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The influence of cross-language similarity on within- and between-language Stroop effects in trilinguals (2011)
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van Heuven, W. J., Conklin, K., Coderre, E. L., Guo, T., & Dijkstra, T. (2011). The influence of cross-language similarity on within- and between-language Stroop effects in trilinguals. Frontiers in Psychology, 2(374), doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2011.00374

This study investigated effects of cross-language similarity on within- and between-language Stroop interference and facilitation in three groups of trilinguals. Trilinguals were either proficient in three languages that use the same-script (alphabet... Read More about The influence of cross-language similarity on within- and between-language Stroop effects in trilinguals.

Fluctuations in the open time of synaptic channels: an application to noise analysis based on charge (2011)
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Feldwisch-Drentrup, H., Barrett, A. B., Smith, M. T., & van Rossum, M. C. (2012). Fluctuations in the open time of synaptic channels: an application to noise analysis based on charge. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 210(1), doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2011.11.004

Synaptic channels are stochastic devices. Even recording from large ensembles of channels, the fluctuations, described by Markov transition matrices, can be used to extract single channel properties. Here we study fluctuations in the open time of cha... Read More about Fluctuations in the open time of synaptic channels: an application to noise analysis based on charge.

Dendritic spine dynamics regulate the long-term stability of synaptic plasticity (2011)
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O'Donnell, C., Nolan, M. F., & van Rossum, M. C. (2011). Dendritic spine dynamics regulate the long-term stability of synaptic plasticity. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(45), doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.2520-11.2011

Long-term synaptic plasticity requires postsynaptic influx of Ca²⁺ and is accompanied by changes in dendritic spine size. Unless Ca²⁺ influx mechanisms and spine volume scale proportionally, changes in spine size will modify spine Ca²⁺ concentrations... Read More about Dendritic spine dynamics regulate the long-term stability of synaptic plasticity.

Inner speech during silent reading reflects the reader's regional accent (2011)
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Filik, R., & Barber, E. (2011). Inner speech during silent reading reflects the reader's regional accent. PLoS ONE, 6(10), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0025782

While reading silently, we often have the subjective experience of inner speech. However, there is currently little evidence regarding whether this inner voice resembles our own voice while we are speaking out loud. To investigate this issue, we comp... Read More about Inner speech during silent reading reflects the reader's regional accent.

The pattern of learned visual improvements in adult amblyopia (2011)
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Astle, A. T., Webb, B. S., & McGraw, P. V. (2011). The pattern of learned visual improvements in adult amblyopia. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 52(10), doi:10.1167/iovs.11-7584

Purpose. Although amblyopia is diagnosed in terms of a monocular letter acuity loss, individuals typically present with deficits on a wide range of spatial tasks. Many of these deficits can be collapsed along two basic visual dimensions (visual acuit... Read More about The pattern of learned visual improvements in adult amblyopia.

Can human amblyopia be treated in adulthood? (2011)
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Astle, A. T., McGraw, P. V., & Webb, B. S. (in press). Can human amblyopia be treated in adulthood?. Strabismus, 19(3), doi:10.3109/09273972.2011.600420

Amblyopia is a common visual disorder that results in a spatial acuity deficit in the affected eye. Orthodox treatment is to occlude the unaffected eye for lengthy periods, largely determined by the severity of the visual deficit at diagnosis. Althou... Read More about Can human amblyopia be treated in adulthood?.

Impulsivity and symptoms of nicotine dependence in a young adult population (2011)
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Chase, H. W., & Hogarth, L. (2011). Impulsivity and symptoms of nicotine dependence in a young adult population. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 13(12), doi:10.1093/ntr/ntr114

Introduction: Impulsivity is widely regarded as a risk factor for drug dependence. However, its relationship with the symptomatology of nicotine dependence is poorly understood. Methods: To examine the nature of these relationships, we recru... Read More about Impulsivity and symptoms of nicotine dependence in a young adult population.

Personality is of central concern to understand health: towards a theoretical model for health psychology (2011)
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Eamonn, F. (2013). Personality is of central concern to understand health: towards a theoretical model for health psychology. Health Psychology Review, 7(Suppl1), S32-S70. doi:10.1080/17437199.2010.547985

This paper sets out the case that personality traits are central to health psychology. To achieve this, three aims need to be addressed. First, it is necessary to show that personality influences a broad range of health outcomes and mechanisms. Secon... Read More about Personality is of central concern to understand health: towards a theoretical model for health psychology.

The effect of catecholaminergic depletion within the prelimbic and infralimbic medial prefrontal cortex on recognition memory for recency, location, and objects (2011)
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Nelson, A. J., Cooper, M. T., Thur, K. E., Marsden, C. A., & Cassaday, H. J. (2011). The effect of catecholaminergic depletion within the prelimbic and infralimbic medial prefrontal cortex on recognition memory for recency, location, and objects. Behavioral Neuroscience, 125(3), doi:10.1037/a0023337

There is good evidence that the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) is involved in different aspects of recognition memory. However, the mPFC is a heterogeneous structure, and the contribution of the prelimbic (PL) and infralimbic (IL) cortices to recogn... Read More about The effect of catecholaminergic depletion within the prelimbic and infralimbic medial prefrontal cortex on recognition memory for recency, location, and objects.

