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Adult Fast-Mapping Memory Research Is Based on a Misinterpretation of Developmental-Word-Learning Data (2019)
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O'Connor, R., & Riggs, K. (2019). Adult Fast-Mapping Memory Research Is Based on a Misinterpretation of Developmental-Word-Learning Data. Current directions in psychological science : a journal of the American Psychological Society, https://doi.org/10.1177/0963721419858426

‘Fast mapping’ is often used to refer to children’s remarkable ability to learn the meanings of new words under minimal exposure conditions, in ambiguous contexts. While it is one thing to claim that children are capable of learning words this way, i... Read More about Adult Fast-Mapping Memory Research Is Based on a Misinterpretation of Developmental-Word-Learning Data.

Left amygdala and putamen activation modulate emotion driven decisions in the iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma game (2019)
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Eimontaite, I., Schindler, I., De Marco, M., Duzzi, D., Venneri, A., & Goel, V. (2019). Left amygdala and putamen activation modulate emotion driven decisions in the iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma game. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00741

Although economic decision-making is commonly characterized as a purely rational phenomenon, it is clear that real-world decision-making is influenced by emotions. Yet, relatively little is known about the neural correlates of this process. To explor... Read More about Left amygdala and putamen activation modulate emotion driven decisions in the iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma game.

A computational implementation of a Hebbian learning network and its application to configural forms of acquired equivalence (2019)
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Robinson, J., George, D. N., & Heinke, 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): A general account of discrimination that has been shaped by data from configural acquired equivalence... Read More about A computational implementation of a Hebbian learning network and its application to configural forms of acquired equivalence.

The relationship between mental toughness and cognitive control: evidence from the item-method directed forgetting task (2019)
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Dewhurst, S. A., Anderson, R. J., Howe, D., & Clough, P. J. (2019). The relationship between mental toughness and cognitive control: evidence from the item-method directed forgetting task. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 33(5), 943-951. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.3570

Previous research by the authors (Dewhurst, Anderson. Cotter, Crust, & Clough, 2012) found that mental toughness, as measured by the Mental Toughness Questionnaire 48 (MTQ48; Clough, Earle, & Sewell, 2002), was significantly associated with performan... Read More about The relationship between mental toughness and cognitive control: evidence from the item-method directed forgetting task.

Reasons to doubt the generalizability, reliability, and diagnosticity of fast mapping (FM) for rapid lexical integration (2019)
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Gaskell, M. G., & Lindsay, S. (2019). Reasons to doubt the generalizability, reliability, and diagnosticity of fast mapping (FM) for rapid lexical integration. Cognitive neuroscience, 10(4), 234-236. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2019.1600487

The possibility of fast mapping (FM) promoting rapid lexical integration challenges complementary systems accounts of word learning. Here, we first question the diagnosticity of orthographic lexical competition prior to sleep as an indicator of lexic... Read More about Reasons to doubt the generalizability, reliability, and diagnosticity of fast mapping (FM) for rapid lexical integration.

Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children? (2019)
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O’Connor, R. J., Lindsay, S., Mather, E., & Riggs, K. J. (2019). Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children?. Cognitive neuroscience, 10(4), 221-222. https://doi.org/10.1080/17588928.2019.1574260

Cooper Greve, and Henson (this issue)  caution restraint before accepting that a fast mapping (FM) process exists in adults. We welcome this, but would also add that the original rationale for studying FM in adults is not currently supported by devel... Read More about Why would a special FM process exist in adults, when it does not appear to exist in children?.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation over contralateral primary somatosensory cortex disrupts perception of itch intensity (2018)
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Jones, O., Jones, O., Schindler, I., Schindler, I., Holle, H., & Holle, H. (in press). Transcranial magnetic stimulation over contralateral primary somatosensory cortex disrupts perception of itch intensity. Experimental Dermatology, https://doi.org/10.1111/exd.13803

Itch, a complex unpleasant sensation causing the desire to scratch, results from the activity of a network of brain regions. However, the specific functional contributions of individual regions within this network remains poorly understood. We invest... Read More about Transcranial magnetic stimulation over contralateral primary somatosensory cortex disrupts perception of itch intensity.

Differential roles of polar orbital prefrontal cortex and parietal lobes in logical reasoning with neutral and negative emotional content (2018)
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Eimontaite, I., Goel, V., Raymont, V., Krueger, F., Schindler, I., & Grafman, J. (2018). Differential roles of polar orbital prefrontal cortex and parietal lobes in logical reasoning with neutral and negative emotional content. Neuropsychologia, 119, 320-329. https://doi.org/10.1016...psychologia.2018.05.014

To answer the question of how brain pathology affects reasoning about negative emotional content, we administered a disjunctive logical reasoning task involving arguments with neutral content (e.g. Either there are tigers or women in NYC, but not bot... Read More about Differential roles of polar orbital prefrontal cortex and parietal lobes in logical reasoning with neutral and negative emotional content.

