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Bek J, Poliakoff E, Lander K (in press). Measuring emotion recognition by people with Parkinson’s disease using eye-tracking with dynamic facial expressions. Journal of Neuroscience Methods.

Couth S, Poole D, Gowen E, Champion RA, Warren PA, Poliakoff E (in press) The Effect of Ageing on Optimal Integration of Conflicting and Non-conflicting Visual-haptic Stimuli. Multisensory Research

Casassus M, Poliakoff E, Gowen E, Poole D, Jones L (in press). Time perception and Autistic Spectrum Condition: A Systematic Review. Autism Research

Smith S, McMillan I, Leroi I, Champ C, Barr S, McDonald KM, Dick J, Poliakoff E (2019) The feasibility and acceptability of computerised cognitive training based on everyday memory tasks in Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s Disease, Article ID 5258493

Buckingham G, Parr J, Wood G, Day S, Chadwell A, Head J, Galpin A, Kenney L, Kyberd P, Gowen E, Poliakoff E (2019) Upper- and lower-limb amputees show reduced levels of eeriness for images of prosthetic hands. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 26, 1295–1302

Poliakoff M, Makin ADJ, Tang SLY, Poliakoff E (2019) Turning the periodic table upside down. Nature Chemistry, 11, 391–393.

Bek J, Gowen E, Vogt S, Crawford TJ, Poliakoff E (2019) Combined action observation and motor imagery influences hand movement amplitude in Parkinson's disease. Parkinsonism and Related Disorders, 61, 126-131.


Chapman A, Poliakoff E, Chew-Graham CA, Brown RJ (2018) Attending away from the body predicts increased physical symptom reports at six months in primary care patients. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 113, 81–88.

Poole D, Gowen E, Warren PA, Poliakoff E (2018) Visual-tactile selective attention in autism spectrum condition: an increased influence of visual distractors. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147, 1309-1324.

Bek J, Gowen E, Vogt S, Crawford TJ, Poliakoff E (2018) Action observation produces motor resonance in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Neuropsychology, 12, 298-311.

Couth S, Gowen E, Poliakoff E (2018). Using Race Model Violation to Explore Multisensory Responses in Older Adults: Enhanced Multisensory Integration or Slower Unisensory Processing? Multisensory Research, 31(3-4): 151-174.

Couth S, Gowen E, Poliakoff E (2018). How does ageing affect grasp adaptation to a visual-haptic size conflict? Exp Brain Res. 

Poliakoff E, O'Kane S, Carefoot O, Kyberd P, Gowen E (2018). Investigating the uncanny valley for prosthetic hands. Prosthet Orthot Int.; 42(1):21-27. 

Hayes SJ, Andrew M, Foster NC, Elliott D, Gowen E, Bennett SJ (2018). Sensorimotor learning and associated visual perception are intact but unrelated in autism spectrum disorder. Autism Res. 11(2):296-304. 


Ul Huque A, Poliakoff E, Brown RJ (2017). Effects of learning on somatosensory decision-making and experiences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(11): 1631-1648.

Gowen E, Porter C, Baimbridge P, Hanratty K, Pelham J, & Dickinson C (2017). Optometric and orthoptic findings in autism: A review and guidelines for working effectively with autistic adult patients during an optometric examination. Optometry in Practice, 18 (3): 145 – 154.

Li B, Sharma A, Meng J, Purushwalkam S, Gowen E (2017). Applying machine learning to identify autistic adults using imitation: An exploratory study. PLoS One. Aug 16;12(8):e0182652.

Jachim S, Gowen E, Warren PA (2017) Individual differences in the dynamics of collinear facilitation? Vision Res. 133:61-72.

Kelly CL, Crawford TJ, Gowen E, Richardson K, Sünram-Lea SI (2017) A temporary deficiency in self-control: Can heightened motivation overcome this effect? Psychophysiology. 54(5):773-779.

Poole D, Gowen E, Warren PA, Poliakoff E (2017). Brief Report: Which Came First? Exploring Crossmodal Temporal Order Judgements and Their Relationship with Sensory Reactivity in Autism and Neurotypicals. J Autism Dev Disord. 47(1):215-223.


