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Categorisation of Mobile EEG: A Researcher's Perspective (2017)
Journal Article
Bateson, A. D., Baseler, H. A., Paulson, K. S., Ahmed, F., & Asghar, A. U. (2017). Categorisation of Mobile EEG: A Researcher's Perspective. Biomed research international, 2017, (1-15). doi:10.1155/2017/5496196. ISSN 2314-6133

© 2017 Anthony D. Bateson et al. Researchers are increasingly attempting to undertake electroencephalography (EEG) recordings in novel environments and contexts outside of the traditional static laboratory setting. The term "mobile EEG," although com... Read More

Response of face-selective brain regions to trustworthiness and gender of faces (2012)
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Mattavelli, G., Andrews, T. J., Asghar, A. U., Towler, J. R., & Young, A. W. (2012). Response of face-selective brain regions to trustworthiness and gender of faces. Neuropsychologia, 50(9), (2205-2211). doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.05.024. ISSN 0028-3932

Neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies have demonstrated a role for the amygdala in processing the perceived trustworthiness of faces, but it remains uncertain whether its responses are linear (with the greatest response to the least trustworthy... Read More

Volume conduction effects in brain network inference from electroencephalographic recordings using phase lag index (2012)
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Peraza, L. R., Asghar, A., Green, G., & Halliday, D. M. (2012). Volume conduction effects in brain network inference from electroencephalographic recordings using phase lag index. Journal of neuroscience methods, 207(2), (189-199). doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth.2012.04.007. ISSN 0165-0270

In this paper, we test the performance of a synchronicity estimator widely applied in Neuroscience, phase lag index (PLI), for brain network inference in EEG. We implement the four sphere head model to simulate the volume conduction problem present i... Read More

Acupuncture needling sensation: the neural correlates of deqi using fMRI (2009)
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Asghar, A. U. R., Green, G., Lythgoe, M. F., Lewith, G., & MacPherson, H. (2010). Acupuncture needling sensation: the neural correlates of deqi using fMRI. Brain research, 1315, (111-118). doi:10.1016/j.brainres.2009.12.019. ISSN 0006-8993

The needling sensation of deqi is considered by most acupuncturists to be an important component of acupuncture, yet neuroimaging research that investigates this needle sensation has been limited. In this study we have investigated the effect of deqi... Read More

An amygdala response to fearful faces with covered eyes (2008)
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Asghar, A. U., Chiu, Y. C., Hallam, G., Liu, S., Mole, H., Wright, H., & Young, A. W. (2008). An amygdala response to fearful faces with covered eyes. Neuropsychologia, 46(9), (2364-2370). doi:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.03.015. ISSN 0028-3932

Findings of amygdala responsiveness to the eye region of fearful faces raise the question of whether eye widening is the only facial cue involved. We used fMRI to investigate the differential amygdala response to fearful versus neutral stimuli for fa... Read More

Brain imaging of acupuncture: comparing superficial with deep needling (2008)
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MacPherson, H., Green, G., Nevado, A., Lythgoe, M. F., Lewith, G., Devlin, R., …Asghar, A. U. R. (2008). Brain imaging of acupuncture: comparing superficial with deep needling. Neuroscience letters, 434(1), (144-149). doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2008.01.058. ISSN 0304-3940

The difference between superficial and deep needling at acupuncture points has yet to be mapped with functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Using a 3 T MRI, echo planar imaging data were acquired for 17 right-handed healthy volunteer participa... Read More