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Perceptions of Cognitive Training Games and Assessment Technologies for Dementia: Acceptability Study With Patient and Public Involvement Workshops (2022)
Journal Article
Harrington, K., Craven, M. P., Wilson, M. L., & Landowska, A. (2022). Perceptions of Cognitive Training Games and Assessment Technologies for Dementia: Acceptability Study With Patient and Public Involvement Workshops. JMIR Serious Games, 10(2), Article e32489. https://doi.org/10.2196/32489

Background: Cognitive training and assessment technologies offer the promise of dementia risk reduction and more timely diagnosis of dementia respectively. Cognitive training technologies may help to reduce the lifetime risk of dementia by helping... Read More about Perceptions of Cognitive Training Games and Assessment Technologies for Dementia: Acceptability Study With Patient and Public Involvement Workshops.

Making remote measurement technology work in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and depression: survey of healthcare professionals (2022)
Journal Article
Andrews, J. A., Craven, M. P., Lang, A. R., Guo, B., Morriss, R., Hollis, C., & RADAR-CNS Consortium. (2022). Making remote measurement technology work in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and depression: survey of healthcare professionals. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 22(1), Article 125. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12911-022-01856-z

BACKGROUND: Epilepsy, multiple sclerosis(MS) and depression are long term, central nervous system disorders which have a significant impact on everyday life. Evaluating symptoms of these conditions is problematic and typically involves repeated visit... Read More about Making remote measurement technology work in multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and depression: survey of healthcare professionals.

Older adult forensic mental health patients’ views on barriers, facilitators and ‘what works’ to enable better quality of life, health and wellbeing and to reduce risk of reoffending and harm to self and others (2022)
Working Paper
Walker, K., Yates, J., Dening, T., Vollm, B., Tomlin, J., & Griffiths, C. Older adult forensic mental health patients’ views on barriers, facilitators and ‘what works’ to enable better quality of life, health and wellbeing and to reduce risk of reoffending and harm to self and others

Introduction Research evidence that can inform service provision and treatment requirements for older (aged 55 years and above) forensic mental health patients is lacking, particularly that which is based on patients’ own preferences and experience... Read More about Older adult forensic mental health patients’ views on barriers, facilitators and ‘what works’ to enable better quality of life, health and wellbeing and to reduce risk of reoffending and harm to self and others.

Dataset of British English speech recordings for psychoacoustics and speech processing research: The clarity speech corpus (2022)
Journal Article
Graetzer, S., Akeroyd, M. A., Barker, J., Cox, T. J., Culling, J. F., Naylor, G., …Viveros-Muñoz, R. (2022). Dataset of British English speech recordings for psychoacoustics and speech processing research: The clarity speech corpus. Data in Brief, 41, Article 107951. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.dib.2022.107951

This paper presents the Clarity Speech Corpus, a publicly available, forty speaker British English speech dataset. The corpus was created for the purpose of running listening tests to gauge speech intelligibility and quality in the Clarity Project, w... Read More about Dataset of British English speech recordings for psychoacoustics and speech processing research: The clarity speech corpus.

Tract-specific statistics based on diffusion-weighted probabilistic tractography (2022)
Journal Article
Reid, A. T., Camilleri, J. A., Hoffstaedter, F., & Eickhoff, S. B. (2022). Tract-specific statistics based on diffusion-weighted probabilistic tractography. Communications Biology, 5, Article 138. https://doi.org/10.1038/s42003-022-03073-w

Diffusion-weighted neuroimaging approaches provide rich evidence with which to estimate the structural integrity of white matter in vivo, but typically do not provide a direct assessment of white matter integrity for connections between two specific... Read More about Tract-specific statistics based on diffusion-weighted probabilistic tractography.

Room to breathe: Using adaptive architecture to examine the relationship between alexithymia and interoception (2021)
Journal Article
Abdulhamid, H., Jäger, N., Schnädelbach, H., & Smith, A. D. (2022). Room to breathe: Using adaptive architecture to examine the relationship between alexithymia and interoception. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 153, Article 110708. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychores.2021.110708

Objective: Individuals with alexithymia experience difficulties interpreting emotional states in self and others, which has been associated with interoceptive impairment. Current theories are primarily based on subjective and conscious measures of in... Read More about Room to breathe: Using adaptive architecture to examine the relationship between alexithymia and interoception.

