Hello and Welcome to the ACNS 2012 Conference
This is the 3rd Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, and the first to be run officially under
our new society – the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society. The Society was founded only in
April this year and now has members from across Australia, New Zealand, Japan, China, Singapore,
and Indonesia.
We are expecting over 250 people at this conference. We have put together a scientific program of
international Keynote Speakers, invited Symposia each day, 72 oral presentations in two parallel
streams, and over 100 poster presentations.
Topics are very diverse, ranging from studies of cognition and brain function, in health and disorder,
using EEG, fMRI, TMS methods, to computational models in neuroscience, to pure psychophysics in
vision sciences, to animal models in neuropsychiatry. We hope that across this broad range of
scientific work you find things a little off your primary topic to surprise and inspire you, and spark new
We also have our opening reception, to meet and greet everyone, and hope many of you can come to
our conference dinner. There will be plenty of opportunity to meet and chat during the posters
sessions, and over the lunches provided during lunch breaks.
We hope you enjoy the ACNS 2012 Conference!
Ross Cunnington
Founding President, Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Soc
ACNS 2012 Organising Committe

Ross Cunnington, Chair Natasha Matthews Merryn Constable Jason Mattingley Harriet Dempsey-Jones

Conference Information

The conference will be held in the Queensland Brain Institute (QBI), University of Queensland (Building 79),
with the oral presentation sessions in the UQ Physiology lecture theatres (Building 63) just next door.
QBI Foyer (level 3)
Conference Registration (from 5pm Thursday and 8am Friday) QBI Auditorium (level 7) Keynote Lectures and Symposia (9am and 4:30pm each day) QBI Level 7 Poster Sessions and Company Exhibitors Physiology Theatres Oral Presentation Sessions (11:00am and 1:30pm each day)
Company Exhibitors
Some of our sponsors have exhibition spaces in the Poster room (QBI Level 7). Please make sure you stop
by to have a look at their latest products and have a chat. Exhibitors include: BESA and Neurospec
(BioSemi), Compumedics, Symbiotic Devices (Brain Products and Brainsight systems), and Siemens.
Conference Dinner
The conference dinner will be at Watt Restaurant + Bar, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm, from 7:30pm on
Saturday 1st December. It's a great restaurant just by the Brisbane River in a converted power-station that is
now a popular theatre and entertainment venue.
It is very easy to get to New Farm on the CityCat ferry along the Brisbane River. It is a 1-hour trip from the
University along the river – 30 min from Southbank or the City. We will have some volunteer Guides leaving
from QBI to the CityCat stop after the Keynote Lecture on Saturday evening to help you find your way to the
Instructions for Poster Presenters
There are two sessions Poster Sessions, on Friday 3pm to 4:30pm and Saturday 3pm to 4:30pm. You will
present your poster in one of those sessions, so check the Program to see in which session you are
presenting. You are expected to stand by your poster during your poster session.
Posters should be put up on the poster boards before the morning tea break on the day you are presenting
(the poster room will be open from 8am before the morning Symposium) and should be taken down at the
end of the day. Poster boards are numbered, so please find the number of your poster in the Program and
put your poster in your numbered space.
Instructions for Oral Presenters
All Oral Presentation sessions will be in the UQ Physiology lecture theatres (Building 63; just next to the
Queensland Brain Institute). We have PowerPoint available on both PC and Mac computers in the lecture
Please load your presentation onto the computer in the correct room during the break before your talk.
Because times for talks are short, and we are keeping to a strict schedule, you must load your talk onto the
computer before the session starts.
Our AV helpers will be in the lecture theatres 30 minutes before each session, from 10:30am each morning
(during the morning tea break) and from 1:00pm (during the lunch break). If you want to check your slides on
our system, you are very welcome see one of our AV helpers in the lecture theatre during any morning tea
or lunch break.
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Thursday 29th November, 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Queensland Brain Institute Auditorium – Level 7

17:00- Registration in QBI Foyer 18:00 18:00- Conference Opening – Welcome 18:10 A/Prof Ross Cunnington 18:10- Keynote Lecture – QBI Auditorium 19:00 Dr John Serences, University of California, San Diego, USA
Attention and the efficiency of information processing in human visual cortex
19:00- Opening Reception
Drinks and Nibbles Keynote Lecture
Dr John Serences, University of California, San Diego, USA
John Serences is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of California San Diego (UCSD). Work in his lab employs converging methods including computational modeling, psychophysics, fMRI and EEG to study how attentional factors influence perceptual processing, working memory and decision making. Serences did his undergraduate work at the University of California, San Diego under the guidance of Dr. Harold Pashler, his graduate work at Johns Hopkins University with Dr. Steven Yantis, and a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Salk Institute with Dr. Geoffrey Boynton. He was a faculty member in the department of Cognitive Sciences at UC Irvine for 1.5 years before moving back to UCSD in 2008. Work in his lab is generously funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health and a James S. McDonnell Foundation Scholar Award. Keynote Lecture sponsored by Cambridge Research Systems
Attention and the efficiency of information processing in human visual cortex
Current behavioral goals and motivational drives play a critical role in shaping and refining information processing so that only the most relevant sensory stimuli are perceived and allowed to influence decision making. Traditional accounts hold that these ‘top-down' attentional factors are critical y important in information processing precisely because attention enhances the gain of the sensory neurons that are selectively tuned to relevant stimulus features. These models are intuitively appealing and suggest that attention effectively increases the intensity of important stimuli in a manner analogous to turning up the volume knob on a stereo. Using the early visual system as a model, I will use fMRI and a novel analytic approach to show that attention modulates the gain of the most informative sensory neurons given whatever specific perceptual task confronts the observer. Counter-intuitively, enhancing the gain of the most informative sensory neurons often means biasing patterns of neural activity away from the patterns evoked by sensory stimuli. Thus, contrary to most traditional accounts, these observations suggest that the primary function of attention is not simply to enhance the gain of stimulus-driven responses, but to optimize performance on the current perceptual task.

Friday 30th November, 9:00am – 10:30am
Queensland Brain Institute Auditorium – Level 7

Registration in QBI Foyer Symposium – QBI Auditorium Understanding Schizophrenia:
Phenomenological, cognitive, and neuroscience perspectives.
Chaired by Professor Pat Michie, University of Newcastle
Professor Sohee Park, Vanderbilt University, USA
Abandoned body, weakened self and the internal landscape of schizophrenia
Professor Ulrich Schall, University of Newcastle
Brain Imaging Correlates of Emerging Schizophrenia
Dr Alex Fornito, University of Melbourne
Connectomic disturbances in schizophrenia
Dr Sharna Jamadar, Monash University
Functional mapping of semantic association in schizophrenia
10:30- Morning Tea Break

Friday 30th November, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Physiology Lecture Theatres

