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Healthcare professional views of implementing remote measurement technology in central nervous system disorders: A qualitative interview study (2020)
Journal Article
Andrews, J., Craven, M., Jamnadas-Khoda, J., Lang, A., Morriss, R., & Hollis, C. (2020). Healthcare professional views of implementing remote measurement technology in central nervous system disorders: A qualitative interview study. JMIR, 22(7),

Background: Remote measurement technologies (RMTs) can be used to collect data on a variety of bio-behavioural variables, which may benefit the care of people with central nervous system disorders. While various studies have explored their potential,... Read More about Healthcare professional views of implementing remote measurement technology in central nervous system disorders: A qualitative interview study.

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)
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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.

Identifying and Responding to Child Neglect: Exploring the Professional Experiences of Primary School Teachers and Family Support Workers (2019)
Journal Article
Bullock, L., Stanyon, M., Glaser, D., & Chou, S. (2019). Identifying and Responding to Child Neglect: Exploring the Professional Experiences of Primary School Teachers and Family Support Workers. Child Abuse Review, 28(3), 209-224. https://doi.org/10.1002/car.2558

© 2019 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. This study aimed to explore primary school teachers' and family support workers' experiences of working with families and children with suspected or confirmed child neglect. Two in-depth, semi-structured focus groups... Read More about Identifying and Responding to Child Neglect: Exploring the Professional Experiences of Primary School Teachers and Family Support Workers.

High- versus low-intensity interventions for perinatal depression delivered by non-specialist primary maternal care providers in Nigeria: cluster randomised controlled trial (the EXPONATE trial) (2019)
Journal Article
Gureje, O., Oladeji, B. D., Montgomery, A. A., Araya, R., Bello, T., Chisholm, D., …Zelkowitz, P. (2019). High- versus low-intensity interventions for perinatal depression delivered by non-specialist primary maternal care providers in Nigeria: cluster randomised controlled trial (the EXPONATE trial). British Journal of Psychiatry, 215(3), 528-535. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.2019.4

Background: Contextually appropriate interventions delivered by primary maternal care providers might be effective in reducing the treatment gap for perinatal depression. Aim: To compare a high intensity psychological intervention with a low intensi... Read More about High- versus low-intensity interventions for perinatal depression delivered by non-specialist primary maternal care providers in Nigeria: cluster randomised controlled trial (the EXPONATE trial).

Betahistine for tinnitus (Review) (2018)
Journal Article
Wegner, I., Hall, D. A., Smit, A. L., McFerran, D., & Stegeman, I. (2018). Betahistine for tinnitus (Review). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2018(12), https://doi.org/10.1002/14651858.CD013093.pub2

Background: Tinnitus is a symptom defined as the perception of sound in the absence of an external source. In England alone there are an estimated ¾ million general practice consultations every year where the primary complaint is tinnitus, equating t... Read More about Betahistine for tinnitus (Review).

A Meta-Analysis Taxonomizing Empathy in Schizophrenia (2018)
Journal Article
Varachhia, S., Ferguson, E., & Doody, G. (2018). A Meta-Analysis Taxonomizing Empathy in Schizophrenia. HSOA Journal of Psychiatry, Depression & Anxiety, 4, https://doi.org/10.24966/PDA-0150/100016

Background: Trait empathy is integral to relationship development and maintenance. Therefore, impairment in this ability can have an adverse effect on many domains of life including social, sexual, and marital. Previous reviews show in schizophrenia,... Read More about A Meta-Analysis Taxonomizing Empathy in Schizophrenia.

Blood donor behaviour, motivations and the need for a systematic cross-cultural perspective: the example of moral outrage and health and non-health based philanthropy across seven countries (2018)
Journal Article
Ferguson, E., Dorner, L., France, C. R., France, J. L., Masser, B., Lam, M., …Scerri, J. (2018). Blood donor behaviour, motivations and the need for a systematic cross-cultural perspective: the example of moral outrage and health and non-health based philanthropy across seven countries. ISBT Science Series, 13(4), 375-383. doi:10.1111/voxs.12471

Background: Blood donation is a prosocial altruistic act that is motived by the mechanisms that underlie altruism (e.g., warm-glow, reciprocity, fairness/trust). Because there is consistent evidence that altruism and its mechanisms show cross-cultura... Read More about Blood donor behaviour, motivations and the need for a systematic cross-cultural perspective: the example of moral outrage and health and non-health based philanthropy across seven countries.

