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Dr Igor Schindler

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Igor Schindler

Lecturer in Psychology


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.

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.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation over left inferior frontal and posterior temporal cortex disrupts gesture-speech integration (2018)
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Zhao, W., Riggs, K., Schindler, I., & Holle, H. (2018). Transcranial magnetic stimulation over left inferior frontal and posterior temporal cortex disrupts gesture-speech integration. Journal of Neuroscience, 38(8), 1891-1900. https://doi.org/10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1748-17.2017

Language and action naturally occur together in the form of co-speech gestures and there is now convincing evidence that listeners display a strong tendency to integrate semantic information from both domains during comprehension. A contentious quest... Read More about Transcranial magnetic stimulation over left inferior frontal and posterior temporal cortex disrupts gesture-speech integration.

Assessing acute itch intensity : general labelled magnitude scale is more reliable than classic visual analogue scale (2016)
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Jones, O., Holle, H., Jones, O., & Schindler, I. (2017). Assessing acute itch intensity : general labelled magnitude scale is more reliable than classic visual analogue scale. Acta dermato-venereologica, 97(3), 375-376. https://doi.org/10.2340/00015555-2584

The reliable measurement of itch intensity is crucial, both in research as well as clinical contexts. For example, when the reliability of a measurement scale is unknown, it is impossible to determine whether a patient has changed sufficiently to be... Read More about Assessing acute itch intensity : general labelled magnitude scale is more reliable than classic visual analogue scale.

Differential modulation of performance in insight and divergent thinking tasks with tDCS (2015)
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Eimontaite, I., Goel, V., Schindler, I., & Goel, A. (2015). Differential modulation of performance in insight and divergent thinking tasks with tDCS. Journal of Problem Solving, 8(1), 23-35. doi:10.7771/1932-6246.1172

While both insight and divergent thinking tasks are used to study creativity, there are reasons to believe that the two may call upon very different mechanisms. To explore this hypothesis, we administered a verbal insight task (riddles) and a diverge... Read More about Differential modulation of performance in insight and divergent thinking tasks with tDCS.

Subliminal galvanic-vestibular stimulation influences ego- and object-centred components of visual neglect (2014)
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Oppenländer, K., Keller, I., Karbach, J., Schindler, I., Kerkhoff, G., & Reinhart, S. (2015). Subliminal galvanic-vestibular stimulation influences ego- and object-centred components of visual neglect. Neuropsychologia, 74, 170-177 . https://doi.org/10.1016...psychologia.2014.10.039

Neglect patients show contralesional deficits in egocentric and object-centred visuospatial tasks. The extent to which these different phenomena are modulated by sensory stimulation remains to be clarified. Subliminal galvanic vestibular stimulation... Read More about Subliminal galvanic-vestibular stimulation influences ego- and object-centred components of visual neglect.

The effect of partner-directed emotion in social exchange decision-making (2013)
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Eimontaite, I., Nicolle, A., Schindler, I., & Goel, V. (2013). The effect of partner-directed emotion in social exchange decision-making. Frontiers in Psychology, 4(JUL), doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00469

Despite the prevalence of studies examining economic decision-making as a purely rational phenomenon, common sense suggests that emotions affect our decision-making particularly in a social context. To explore the influence of emotions on economic de... Read More about The effect of partner-directed emotion in social exchange decision-making.

Task- and response related dissociations between neglect in near and far space: A morphometric case study (2012)
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Aimola, L., Schindler, I., & Venneri, A. (2012). Task- and response related dissociations between neglect in near and far space: A morphometric case study. Behavioural neurology, 27(3), 245-257. doi:10.3233/BEN-2012-110243

Introduction: Patients with unilateral neglect may show line bisection errors selectively in either near (within hand reaching) or far (beyond hand reaching) space which suggests that these two spatial areas are coded differently by the brain. This e... Read More about Task- and response related dissociations between neglect in near and far space: A morphometric case study.

Near and far space neglect: task sensitivity and anatomical substrates (2012)
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Aimola, L., Schindler, I., Simone, A. M., & Venneri, A. (2012). Near and far space neglect: task sensitivity and anatomical substrates. Neuropsychologia, 50(6), 1115-1123. https://doi.org/10.1016...psychologia.2012.01.022

Most group studies which have investigated neglect for near and far space have found an increased severity of symptoms in far space compared to near space. However, the majority of these studies used relatively small samples and based their findings... Read More about Near and far space neglect: task sensitivity and anatomical substrates.