STREAM 1 – Room 358
STREAM 2 – Room 360
Chair: Ottmar Lipp
Chair: Paul Dux
Affective prosody in psychosis: Recent
Decoding reveals distributed neural
evidence and future directions
mechanisms for temporal individuation in
Susan Rossell, Tamsyn Van Rheenen and the human brain
Christopher Groot Claire Naughtin, Benjamin Tamber-Rosenau and Paul Dux Facial expression recognition and
Finding a single guy: The role of attention in
medication effects in Huntington's disease
masked priming under conditions of high
Izelle Labuschagne, Rebecca Jones, Jenny attentional load
Callaghan, Daisy Whitehead, Eve Dumas, Genevieve Quek and Matthew Finkbeiner Miranda Say, Ellen Hart, Damian Justo, Allison Coleman, Rachelle Dar Santos, Chris Frost, David Craufurd, Sarah Tabrizi and Julie Stout Face facts: BD patients show impairments in Neural correlates of contingent attentional
emotion processing
capture during sustained visual monitoring
Tamsyn Van Rheenen, Susan Rossell and Oscar Jacoby, Roger Remington, Marc Kamke, Kristy Butler and Jason Mattingley Neural correlates of emotional processing in Sustained target-driven interference under
Parkinson's disease and the influence of
optimal preparation in a cued task switching
affective disturbances
paradigm using orthogonal polynomial trend
Nadeeka Dissanayaka, Tiffany Au, Anthony analysis (OPTA)
Angwin, David Copland, John O'Sul ivan, Alexander Provost, Andrew Heathcote, Scott Gerard Bryne, Rodney Marsh, George Mellick Brown, Sharna Jamadar and Frini Karayanidis and Peter Silburn Influence of attention and 5-HTTLPR
Binocular rivalry and schizotypal personality
variation on amygdala responses to emotion traits in non-clinical individuals
Daniel Stjepanovic, Jason Mattingley, Ziarih
Anna Antinori, Luke Smillie, Phillip Smith and Hawi and Mark Bellgrove Behavioural evidence suggesting
The effects of serotonergic drugs citalopram
expressions of emotion and emotion
and buspirone on perceptual rivalry
recognition are not mediated by the same
Jody Stanley, Suresh Sundram and Olivia neural substrates
Rick Van Der Zwan and Rayshell Harkin-Allen Lunch Break

Friday 30th November, 1.30pm—3.00pm
Physiology Lecture Theatres

STREAM 1 – Room 358
STREAM 2 – Room 360
Chair: Natasha Matthews
Chair: Frini Karayanidis
Face processing in pre-school aged children: Fronto-striatal involvement in strategic
An MEG neuroimaging study
adjustments of response caution: A
Wei He, Jon Brock and Blake Johnson combined DWI and ERP study
Elise Mansfield, Birte Forstmann, Andrew
Heathcote and Frini Karayanidis
Orientation and spatial frequency selective
The degree of functional independence
surround suppression impairment in high
between motor sequencing and motor
autistic tendency
Christina Van Heer and David Crewther Jeff Bednark, Megan Campbell and Ross Cunnington Altered contextual modulation of primary
Sustained effects of anodal tDCS over the
visual cortex responses in schizophrenia
dominant motor cortex on response
Kiley Seymour, Timo Stein, Matthias preparation processes
Guggenmos, Ines Theophil and Philipp Sterzer Alexander Conley, Jodie Marquez, Mark Parsons, Ross Fulham, Jim Lagopoulos and Frini Karayanidis Visual mismatch negativity and early visual
Modulation of attentional network coherence
ERPs in healthy ageing, mild cognitive
during manipulation of cognitive load in
impairment and Alzheimer's disease
Parkinson's freezing
George Stothart, Andrea Tales and Nina James Shine, Elie Matar, Philip Ward, Sharon Naismith and Simon Lewis Is the rodent brain capable of auditory
Multilevel complex interactions between
deviance detection and MMN-like
cognitive and motor domains in Williams
Patricia Michie, Lauren Hams, Ross Fulham, Darren Hocking, Jasmine Menant, Melanie Markku Penttonen, Juanita Todd, Mick Huner, Porter, Christine Gamham, Hannah Kirk and Timothy Budd, Ulrich Schall and Deborah Longitudinal functional and connectivity
Online control of reaching is impaired in
changes during working memory
adults with developmental coordination
performance in Huntington's disease: The
disorder – DCD
IMAGE-HD study
Ian Fuelscher, Reannon Ivancic, Chevelle Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, Julie Stout, Govinda Smalley, Emra Oguzkaya, Jacqueline Williams Poudel, Marcus Gray, Juan Dominguez, Andrew and Christian Hyde Churchyard, Phyllis Chua and Gary Egan Afternoon Tea and Poster Session - QBI

Friday 30th November, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Queensland Brain Institute Auditorium – Level 7
15:00- Afternoon Tea and Poster Session 16:30 16:30- Keynote Lecture – QBI Auditorium 17:30 Professor Christian Keysers, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
The empathic brain
Keynote Lecture
Professor Christian Keysers, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Professor Christian Keysers studied Biology and Psychology in Germany (University of Konstanz) and Boston (MIT, Harvard) and made his PhD in St Andrews with David Perrett on the neural basis of facial perception. In 2000, he moved to Parma, Italy where he worked with Giacomo Rizzolatti in the laboratory where mirror neurons were discovered. He contributed to the discovery of auditory mirror neurons in primates and showed that the idea of mirror neurons also applies to our emotions and sensations using fMRI in humans. He then moved to Groningen, the Netherlands, where he became a full professor for the social brain in 2008. In 2010, he moved to Amsterdam to become a department head at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, a research institute of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences. His work has been published in leading journals, including Science, Neuron, Trends in Cognitive Sciences and Current Biology. He is the author of the award winning book "The Empathic Brain" ( that explains how the science of mirror neurons has changed our understanding of human nature and psychiatric disorders. The empathic brain
One of the most remarkable features of human interactions is our intuitive sense that the people around us have intentions, sensations and emotions like our own. In this talk, I will review evidence that neurons and brain regions involved in controlling our own actions become activated while we see or hear those of others (1, 2). I will address the less recognized fact that regions involved in sensing our own body (SI/SII) become active while we see the movements and tactile sensations of others (3). I will show that insular and cingulate cortices become active while we view the emotions of others (4). These three sets of data show that we have an empathic brain: a brain that activates representations of our own actions, sensations and emotions whenever we see those of others, as if we were in their stead. I will suggest, that these vicarious activations are not the mysterious product of some genetic predisposition to empathize with others, but, at least in part, the result of simple Hebbian learning between executing an action and seeing/hearing oneself do the action (5). I will then review evidence, that disturbing regions of the empathic brain can lead to impairments in understanding the inner states of others. I will then present behavioral data from a study in which we find evidence for empathy in rats (6), and data from a study with participants with psychopathy where we find the empathic brain to be hypoactive. Saturday 1st December, 9:00am – 10:30am
Queensland Brain Institute Auditorium – Level 7

Symposium – QBI Auditorium Action Understanding, Autism, and Mirroring
Chaired by A/Professor Ross Cunnington, University of Queensland
Dr Kevin Pelphrey, Yale University, USA
Building a translational social neuroscience of autism
Dr Valeria Gazzola, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Somatosensation in action
Dr Peter Enticott, Monash University
Do mirror systems play a role in social cognition and autism?
10:30- Morning Tea Break
Saturday 1st December, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Physiology Lecture Theatres

