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  1. Exercise for the brain?

    Gow, A. J. 2017

    Research output:Other contribution

  2. The Brain and Social Connectedness: GCBH Recommendations on Social Engagement and Brain Health

    Global Council on Brain Health, Carlson, M., Gow, A. J., Litwin, H., Kim, E., Kondo, K., Qiu, C. & Roos, V. 2017

    Research output:Book/ReportCommissioned report

  3. The role of teaching in iterated language transmission

    Kempe, V., Cichon, K., Tamariz, M. & Gauvrit, N. Apr 2018 Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Cuskley, C., Flaherty, M., Little, H., McCrohon, L., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (eds.). 27

    Research output:Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  4. The cultural evolution of communicative conventions: interactions between population connectivity dynamics and cognitive biases

    Segovia Martin, J. & Tamariz, M. Apr 2018 Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Cuskley, C., Flaherty, M., Little, H., McCrohon, L., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (eds.). 46

    Research output:Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  5. Simplicity biases operate at item and system level. An iterated learning study

    Papa, A., Stadje, M., Kirby, S. & Tamariz, M. Apr 2018 Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on the Evolution of Language. Cuskley, C., Flaherty, M., Little, H., McCrohon, L., Ravignani, A. & Verhoef, T. (eds.). 29

    Research output:Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  6. Rest-related consolidation protects the fine detail of new memories

    Craig, M. & Dewar, M. 1 May 2018 In : Scientific Reports. 8, 6857

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  7. Robot-assisted Social Skill Training for Adults with ASD

    Broz, F., Ghosh, A., Keller, I., McKenna, P. E., Rajendran, G. & Aylett, R. Mar 2018

    Research output:Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  8. Exploring online and offline shopping motivational values in Malaysia

    Wong, R. M. M., Wong, S. C. & Ke, G. N. 2018 In : Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing and Logistics. 30, 2, p. 352-379 28 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  9. Differential vergence movements in reading Chinese and english: Greater fixation-initial binocular disparity is advantageous in reading the denser orthography

    Hsiao, Y. T., Shillcock, R., Obregón, M., Kreiner, H., Roberts, M. A. J. & McDonald, S. 1 Jan 2018 In : Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. 71, 1, p. 324-332 9 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  10. Predictors of gait speed and its change over three years in community-dwelling older people

    Pinter, D., Ritchie, S. J., Gattringer, T., Bastin, M. E., Hernández, M. D. C. V., Corley, J., Muñoz Maniega, S., Pattie, A., Dickie, D. A., Gow, A. J., Starr, J. M., Deary, I. J., Enzinger, C., Fazekas, F. & Wardlaw, J. 20 Jan 2018 In : Aging. 10, 1, p. 144-153 10 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  11. Coupled changes in hippocampal structure and cognitive ability in later life

    Anblagan, D., Valdés Hernández, M. C., Ritchie, S. J., Aribisala, B. S., Royle, N. A., Hamilton, I. F., Cox, S. R., Gow, A. J., Pattie, A., Corley, J., Starr, J. M., Muñoz Maniega, S., Bastin, M. E., Deary, I. J. & Wardlaw, J. M. Feb 2018 In : Brain and Behavior. 8, 2, e00838

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  12. Reading for Meaning: What Influences Paragraph Understanding in Aphasia?

    Webster, J., Morris, J., Howard, D. & Garraffa, M. Mar 2018 In : American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. 27, p. 423-437 15 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  13. Investigation into the visual perceptive ability of anaesthetists during ultrasound-guided interscalene and femoral blocks conducted on soft embalmed cadavers: a randomised single-blind study

    Mustafa, A., Seeley, J., Munirama, S., Columb, M., McKendrick, M-E., Schwab, A., Corner, G., Eisma, R. & McLeod, G. 1 Feb 2018 In : British Journal of Anaesthesia.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  14. Affordances after spinal cord injury

    Sedda, A., Ambrosini, E., Dirupo, G., Tonin, D., Valsecchi, L., Redaelli, T., Spinelli, M., Costantini, M. & Bottini, G. 16 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Neuropsychology.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  15. Capturing real-life forgetting in transient epileptic amnesia via an incidental memory test

    Hoefeijzers, S., Zeman, A., Della Sala, S. & Dewar, M. 13 Dec 2017 In : Cortex.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  16. Visual processing during short-term memory binding in mild Alzheimer's disease

    Fernández, G., Orozco, D., Agamennoni, O., Schumacher, M., Sañudo, S., Biondi, J. & Parra Rodriguez, M. 18 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  17. Brain structural differences between 73- and 92-year olds matched for childhood intelligence, social background, and intracranial volume