Simulation, false memories, and the planning of future events. (2018)
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Dewhurst, S. A., Anderson, R. J., Grace, L., & Howe, D. (2019). Simulation, false memories, and the planning of future events. Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition, 45(1), 26-36. https://doi.org/10.1037/xlm0000575

Three experiments investigated the relationship between future thinking and false memories. In Experiment 1, participants remembered familiar events (e.g., a holiday) from their past, imagined planning the same events in the future, or took part in a... Read More about Simulation, false memories, and the planning of future events..

Moving into the information age : from records to Google Earth (2017)
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Smith, D. (2017). Moving into the information age : from records to Google Earth. The naturalist, 142(1095), 151-156

Many of us are avid recorders of Yorkshire’ varied flora and fauna. Over a recording career of many years a single recorder can personally amass large data sets or, if involved with networks of similarly-minded people, groups of recorders can rapidly... Read More about Moving into the information age : from records to Google Earth.

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 . https://doi.org/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 about Cognitive correlates of pragmatic language comprehension in adult traumatic brain injury: A systematic review and meta-analyses.

Placebo Analgesia From a Rubber Hand (2017)
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Coleshill, M. J., George, D. N., & Mazzoni, G. (2017). Placebo Analgesia From a Rubber Hand. Journal of Pain, 18(9), 1067-1077. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.04.004

© 2017 American Pain Society Placebo analgesia, reductions in pain after administration of an inert treatment, is a well documented phenomenon. We report, to our knowledge, the first demonstration that placebo analgesia can be experienced when a sham... Read More about Placebo Analgesia From a Rubber Hand.

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. https://doi.org/10.1111/jnp.12117

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 about Counter-intuitive moral judgement following traumatic brain injury.

Survival processing versus self-reference : a memory advantage following descriptive self-referential encoding (2017)
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Dewhurst, S. A., Anderson, R. J., Grace, L., & Boland, J. (2017). Survival processing versus self-reference : a memory advantage following descriptive self-referential encoding. Journal of Memory and Language, 94, 291-304. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2017.01.003

Previous research has shown that rating words for their relevance to a survival scenario leads to better retention of the words than rating them for self-reference. Past studies have, however, relied exclusively on an autobiographical self-reference... Read More about Survival processing versus self-reference : a memory advantage following descriptive self-referential encoding.

The benefits of targeted memory reactivation for consolidation in sleep are contingent on memory accuracy and direct cue-memory associations (2016)
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Cairney, S. A., Lindsay, S., Sobczak, J. M., Paller, K. A., & Gaskell, M. G. (2016). The benefits of targeted memory reactivation for consolidation in sleep are contingent on memory accuracy and direct cue-memory associations. SLEEP, 39(5), 1139-1150 . https://doi.org/10.5665/sleep.5772

Objectives: To investigate how the effects of targeted memory reactivation (TMR) are influenced by memory accuracy prior to sleep and the presence or absence of direct cue-memory associations. Methods: 30 participants associated each of 50 pictures w... Read More about The benefits of targeted memory reactivation for consolidation in sleep are contingent on memory accuracy and direct cue-memory associations.

Sources of sport confidence, imagery type and performance among competitive athletes : the mediating role of sports confidence (2015)
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Levy, A. R., Perry, J., Nicholls, A. R., Larkin, D., & Davies, J. (2015). Sources of sport confidence, imagery type and performance among competitive athletes : the mediating role of sports confidence. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 55(7-8), 835-844

Aim. This study explored the mediating role of sport confidence upon (1) sources of sport confidence- performance relationship and (2) imagery- performance relationship. Methods. Participants were 157 competitive athletes who completed state measures... Read More about Sources of sport confidence, imagery type and performance among competitive athletes : the mediating role of sports confidence.

Parallels between action-object mapping and word-object mapping in young children (2015)
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Riggs, K. J., Mather, E., Hyde, G., & Simpson, A. (2016). Parallels between action-object mapping and word-object mapping in young children. Cognitive science, 40(4), 992-1006. https://doi.org/10.1111/cogs.12262

© 2016 Cognitive Science Society, Inc. Across a series of four experiments with 3- to 4-year-olds we demonstrate how cognitive mechanisms supporting noun learning extend to the mapping of actions to objects. In Experiment 1 (n = 61) the demonstration... Read More about Parallels between action-object mapping and word-object mapping in young children.

Rapid temporal accumulation in spider fear: Evidence from hierarchical drift diffusion modelling. (2015)
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Tipples, J. (2015). Rapid temporal accumulation in spider fear: Evidence from hierarchical drift diffusion modelling. Emotion, 15(6), 742-750 . https://doi.org/10.1037/emo0000079

Fear can distort our sense of time – making time seem slow or even stand still. Here, I used Hierarchical Drift Diffusion Modelling (HDDM; Vandekerckhove, Tuerlinckx, & Lee, 2008, 2011; Wiecki, Sofer, & Frank, 2013) to test the idea that temporal acc... Read More about Rapid temporal accumulation in spider fear: Evidence from hierarchical drift diffusion modelling..


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