STREAM 1 – Room 358
STREAM 2 – Room 360
Chair: Mark Williams
Chair: Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis
The effects of cognitive context on visual-
Cognitive processes involved in fluency
motor interactions
tests: A neuropsychological investigation
Marta Bortoletto, Jason Mattingley and Ross Mu-rhythm desynchronisation demonstrates Distinctive semantic feature loss in
action representation in pianists during
Alzheimer's disease
passive listening of piano melodies
Kieran Flanagan, David Copland, Helen Carolyn Wu, Vanessa Lim, Jeffrey Hamm and Chenery, Gerard Byrne and Anthony Angwin Motor simulation underpins temporal
Brain activity during word rhyming: Are two
coordination in joint action
disorders better than one?
Giacomo Novembre, Luca Ticini, Schütz- Karen Waldie and Anna Wilson Bosbach and Peter Keller Using a virtual hand to investigate body
Optimising speech outcomes in Deep Brain
Stimulation for essential tremor
Regine Zopf, Jason Friedman and Mark Adam Vogel, Hugh McDermott, Richard Peppard and Colette McKay Action processing under attentional load
New evidence for a complex interaction
Veronika Halasz, Jason Mattingley and Ross between executive control and motor
functioning in young female FMR1
premutation carriers
Claudine Kraan, Darren Hocking, John
Bradshaw, Nellie Gerogiou-Karistianis and Kim
Differences in connectivity of putative mirror The use of eye movements to detect
neuron network between stroke survivors
cognitive changes in carriers of medium
and healthy controls
expansions of the FMR1 gene
Susan Palmer, Ross Cunnington, Katherine Annie Shelton, Claudine Kraan, Kim Cornish Reynolds and Leeanne Carey and Joanne Fielding Lunch Break
Saturday 1st December, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Saturday 1st December, 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Physiology Lecture Theatres
Physiology Lecture Theatres
STREAM 1 – Room 358
STREAM 2 – Room 360
Chair: Paul Corballis
Chair: Rob Hester
The effects of race and experience on neural
Impaired learning from errors in chronic
empathy for pain
cannabis users: Dorsal anterior cingulate
Yuan Cao, Luis Contreras and Ross Cunnington cortex and hippocampus hypoactivity
Susan Carey, Liam Nestor, Jennifer Jones, Hugh
Garavan and Robert Hester
Neural oscillations related to self-evaluation in Dopamine gene variants are associated with
social comparison context: An EEG study
EEG measure of error processing
Tarrant Cummins, Mykalos Byrne, Ziarih Hawi and Mark Bellgrove Degrees of separation: Are mirror neurons
ERP-based multivariate pattern classification
human language specific?
predicts errors before an over response is
Bernadine Cocks, Graham Jamieson, Ian Evans executed
and Bruce Stevenson Stefan Bode and Jutta Stahl Acquired ‘mirror pain' in amputees
Interactions between proactive and reactive
Bernadette Fitzgibbon, Peter Enticott, Melita response inhibition
Giummarra, Paul Fitzgerald, Nellie Georgiou- Karistianis and John Bradshaw Where I feel is where I attend: Proprioceptive
Inhibitory control of a rewarding stimulus
locationalisation and visuospatial attention
under different reward and distractor
near hands
conditions: A fMRI study
Hayley Colman, Roger Remington and Ada Franco Scalzo, David O'Connor and Robert Can't take my eyes off you: Goal-irrelevant
Disruption to frontal white matter pathways
kinematics of observed actions prime
related to performance on the stop-signal task
subcomponents of motor output under
Todd Jolly, Ross Fulham, Pat Michie, Christopher perceptual load
Levi, Mark Parsons and Frini Karayanidis Samuel Sparks and Ada Kritikos Afternoon Tea and Poster Session - QBI
Saturday 1st December, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Queensland Brain Institute Auditorium – Level 7
15:00- Afternoon Tea and Poster Session 16:30 16:30- Keynote Lecture – QBI Auditorium 17:30 Professor Kia Nobre, University of Oxford, UK
Temporal expectations: the fourth dimension in attention
19:30- Conference Dinner
Watt Restaurant + Bar, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm Keynote Lecture
Professor Kia Nobre, University of Oxford, UK
Anna Christina (known as Kia) Nobre is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in understanding the principles of the neural systems that support cognitive functions in the human brain. Her current research investigates how neural activity linked to perception and cognition is dynamically modulated according to memories, task goals, and expectations. She is also interested in understanding how these fine and large-scale regulatory mechanisms develop, and how they are disturbed in disorders of mental health. Her work integrates behavioural methods with a powerful combination of non-invasive techniques to image and stimulate the human brain. Kia obtained her PhD from Yale University. She moved to Oxford in 1994 where she is now Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of Oxford and Tutorial Fellow of Psychology at New College. Kia directs the Oxford Centre for Human Brain Activity, a state-of-the-art facility for scientists investigating the neural dynamics that underpin human cognition and the neural deficits in psychiatric and neurological disorders, and heads the Brain & Cognition Lab, in the Department of Experimental Psychology. Temporal expectations: the fourth dimension in attention
The field of ‘selective attention' has convincingly established that our sampling and experience of the external environment is highly selective. When all works well, dynamic regulatory mechanisms adapt sensory, cognitive, and motor mechanisms to prioritise events that are relevant to current task goals according to our expectations. The last few decades have witnessed significant advances in unveiling the neural mechanisms for attention to spatial locations and object features. The fourth dimension, time, is a relative newcomer to the field. By now it clear that we are able to orient attention flexibly in anticipation of the predicted timing of relevant events. But we still know little about the mechanisms by which we code temporal expectations and how they come to tune neural excitability to the relevant moments of our unravelling environment. In my laboratory, we have developed different experimental paradigms to manipulate temporal expectations according to informative temporal cues, probability functions, and rhythms and have demonstrated that temporal expectations can enhance speed of responses as well as perceptual discrimination of events. By recording brain activity during task performance, we have shown that these behavioural benefits come about through mechanisms that complement those for spatial attention. Interestingly, when temporal expectations are combined with spatial expectations they enhance early modulatory effects of spatial attention. Neural oscillations appear to play a major role in orchestrating the effects of temporal expectations, enabling the regulation of neural excitability associated with spatial or other features over time, in order to optimise the processing of relevant events at their expected moments. Saturday 1st December, 3:00pm – 5:30pm
Sunday 2nd December, 9:00am – 10:30am
Queensland Brain Institute Auditorium – Level 7
Queensland Brain Institute Auditorium – Level 7
Symposium – QBI Auditorium Vision and Perceptual Awareness
Chaired by Professor Jason Mattingley, University of Queensland
Dr Derek Arnold, University of Queensland
Why is binocular rivalry uncommon?
Dr Olivia Carter, University of Melbourne
Onset rivalry: Brief presentation isolates an early independent phase of perceptual
competition. Dr Joel Pearson, University of New South Wales
Accumulating decisional evidence without awareness
Dr Nao Tsuchiya, Monash University
Towards a system-level understanding of conscious vision
10:30- Morning Tea Break
Sunday 2nd December, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Physiology Lecture Theatres