    Ritchie, S. J., Dickie, D. A., Cox, S. R., Del C. Valdés Hernández, M., Sibbett, R., Pattie, A., Anblagan, D., Redmond, P., Royle, N. A., Corley, J., Muñoz Maniega, S., Taylor, A. M., Karama, S., Booth, T., Gow, A. J., Starr, J. M., Bastin, M. E., Wardlaw, J. M. & Deary, I. J. Feb 2018 In : Neurobiology of Aging. 62, p. 146-158 13 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  18. Computational rehabilitation of neglect: Using state-space models to understand the recovery mechanisms

    Sedda, G., Ottonello, M., Fiabane, E., Pistarini, C., Sedda, A. & Sanguineti, V. 15 Aug 2017 2017 International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics (ICORR). IEEE, p. 187-192 6 p. (International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics)

    Research output:Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  19. Core regions for syntactic processing? A tDCS study on the language network

    Garraffa, M. & Sedda, A. 6 Oct 2017

    Research output:Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  20. Grammar as a Maturationally Controlled Behaviour : Minimality in Development and Impairment

    Garraffa, M. 31 Dec 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Biolinguistics.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  21. The role of family and school-level factors in bullying and cyberbullying: a cross-sectional study

    Bevilacqua, L., Shackleton, N., Hale, D. R., Allen, E., Bond, L., Christie, D., Elbourne, D., Fitzgerald-Yau, N., Fletcher, A., Jones, R., Miners, A., Scott, S., Wiggins, M., Bonell, C. & Viner, R. M. 11 Jul 2017 In : BMC Pediatrics. 17, 160

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  22. The Essential Elements of a Risk Governance Framework for Current and Future Nanotechnologies

    Stone, V. , Führ, M. , Feindt, P. H. , Bouwmeester, H. , Linkov, I. , Sabella, S. , Murphy, F. , Bizer, K. , Tran, C. L. , Ågerstrand, M. , Fito, C. , Andersen, T. , Anderson, D. , Bergamaschi, E. , Cherrie, J. W. , Cowan, S. , Dalemcourt, J-F. , Faure, M. , Gabbert, S. , Gajewicz, A. & 17 others Fernandes, T. F., Hristozov, D., Johnston, H. J., Lansdown, T. C., Linder, S., Marvin, H. J. P., Mullins, M., Purnhagen, K., Puzyn, T., Sánchez-Jiménez, A., Scott-Fordsmand, J. J., Streftaris, G., van Tongeren, M., Voelcker, N. H., Voyiatzis, G., Yannopoulos, S. N. & Poortvliet, P. M. 14 Dec 2017 In : Risk Analysis.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  23. Effectiveness of universal self-regulation-based interventions to improve self-regulation, and effects on distant health and social outcomes in children and adolescents: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Pandey, A., Hale, D. R., Das, S., Goddings, A. L., Blakemore, S. J. & Viner, R. M. Nov 2017 In : Lancet. 390, Supplement 3, p. S66

    Research output:Contribution to journalMeeting abstract

  24. Outcome of the Psychological Intervention Program: Internet Use for Youth

    Ke, G. N. & Wong, S. F. 10 Nov 2017 In : Journal of Rational-Emotive and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  25. Contemporary and emergent theories of agrammatism. A neurolinguistics approach, by J. Druks

    Garraffa, M. 18 Jul 2017 In : Aphasiology. 31, 12, p. 1510-1512

    Research output:Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

  26. Genome-wide association analysis identifies novel blood pressure loci and offers biological insights into cardiovascular risk

    Warren, H. R. , Evangelou, E. , Cabrera, C. P. , Gao, H. , Ren, M. , Mifsud, B. , Ntalla, I. , Surendran, P. , Liu, C. , Cook, J. P. , Kraja, A. T. , Drenos, F. , Loh, M. , Verweij, N. , Marten, J. , Karaman, I. , Segura Lepe, M. P. , O'Reilly, P. F. , Knight, J. , Snieder, H. & 41 others Kato, N., He, J., Shyong Tai, E., Abdullah Said, M., Porteous, D., Alver, M., Poulter, N., Farrall, M., Gansevoort, R. T., Padmanabhan, S., Mägi, R., Stanton, A., Connell, J., Bakker, S. J. L., Metspalu, A., Shields, D. C., Thom, S., Brown, M., Sever, P., Esko, T., Hayward, C., van der Harst, P., Saleheen, D., Chowdhury, R., Chambers, J. C., Chasman, D. I., Chakravarti, A., Newton-Cheh, C., Gow, A. J., Johnson, A. D., The International Consortium of Blood Pressure (ICBP) 1000G Analyses, The CHD Exome+ Consortium, The ExomeBP Consortium, The T2D-GENES Consortium, The GoT2DGenes Consortium, The Cohorts for Heart and Ageing Research in Genome Epidemiology (CHARGE) BP Exome Consortium, The International Genomics of Blood Pressure (iGEN -BP) Consortium, for The UK Biobank CardioMetabolic Consortium BP working group Louise, BIOS Consortium, Lifelines Cohort Study & Understanding Society Scientific group 1 Mar 2017 In : Nature Genetics. 49, 3, p. 403-415 13 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  27. The evolution of accelerated long-term forgetting: Evidence from the TIME study