Bek, J, Poliakoff, E, Marshall, H, Trueman, S and Gowen, E (2016). Enhancing voluntary imitation through attention and motor imagery. Experimental Brain Research. 234(7):1819-28

Gowen E, Bolton E, Poliakoff E. Believe it or not: Moving non-biological stimuli believed to have human origin can be represented as human movement. Cognition. 146:431-8

Hayes SJ, Dutoy CA, Elliott D, Gowen E, Bennett SJ. Atypical biological motion kinematics are represented by complementary lower-level and top down processes during imitation learning. Acta Psychologica. 163:10-6

Bek J, Webb J, Gowen E, Vogt S, Crawford TJ, Sullivan, Poliakoff E (2016) Patients’ views on a combined action observation and motor imagery intervention for Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s Disease, Article ID 7047910.

Couth S, Gowen E, Poliakoff E. (2016) Investigating the spatial and temporal modulation of visuotactile interactions in older adults. Exp Brain Res. 234(5):1233-48.

Mirams L, Poliakoff E, Zandstra EH, Hoeksma M, Thomas A, El-Deredy W. (2016) I feel bad and look worse than you: Social comparisons moderate the effect of mood on face health judgement. Acta Psychol (Amst). 168, 12-19.

Poliakoff E, Latif A, Maehr AM, Marshall H, Roesser A, Scurr T, Short V, Whitaker GA, Lander KA (2016) An unsuccessful attempt to demonstrate attentional orienting within the purely emotional domain. Emotion. 16(1):6-10.

Humphries S, Holler J, Crawford TJ, Herrera E, Poliakoff E. (2016) A third-person perspective on co-speech action gestures in Parkinson's disease. Cortex. 78:44-54

Hayes SJ, Andrew M, Elliott D, Gowen E, Bennett SJ (2016). Low Fidelity Imitation of Atypical Biological Kinematics in Autism Spectrum Disorders Is Modulated by Self-Generated Selective Attention. J Autism Dev Disord. 46(2):502-13.


Mirams L, Poliakoff E, Zandstra EH, Hoeksma M, Thomas A, El-Deredy W (2015). Good Vibrations: Global Processing Can Increase the Pleasantness of Touch. Q J Exp Psychol (Hove). 27:1-32

Poole D, Couth S, Gowen E, Warren PA, Poliakoff E. (2015) Adapting the Crossmodal Congruency Task for Measuring the Limits of Visual-Tactile Interactions Within and Between Groups. Multisens Res. 2015;28(3-4):227-44

Banks B, Gowen E, Munro KJ, Adank P. (2015) Audiovisual cues benefit recognition of accented speech in noise but not perceptual adaptation. Front Hum Neurosci. Aug 3;9:422

Banks. B, Gowen. E, Munro. K and Adank. P (2015) Cognitive Predictors of Perceptual Adaptation to Accented Speech. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 137;4

Jachim. S, Warren. P, Mcloughlin. N and Gowen.E (2015) Collinear facilitation and contour integration in autism: evidence for atypical visual integration. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 10;9:115

Poole. D, Gowen.E, Warren.P.A, Poliakoff.E (2015) Investigating visual-tactile interactions over time and space in adults with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 45 (10), 3316-3326.

Poole. D, Couth. S, Gowen. E, Warren. P.A Poliakoff. E (2015) Adapting the Crossmodal Congruency Task for Measuring the Limits of Visual–Tactile Interactions Within and Between Groups. Multisensory Research


Mirams. L, Poliakoff. E, Zandstra. E, Hoeksma. M, Thomas. A, El-Deredy. W (2014) Feeling Bad and Looking Worse: Negative Affect Is Associated with Reduced Perceptions of Face-Healthiness. PLOS one, 9 (9)

Couth. S, Gowen. E and Poliakoff. E (2014) Dissociating affordance and compatibility effects using a pantomimed reaching action. Exp Brain Res, 232(3):855-64


Poliakoff E, Beach N, Best R, Howard T and Gowen E (2013) Can looking at a hand make your skin crawl? Peering into the uncanny valley for hands. Perception. 42(9); 998-1000

Poliakoff E (2013) Representation of action in Parkinson's disease: Imagining, observing and naming actions. Journal of Neuropsychology 7, 241–254.

Mirams L, Poliakoff E, Brown RJ, Lloyd DM (2013) Brief body-scan meditation practice improves somatosensory perceptual decision making. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 348-359.

Poliakoff E, Galpin AJ, McDonald K, Kellett M, Dick JPR, Hayes S, Wearden AJ (2013) The effect of gym training on multiple outcomes in Parkinson’s disease: A pilot randomised waiting-list controlled trial. NeuroRehabilitation, 32, 125-134.