STREAM 1 – Room 358
STREAM 2 – Room 360
Chair: Joel Pearson
Chair: Olivia Carter
Atypical neural response to high and low
Measuring the level of consciousness based
spatial frequency stimuli in a rare case of
on the amount of integrated information
visual perseveration
Masafumi Oizumi, Toru Yanagawa, Shun-ichi Mark Williams, Bhuvanesh Awasthi, Paul Amari, Naotsugu Tsuchiya and Naotaka Fujii Sowman, Matthew Finkbeiner and Anina Rich Autistic children show more efficient
Brain networks in health and disease –
parvocellular visual processing
Epilepsy as a dynamic network phenomena
Alyse Brown and David Crewther John Terry, Oscar Benjamin and Mark Richardson The magnitude and spatial extent of visual
Early visual evoked potentials are modulated
crowding are reduced during saccade
by matching odarants: Evident for olfactory-
visual interactions in humans
Will Harrison, Roger Remington and Jason Amanda Robinson, Jason Mattingley and Judith Testing theories of visual position perception Multimodal EEG-fMRI integration using DCM
by manipulating magnocellular processing for to study network interactions during
various motion trajectories

perception of faces
Mark Chappell, Zach Potter and Trevor Hine Vinh Nguyen, Michael Breakspear and Ross Cunnington Shape aftereffects reflect a weighted function Perceptual decision making and the time-
of retinal and surface slant information
order effect: A neural circuit model of biased
Katherine Storrs and Derek Arnold vibrotactile discrimination
Angela Langdon, John Rinzel and Michael
Spatio-temporal structure of multi-focal
It's beginning to look a lot like my hand: Fake
magnetoencephalographic visual evoked
hand perceived to resemble own hand for
potentials (MVEP)
people with body dysmorphic disorder but not
David Crewther, Alyse Brown and Laila Hugrass controls
Ryan Kaplan, Susan Rossell, Peter Enticott,
Jakob Hohwy and David Castle
Lunch Break
Annual General Meeting of the Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Society Sunday 2nd December, 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Physiology Lecture Theatres

STREAM 1 – Room 358
STREAM 2 – Room 360
Chair: David Crewther
Chair: Luca Cocchi
14:00- Medial temporal lobe substructures
Disruption to frontal white matter pathways
14:15 differentially contribute to processing
on performance in the task-switching
within- and between-domain associative
recognition memory for semantic and non- Frini Karayanidis, Todd Jolly, Patrick Cooper,
semantic stimuli
Christopher Levi, Marks Parsons and Pat Michie Marshall Dalton, Michael Hornberger and Olivier Piguet 14:15- The influence of Brain-Derived
Modulation of fronto-parietal connectivity by
14:30 Neurotrophic Factor val66met
cognitive interference and working memory:
Polymorphism on the degree of long-term
A dynamic causal modeling study
potentiation of human visual evoked
Ian Harding, Murat Yucel, Ben Harrison, potentials predicts memory performance
Christos Pantelis and Michael Breakspear 14:30- Dissociable hippocampal representations
Resting-state functional connectivity in
14:45 of environmental size and complexity
Huntington's disease: The IMAGE-HD study
during active spatial navigation
Govinda Poudel, Gary Egan, Andrew Oliver Baumann and Jason Mattingley Churchyard, Phyllis Chua, Julie Stout and Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis 14:45- Distinct reinstatement of multi-voxel
Dissociable effects of focal inhibition and
15:00 patterns predicts memory for complex
excitation of primary motor cortex on
audio-visual stimuli
functional connectivity within the motor

Alexandra Woolgar, Alexander Walther, Mark Luke Hearne, Luca Cocchi, Martin V. Sale, Williams, Anina Rich and Nikolaus Andrew Zalesky, Amy Taylor and Jason B. 15:00- Interaction of spatial- and feature-based
Morphology and connectivity of the anterior
15:15 attention during distractor processing in
cingulate cortex in unilateral cerebral palsy
the human brain
Simon Scheck, Kerstin Pannek, Roslyn Boyd Inga Laube, Jason Mattingley and Mark and Stephen Rose 15:15- The role of working memory in spatial
Connectivity-based parcellation of
15:30 contextual cueing
subcortical structures in the preterm infant's
Susan Travis, Jason Mattingley and Paul Dux brain at term age
Kerstin Pannek, Giulia D'Acunto, Andrea Guzzetta, Simon Finnigan, Roslyn Boyd, Paul Colditz and Stephen Rose 15:30- Conference Closing – Student Prize Awards
Symposium Abstracts
Friday 9:00am to 10:30am
Connectomic disturbances in schizophrenia
Alex Fornito
Melbourne Neuropsychiatry Centre and Centre for Neural Understanding Schizophrenia:
Engineering, University of Melbourne, Australia NICTA Victorian Research Laboratory, Australia Phenomenological, cognitive, and
neuroscience perspectives

Accumulating evidence indicates that schizophrenia is not caused by focal pathology in a single, specific brain region. Chair: Professor Pat Michie, University of Newcastle Rather, it arises from disordered interactions within and between distributed neural circuits. In other words, it is a disorder of brain connectivity. A great deal of insight into the pathophysiology of Abandoned body, weakened self and the internal landscape
the disorder can therefore be gained from recent attempts to map of schizophrenia
the human connectome–the complete set of neural elements and connections comprising the brain. This talk will overview some of Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, USA the basic concepts and methods of the burgeoning field of human Splitting of the self and anomalous agency were central to early connectomics and illustrate how these techniques can be used to concept of schizophrenia but self disturbance as a core feature is characterize disruptions at either the level of specific neural absent from the current diagnostic criteria and has not been fully circuits or the entire brain in patients with schizophrenia. Many of addressed in the context of social impairments that prevent these changes have a genetic basis, suggesting that they recovery. We studied the control of mental representation in represent viable risk biomarkers for the disorder. social perception, perspective taking, self-other transformations, and simulation to elucidate the relationship between core cognitive deficit of schizophrenia and self-disturbances using Functional mapping of semantic association in
behavioral and neuroimaging techniques. The results from these studies indicate that a unique profile of cognitive deficits and Sharna Jamadar1,2 Godfrey Pearlson1,3 and Michal Assaf1,4 1 enhancement when combined with social isolation may Institute of Living, Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, USA contribute to anomalous sense of self and agency. Specifically, Monash Biomedical Imaging/School of Psychology & Psychiatry, individuals with schizophrenia appear to show superior mental Monash University, Australia 3 imagery generation, inspection and manipulation abilities in spite Departments of Psychiatry & Neurobiology, Yale University, of their permanent working memory deficits and their enhanced imagery ability extends to perspective taking that is related to a Department of Psychiatry, Yale University, USA porous sense of the body boundary and self. Further Individuals with schizophrenia show a broad range of language investigation revealed that schizophrenia spectrum is associated impairments, including abnormalities in verbal production and with weakened body ownership and about half of outpatients with comprehension, reduced sentence complexity and semantic schizophrenia as well as prodromal individuals have experienced processing deficits. Here, I will present the results of two recent out-of-body phenomenon. These disturbances of self seem to be studies of language dysfunction in schizophrenia using the associated with reduced social interactions and increased social Semantic Object Retrieval Task (SORT). SORT indexes non- isolation, as observed empirically as well as in published first compositional semantic association, where participants are person accounts across the past three decades. Taken together, presented with word-pairs that either recall a third unpresented these results depict a complex and richly contoured internal word (e.g. ‘honey' and ‘stings' activates ‘bees', Retrieval trials) or landscape of schizophrenia. Severe cognitive deficits coupled do not (e.g. ‘teacher' and ‘plastic', No-Retrieval trials). Individuals with superior abilities may lead to misperception, with schizophrenia reported more associations between misinterpretation and miscalculation of the internal and external unrelated word pairs than healthy controls, and this over-retrieval worlds and contribute to a subjective experience of unreality. This increased with formal thought disorder severity. Individuals with brings us back to the core nature of schizophrenia as the schizophrenia also failed to report associations between related disorder of self, and highlights the importance of integrating the word pairs, this under-retrieval increased with negative symptom methods of cognitive neuroscience with the subjective severity. Retrieval vs. no-retrieval trials activated a distributed phenomenology of the psychosis experience. fronto-parietal-temporal network, group differences (FWE p<.05) were obtained in bilateral inferior parietal lobule, with schizophrenia showing significantly reduced activity in this region Brain Imaging Correlates of Emerging Schizophrenia
compared to healthy controls. The IPL plays a central role in both the semantic system and heteromodal association network, Priority Centre for Translational Neuroscience & Mental Health serving as a ‘supramodal convergence zone', binding Research, The University of Newcastle, Australia representations from multiple sensory/motor/affective zones to Schizophrenia Research Institute, Australia allow efficient, rapid processing of the current context. Hunter Medical Research Institute, Australia Implications of the results for models of the semantic system and The early detection of the schizophrenia prodrome in young psycholinguistic impairment in schizophrenia will be explored. people considered at-risk of developing this severe mental illness has entered mainstream clinical practice despite the limitations in the predictive specificity of the clinical criteria that define the At-risk Mental State Syndrome (ARMS). These limitations are increasingly addressed by brain imaging research which has added substantial evidence to the notion of emerging and progressive grey and white matter abnormalities in the early phase of illness. The association of the apparent neuropathology with the clinical signs and symptoms of the disorder – along with cognitive impairment and the underlying pathophysiology – will be reviewed in an "ultra-high risk" cohort of the Minds in Transition (MinT) project. Symposium Abstracts
Saturday 9:00am to 10:30am
Do mirror systems play a role in social cognition and

