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A weird but interesting journey: Personal traumatic growth for individuals with hallucinations (2018)
Journal Article
Dixon, L., Sanderson, C., Alexander, T., & Holt, L. (2018). A weird but interesting journey: Personal traumatic growth for individuals with hallucinations. Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 08(03), doi:10.4172/2161-0487.1000343. ISSN 2161-0487

Objectives: Hallucinations can be traumatic. However, research into 'post-traumatic growth' in relation to hallucinations is scarce. This study aims to further our understanding of personal growth in the context of hallucinations. Design: A phenomeno... Read More

Cognitive correlates of pragmatic language comprehension in adult traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analyses (2017)
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Rowley, D. A., Rogish, M., Alexander, T., & Riggs, K. J. (2017). Cognitive correlates of pragmatic language comprehension in adult traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analyses. Brain Injury, 31(12), 1564-1574. doi:10.1080/02699052.2017.1341645

Effective pragmatic comprehension of language is critical for successful communication and interaction, but this ability is routinely impaired following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) [1,2]. Individual studies have investigated the cognitive domains as... Read More

Counter-intuitive moral judgement following traumatic brain injury (2017)
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Rowley, D. A., Rogish, M., Alexander, T., & Riggs, K. J. (2018). Counter-intuitive moral judgement following traumatic brain injury. Journal of neuropsychology, 12(2), (200-215). doi:10.1111/jnp.12117. ISSN 1748-6645

Several neurological patient populations, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), appear to produce an abnormally ‘utilitarian’ pattern of judgements to moral dilemmas; they tend to make judgements that maximise the welfare of the majority, rather th... Read More

When is better really better? Individuals' experiences of treatment for OAB with anticholinergic medication (2016)
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Kinsey, D., Pretorius, S., Alexander, T., Glover, L., Duggan, P., & Kraus, S. (2017). When is better really better? Individuals' experiences of treatment for OAB with anticholinergic medication. International Journal of Urological Nursing, 11(1), (42-51). doi:10.1111/ijun.12122. ISSN 1749-7701

Overactive bladder (OAB) has been found to have a number of psychological consequences, including anxiety, depression and shame. However, there is little research on how drug treatment, which has been found to be effective at reducing physical sympto... Read More

The psychological impact of overactive bladder: a systematic review (2014)
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Kinsey, D., Pretorius, S., Glover, L., & Alexander, T. (2016). The psychological impact of overactive bladder: a systematic review. Journal of health psychology, 21(1), 69-81. doi:10.1177/1359105314522084

This review aimed to provide an overview of the current research on the psychological impact of overactive bladder. A systematic search yielded 32 papers. It was found that people with overactive bladder tended to have greater levels of depression, a... Read More

Improving emotional prosody detection in the attending ear by cathodal tDCS suppression of the competing channel (2011)
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Alexander, T., Avirame, K., & Lavidor, M. (2012). Improving emotional prosody detection in the attending ear by cathodal tDCS suppression of the competing channel. Neuroscience letters, 508(1), (52-55). doi:10.1016/j.neulet.2011.12.017. ISSN 0304-3940

Currently it is assumed that cathodal stimulation (in transcranial direct current stimulation, tDCS) degrades the neural firing rate, and thus it is believed to degrade cognitive performance. Here we challenge this assumption by predicting that under... Read More

Enclosure shape influences cue competition effects and goal location learning (2010)
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Wilson, P. N., Wilson, P., & Alexander, T. (2010). Enclosure shape influences cue competition effects and goal location learning. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(8), 1552-1567. doi:10.1080/17470210903428761

In virtual-environment spatial-learning procedures, Experiment 1 investigated blocking of learning about distal landmarks beyond the walls of an enclosure following preliminary training to find a goal using local landmarks within the enclosure. Separ... Read More

Blocking of goal-location learning based on shape (2009)
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Wilson, P. N., Wilson, S. P., Alexander, T., Wilson, S. P., & Wilson, P. (2009). Blocking of goal-location learning based on shape. Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition, 35(3), 694-708. doi:10.1037/a0015124

Using desktop, computer-simulated virtual environments (VEs), the authors conducted 5 experiments to investigate blocking of learning about a goal location based on Shape B as a consequence of preliminary training to locate that goal using Shape A. T... Read More

Word recognition processes modulate the naso-temporal asymmetry of the human visual field (2009)
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McGraw, P. V., Lavidor, M., & Alexander, T. (2009). Word recognition processes modulate the naso-temporal asymmetry of the human visual field. Perception, 38(10), 1536-1541. doi:10.1068/p6078

Many visual tasks display a well-documented naso-temporal asymmetry (NTA), where sensitivity is greater to stimuli presented in the temporal hemifield. Four-letter strings were presented at various eccentricities under monocular vision conditions, an... Read More

Blocking of spatial learning between enclosure geometry and a local landmark. (2008)
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Wilson, P. N., & Alexander, T. (2008). Blocking of spatial learning between enclosure geometry and a local landmark. Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition, 34(6), 1369-1376. doi:10.1037/a0013011

In a virtual environment, blocking of spatial learning to locate an invisible target was found reciprocally between a distinctively shaped enclosure and a local landmark within its walls. The blocking effect was significantly stronger when the shape... Read More