The effect of stimulus duration on preferences for gain adjustments when listening to speech (2021)
Journal Article
Whitmer, W. M., Caswell-Midwinter, B., & Naylor, G. (2021). The effect of stimulus duration on preferences for gain adjustments when listening to speech. International Journal of Audiology, https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2021.1998676

Objectives: In the personalisation of hearing-aid fittings, gain is often adjusted to suit patient preferences using live speech. When using brief sentences as stimuli, the minimum gain adjustments necessary to elicit consistent preferences (“prefere... Read More about The effect of stimulus duration on preferences for gain adjustments when listening to speech.

Clinical Trials and Outcome Measures in Adults With Hearing Loss (2021)
Journal Article
Munro, K. J., Whitmer, W. M., & Heinrich, A. (2021). Clinical Trials and Outcome Measures in Adults With Hearing Loss. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 733060. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2021.733060

Clinical trials are designed to evaluate interventions that prevent, diagnose or treat a health condition and provide the evidence base for improving practice in health care. Many health professionals, including those working within or allied to hear... Read More about Clinical Trials and Outcome Measures in Adults With Hearing Loss.

Understanding the cost of mental health at work: an integrative framework (2021)
Book Chapter
Hassard, J., Teoh, K., Thomson, L., & Blake, H. (2021). Understanding the cost of mental health at work: an integrative framework. In T. Wall, C. Cooper, & P. Brough (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Organisational Wellbeing. SAGE Publications

Internationally, there is growing recognition of the social and economic impact of work-related stress and mental ill-health; and, in turn, of the relative importance of promoting mental wellbeing and preventing the onset of mental disorders at work... Read More about Understanding the cost of mental health at work: an integrative framework.

Doctors’ working conditions, wellbeing and hospital quality of care: A multilevel analysis (2020)
Journal Article
Teoh, K., HASSARD, J., & Cox, T. (2021). Doctors’ working conditions, wellbeing and hospital quality of care: A multilevel analysis. Safety Science, 135, Article 105115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.105115

Introduction Doctors’ wellbeing is postulated to mediate the relationship between their working conditions and patient care although few studies have tested this. Even fewer have incorporated a multilevel perspective that considers the antecedents of... Read More about Doctors’ working conditions, wellbeing and hospital quality of care: A multilevel analysis.

Regional Brain Correlates of Beta Bursts in Health and Psychosis: A Concurrent Electroencephalography and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study (2020)
Journal Article
Briley, P. M., Liddle, E. B., Simmonite, M., Jansen, M., White, T. P., Balain, V., …Liddle, P. F. (2021). Regional Brain Correlates of Beta Bursts in Health and Psychosis: A Concurrent Electroencephalography and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study. Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, 6(12), 1145-1156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bpsc.2020.10.018

Background: There is emerging evidence for abnormal beta oscillations in psychosis. Beta-oscillations are likely to play a key role in the coordination of sensorimotor information, crucial to healthy mental function. Growing evidence suggests that be... Read More about Regional Brain Correlates of Beta Bursts in Health and Psychosis: A Concurrent Electroencephalography and Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study.

Preventive digital mental health interventions for children and young people: a review of the design and reporting of research (2020)
Journal Article
Bergin, A. D., Vallejos, E. P., Davies, E. B., Daley, D., Ford, T., Harold, G., …Hollis, C. (2020). Preventive digital mental health interventions for children and young people: a review of the design and reporting of research. npj Digital Medicine, 3(1), Article 133. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41746-020-00339-7

Digital health interventions (DHIs) have frequently been highlighted as one way to respond to increasing levels of mental health problems in children and young people. Whilst many are developed to address existing mental health problems, there is als... Read More about Preventive digital mental health interventions for children and young people: a review of the design and reporting of research.

Do sounds near the hand facilitate tactile reaction times? Four experiments and a meta-analysis provide mixed support and suggest a small effect-size (2020)
Journal Article
Holmes, N. P., Martin, D., Mitchell, W., Noorani, Z., & Thorne, A. (2020). Do sounds near the hand facilitate tactile reaction times? Four experiments and a meta-analysis provide mixed support and suggest a small effect-size. Experimental Brain Research, 238, 995–1009. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-020-05771-5

The brain represents the space immediately surrounding the body differently to more distant parts of space. Direct evidence for this ‘peripersonal space’ representation comes from neurophysiological studies in monkeys, which show distance-dependent r... Read More about Do sounds near the hand facilitate tactile reaction times? Four experiments and a meta-analysis provide mixed support and suggest a small effect-size.