Peter Enticott Monash Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Central Clinical Action Understanding, Autism, and Mirroring
School, Monash University, Australia Chair: A/Professor Ross Cunnington, University of Queensland Mirror systems have been implicated in a range of social cognitive processes, whereby they are thought to represent a neurobiological substrate for understanding other's minds. It has also been widely suggested that autism spectrum disorder Building a translational social neuroscience of autism
(ASD), which is characterised by impairments in social relating, Kevin A. Pelphrey might involve dysfunction within mirror system circuitry. We have Yale Child Study Center, Yale University, USA conducted a series of studies utilising transcranial magnetic Humans are intensely social beings that have evolved and stimulation (TMS) and electromyography (EMG) that examine the developed within highly social environments in which each role of mirror systems in a range of social cognitive processes, individual is dependent upon others. We constantly engage in including facial affect recognition, social perception, and emotion social perception, using cues from facial expressions, gaze shifts, processing, in both healthy adults and individuals diagnosed with and body movements, to infer the intentions of others and plan ASD. Results provide some support for a link between mirror our own actions accordingly. My laboratory has been system activity and social cognition, although this is most evident investigating the properties of specialized brain systems that are for tasks involving an overt emotional element. With respect to important for social perception using functional magnetic autism, individuals with ASD display reduced mirror system activity when viewing other people's motor behaviour, and this is resonance imaging (fMRI), eye tracking, and molecular genetics in typically developing adults and children, as well as in children associated with the severity of their social symptoms. There are, and adults with autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder marked however, instances in which mirror system activity in ASD does by severe dysfunction in aspects of social perception. In this talk, not appear to be impaired (e.g., during the observation of I will describe these studies in three parts: First, I will describe interactive behaviour). These findings provide somewhat our basic research using fMRI to identify the basic brain inconsistent support for the link between mirror systems, social mechanisms for social perception in typically developing children cognition, and autism. More recent theoretical models of mirror and adults. Second, I will describe our most recent efforts to system function, which stress the importance of top-down social chart the typical and atypical development of brain mechanisms processing and associative learning, may provide a more tenable for social perception in children with and without autism, as well account of the functional significance of mirror systems. as in unaffected siblings of children with autism. Finally, I will discuss our latest studies involving the study of treatment effects (drug and behavioral treatments) on brain function in children Somatosensation in Action
University Medical Center Groningen, Netherlands Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Netherlands The mirror neuron system (MNS), active both during action execution and observation, is classically thought to include only premotor and posterior parietal areas. Recently, the primary somatosensory cortex (the BA1/2 inparticular) was also shown to be activated during action execution and observation. In my talk I will therefore focus on the role that the somatosensory cortices could play within the action perception circuits. In particular I will show that (1) TMS induced changes in BA1/2 activity predicted changes of action-specific brain activation in premotor nodes of the MNS, supporting the idea that BA1/2 plays a causal role in the MNS, (2) BA1/2 plays a causal role in extracting somatosensory features (heavy/light) from observed action, and (3) µ-suppression actually correlates more with activity in BA1/2 than the premotor nodes. I will conclude with the idea that the MNS might provide an integrated, somato-motor representation of other's actions. Symposium Abstracts

