Beyond the ‘core deficit’ hypothesis in developmental disorders

Astle, D, & Fletcher-Watson, S

Current Directions in Psychological Science (in Press)

Transdiagnostic brain mapping in developmental disorders

Siugzdaite, R, Bathelt, J, Holmes, J, & Astle, D

Current Biology (in Press)


Idiopathic intracranial hypertension: shunt failure and the role of obesity

Greener D*, Akarca D*, Durnford AJ, Ewbank FG, Buckland GR & Hempenstall J

World Neurosurgery


Gorilla in our midst: An online behavioral experiment builder

Anwyl-Irvine, AL, Massonnié, J, Flitton, A et al.  

Behavioural Research Methods

Remapping the cognitive and neural profiles of children who

struggle at school

Astle, D, Bathelt, J, the CALM Team, & Holmes, J 

Developmental Science

Whole-brain white matter organization, intelligence, and educational attainment

Bathelt, J, Scerif, G, Nobre, AC, & Astle, D

Trends in Neuroscience and Education

The cingulum as a marker of individual differences in neurocognitive development

Bathelt, J, Johnson, A, Zhang, M, & Astle, D

Scientific Reports

Functional network dynamics in a neurodevelopmental disorder of known genetic origin

Hawkins, E, Akarca, D, Zhang, M, Brkić, D, Woolrich, M, Baker, K., & Astle, D

Human Brain Mapping


Protocol for a transdiagnostic study of children with problems of attention, learning and memory (CALM)

Holmes, J, Bryant, A, & Gathercole, SE

BMC Pediatrics

Are working memory training effects paradigm-specific? 

Holmes, J, Woolgar, F, Hampshire, A, & Gathercole, SE

Frontiers in Psychology, Cognition

Children’s CBT skills, metacognition, empathy, and theory of mind

Jones, J, Souchay, C, Moulin, C, Reynolds, S, & Adlam, AL

Journal of Children's Services

The academic outcomes of working memory and metacognitive strategy training in children: A double‐blind randomised controlled trial

Jones, JS, Milton, F, Mostazir, M, & Adlam, AL

Developmental Science

Transdiagnostic associations across communication, cognitive, and behavioural problems in a developmentally at-risk population: a network approach 

Mareva S, the CALM team, & Holmes J

BMC pediatrics 

STXBP1-associated neurodevelopmental disorder: A comparative study of behavioural characteristics

O’Brien, S, Ng-Cordell, E, Astle, D, Scerif, G, & Baker, K

Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Mapping differential responses to cognitive training using machine learning

Rennie, JP, Zhang, M, Hawkins, E, Bathelt, J, Astle, DE

Developmental Science

Multi-target visual search organisation across the lifespan: Cancellation task performance in a large and demographically stratified sample of healthy adults

Benjamins*, JS, Dalmaijer*, ES, Ten Brink, AF, Nijboer, TCW, & Van der Stigchel, S

Aging, Neuropsychology and Cognition

Women with early maltreatment experience show increased resting-state functional connectivity in the theory of mind (ToM) network
Boccadoro, S, Siugzdaite, R, Hudson, AR, Maeyens, L, Van Hamme, C, & Mueller, SC

European Journal of Psychotraumatology

Cognitive plasticity and brain stimulation

Byrne, EM, Nord, C, & Holmes, J

Cognitive Training: An Overview of Features and Applications

Is the peer presence effect on heightened adolescent risky decision making only present in males?

Defoe, IN, Dubas, J, Dalmaijer, ES, & Van Aken, M

Journal of Youth and Adolescence

Hub disruption in patients with chronic neck pain: a graph analytical approach

De Pauw  R, Aerts H, Siugzdaite R, Meeus M, Coppieters I, Caeyenberghs K, Cagnie B


Working memory and classroom learning

Fancourt, A, & Holmes, J

The BrainCanDo Handbook of Teaching and Learning

Do tangible user interfaces promote social behaviour during free play? A comparison of autistic and typically-developing children playing with passive and digital construction toys

Francis G, Farr W, Mareva S, & Gibson J

Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Working memory training involves learning new skills

Gathercole, SE, Dunning, DL, Holmes, J, & Norris, D

Journal of Memory and Language

Making sense of social pretense: The effect of the dyad, sex, and language ability in a large observational study of children’s behaviors in a social pretend play context 

Gibson J, Fink E, Torres P, Browne, W, & Mareva, S 

Social Development

The pupillary light response reflects visual working memory content

Husta, C, Dalmaijer, E, Belopolsky, A, & Mathôt, S

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance


Voluntary modulation of saccadic peak velocity associated with individual differences in motivation