Gowen.E and Hamilton. A (2013). Motor abilities in autism: a review using a computational approach. J Autism Dev Disord. 43(2) 323-344


Gowen.E (2012) Imitation in autism: Why action kinematics matter. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience. 6, 117 [PDF]

Makin AJ, Poliakoff E, Ackerly R, El-Deredy W (2012) Covert tracking: A combined ERP and fixational eye movement study. PLoS ONE, 7 e38479- e38479.

Makin AJ, Poliakoff E, Dillon J, Perrin A, Mullet T, Jones LA (2012) The interaction between duration, velocity and repetitive auditory stimulation. Acta Psychologica, 139, 524–531.

Mirams L, Poliakoff E, Brown RJ, Lloyd DM (2012) Interoceptive and exteroceptive attention have opposite effects on subsequent somatosensory perceptual decision-making. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 926–938.

Gowen E, Poliakoff E (2012) How does visuomotor priming differ for biological and non-biological stimuli? A review of the evidence. Psychol Res, 76(4):407-20

Wild KS, Poliakoff E, Jerrison A, Gowen E (2012) Goal-Directed and Goal-Less Imitation in Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Autism Dev Disord. 42(8): 1739-49


Makin AD, Ackerley R, Wild K, Poliakoff E, Gowen E, El-Deredy W (2011) Coherent illusory contours reduce microsaccade frequency. Neuropsychologia. 2011 Jul;49(9):2798-801

Balslev D, Gowen E, Miall RC (2011) Decreased Visual Attention Further from the Perceived Direction of Gaze for Equidistant Retinal Targets Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 23(3) 661-9

Cleary RA, Poliakoff E, Galpin A, Dick JPR, Holler J. (2011). An investigation of co-speech gesture production during action description in Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 17, 753-756. eScholarID:128736 | DOI:10.1016/j.parkreldis.2011.08.001

Galpin A, Tipper SP, Dick J, Poliakoff E. (2011). Object affordance and spatial compatibility effects in Parkinson's disease. Cortex, 47, 332-341. eScholarID:76318 | DOI:doi:10.1016/j.cortex.2010.01.011

Makin AJ, Poliakoff E. (2011). Do common systems control eye movements and motion extrapolation? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1327-1343. eScholarID:112745 | DOI:DOI:10.1080/17470218.2010.548562

Miles E, Brown R, Poliakoff E. (2011). Investigating the nature and time-course of the modality shift effect between vision and touch. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 871-888. eScholarID:93773 | DOI:DOI:10.1080/17470218.2010.514054


Gowen.E, Bradshaw.C, Galpin.A, Lawrence. A, Poliakoff.E (2010) Exploring visuomotor priming following biological and non biological stimuli. Brain and cognition 74(3) 288-297

Stanley J, Gowen E, and Miall.C (2010) How instructions modify perception: an fMRI study investigating brain areas involved in attributing human agency. Neuroimage 52, 1, 389-400

Wild.K, Poliakoff, Jerrison.A and Gowen. E (2010) The influence of goals on movement kinematics during imitation. Exp Brain research. 204 (3) 353-360

Brown RJ, Danquah AN, Miles E, Holmes E, Poliakoff E. (2010). Attention to the body in non-clinical somatoform dissociators depends on emotional state. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 69, 249-257. eScholarID:79934 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2010.04.010

Mirams L, Poliakoff E, Brown RJ, Lloyd DM. (2010). Vision of the body increases interference on the somatic signal detection task. Experimental Brain Research, 202, 787–794. eScholarID:79440 | DOI:10.1007/s00221-010-2185-7

Poliakoff E, Galpin A, Dick J, Tipper SP. (2010). Does Parkinson's disease affect judgments about another person's action? Experimental Brain Research, 204, 327-333. eScholarID:76313 | DOI:10.1007/s00221-009-1976-1

Thompson JC, Poliakoff E, Sollom AC, Howard E, Craufurd D, Snowden JS. (2010). Automaticity and attention in Huntington's disease: when two hands are not better than one. Neuropsychologia, 48, 171-178. eScholarID:76312 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.09.002


Miall.R.C, Gowen. E, Tchalenko. J (2009) Drawing cartoon faces - a functional imaging study of the cognitive neuroscience of drawing. Cortex.45(3), 394-406.