Accumulating decisional evidence without awareness
Sunday 9:00am to 10:30am
Joel Pearson and Alexandra Vlassova Psychology, The University of New South Wales, Australia Vision and Perceptual Awareness
The mystery of the possible functions of conscious awareness has captivated the minds of scientists and philosophers for Chair: Professor Jason Mattingley, University of generations. Recently, there has been a surge of interest in Queensland exploring the role of awareness in the context of decision‐making. A particularly controversial and heavily debated claim is that information can be processed and evaluated unconsciously. Why is binocular rivalry uncommon?
Here, we address this issue through a novel paradigm that allows us to control and manipulate both awareness and the decision School of Psychology, University of Queensland, Ausralia variables. Random‐ dot‐motion stimuli, which require the gradual accumulation of evidence for a decision to be reached, were Most binocular rivalry papers and abstracts begin with an suppressed from conscious awareness by a dichoptic dynamic incautious fib. Not this one. When different images project to corresponding points in the two eyes they can instigate a We found that information in the suppressed signal modulated phenomenon called binocular rivalry (BR), wherein each image decision accuracy, which suggests that evidence was seems to intermittently disappear such that only one of the two accumulated outside of awareness. This unconscious boost to images is seen at a time. Note the important caveat – this accuracy was not accompanied by a similar boost to confidence. situation can instigate BR, but usually it doesn't. Unmatched These results indicate that information that is accumulated in the monocular images are frequently encountered in daily life, but absence of conscious awareness can improve accuracy on a this does not tend to induce BR. In this talk I will explore the sensory decision‐making task. Our findings present compelling reasons for this and discuss implications for BR in general. I will evidence that perceptual and metacognitive awareness are not argue that BR is resolved in favor of the instantaneously stronger necessary for evidence to be accumulated and an accurate neural signal, and that this process is driven by an adaptation decision to be made. that enhances the visibility of distant fixated objects over more proximate obstructions of an eye. Accordingly, BR would reflect Towards a system-level understanding of conscious vision:
the dynamics of an inherently visual operation that usually deals a study with electrocorticogram (ECoG) recording under
with real-world constraints. continuous flash suppression (CFS).
Naotsugu Tsuchiya Onset rivalry: Brief presentation isolates an early
School of Psychology and Psychiatry, Monash University, independent phase of perceptual competition.
Australia Olivia Carter School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne, When physical inputs to the visual system are dissociated from Australia subjective conscious perception under various visual illusions, such as binocular rivalry, previous studies have shown that When the left and right eyes are simultaneously presented with activities of the single neurons in higher visual areas correlates different images, observers typically report exclusive awareness with the conscious perception while those in lower visual areas of only one image. This phenomenon is termed binocular rivalry correlates more with the physical inputs. However, how the visual reflecting the fact that the dominant image "competes" for system as a whole integrates information from the low- to high- perceptual awareness and leads to alternations in perception level visual areas and generates conscious vision remains poorly every few seconds. Despite the apparent continuity in perceptual understood. To understand the system-level dynamics underlying switching, we now demonstrate that the initial "onset" period is conscious vision, we recorded the electrocorticogram (ECoG) fundamentally different to all subsequent rivalry epochs. Using from 64-128 channels implanted in various cortical regions in brief intermittent presentations, rivalry dominance shows strong monkeys and humans while subjects performed a detection task biases such that the same target is perceived with each under continuous flash suppression (CFS). Under CFS, an successive stimulus onset. These biases remain consistent otherwise highly salient visual object presented to one eye within any given location, but vary across the visual field in a becomes invisible due to a rapid sequence of flashes presented distribution that is stable over multiple weeks but highly to the other eye. Depending on the strength of suppression, we idiosyncratic across observers. If the presentation exceeds 1sec found that reaction times (RTs) can be rendered highly variable at any location, however, the very different and much more across trials and that longer suppression trials were associated balanced alternations of sustained binocular rivalry become with the strong evoked power at low-frequency bands in the early apparent. The effects of high-level cognitive and affective factors visual areas as well as in the prefrontal cortex. We will also at onset are less clear but also show differences from their present some preliminary results on the inter-areal interaction effects in sustained viewing. Together these findings suggest using Granger causality analysis. Our preliminary results are these phases may be driven, at least partly, by different neural consistent with a view that conscious vision is dynamically mechanisms. This talk will summarize current research and regulated at the system level through interaction among various explore the factors influencing this initial ‘onset' stage of cortical areas at various frequencies. perceptual competition. It will also discuss the important implications for the interpretation of any rivalry experiments using brief presentation paradigms and for understanding how the brain copes with binocular discrepancies in natural viewing conditions in which our eyes constantly move around an ever-changing environment. Poster Session
14. Neural mechanisms underlying emotional processing in
healthy older adults: Electrophysiological correlates of
Friday 3:00pm to 4:30pm
visual affective word processing
Queensland Brain Institute – Level 7
Tiffany Au, Anthony Angwin, David Copland, George Mellick, John O'Sullivan, Peter Silburn, Gerard Byrne and The influence of subliminal threat cues on successful
Nadeeka Dissanayaka response inhibition
Catherine Orr, Hugh Garavan, Karen Weierstall and Robert
15. Posterior hippocampus contributes differentially to long
-term consolidation of contextual memory across age

The "weaker" conditioning paradigm: Differences in
Sicong Tu and Michael Hornberger fear learning and the propensity to develop phobias
Yiling Ho and Ottmar V. Lipp
16. Generating multiple false autobiographical memories in
single subjects
Evidence for functionally distinct regions of the right
Aleea Devitt, Edwin Monk-Fromont, Daniel Schacter and inferior frontal gyrus during motivationally-modulated
Donna Rose Addis inhibitory control
David A. O'Connor and Robert Hester
17. The functional epistasis of 5-HTTLPR and BDNF
Val66Met on emotion processing: A preliminary study
A direct comparison of controlled and automatic
Tim Outhred, Pritha Das, Carol Dobson-Stone, Kristi cognitive inhibition using EEG source analysis
Griffiths, Kim L. Felmingham, Richard A. Bryant and Andrew Tara Spokes, Tim Cutmore and David Shum Mental rotation in an n-back task: Performance related
18. How the Thatcher illusion reveals evolutionary
working memory manipulation in parietal cortex
differences in the face processing of primates
Gemma Lamp, Bonnie Alexander, Andrea Rockliffe, Sheila Kimberly Weldon, Jessica Taubert and Lisa A. Parr Crewther and David P. Crewther 19. Contrast orientation and recognition of facial identity across
At-risk alcohol users show decreased sensitivity to
variable lighting conditions
punishment severity in learning from errors
Samuel L. Pearce Jennifer L. Moore, Sarah Rossiter, Elizabeth Beadle and Robert Hester 20. Does the visual mismatch negativity (vMMN) care about
Examining the Neural Correlates of Learning From
eye-of-origin information?
Bradley N. Jack, Urte Roeber and Robert P. O'Shea
Errors: The Respective Roles of the pMFC and Insula

21. Distinct signatures of visual target selection and
Kathleen Charles-Walsh1*, Catherine Orr1 and Robert distractor suppression investigated using high-density
Dion T. Henare and Paul M. Corballis
Modelling of cognitive functions in driving environment
using EEG

22. Is there a magnocellular advantage? A TMS study of
Nabaraj Dahal, Nanda Nandagopal, R. Vijayalakshimi, early visual cortex
Bernadine Cocks, Andrew Nafalski and Zorica Nedic Alexandra L. Shilton, Robin Laycock, Claire L. Hoysted and Sheila Crewther The contributions of lower order cognitive skills to
executive function performance in schizophrenia

23. Measurement of human visual cortex excitability using
Erica Neill and Susan L. Rossell suprathreshold phosphene perception
Alice K. Lagas, Cathy M. Stinear, Winston D. Byblow, Bruce
10. What causes misattribution of meaning in
R. Russel, Robert R. Kydd and Benjamin Thompson schizophrenia? Evaluations and implications from the
single word level

24. Critical periods of early visual cortex activation for
Eric J. Tan, Gregory W. Yelland and Susan L. Rossell abrupt and ramped object identification: a TMS study
Claire L. Hoysted, Robin Laycock, Alexandra L. Shilton and
11. Pre-attentive processing as the link between schizotypy
and autistic tendencies
Talitha Ford
25. Statistical segmentation of streams of syllables: a pilot
EEG study
12. Greater disruption to the control of voluntary saccades
Leidy J. Castro-Meneses, Paul Sowman and Blake W. and online refinement of saccade accuracy in high-
functioning autism than Asperger's disorder
Beth Johnson, Nicole Rinehart, Chloe Stanley-Cary, Owen
26. Does semantic content influence differential ERP
White and Joanne Fielding responding in males and females?
Rosemaree Miller and Frances Martin
Neural correlates of inverted faces in individuals with
high and low autistic-like traits

