., Downing, P. E. (2005). Selectivity for the human body in the fusiform gyrus. Journal of Neurophysiology. 93

Rowland, L. M., Bustillo, J. R., Mullins, P. G., Jung, R. E., Lenroot, R., Landgraf, E., Barrow, R., Yeo, R., Lauriello, J. and Brooks, W. M. (2005). Effects of Ketamine on Anterior Cingulate Glutamate Metabolism in Healthy Humans: A 4-T Proton Mrs Study. Am J Psychiatry. 162


Chan, W. Y., Peelen, M., Downing, P. E. (2004). The effect of viewpoint on body representation in the extrastriate body area. Neuroreport. 15

Johnston, S., Leek, E. C., Atherton, C.J., Thacker, N., Jackson, A. (2004). Functional contribution of medial pre-motor cortex to visuo-spatial transformation in humans Neuroscience Letters. 355


Epstein, R., Graham, K., Downing, P. E. (2003). Viewpoint-specific scene representations in human parahippocampal cortex Neuron. 37

Faden, A. I., Fox, G. B., Di, X., Knoblach, S. M., Cernak, I., Mullins, P., Nikolaeva, M. and Kozikowski, A. P. (2003). Neuroprotective and Nootropic Actions of a Novel Cyclized Dipeptide after Controlled Cortical Impact Injury in Mice. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 23

Mullins, P. G., Rowland, L., Bustillo, J., Bedrick, E. J., Lauriello, J. and Brooks, W. M. (2003). Reproducibility of 1h-Mrs Measurements in Schizophrenic Patients. Magn Reson Med. 50


Downing, P. E., Jiang, Y., Shuman, M., Kanwisher, N. (2001). A cortical area selective for visual processing of the human body. Science. 293


O?Craven, K. M., Downing, P. E., Kanwisher, N. (1999). fMRI evidence for objects as the units of attentional selection. Nature. 401