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Mental health and wellbeing of retired elite and amateur rugby players and non-contact athletes and associations with sports-related concussion: the UK Rugby Health Project (2021)
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Background: Concerns have intensified over the health and wellbeing of rugby union and league players, and in particular, about the longer term effects of concussion. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there were differences in ment... Read More about Mental health and wellbeing of retired elite and amateur rugby players and non-contact athletes and associations with sports-related concussion: the UK Rugby Health Project.

Maximizing Telerehabilitation for Patients With Visual Loss After Stroke: Interview and Focus Group Study With Stroke Survivors, Carers, and Occupational Therapists (2020)
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Background: Visual field defects are a common consequence of stroke, and entraining compensatory eye-movement strategies has been identified as the most promising rehabilitation option. There has been a move towards compensatory telerehabilitation op... Read More about Maximizing Telerehabilitation for Patients With Visual Loss After Stroke: Interview and Focus Group Study With Stroke Survivors, Carers, and Occupational Therapists.

The Limitations of Reward Effects on Saccade Latencies: An Exploration of Task-Specificity and Strength (2019)
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Saccadic eye movements are simple, visually guided actions. Operant conditioning of specific saccade directions can reduce the latency of eye movements in the conditioned direction. However, it is not clear to what extent this learning transfers from... Read More about The Limitations of Reward Effects on Saccade Latencies: An Exploration of Task-Specificity and Strength.

The Pain Divide: a cross-sectional analysis of chronic pain prevalence, pain intensity and opioid utilisation in England (2018)
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Objectives: Our central research question was, in England, are geographical inequalities in opioid use driven by health need (pain)? To answer this question, our study examined: (1) if there are regional inequalities in rates of chronic pain prevalen... Read More about The Pain Divide: a cross-sectional analysis of chronic pain prevalence, pain intensity and opioid utilisation in England.

Light social drinkers are more distracted by irrelevant information from an induced attentional bias than heavy social drinkers (2018)
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It is well established that alcoholics and heavy social drinkers show a bias of attention towards alcohol-related items. Previous research suggests that there is a shared foundation of attentional bias, which is linked to attentional control settings... Read More about Light social drinkers are more distracted by irrelevant information from an induced attentional bias than heavy social drinkers.

The Behavioral Effects of tDCS on Visual Search Performance Are Not Influenced by the Location of the Reference Electrode (2017)
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We investigated the role of reference electrode placement (ipsilateral v contralateral frontal pole) on conjunction visual search task performance when the transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) cathode is placed over right posterior parietal... Read More about The Behavioral Effects of tDCS on Visual Search Performance Are Not Influenced by the Location of the Reference Electrode.

Comparing the effect of temporal delay on the availability of egocentric and allocentric information in visual search (2017)
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Frames of reference play a central role in perceiving an object’s location and reaching to pick that object up. It is thought that the ventral stream, believed to subserve vision for perception, utilises allocentric coding, while the dorsal stream, a... Read More about Comparing the effect of temporal delay on the availability of egocentric and allocentric information in visual search.

Non-invasive Brain Stimulation and Auditory Verbal Hallucinations: New Techniques and Future Directions (2016)
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Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) are the experience of hearing a voice in the absence of any speaker. Results from recent attempts to treat AVHs with neurostimulation (rTMS or tDCS) to the left temporoparietal junction have not been conclusive,... Read More about Non-invasive Brain Stimulation and Auditory Verbal Hallucinations: New Techniques and Future Directions.

The role of the superior temporal lobe in auditory false perceptions: A transcranial direct current stimulation study (2014)
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Neuroimaging has shown that a network of cortical areas, which includes the superior temporal gyrus, is active during auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs). In the present study, healthy, non-hallucinating participants (N=30) completed an auditory si... Read More about The role of the superior temporal lobe in auditory false perceptions: A transcranial direct current stimulation study.

Functional Interaction between Right Parietal and Bilateral Frontal Cortices during Visual Search Tasks Revealed Using Functional Magnetic Imaging and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (2014)
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The existence of a network of brain regions which are activated when one undertakes a difficult visual search task is well established. Two primary nodes on this network are right posterior parietal cortex (rPPC) and right frontal eye fields. Both ha... Read More about Functional Interaction between Right Parietal and Bilateral Frontal Cortices during Visual Search Tasks Revealed Using Functional Magnetic Imaging and Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation.

Site-Dependent Effects of tDCS Uncover Dissociations in the Communication Network Underlying the Processing of Visual Search (2013)
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Background: The right posterior parietal cortex (rPPC) and the right frontal eye field (rFEF) form part of a network of brain areas involved in orienting spatial attention. Previous studies using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) have demonstra... Read More about Site-Dependent Effects of tDCS Uncover Dissociations in the Communication Network Underlying the Processing of Visual Search.

Auditory verbal hallucinations as atypical inner speech monitoring, and the potential of neurostimulation as a treatment option (2013)
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Auditory verbal hallucinations (AVHs) are the experience of hearing voices in the absence of any speaker, often associated with a schizophrenia diagnosis. Prominent cognitive models of AVHs suggest they may be the result of inner speech being misattr... Read More about Auditory verbal hallucinations as atypical inner speech monitoring, and the potential of neurostimulation as a treatment option.

Event-related repetitive TMS reveals distinct, critical roles for right OFA and bilateral posterior STS in judging the sex and trustworthiness of faces (2011)
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Judging the sex of faces relies on cues related to facial morphology and spatial relations between features, whereas judging the trustworthiness of faces relies on both structural and expressive cues that signal affective valence. Right occipital fac... Read More about Event-related repetitive TMS reveals distinct, critical roles for right OFA and bilateral posterior STS in judging the sex and trustworthiness of faces.

The interaction of brain regions during visual search processing as revealed by transcranial magnetic stimulation (2007)
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Although it has long been known that right posterior parietal cortex (PPC) has a role in certain visual search tasks, and human motion area V5 is involved in processing tasks requiring attention to motion, little is known about how these areas may in... Read More about The interaction of brain regions during visual search processing as revealed by transcranial magnetic stimulation.

Time course of the involvement of the ventral and dorsal visual processing streams in a visuospatial task (2007)
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A previous transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) study [Ellison, A., & Cowey, A. (2006). TMS can reveal contrasting functions of the dorsal and ventral visual processing streams. Experimental Brain Research, 175, 618–625] showed that both the dorsa... Read More about Time course of the involvement of the ventral and dorsal visual processing streams in a visuospatial task.

An exploration of the role of the superior temporal gyrus in visual search and spatial perception using TMS (2004)
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This study sought to investigate the recent claim by H.-O. Karnath and his colleagues that the crucial locus of neurological damage in neglect patients lies in the right superior temporal gyrus (STG), and not in the right posterior parietal cortex (P... Read More about An exploration of the role of the superior temporal gyrus in visual search and spatial perception using TMS.

The role of the parietal cortex in visual attention - hemispheric asymmetires and the effects of learning: A magnetic stimulation study (1998)
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Our previous studies of the role of the parietal cortex in visual learning and attention showed that the right parietal cortex is required for normal performance on conjunction visual search tasks but that its role depends on whether subjects are nai... Read More about The role of the parietal cortex in visual attention - hemispheric asymmetires and the effects of learning: A magnetic stimulation study.