Listening in naturalistic scenes: what can functional near-infrared spectroscopy and intersubject correlation analysis tell us about the underlying brain activity? (2018)
Journal Article
Rowland, S. C., Hartley, D. E. H., & Wiggins, I. M. (2018). Listening in naturalistic scenes: what can functional near-infrared spectroscopy and intersubject correlation analysis tell us about the underlying brain activity?. Trends in Hearing, 22, (1-18). doi:10.1177/2331216518804116. ISSN 2331-2165

Listening to speech in the noisy conditions of everyday life can be effortful, reflecting the increased cognitive workload involved in extracting meaning from a degraded acoustic signal. Studying the underlying neural processes has the potential to p... Read More about Listening in naturalistic scenes: what can functional near-infrared spectroscopy and intersubject correlation analysis tell us about the underlying brain activity?.

Cortical correlates of speech intelligibility measured using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) (2018)
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Lawrence, R. J., Wiggins, I. M., Anderson, C. A., Davies-Thompson, J., & Hartley, D. E. (2018). Cortical correlates of speech intelligibility measured using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS). Hearing Research, 370, 53-64. doi:10.1016/j.heares.2018.09.005

Functional neuroimaging has identified that the temporal, frontal and parietal cortex support core aspects of speech processing. An objective measure of speech intelligibility based on cortical activation in these brain regions would be extremely use... Read More about Cortical correlates of speech intelligibility measured using functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS).

Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia (2018)
Journal Article
Dudas, R., Malouf, R., McCleery, J., & Dening, T. (2018). Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, doi:10.1002/14651858.CD003944.pub2

Background The use of antidepressants in dementia accompanied by depressive symptoms is widespread, but their clinical efficacy is uncertain. This review updates an earlier version, first published in 2002. Objectives To determine the effica... Read More about Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia.

ON-OFF receptive fields in auditory cortex diverge during development and contribute to directional sweep selectivity (2018)
Journal Article
Sollini, J., Chapuis, G. A., Clopath, C., & Chadderton, P. (2018). ON-OFF receptive fields in auditory cortex diverge during development and contribute to directional sweep selectivity. Nature Communications, 9(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04548-3

Neurons in the auditory cortex exhibit distinct frequency tuning to the onset and offset of sounds, but the cause and significance of ON and OFF receptive field (RF) organisation are not understood. Here we demonstrate that distinct ON and OFF freque... Read More about ON-OFF receptive fields in auditory cortex diverge during development and contribute to directional sweep selectivity.

Lacan's cybernetic theory of causality: repetition and the unconscious in Duncan Jones' Source Code (2018)
Book Chapter
Wright, C. (2018). Lacan's cybernetic theory of causality: repetition and the unconscious in Duncan Jones' Source Code. In S. Matviyenko, & J. Roof (Eds.), Lacan and the Posthuman, 67-88. Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-76327-9_5

This chapter explores the intersections between the fields of Lacanian psychoanalysis and theories of the posthuman. It argues that Lacan's early engagements with cybernetics and game theory prefigured many of the questions about artificial intellige... Read More about Lacan's cybernetic theory of causality: repetition and the unconscious in Duncan Jones' Source Code.

Predictive coding of the statistical parameters of uncertain rewards by orbitofrontal neurons (2018)
Journal Article
O’Neill, M., & Schultz, W. (2018). Predictive coding of the statistical parameters of uncertain rewards by orbitofrontal neurons. Behavioural Brain Research, 355, 90-94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2018.04.041

Uncertain reward outcomes are characterised by statistical parameters that capture the numerical values of the underlying probability distributions of reward values, including the expected value, risk (variance) and probability. Here we show coding o... Read More about Predictive coding of the statistical parameters of uncertain rewards by orbitofrontal neurons.

Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool (2017)
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Davies, E. B., Craven, M. P., Martin, J. L., & Simons, L. (2017). Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool. Evidence-Based Mental Health, 20(4), 112-117. https://doi.org/10.1136/eb-2017-102755

Background: Traditional evaluation methods are not keeping pace with rapid developments in mobile health. More flexible methodologies are needed to evaluate mHealth technologies, particularly simple, self-help tools. One approach is to combine a var... Read More about Proportionate methods for evaluating a simple digital mental health tool.



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