Muhammed, K, Dalmaijer, E, Manohar, S, & Husain, M


How does genetic diagnosis influence autism in children with intellectual disability

Ng-Cordell, E, Brkic, D, O'Brien, S, Scerif, G, Astle, D, & Baker, K

Journal of Intellectual Disability Research

Less is more: Morphometric and psychological differences between low and high reappraisers

Pappaianni E, De Pisapia N, Siugzdaite R, Crescentini C, Calcagnì A, Job R, Grecucci A

Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioural Neuroscience

Interventions targeting working memory in 4–11 year olds within their everyday contexts: A systematic review

Rowe, A, Titterington, J, Holmes, J, Henry, L, & Taggart, L

Developmental Review

Advancing methods for psychological assessment across borders: Guidance for early career researchers designing reproducible science

Ruggeri, K, Bojanić, L, van Bokhorst, L, Mareva, S, Ojinaga Alfageme, O, & Jarke, H

Frontiers in Psychology

The graded fate of unattended stimulus representations in visuospatial working memory

Sahan, MI, Dalmaijer, ES, Verguts, T, Husain, M, & Fias, W

Frontiers in Psychology

Testing the expanded continuum hypothesis of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Neural and psychological evidence for shared and distinct mechanisms

Sorella, S, Lapomarda, G, Messina, I, Frederickson, JJ, Siugzdaite, R, Job, R, & Grecucci, A

NeuroImage: Clinical

Anticipation of a mentally effortful task recruits Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex: An fNIRS validation study

Vassena, E, Gerrits, R, Demanet, J, Verguts, T, & Siugzdaite, R



Children's academic attainment is linked to the global organization of the white matter connectome

Bathelt J, Gathercole SE, Butterfield S, the CALM team, & Astle D

Developmental Science

Differences in brain morphology and working memory capacity across childhood

Bathelt J, Gathercole SE, Johnson A, & Astle D

Developmental Science

Data-driven subtyping of executive function-related behavioral problems in children

Bathelt J, Holmes J, the CALM team, & Astle D

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Beyond the vestibulo-ocular reflex: Vestibular input is processed centrally to achieve visual stability

Dalmaijer ES


Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of single-dose guanfacine in unilateral neglect following stroke

Dalmaijer*, ES, Li*, KMS, Gorgoraptis, N, Leff, AP, Cohen, DL, Parton, AD, Husain, M, & Malhotra, PA

Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry

Sniffing out causes of gastrointestinal disorders: a review of volatile metabolomics biomarkers

Ahmed I, Niaz Z, Ewbank FG, Akarca D, Felwick RK & Furnari M 

Biomarkers in Medicine

Information-based cues at point of choice to change selection and consumption of food, alcohol and tobacco products: A systematic review

Carter P, Bignardi G, Hollands GJ, & Marteau TM

BMC Public Health

Nutritional labelling for healthier food or non-alcoholic drink purchasing and consumption

Crockett RA, King SE, Marteau TM, Prevost AT, Bignardi G, Roberts NW, ... Jebb SA

The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Visual search and autism symptoms: What young children search for and co‐occurring ADHD matter

Doherty, BR, Charman, T, Johnson, MH, Scerif, G, Gliga, T, Dalmaijer, ES …

Developmental Science


Cross-frequency phase-amplitude coupling as a mechanism for temporal orienting of attention in childhood

Mento G, Astle D, Scerif G

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience


Dissociable effects of attention vs working memory training on cognitive performance and everyday functioning following fronto-parietal strokes

Peers PV, Astle DE, Duncan J, Murphy FC, Hampshire A, Das T, ... Manly T

Neuropsychological Rehabilitation


Do safety behaviors preserve threat expectancy?

van Uijen S, Dalmaijer E, van den Hout M, Engelhard I

Journal of Experimental Psychopathology


Impact of calorie labelling in worksite cafeterias: a stepped wedge randomised controlled pilot trial

Vasiljevic M, Cartwright E, Pilling M, Lee MM, Bignardi G, Pechey R, ... Marteau TM

The international Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity



An evaluation of commonly used external ventricular drain securement methods in a porcine model; recommendations to improve practice

Akarca D, Durnford AJ, Ewbank FG, Hempenstall J, Ahmed SR, Gould AER & Bulters DO

World Neurosurgery

Global and local connectivity differences converge with gene expression in a neurodevelopmental disorder of known genetic origin

