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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Analysis of heart rate variability amongst cyclists under perceived variations of risk exposure (2014)
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Doorley, R., Pakrashi, V., Byrne, E., Comerford, S., Ghosh, B., & Groeger, J. A. (2015). Analysis of heart rate variability amongst cyclists under perceived variations of risk exposure. Transportation research. Part F, Traffic psychology and behaviour, 28, 40-54. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trf.2014.11.004

Cycling as a mode of travel provides an opportunity for many people to increase their levels of regular physical activity and contribute to their mental and physical health. Heart rate is often used as a means of measuring the intensity and energy ex... Read More

Understanding the effects of one’s actions upon hidden objects and the development of search behaviour in 7-month-old infants (2014)
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O'Connor, R. J., & Russell, J. (2015). Understanding the effects of one’s actions upon hidden objects and the development of search behaviour in 7-month-old infants. Developmental Science, 18(5), 824-831. https://doi.org/10.1111/desc.12265

Infants' understanding of how their actions affect the visibility of hidden objects may be a crucial aspect of the development of search behaviour. To investigate this possibility, 7-month-old infants took part in a two-day training study. At the sta... Read More

Executive control and the experience of regret (2011)
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Burns, P., Riggs, K. J., & Beck, S. R. (2012). Executive control and the experience of regret. Journal of experimental child psychology, 111(3), 501-515. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jecp.2011.10.003

The experience of regret rests on a counterfactual analysis of events. Previous research indicates that regret emerges at around 6 years of age, marginally later than the age at which children begin to answer counterfactual questions correctly. We hy... Read More

Independent influences of verbalization and race on the configural and featural processing of faces: A behavioral and eye movement study (2011)
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Nakabayashi, K., Lloyd-Jones, T. J., Butcher, N., & Liu, C. H. (2012). Independent influences of verbalization and race on the configural and featural processing of faces: A behavioral and eye movement study. Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition, 38(1), 61-77. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0024853

Describing a face in words can either hinder or help subsequent face recognition. Here, the authors examined the relationship between the benefit from verbally describing a series of faces and the same-race advantage (SRA) whereby people are better a... Read More

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

Adherence to sport injury rehabilitation programs: An integrated psycho-social approach (2008)
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Clough, P. J., Levy, A. R., & Polman, R. C. J. (2008). Adherence to sport injury rehabilitation programs: An integrated psycho-social approach. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, 18(6), 798-809. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1600-0838.2007.00704.x

The aim of the present study was to examine an adapted integrated psycho-social model to predict sport injury rehabilitation adherence. A longitudinal prospective design was used whereby 70 patients attending private physiotherapy clinics completed a... Read More

The role of the right cerebral hemisphere in processing novel metaphoric expressions: A transcranial magnetic stimulation study (2008)
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Pobric, G., Mashal, N., Faust, M., & Lavidor, M. (2008). The role of the right cerebral hemisphere in processing novel metaphoric expressions: A transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Journal of cognitive neuroscience, 20(1), 170-181. https://doi.org/10.1162/jocn.2008.20005

Abstract Previous research suggests that the right hemisphere (RH) may contribute uniquely to the processing of metaphoric language. However, causal relationships between local brain activity in the RH and metaphors comprehension were never establish... Read More