    Savage, S., Hoefeijzers, S., Milton, F., Streatfield, C., Dewar, M. T. & Zeman, A. 6 Oct 2017 In : Cortex. p. 1-40 40 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  28. Conduct problems trajectories and psychosocial outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    Bevilacqua, L., Hale, D., Barker, E. D. & Viner, R. 6 Oct 2017 In : European Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. p. 1-22 22 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  29. Dietary iodine exposure and brain structures and cognition in older people. Exploratory analysis in the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936

    Del C. Valdés Hernández, M., Kyle, J., Allan, J., Allerhand, M., Clark, H., Muñoz Maniega, S., Royle, N. A., Gow, A. J., Pattie, A., Corley, J., Bastin, M. E., Starr, J. M., Wardlaw, J. M., Deary, I. J. & Combet, E. Nov 2017 In : Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 21, 9, p. 971-979 9 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  30. Novel Blood Pressure Locus and Gene Discovery Using Genome-Wide Association Study and Expression Data Sets from Blood and the Kidney

    Wain, L. V. , Vaez, A. , Jansen, R. , Joehanes, R. , Van Der Most, P. J. , Erzurumluoglu, A. M. , O'Reilly, P. F. , Cabrera, C. P. , Warren, H. R. , Rose, L. M. , Verwoert, G. C. , Hottenga, J. J. , Strawbridge, R. J. , Esko, T. , Arking, D. E. , Hwang, S. J. , Guo, X. , Kutalik, Z. , Trompet, S. , Shrine, N. & 223 others Teumer, A., Ried, J. S., Bis, J. C., Smith, A. V., Amin, N., Nolte, I. M., Lyytikäinen, L. P., Mahajan, A., Wareham, N. J., Hofer, E., Joshi, P. K., Kristiansson, K., Traglia, M., Havulinna, A. S., Goel, A., Nalls, M. A., Sõber, S., Vuckovic, D., Luan, J. A., Del Greco, F. M., Ayers, K. L., Marrugat, J., Ruggiero, D., Lopez, L. M., Niiranen, T., Enroth, S., Jackson, A. U., Nelson, C. P., Huffman, J. E., Zhang, W., Marten, J., Gandin, I., Harris, S. E., Zemunik, T., Lu, Y., Evangelou, E., Shah, N., De Borst, M. H., Mangino, M., Prins, B. P., Campbell, A., Li-Gao, R., Chauhan, G., Oldmeadow, C., Abecasis, G., Abedi, M., Barbieri, C. M., Barnes, M. R., Batini, C., Beilby, J., Blake, T., Boehnke, M., Bottinger, E. P., Braund, P. S., Brown, M., Brumat, M., Campbell, H., Chambers, J. C., Cocca, M., Collins, F., Connell, J., Cordell, H. J., Damman, J. J., Davies, G., De Geus, E. J., De Mutsert, R., Deelen, J., Demirkale, Y., Doney, A. S. F., Dörr, M., Farrall, M., Ferreira, T., Frånberg, M., Gao, H., Giedraitis, V., Gieger, C., Giulianini, F., Gow, A. J., Hamsten, A., Harris, T. B., Hofman, A., Holliday, E. G., Hui, J., Jarvelin, M. R., Johansson, Å., Johnson, A. D., Jousilahti, P., Jula, A., Kähönen, M., Kathiresan, S., Khaw, K. T., Kolcic, I., Koskinen, S., Langenberg, C., Larson, M., Launer, L. J., Lehne, B., Liewald, D. C. M., Lin, L., Lind, L., Mach, F., Mamasoula, C., Menni, C., Mifsud, B., Milaneschi, Y., Morgan, A., Morris, A. D., Morrison, A. C., Munson, P. J., Nandakumar, P., Nguyen, Q. T., Nutile, T., Oldehinkel, A. J., Oostra, B. A., Org, E., Padmanabhan, S., Palotie, A., Paré, G., Pattie, A., Penninx, B. W. J. H., Poulter, N., Pramstaller, P. P., Raitakari, O. T., Ren, M., Rice, K., Ridker, P. M., Riese, H., Ripatti, S., Robino, A., Rotter, J. I., Rudan, I., Saba, Y., Saint Pierre, A., Sala, C. F., Sarin, A. P., Schmidt, R., Scott, R., Seelen, M. A., Shields, D. C., Siscovick, D., Sorice, R., Stanton, A., Stott, D. J., Sundström, J., Swertz, M., Taylor, K. D., Thom, S., Tzoulaki, I., Tzourio, C., Uitterlinden, A. G., Völker, U., Vollenweider, P., Wild, S., Willemsen, G., Wright, A. F., Yao, J., Thériault, S., Conen, D., Attia, J., Sever, P., Debette, S., Mook-Kanamori, D. O., Zeggini, E., Spector, T. D., Van Der Harst, P., Palmer, C. N. A., Vergnaud, A. C., Loos, R. J. F., Polasek, O., Starr, J. M., Girotto, G., Hayward, C., Kooner, J. S., Lindgren, C. M., Vitart, V., Samani, N. J., Tuomilehto, J., Gyllensten, U., Knekt, P., Deary, I. J., Ciullo, M., Elosua, R., Keavney, B. D., Hicks, A. A., Scott, R. A., Gasparini, P., Laan, M., Liu, Y., Watkins, H., Hartman, C. A., Salomaa, V., Toniolo, D., Perola, M., Wilson, J. F., Schmidt, H., Zhao, J. H., Lehtimäki, T., Van Duijn, C. M., Gudnason, V., Psaty, B. M., Peters, A., Rettig, R., James, A., Jukema, J. W., Strachan, D. P., Palmas, W., Metspalu, A., Ingelsson, E., Boomsma, D. I., Franco, O. H., Bochud, M., Newton-Cheh, C., Munroe, P. B., Elliott, P., Chasman, D. I., Chakravarti, A., Knight, J., Morris, A. P., Levy, D., Tobin, M. D., Snieder, H., Caulfield, M. J. & Ehret, G. B. Sep 2017 In : Hypertension. 70, 3, p. e4-e19 16 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  31. Risk and protective factors for structural brain ageing in the eighth decade of life