27. If you want your writing to be remembered, use a
Svjetlana Vukusic, David P. Crewther, Joseph Ciorciari disfluent font
and Jordy Kaufman Owen Churches, Mark Kohler, Scott Coussens, Myra Thiessen and Hannah Keage 28. An ERP analysis of the world-sense and semantics
mismatches in Japanese sentences
Yu Odagaki, Sakriani Sakti, Graham Neubig, Tomoki Toda
and Satoshi Nakamura
29. Tracking eye movements in attentional asymmetries
44. Inflammation in Major Depressive Disorder and
Nicole A. Thomas psychophysiological correlates
Peter Goodin, Joseph Ciorciari and Susan Rossell
30. Moving to the direction of the eyes: Finding the masked
gaze cueing effect
45. Neurological and affective vulnerability to depression:
Shahd Al-Janabi and Matthew Finkbeiner A prospective study
Michael D. Tooley, Rosie Moody and Gina M. Grimshaw
31. The causal attribution between self-made actions,
others' actions and their sensory consequences
46. Quantifying sub-optimal decision making in depression
Simmy Poonian, Guy Wallis and Ross Cunnington Matthew P. Hyett, Gordon B. Parker and Michael Breakspear 32. The neural dynamics of temporal attention: Evidence
from EEG and fMRI
47. Exploring biological motion using binocular rivalry:
Chase S. Sherwell and Ross Cunnington Starting conditions and preliminary findings
Graeme A. Hacker, Anna Brooks and Rick van der Zwan
33. Manipulation of intergroup relationships does not
reduce racial bias in empathetic neural responses
48. Discriminating sex from representations of the human
Emily R. Hielscher, Luis S. Contreras and Ross Cunnington hand: Evidence of a pan-stimulus male bias
Justin Gaetano, Anna Brooks and Rick van der Zwan
34. Investigating Shared Task Representations in the Social
Simon Paradigm: Effects of Friendship and Empathy
49. Cross-modal connectivity of secondary auditory cortex
Ruth Ford and Brad Aberdein with higher visual area in the congenitally deaf
Yulwan Sung and Seiji Ogawa
35. The effect of visual spatial attention on bilateral
plasticity in the human motor cortices
50. Using diffusion tensor imaging to investigate how
Daina S. Dickins, Martin V. Sale, Jason B. Mattingley and BDNF genotype influences thalamo-cortical tracts
Nicole S. Mckay, Sarina J. Iwabuchi, Chris S. Thompson and Ian J. Kirk 36. Visual spatial attention influences plasticity in the
human motor cortex
51. Visualisation of complex neural connections during
Marc R. Kamke, Alexander Ryan, Martin V. Sale, Stephan cognitive load using EEG data
Riek, Timothy J. Carroll and Jason B. Mattingley Naga M. Dasari, Doraisamy Nandagopal, Vijayalakshmi Ramasamy, Bruce Thomas, Nabaraj Dahal and Bernadine 37. A Neuronavigated TMS Investigation of the Functional
Chronometry of V5 and Middle and Posterior
Intraparietal Sulcus in Motion-Driven Attention

52. Pre-discharge QEEG can inform prognoses of post-
Robin Laycock, Bonnie Alexander, David P. Crewther and stroke cognitive impairments
Sheila G. Crewther Emma Schleiger, Nabeel Sheikh, Tennille Rowland, Stephen Read, Andrew Wong and Simon Finnigan 38. Motor cortical plasticity is enhanced by passive
observation of mirror-matched limb movements
53. A systematic review of obstetric complications as risk
Martin V. Sale and Jason B. Mattingley factors for eating disorder and a meta-analysis of
delivery method and prematurity

39. Objective measures of efficacy of deep brain
Isabel Krug, Emma Taborelli, Hannah Sallis, Janet Treasure stimulation for treatment of tremor
and Nadia Micali Colette M. Mckay, Thushara Perera, Richard Peppard, Hugh J. McDermott and Adam P. Vogel 54. Social and emotional processing as a behavioural
endophenotype in eating disorders: A pilot
40. Dual Task Performance in Huntington's Disease Using
investigation in twins
Cancellation and Auditory Tasks
Natalie Kanakam, Isabel Krug, Charlotte Raoult, David Eleftheria Vaportzis, Nellie Georgiou-Karistianis, Andrew Collier and Janet Treasure Churchyard and Julie Stout 55. Suppression of memory acquisition due to co-
41. Potential diffusion and volume biomarkers of
administration of lithium and atorvastatin in male mice:
longitudinal neuropathological change in premanifest
Role of nitric oxide pathway
and early symptomatic Huntington's disease: Results of
Mehrak Javadi-Paydar, Amir Reza Honarmand, Nasim IMAGE-HD 18-month follow-up
Pourtabatabaei and Ahmad Reza Dehpour Juan F. Domínguez, Gary F. Egan, Marcus A. Gray, Andrew Churchyard, Phyllis Chua, Julie C. Stout and Nellie 56. Influence of isoflurane duration on permeability of the
Georgiou-Karistianis blood-brain barrier in mice
Emma Morrisroe and Stephen Robinson
42. The role of the corpus callosum in regulating voluntary
and involuntary unimanual movement in multiple
57. Exposure to inhalational anaesthetics causes
Anne-Marie Ternes, Jerome J. Maller, Joanne Fielding, Sasha M. Zaman and Stephen R. Robinson Patricia Addamo, Owen White and Nellie Georgiou- 58. The effect of midazolam and sevoflurane anaesthesia
on the permeability of the blood-brain barrier
Ari Pinar and Stephen R. Robinson
43. Acute administration of escitalopram increases salience
of trait responsivity to stressful events: A potential EEG
59. Psychological needs and indices of well-being among
marker of individual differences in therapeutic
physical disabilities
effectiveness of SSRIs
Behzad Behzadnia and Malek Ahmadi Matthew A. Beauregard Poster Session
16. Visual N1 peak latency predicts individual location of
point of subjective simultaneity and prior-experience in
Saturday 3:00pm to 4:30pm
audiovisual temporal order judgments
Queensland Brain Institute – Level 7
Lars T. Boenke, David Alais1 and Frank W. Ohl Measures of white matter decline and global cognitive
17. The influence of cognitive load on visual perceptual
ability in older adults
Jaime L. Rennie, Todd A. Jolly, Pat Michie, Christopher Ping Liu, Luca Cocchi, Jason Forte, David K. Sewell and Levi, Mark Parsons, Rhoshel Lenroot and Frini Karayanidis The relationship between arterial and venous pulsatility
18. EEG alpha power and methadone treatment
and microstructural white matter changes
Grace Y. Wang, Trecia A. Wouldes, Rob Kydd and Bruce R. Todd A. Jolly, Grant Bateman, Christopher Levi, Mark Parsons and Frini Karayanidis 19. Alpha peak training in sensory motor areas increases
Audiovisual Speech Processing depends on Context: a
efficiency of executive attention networks
high-density EEG study
Russell D. Downham, Harley S. Macnamara and Graham A. Tim Paris, Jeesun Kim and Christopher Davis Object information in the brain
20. Source localisation of cortical oscillation differences in
Chris Davis, Tim Paris, Bronson Harry and Jeesun Kim Yoga meditation between medium and advanced level

Beyond modality-specific brain regions: The neural
Graham A. Jamieson, John Thomas and Marc Cohen implementation of object colour knowledge requires
anterior temporal lobes