Potential of using visual imagery to revolutionise measurement of emotional health (2020)
Journal Article
Herring, A. M. R., Craven, M. P., Mughal, F., Rawsthorne, M., Rees, K., Walker, L., & Wolpert, M. (2020). Potential of using visual imagery to revolutionise measurement of emotional health. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 105(7), 690-693. https://doi.org/10.1136/archdischild-2019-317758

Appropriate measurement of emotional health by all those working with children and young people is an increasing focus for professional practice. Most of the tools used for assessment or self-assessment of emotional health were designed in the mid-20... Read More about Potential of using visual imagery to revolutionise measurement of emotional health.

What Do Service Users Want from Mental Health Social Work? A Best–Worst Scaling Analysis (2019)
Journal Article
Wilberforce, M., Abendstern, M., Batool, S., Boland, J., Challis, D., Christian, J., …Roberts, D. (2019). What Do Service Users Want from Mental Health Social Work? A Best–Worst Scaling Analysis. British Journal of Social Work, https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcz133

Despite being a profession dedicated to the empowerment of service users, empirical study of mental health social work appears dominated by the perspectives of social workers themselves. What service users value is less often reported. This study, au... Read More about What Do Service Users Want from Mental Health Social Work? A Best–Worst Scaling Analysis.

Photoperiodic changes in adiposity increase sensitivity of female Siberian hamsters to systemic VGF derived peptide TLQP-21 (2019)
Journal Article
Lisci, C., Lewis, J. E., Daniel, Z. C., Stevenson, T. J., Monnier, C., Marshall, H. J., …Jethwa, P. H. (2019). Photoperiodic changes in adiposity increase sensitivity of female Siberian hamsters to systemic VGF derived peptide TLQP-21. PLoS ONE, 14(8), https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0221517

TLQP-21, a peptide encoded by the highly conserved vgf gene, is expressed in neuroendocrine cells and has been the most prominent VGF-derived peptide studied in relation to control of energy balance. The recent discovery that TLQP-21 is the natural a... Read More about Photoperiodic changes in adiposity increase sensitivity of female Siberian hamsters to systemic VGF derived peptide TLQP-21.

Automated virtual reality (VR) cognitive therapy for patients with psychosis: study protocol for a single-blind parallel group randomised controlled trial (gameChange) (2019)
Journal Article
Freeman, D., Yu, L., Kabir, T., Martin, J., Craven, M., Leal, J., …Waite, F. (2019). Automated virtual reality (VR) cognitive therapy for patients with psychosis: study protocol for a single-blind parallel group randomised controlled trial (gameChange). BMJ Open, 9(8), e031606. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-031606

Introduction Many patients with psychosis experience everyday social situations as anxiety-provoking. The fears can arise, for example, from paranoia, hallucinations, social anxiety or negative-self beliefs. The fears lead patients to withdraw from a... Read More about Automated virtual reality (VR) cognitive therapy for patients with psychosis: study protocol for a single-blind parallel group randomised controlled trial (gameChange).

Weniger ist manchmal mehr! (2019)
Journal Article
Bast, T. (2019). Weniger ist manchmal mehr!. Gehirn und Geist, 8/2019, 46-51

HIRNFORSCHUNG NEURONALE HEMMUNG Lange Zeit dachten Forscher, dass viele neurologische und psychiatrische Erkrankungen auf einer zu geringen Hirnaktivität beruhen. Doch häufig ist genau das Gegenteil der Fall.

A Computational Implementation of a Hebbian Learning Network and its Application to Configural Forms of Acquired Equivalence (2019)
Journal Article
Robinson, J., Heinke, D., & George, D. (2019). A Computational Implementation of a Hebbian Learning Network and its Application to Configural Forms of Acquired Equivalence. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning and Cognition, 45(3), 356-371. https://doi.org/10.1037/xan0000203

We describe and report the results of computer simulations of the three-layer Hebbian network informally described by Honey, Close, and Lin (2010). Simulations were of four published experimental demonstrations of configural acquired equivalence. Exp... Read More about A Computational Implementation of a Hebbian Learning Network and its Application to Configural Forms of Acquired Equivalence.