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The negative impact of COVID-19 on working memory revealed using a rapid online quiz (2022)
Journal Article
Baseler, H. A., Aksoy, M., Salawu, A., Green, A., & Asghar, A. U. (2022). The negative impact of COVID-19 on working memory revealed using a rapid online quiz. PLoS ONE, 17(11), Article e0269353. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0269353

Although coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) affects the respiratory system, it can also have neurological consequences leading to cognitive deficits such as memory problems. The aim of our study was to assess the impact of COVID-19 on working memory... Read More about The negative impact of COVID-19 on working memory revealed using a rapid online quiz.

A comparative experimental study of visual brain event-related potentials to a working memory task: virtual reality head-mounted display versus a desktop computer screen (2021)
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Aksoy, M., Ufodiama, C. E., Bateson, A. D., Martin, S., & Asghar, A. U. (2021). A comparative experimental study of visual brain event-related potentials to a working memory task: virtual reality head-mounted display versus a desktop computer screen. Experimental Brain Research, 239(10), 3007–3022. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-021-06158-w

Virtual reality head mounted display (VR HMD) systems are increasingly utilised in combination with electroencephalography (EEG) in the experimental study of cognitive tasks. The aim of our investigation was to determine the similarities/differences... Read More about A comparative experimental study of visual brain event-related potentials to a working memory task: virtual reality head-mounted display versus a desktop computer screen.

Development and evaluation of a smartphone-based electroencephalography (EEG) system (2021)
Journal Article
Bateson, A. D., & Asghar, A. U. (2021). Development and evaluation of a smartphone-based electroencephalography (EEG) system. IEEE Access, 9, 75650-75667. https://doi.org/10.1109/ACCESS.2021.3079992

The aim of the study was to design, develop and evaluate a general-purpose EEG platform which integrates with a smartphone. The target specification was a system with 19 EEG channels and data stored onto the smartphone via a Wi-Fi connection. The har... Read More about Development and evaluation of a smartphone-based electroencephalography (EEG) system.

Development and applications of a smartphone-based mobile electroencephalography (EEG) system (2018)
Thesis
Bateson, A. D. (2018). Development and applications of a smartphone-based mobile electroencephalography (EEG) system. (Thesis). Hull York Medical School, the University of Hull and the University of York. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4222739

Electroencephalography (EEG) is a clinical and research technique used to non-invasively acquire brain activity. EEG is performed using static systems in specialist laboratories where participant mobility is constrained. It is desirable to have EEG s... Read More about Development and applications of a smartphone-based mobile electroencephalography (EEG) system.

Categorisation of Mobile EEG: A Researcher's Perspective (2017)
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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. https://doi.org/10.1155/2017/5496196

© 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 about Categorisation of Mobile EEG: A Researcher's Perspective.

A non-invasive, home-based EEG hypoglycaemia warning system for personal monitoring using skin surface electrodes : a single-case feasibility study (2016)
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Clewett, C. J., Langley, P., Bateson, A. D., Asghar, A., & Wilkinson, A. J. (2016). A non-invasive, home-based EEG hypoglycaemia warning system for personal monitoring using skin surface electrodes : a single-case feasibility study. Health Technology Letters, 3(1), 2-5. https://doi.org/10.1049/htl.2015.0037

Hypoglycaemia unawareness is a common condition associated with increased risk of severe hypoglycaemia. The purpose of the authors' study was to develop a simple to use, home-based and non-invasive hypoglycaemia warning system based on electroencepha... Read More about A non-invasive, home-based EEG hypoglycaemia warning system for personal monitoring using skin surface electrodes : a single-case feasibility study.

Hyperpolarisation through reversible interactions with parahydrogen (2014)
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Lloyd, L. S., Asghar, A., Burns, M. J., Charlton, A., Coombes, S., Cowley, M. J., …Ruddlesden, A. J. (2014). Hyperpolarisation through reversible interactions with parahydrogen. Catalysis science & technology, 4(10), 3544-3554. https://doi.org/10.1039/c4cy00464g

We describe here how the complexes Ir(COD)(NHC)Cl [NHC = IMes, SIMes, IPr, SIPr, ICy, IMe and ImMe2NPri2] provide significant insight into the catalytic process that underpins the hyperpolarization method signal amplification by reversible exchange (... Read More about Hyperpolarisation through reversible interactions with parahydrogen.

Neural responses to facial expressions support the role of the amygdala in processing threat (2013)
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Mattavelli, G., Sormaz, M., Flack, T., Asghar, A. U., Fan, S., Frey, J., …Andrews, T. J. (2014). Neural responses to facial expressions support the role of the amygdala in processing threat. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9(11), 1684-1689. https://doi.org/10.1093/scan/nst162

© The Author (2013). Published by Oxford University Press. The amygdala is known to play an important role in the response to facial expressions that convey fear. However, it remains unclear whether the amygdala's response to fear reflects its role i... Read More about Neural responses to facial expressions support the role of the amygdala in processing threat.

Using SABRE in NMR and MRI (2013)
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Highton, L. A. R. (2013). Using SABRE in NMR and MRI. (Thesis). Hull York Medical School, the University of Hull and the University of York. Retrieved from https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/4215427

This thesis describes the use of SABRE as a hyperpolarisation technique in both NMR spectroscopy and MRI. Hyperpolarisation is a method of generating enhanced magnetic resonance signals to improve signal to noise, contrast and resolution within those... Read More about Using SABRE in NMR and MRI.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.05.024

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 about Response of face-selective brain regions to trustworthiness and gender of faces.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2012.04.007

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 about Volume conduction effects in brain network inference from electroencephalographic recordings using phase lag index.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2009.12.019

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 about Acupuncture needling sensation: the neural correlates of deqi using fMRI.

Network-based activity induced by 4-aminopyridine in rat dorsal horn in vitro is mediated by both chemical and electrical synapses (2009)
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Chapman, R. J., Cilia La Corte, P. F., Asghar, A. U. R., & King, A. E. (2009). Network-based activity induced by 4-aminopyridine in rat dorsal horn in vitro is mediated by both chemical and electrical synapses. The Journal of physiology, 587(11), 2499-2510. https://doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2009.171777

This study investigated the role of electrical and chemical synapses in sustaining 4-aminopyridine (4-AP)-evoked network activity recorded extracellularly from substantia gelatinosa (SG) of young rat spinal cord in vitro. Superfusion of 4-AP (50 micr... Read More about Network-based activity induced by 4-aminopyridine in rat dorsal horn in vitro is mediated by both chemical and electrical synapses.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2008.03.015

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 about An amygdala response to fearful faces with covered eyes.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neulet.2008.01.058

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 about Brain imaging of acupuncture: comparing superficial with deep needling.