21. Hypnosis and the dissociation of cognitive control
Rocco Chiou, Paul Sowman, Andy Etchell and Anina N. Janelle Cleary, Graham Jamieson, Rodney Croft, Bruce Findlay and Simon Hammond MEG neuroimaging in preschool-aged children: New
22. On the transfer of training in perception and decision-
insights into the developing brain
Blake W. Johnson and Stephen Crain Kelly G. Garner, Mike Tombu and Paul E. Dux Objective automated analysis of natural language: The
23. Effects of context and training on meta-learning and
Fluency Profiling System as a measure of the efficiency
about unattended sound sequences
of dynamic language networks
Juanita Todd and Andrew Heathcote Kathryn M. Hird, Kim Kirsner, Daniel Little, Raoul Oehmen 24. Research in progress: Investigating the intersections of
attention and self-regulated learning through stimulated
Language lateralisation and cognitive performance in
recall and student's eye-tracking behaviour
young children: A functional transcranial doppler study
Nayadin Persaud and Matt Eliot Amie Hartland, Mark Kohler, Owen Churches, Hannah Keage, Nicholas Badcock, Rachael Spooner and Scott Elliot 25. Neural Correlates of Uncertain Decision Making: ERP
Evidence from the Iowa Gambling Task
Spatiotemporal correlation of MEG data and language
Ya Wang, Ji-fang Cui, Raymond C. Chan and David H. Mehdi Parviz, Mark Johnson and Jon Brock 26. Unconfounding of reward frequency and magnitude in
10. Neural responses to speech and nonspeech sounds
the Iowa Gambling Task: A comparison between the
and language impairment in children with ASD
Iowa and Soochow gambling tasks in opiate users
Shu H. Yau, Blake W. Johnson and Jon Brock Julie Stout, Rebecca Kerestes, Dan Upton, Junyi Dai and Jerome Busemeyer 11. Oscillatory phase tracking of acoustic signal: Inter-trial
phase locking response as a sensitive measure
27. Variability in resting state EEG and task switching
Huizhen Tang, Jon Brock, Katherine Demuth, Stephen performance
Crain and Blake W. Johnson Patrick Cooper, Chris Brown, Anna Tuyl, Ross Fulham, Pat Michie and Frini Karayanidis 12. Children's neuromagnetic beta-band oscillations to
isochronous sounds reflects predictive timing
28. Scopolamine reduces top-down control of selective
Andrew C. Etchell, Paul F. Sowman and Blake W. Johnson attention: An SSVEP study
Natasha Matthews, Inga Laube, Angela Dean and Mark A.
13. Effects of to-be-ignored information on performance
judging point light walker sex
Anna Brooks and Jacalyn Hall
29. Facial affect recognition and schizotypal
characteristics: A cross-cultural study
14. Assessing the functional significance of the horizontal
Linda Byrne, Christopher Wilson and David Mellor effect
Arnab Ahmed and Tamara L. Watson
30. Is visual attraction for human eyes present at birth?
Eve Dupierrix, Anne Hillairet de Boisferon, David Méary, 15. Multisensory integration of temporal processing in the
Elisa Di Giorgio, Francesca Simion, Kang Lee, Paul C. auditory and somatosensory modalities: A
Quinn, Masaki Tomonaga and Olivier Pascalis psychophysical and EEG study
Justin Timora and Timothy Budd
31. Modulation of spontaneous emotional facial
46. Using QEEG parameters (asymmetry, coherence, and
expressions during modality-specific emotion
P3a Novelty response) to track improvement in the
processing: A simultaneous EEG and EMG study
treatment of depression
Aimee L. Mavratzakis and Peter Walla Leon Petchkovsky, Kirstin Robertson-Gillam and Yury Kropotov 32. Attentional capture by angry faces depends on the
distribution of attention
47. A network-based approach to diagnosis of Autism
Joshua J. Foster, David Carmel and Gina M. Grimshaw Spectrum disorders
Joon Yong An, Alexandre S. Cristino, Qiongyi Zhao, David
33. Faces and scenes elicit qualitatively different emotions:
Ravine, John A. Wray, Vikki M. Marshall, Andrew J. An electroencephalography (EEG) study
Whitehouse and Charles Claudianos Peter Walla and Aimee Mavratzakis 48. Electrophysiological measures of infant siblings of
34. The effect of emotional arousal and valence on the
children with autism
delayed recall of neutral images
Jordy Kaufman, Leila Dafner, Angela Mayes, Lauren Pigdon Jessica L. Boglis, Leslie C. Schachte and Agnes Hazi and Shuk Man Sumie Leung 35. Distractibility and top-down attentional control in
49. Cognitive profiles in intellectual disability
children using a cochlear implant
Katrina Tsoutsoulis, Nahal Goharpey and Sheila G. Marc R. Kamke, Jeanette Van Luyn and Jill Harris 36. Disentangling motor control processes in the basal
50. Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices performance as
ganglia using high-resolution fMRI in a 3T scanner
a valid predictor of cognitive and motor delay in
Megan E. Campbell, Jeff Bednark and Ross Cunnington Intellectual Disability regardless of etiology
37. Focal disruption to primary motor cortex causes
Nahal Goharpey, Katrina Tsoutsoulis and Sheila G. widespread changes in functional connectivity
Amy L. Taylor, Luca Cocchi, Martin V. Sale, Luke Hearne 51. Does parametric fMRI analysis with SPM yield valid
and Jason B. Mattingley results? – An empirical study of 1484 rest datasets
38. Does motor imagery ability predict reaching correction
Camilla Josephson efficiency? A test of recent models of human motor
52. Empirically validating fully automated EOG artifact
correction using independent components analysis
Christian Hyde, Kate Wilmut, Ian Fuelscher and Jacqueline Ian D. Evans, Graham Jamieson, Rodney Croft and Trieu T. 39. Does the ability to represent movement at a neural level
53. Emotiv versus Neuroscan: Validating a gaming EEG
influence movement planning?
system for research quality ERP measurement
Kate Wilmut, Christian Hyde, Ian Fuelscher and Jacqueline Nicholas A. Badcock, Betty Mousikou, Yatin Mahajan, Peter de Lissa, Johnson Thie and Genevieve McArthur 40. Sensori-motor rhythm neurofeedback increases fine
54. The Flinders Handedness survey (FLANDERS) and its
motor skills in elite racket sport athletes
relation with other measures of lateral preference, sex
Trevor Brown, Graham Jamieson and Nick Cooper and familial handedness
41. Handedness and proprioceptive position estimation:
Michael E. Nicholls Are left handed people more accurate in self
55. Dissecting childhood and adulthood obsessive-
representation and is this representation resistant to
compulsive personality traits in eating disorders using
manipulation by the Rubber Hand Illusion?
a discordant sister-pair design: a multicenter European
Harriet Dempsey-Jones and Ada Kritikos 42. The interplay between learnt representations and
Isabel Krug, Natalie Kanakam, Marija Anderluh, Fernando asymmetries in task-switch costs.
Fernandez-Aranda, Nadia Micali, Emma Taborelli, Kate Ayla Barutchu, Stefanie I. Becker, Olivia Carter, Robert Tchanturia, Andreas Karwautz, Gudrun Wagner, David Hester and Neil Levy Collier and Janet Treasure 43. A preliminary structural MRI study of neurological soft
56. Impairment of memory formation, consolidation and
signs in patients with major depression
retrieval of inhibitory avoidance task in acute
Qing Zhao, Jia Huang, Ya Wang, David Shum and mitragynine-treated rates
Farah Wahida Suhaimi, Zurina Hassan, Visweswaran Navaratnam and Christian P. Müller 44. Examining the changes in neural activity during
cognitive processing in depression following a
57. Effects of acute mitragynine exposure on the
traumatic brain injury
establishment of conditioned place preference and
Neil Bailey, Kate Hoy and Paul Fitzgerald locomotor activity
Nurul Hasnida Mohammad Yusoff, Zurina Hassan,
45. Is age or culture important for the use of speech as a
Visweswaran Navaratnam and Christian P. Müller marker of depression?
Adam P. Vogel and James C. Mundt
58. Changes in the spontaneous EEG and locomotor
activity of freely moving rats in mitragynine-treated
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