    Ritchie, S. J., Tucker-Drob, E. M., Cox, S. R., Dickie, D. A., Del C. Valdés Hernández, M., Corley, J., Royle, N. A., Redmond, P., Muñoz Maniega, S., Pattie, A., Aribisala, B. S., Taylor, A. M., Clarke, T. K., Gow, A. J., Starr, J. M., Bastin, M. E., Wardlaw, J. M. & Deary, I. J. 19 Apr 2017 In : Brain Structure and Function. p. 1-14 14 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  32. Dementia in Latin America: Assessing the present and envisioning the future

    Parra Rodriguez, M., Baez, S., Allegri, R., Nitrini, R., Lopera, F., Slachevsky, A., Custodio, N., Lira, D., Piguet, O., Kumfor, F., Huepe, D., Cogram, P., Bak, T., Manes, F. & Ibáñez, A. M. 26 Sep 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Neurology.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  33. Evaluating Robot Facial Expressions

    Aylett, R., Broz, F., Ghosh, A., McKenna, P. E., Rajendran, G., Foster, M. E., Roffo, G. & Vinciarelli, A. 13 Nov 2017 Proceedings of the 19th ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI). ACM, p. 516-517

    Research output:Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  34. Do you think I approve of that? Designing facial expressions for a robot

    McKenna, P. E., Lim, M. Y., Ghosh, A., Aylett, R., Broz, F. & Rajendran, G. 24 Oct 2017 Social Robotics : ICSR 2017. Springer, p. 188-197 10 p. (Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence; vol. 10652)

    Research output:Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

  35. Reading Comprehension in aphasia: Exploring the relationship between linguistic profile and personal perception

    Webster, J., Morris, J., Howard, D. & Garraffa, M. 15 Aug 2017

    Research output:Contribution to conferenceAbstract

  36. A discourse account of intervention phenomena: An investigation of interrogatives

    Riches, N. & Garraffa, M. 25 Aug 2017 In : Glossa. 2, 1, 74

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  37. Categorical Speech Perception in Adults with Autism Spectrum Conditions

    Stewart, M. E., Petrou, A. M. & Ota, M. 11 Sep 2017 In : Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. p. 1-11 11 p.

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

  38. Do semantic clustering deficits underpin long-term memory binding impairments in prodromal AD?

    Calia, C., Backhouse, E., Pattan, V., Clafferty, R., Starr, J. M., Della Sala, S. & Parra Rodriguez, M. 16 Jul 2017

    Research output:Contribution to conferencePoster

  39. Spatial alignment and response hand in geometric and motion illusions

    Scocchia, L., Paroli, M., Stucchi, N. A. & Sedda, A. Jul 2017 In : Frontiers in Psychology. 8, 1169

    Research output:Contribution to journalArticle

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