Catecholaminergic depletion in nucleus accumbens enhances trace conditioning (2011)
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Nelson, A. J., Thur, K. E., Spicer, C., Marsden, C., & Cassaday, H. J. (2011). Catecholaminergic depletion in nucleus accumbens enhances trace conditioning. Advances in Medical Sciences, 56(1), doi:10.2478/v10039-011-0014-2

Purpose: To examine the effect of dopamine depletion in nucleus accumbens on trace conditioning; to distinguish the role of core and shell sub-regions, as far as possible. Material/Methods: 6-hydroxydopamine was used to lesion dopamine terminals with... Read More about Catecholaminergic depletion in nucleus accumbens enhances trace conditioning.

Visual motion induces a forward prediction of spatial pattern (2011)
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Roach, N. W., McGraw, P. V., & Johnston, A. (2011). Visual motion induces a forward prediction of spatial pattern. Current Biology, 21(9), doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.03.031

Cortical motion analysis continuously encodes image velocity but might also be used to predict future patterns of sensory input along the motion path. We asked whether this predictive aspect of motion is exploited by the human visual system. Targets... Read More about Visual motion induces a forward prediction of spatial pattern.

Asynchrony adaptation reveals neural population code for audio-visual timing (2011)
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Roach, N. W., Heron, J., Whitaker, D., & McGraw, P. V. (2011). Asynchrony adaptation reveals neural population code for audio-visual timing. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 278(1710), doi:10.1098/rspb.2010.1737

The relative timing of auditory and visual stimuli is a critical cue for determining whether sensory signals relate to a common source and for making inferences about causality. However, the way in which the brain represents temporal relationships re... Read More about Asynchrony adaptation reveals neural population code for audio-visual timing.

Reduced dopamine function within the medial shell of the nucleus accumbens enhances latent inhibition (2011)
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Nelson, A. J., Thur, K. E., Horsley, R., Spicer, C., Marsden, C., & Cassaday, H. J. (2011). Reduced dopamine function within the medial shell of the nucleus accumbens enhances latent inhibition. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 98(1), doi:10.1016/j.pbb.2010.11.025

Latent inhibition (LI) manifests as poorer conditioning to a CS that has previously been presented without consequence. There is some evidence that LI can be potentiated by reduced mesoaccumbal dopamine (DA) function but the locus within the nucleus... Read More about Reduced dopamine function within the medial shell of the nucleus accumbens enhances latent inhibition.

Dissociation of mirroring and mentalising systems in autism (2011)
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Marsh, L. E., & Hamilton, A. F. D. C. (2011). Dissociation of mirroring and mentalising systems in autism. NeuroImage, 56(3), 1511-1519. doi:10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.02.003

The role of mirror neuron systems and mentalising systems in causing poor social and communication skills in individuals with autistic spectrum conditions is hotly debated. We studied 18 adults with autistic spectrum conditions in comparison to 19 ag... Read More about Dissociation of mirroring and mentalising systems in autism.

Impaired Pavlovian conditioned inhibition in offenders with personality disorders (2011)
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He, Z., Cassaday, H. J., Howard, R. C., Khalifa, N., & Bonardi, C. (2011). Impaired Pavlovian conditioned inhibition in offenders with personality disorders. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(12), doi:10.1080/17470218.2011.616933

Certain types of violent offending are often accompanied by evidence of personality disorders (PDs), a range of heterogeneous conditions characterised by disinhibited behaviours that are generally described as impulsive. The tasks previously used to... Read More about Impaired Pavlovian conditioned inhibition in offenders with personality disorders.

Associative learning in ADHD: improved expression under methylphenidate (2011)
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Kantini, E., Cassaday, H. J., Batty, M. J., Hollis, C., & Jackson, G. M. (2011). Associative learning in ADHD: improved expression under methylphenidate. Open Journal of Psychiatry, 1(2), doi:10.4236/ojpsych.2011.12004

Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is characterised by developmentally inappropriate levels of inattention, impulsivity and hyperactivity. As might be expected of a disorder in which inhibitory deficits form part of the diagnostic criter... Read More about Associative learning in ADHD: improved expression under methylphenidate.

The normal inhibition of associations is impaired by clonidine in Tourette syndrome (2011)
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Kantini, E., Cassaday, H. J., Hollis, C., & Jackson, G. M. (2011). The normal inhibition of associations is impaired by clonidine in Tourette syndrome. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry = Journal de l'Academie canadienne de psychiatrie de l'enfant et de l'adolescent, 20(2),

Objective: We examined the inhibition of stimulus-stimulus associations (formally ‘conditioned inhibition’) in Tourette syndrome (TS). Method: The present study used video game style conditioned inhibition procedures suitable for children and adolesc... Read More about The normal inhibition of associations is impaired by clonidine in Tourette syndrome.

Motor awareness and dissociable levels of action representation (2011)
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Serrien, D. J., & Spapé, M. M. (2011). Motor awareness and dissociable levels of action representation. Neuroscience Letters, 494(2), doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2011.02.077

The present study evaluated the performance of a tracking task during which no, a small (subliminal: 20°) or a large (conscious: 60°) rotational perturbation was implemented. The instantaneous as well as carry-over effects of the perturbations were a... Read More about Motor awareness and dissociable levels of action representation.

Prediction of collision events: an EEG coherence analysis (2011)
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Spapé, M. M., & Serrien, D. J. (2011). Prediction of collision events: an EEG coherence analysis. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122(5), doi:10.1016/j.clinph.2011.01.047

Objective: A common daily-life task is the interaction with moving objects for which prediction of collision events is required. To evaluate the sources of information used in this process, this EEG study required participants to judge whether two mo... Read More about Prediction of collision events: an EEG coherence analysis.