Makin A, Poliakoff E, El-Deredy W. (2009). Tracking visible and occluded targets: changes in event related potentials during motion extrapolation. Neuropsychologia, 47( 4), eScholarID:1d19042 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.01.010

Makin A, Stewart AJ, Poliakoff E. (2009). Typical object velocity influences motion extrapolation. Experimental Brain Research, 193, eScholarID:1d18185 | DOI:10.1007/s00221-008-1678-0


Gowen.E, Stanley.J and Miall. R.C (2008) Movement interference in autism spectrum disorder Neuropsychologia , 46 (4): 1060-1068

Lloyd D, Mason L, Brown RJ, Poliakoff E. (2008). Development of a paradigm for measuring somatic disturbance in clinical populations with medically unexplained symptoms. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 64( 1), eScholarID:1d18407 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2007.06.004

Miles E, Poliakoff E, Brown RJ. (2008). Investigating the time course of tactile reflexive attention using a non-spatial discrimination task. Acta Psychol (Amst), 128( 2), eScholarID:1d18412 | DOI:10.1016/j.actpsy.2007.12.010

Poliakoff E, James Smith-Spark. (2008). Everyday cognitive failures and memory problems in Parkinson's patients without dementia. Brain and Cognition, 67, 340-350. eScholarID:1d16970 | DOI:10.1016/j.bandc.2008.02.004


Gowen.E, Abadi.R.V, Poliakoff.E, Hansen.P and Miall.R.C (2007) Modulation of saccadic intrusions by exogenous and endogenous attention. Cognitive Brain Research 1141:154-67

Gowen.E and Miall.R.C (2007) Differentiation between external and internal cuing: An fMRI study comparing tracing with drawing. Neuroimage 36, 396-410

Gowen.E and Miall.R.C (2007) The cerebellum and motor dysfunction in neuropsychiatric disorders. The Cerebellum 6, 268-279

Stanley.J, Gowen.E and Miall.R.C (2007). Effects of agency on movement interference during observation of a moving dot stimulus. Journal of Experimental Psychology, Human Perception and Performance. 33; 4: 915-926

Brown RJ, Poliakoff E, Kirkman M. (2007). Somatoform dissociation and somatosensory amplification are differentially associated with attention to the tactile modality following exposure to body-related stimuli. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 62, 159-165. eScholarID:1d13401

Poliakoff E, Galpin AJ, Jeremy Dick, Peter Moore, Steven P Tipper. (2007). The effect of viewing graspable objects and actions in Parkinson's Disease. NeuroReport, 28, 483-487. eScholarID:1d13441

Poliakoff E, Miles E, Li X, Blanchette I. (2007). The effect of visual threat on spatial attention to touch. Cognition, 102, 405-414. eScholarID:1d12645 | DOI:10.1016/j.cognition.2006.01.006


Gowen.E and Miall.R.C (2006)Eye hand interactions in tracing and drawing tasks. Human Movement Science. 25; 4-5, 568-585

Poliakoff E, Ashworth S, Lowe C, Spence C. (2006). Vision and touch in ageing: Crossmodal selective attention and visuotactile spatial interactions. Neuropsychologia, 44, 507-517. eScholarID:1d11052 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2005.07.004

Poliakoff E, Shore DI, Lowe C, Spence C (2006) Visuotactile temporal order judgments in ageing. Neuroscience Letters, 396:207-211.


Gowen.E, Abadi.R.V and Poliakoff.E. (2005) Paying attention to Saccadic Intrusions. Cognitive Brain Research 25 (3) 810-25

Gowen. E and Abadi.R.V (2005). Saccadic Instabilities and Voluntary Saccade Behaviour. Experimental Brain Research 164 (1) 29-40 2005

Poliakoff E, Collins CJS, Barnes GR (2005) Attention and selection for predictive smooth pursuit eye movements. Cognitive Brain Research, 25:688-710.

Gowen.E and Miall.R.C (2005) Behavioural aspects of cerebellar function in adults with Asperger Syndrome. The Cerebellum 4, 1-11


Abadi.R.V and Gowen.E (2004). Characteristics of Saccadic Intrusions. Vision Research 44, 2675-2690

Poliakoff E, Collins CJS, Barnes GR (2004) Target selection for predictive smooth pursuit eye movements. Experimental Brain Research, 155:129-133.