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Zoltan Dienes
Professor in Experimental Psychology (Psychology)
T: +44 (0)1273 877335

Selected publications


Jurchiș, Răzvan, Costea, Andrei, Dienes, Zoltan, Miclea, Mircea and Opre, Adrian (2020) Evaluative conditioning of artificial grammars: evidence that subjectively-unconscious structures bias affective evaluations of novel stimuli. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General. ISSN 0096-3445

Palfi, Bence and Dienes, Zoltan (2019) Why Bayesian “evidence for H1” in one condition and “evidence for H0” in another does not mean Bayesian evidence for a difference between conditions. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. ISSN 2515-2459 (Accepted)

Aczel, B, Hoekstra, R, Gelman, A, Wagenmakers, E J, Klugkist, I G, Rouder, J N, Vandekerckhove, J, Lee, M D, Morey, R D, Vanpaemel, W, Dienes, Z and van Ravenzwaaij, D (2019) Expert opinions on how to conduct and report Bayesian inference. Nature Human Behaviour. ISSN 2397-3374 (Accepted)

Dienes, Zoltan (2019) How do I know what my theory predicts? Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science. pp. 1-14. ISSN 2515-2459

Lush, Peter, Roseboom, Warrick, Cleeremans, Axel, Scott, Ryan B, Seth, Anil K and Dienes, Zoltan (2019) Intentional binding as Bayesian cue combination: testing predictions with trait individual differences. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. ISSN 0096-1523

Martin, Jean-Rémy and Dienes, Zoltan (2019) Bayes to the rescue: does the type of hypnotic induction matter? Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice. ISSN 2326-5523

Gurney, Angela, Dienes, Zoltan and Scott, Ryan B (2019) Hypnotic suggestibility is unaffected by a challenging inhibitory task or mental exhaustion. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice. ISSN 2326-5523

Lush, Peter and Dienes, Zoltan (2019) Time perception and the experience of agency in meditation and hypnosis. PsyCh Journal, 8 (1). pp. 36-50. ISSN 2046-0252

Palfi, Bence, Moga, G, Lush, P, Scott, R B and Dienes, Z (2019) Can hypnotic suggestibility be measured online? Psychological Research. ISSN 0340-0727

Ling, Xiaoli, Zheng, Li, Guo, Xiuyan, Li, Shouxin, Song, Shiyu, Sun, Lining and Dienes, Zoltan (2018) Cross cultural differences in implicit learning of chunks versus symmetries. Royal Society Open Science, 5 (10). 180469 1-17. ISSN 2054-5703

Martin, Jean-Rémy, Sackur, Jérôme and Dienes, Zoltan (2018) Attention or instruction: do sustained attentional abilities really differ between high and low hypnotisable persons? Psychological Research, 82 (4). pp. 700-707. ISSN 0340-0727

Fu, Qiufang, Sun, Huiming, Dienes, Zoltan and Fu, Xiaolan (2018) Implicit sequence learning of chunking and abstract structures. Consciousness and Cognition, 62. pp. 42-56. ISSN 1053-8100

Lakens, Daniël, McLatchie, Neil, Isager, Peter M, Scheel, Anne M and Dienes, Zoltan (2018) Improving inferences about null effects with Bayes factors and equivalence tests. Journal of Gerontology: Series B. ISSN 1079-5014

Scott, Ryan B, Samaha, Jason, Chrisley, Ron and Dienes, Zoltan (2018) Prevailing theories of consciousness are challenged by novel cross-modal associations acquired between subliminal stimuli. Cognition, 175. pp. 169-185. ISSN 0010-0277

Qiao, Fuqiang, Sun, Fenfen, Li, Fengying, Ling, Xiaoli, Zheng, Li, Li, Lin, Guo, Xiuyan and Dienes, Zoltan (2018) Tonal symmetry induces fluency and sense of well-formedness. Frontiers in Psychology, 9 (165). pp. 1-9. ISSN 1664-1078

Dienes, Zoltan and McLatchie, Neil (2018) Four reasons to prefer Bayesian analyses over significance testing. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 25 (1). pp. 207-218. ISSN 1069-9384

Dienes, Zoltan, Coulton, Simon and Heather, Nick (2018) Using Bayes Factors to evaluate evidence for no effect: examples from the SIPS project. Addiction, 113 (2). pp. 240-246. ISSN 0965-2140

Seth, Anil K and Dienes, Zoltan (2018) The value of Bayesian statistics for assessing credible evidence of animal sentience: commentary on Birch on Precautionary principle. Animal Sentience, 16 (22). ISSN 2377-7478

Dienes, Zoltan, Field, Andy and et al, (2018) [Comment] Redefine statistical significance. Nature Human Behaviour, 2. pp. 6-10. ISSN 2397-3374

Lush, P, Moga, G, McLatchie, N and Dienes, Z (2018) The Sussex-Waterloo Scale of hypnotisability (SWASH): measuring capacity or altering conscious experience. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 4 (1). niy006 1-7. ISSN 2057-2107

Lush, Peter, Caspar, Emilie A, Cleeremans, Axel, Haggard, Patrick, Magalhães De Saldanha da Gama, Pedro Alexandre and Dienes, Zoltan (2017) The power of suggestion: post-hypnotically induced changes in the temporal binding of intentional action outcomes. Psychological Science, 28 (5). pp. 661-669. ISSN 0956-7976

Fu, Qiufang, Liu, Yong-Jin, Dienes, Zoltan, Wu, Jianhui, Chen, Wenfang and Fu, Xiaolan (2017) Neural correlates of subjective awareness for natural scene categorization of color photographs and line-drawings. Frontiers in Psychology, 8. a210. ISSN 1664-1078