Bathelt J, Barnes J, Raymond FL, Baker K, Astle D

Cerebral Cortex

The TIPPME intervention typology for changing environments to change behaviour

Hollands G, Bignardi G, Johnston M, Kelly M, Ogilvie D, Petticrew M, ... Marteau T

Nature Human Behaviour

Changing environments to change behaviour: Use of the typology of interventions in proximal physical micro-environments tool

Hollands Gareth J, Bignardi Giacomo, Johnston Marie, Kelly Michael P, Ogilvie David, Petticrew Mark, ... Marteau Theresa M

Public Health Science Conference

Larger stimuli require longer processing time for perception

Kanai, R, Dalmaijer, ES, Sherman, MT, Kawakita, G, & Paffen, CLE


Reactions on Twitter to updated alcohol guidelines in the UK: A content analysis

Stautz K, Bignardi G, Hollands GJ, Marteau TM

BMJ Open

Protein structure and phenotypic analysis of pathogenic and population missense variants in STXBP1

Suri M, Evers JMG, Laskowski RA, O'Brien S, Baker K, Clayton-Smith J, ... Wright CF

Molecular Genetics & Genomic Medicine

Perception of object illumination depends on highlights and shadows, not shading

Te Pas, SF, Pont, SC, Dalmaijer, ES, & Hooge, ICT

Journal of Vision



Training working memory in childhood enhances coupling between frontoparietal control network and task-related regions

Barnes JJ, Nobre AC, Woolrich MW, Baker K, & Astle D

The Journal of Neuroscience

Electrophysiological measures of resting state functional connectivity and their relationship with working memory capacity in childhood

Barnes JJ, Woolrich MW, Baker K, Colclough GL, & Astle D

Developmental Science

Structural brain abnormalities in a single gene disorder associated with epilepsy, language impairment and intellectual disability

Bathelt J, Astle D, Barnes J, Raymond FL, Baker K

NeuroImage: Clinical

Language problems and ADHD symptoms: How specific are the links?

Hawkins E, Gathercole S, Astle D, the Calm Team, & Holmes J

Brain Sciences

How common are WM deficits in children with difficulties in reading and mathematics?

Gathercole SE, Woolgar F, the CALM Team , Kievit RA, Astle D, Manly T, ... Holmes J

Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition

Top-down activation of spatiotopic sensory codes in perceptual and working memory search

Kuo BC, Nobre AC, Scerif G, Astle D

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Developmental and individual differences in the precision of visuospatial memory

Sarigiannidis I, Crickmore G, & Astle D

Cognitive Development



The neural dynamics of fronto-parietal networks in childhood revealed using magnetoencephalography

Astle D, Luckhoo H, Woolrich M, Kuo BC, Nobre AC, Scerif G

Cerebral Cortex

Cognitive training enhances intrinsic brain connectivity in childhood

Astle D, Barnes JJ, Baker K, Colclough GL, Woolrich MW

The Journal of Neuroscience

Semantic advantage for learning new phonological form representations

Hawkins E, Astle D, & Rastle K

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Psychopathology and cognitive performance in individuals with membrane-associated guanylate kinase mutations: a functional network phenotyping study

Baker K, Scerif G, Astle D, Fletcher PC, Raymond FL

Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

Epilepsy, cognitive deficits and neuroanatomy in males with ZDHHC9 mutations

Baker K, Astle D, Scerif G, Barnes J, Smith J, Moffat G, ... Raymond FL

Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology



Distinct neural mechanisms of individual and developmental differences in VSTM capacity

Astle D, Harvey H, Stokes M, Mohseni H, Nobre AC, Scerif G

Developmental Psychobiology

Neural mechanisms by which attention modulates the comparison of remembered and perceptual representations

Kuo BC & Astle D

PloS One

Modulation of alpha power at encoding and retrieval tracks the precision of visual short-term memory

Poliakov E, Stokes MG, Woolrich MW, Mantini D, Astle D

Journal of Neurophysiology

Memory load modulates graded changes in distracter filtering

Shimi A, Woolrich MW, Mantini D, & Astle D
Frontiers in human neuroscience

Age group and individual differences in attentional orienting dissociate neural mechanisms of encoding and maintenance in visual STM

Shimi A, Kuo BC, Astle D, Nobre AC, & Scerif G

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Orienting attention within visual short-term memory: Development and mechanisms

Shimi A, Nobre AC, Astle D, & Scerif G

Child Development

Peer-reviewed publications from 2014 onwards

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