Parkinson, Jim, Garfinkel, Sarah, Critchley, Hugo, Dienes, Zoltan and Seth, Anil K (2016) Don’t make me angry, you wouldn’t like me when I’m angry: volitional choices to act or inhibit are modulated by subliminal perception of emotional faces. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 17 (2). pp. 252-268. ISSN 1530-7026

Lush, Peter, Parkinson, Jim and Dienes, Zoltan (2016) Illusory temporal binding in meditators. Mindfulness, 7 (6). pp. 1416-1422. ISSN 1868-8527

Beard, E, Dienes, Z, Muirhead, C and West, R (2016) Using Bayes Factors for testing hypotheses about intervention effectiveness in addictions research. Addiction, 111 (12). pp. 2230-2247. ISSN 0965-2140

Dienes, Zoltan, Caspar, Emilie A, Desantis, Andrea, Cleeremans, Axel and Haggard, Patrick (2016) The sense of agency as tracking control. PLoS Medicine, 11 (10). e0163892. ISSN 1549-1277

Martin, Jean-Rémy, Sackur, Jérôme, Anlló, Hernan, Naish, Peter and Dienes, Zoltan (2016) Perceiving time differences when you should not: applying the El Greco fallacy to hypnotic time distortions. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (1309). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1664-1078

Fu, Qiufang, Liu, Yong-Jin, Dienes, Zoltan, Wu, Jianhui, Chen, Wenfeng and Fu, Xiaolan (2016) The role of edge-based and surface-based information in natural scene categorization: evidence from behavior and event-related potentials. Consciousness and Cognition, 43. pp. 152-166. ISSN 1053-8100

Dienes, Zoltan (2016) How Bayes factors change scientific practice. Journal of Mathematical Psychology, 72. pp. 78-89. ISSN 0022-2496

Norman, Elisabeth, Scott, Ryan B, Price, Mark C and Dienes, Zoltan (2016) The relationship between strategic control and conscious structural knowledge in artificial grammar learning. Consciousness and Cognition, 42. pp. 229-236. ISSN 1053-8100

Kekecs, Zoltan, Szollosi, Aba, Palfi, Bence, Szaszi, Barnabas, Kovacs, Krisztina J, Dienes, Zoltan and Aczel, Balazs (2016) Commentary: Oxytocin-gaze positive loop and the coevolution of human–dog bonds. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 10. ISSN 1662-453X

Ling, Xiaoli, Li, Fengying, Qiao, Fuqiang, Guo, Xiuyan and Dienes, Zoltan (2016) Fluency expresses implicit knowledge of tonal symmetry. Frontiers in Psychology, 7 (57). ISSN 1664-1078

Lush, Peter, Naish, Peter and Dienes, Zoltan (2016) Metacognition of intentions in mindfulness and hypnosis. Neuroscience of Consciousness, 2016 (1). pp. 1-10. ISSN 2057-2107

Aczel, Balazs, Palfi, Bence, Szaszi, Barnabas, Szollosi, Aba and Dienes, Zoltan (2015) Commentary: Unlearning implicit social biases during sleep. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. ISSN 1664-1078

Ziori, Eleni and Dienes, Zoltan (2015) Facial beauty affects implicit and explicit learning of men and women differently. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. ISSN 1664-1078

Chambers, Christopher D, Dienes, Zoltan, McIntosh, Robert D, Rotshtein, Pia and Willmes, Klaus (2015) Registered reports: realigning incentives in scientific publishing. Cortex, 66. A1-A2. ISSN 0010-9452

Ling, Xiaoli, Guo, Xiuyan, Zheng, Li, Li, Lin, Chen, Menghe, Wang, Qianfeng, Huang, Qihao and Dienes, Zoltan (2015) The neural basis of implicit learning of task-irrelevant Chinese tonal sequence. Experimental Brain Research, 233 (4). pp. 1125-1136. ISSN 0014-4819

Scott, Ryan B, Dienes, Zoltan, Barrett, Adam B, Bor, Daniel and Seth, Anil K (2014) Blind insight: metacognitive discrimination despite chance task performance. Psychological Science, 25 (12). pp. 2199-2208. ISSN 0956-7976

Eitam, Baruch, Glass-Hackel, Ruth, Aviezer, Hillel, Dienes, Zoltan, Shoval, Roy and Higgins, E Tory (2014) Are task irrelevant faces unintentionally processed? Implicit learning as a test case. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 40 (5). pp. 1741-1747. ISSN 0096-1523

Mealor, Andy D, Dienes, Zoltan and Scott, Ryan B (2014) Unconscious sources of familiarity can be strategically excluded in support of conscious task demands. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1 (3). pp. 229-242. ISSN 2326-5523

Ziori, Eleni, Pothos, Emmanuel M and Dienes, Zoltan (2014) Role of prior knowledge in implicit and explicit learning of artificial grammars. Consciousness and Cognition, 28. pp. 1-16. ISSN 1053-8100

Dienes, Zoltan (2014) Using Bayes to get the most out of non-significant results. Frontiers in Psychology, 5. a781. ISSN 1664-1078

Zheng, Li, Guo, Xiuyan, Zhu, Lei, Li, Jianqi, Chen, Luguang and Dienes, Zoltan (2014) Whether others were treated equally affects neural responses to unfairness in the Ultimatum Game. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10 (3). pp. 461-466. ISSN 1749-5016

Anderson, Hazel P, Seth, Anil K, Dienes, Zoltan and Ward, Jamie (2014) Can grapheme-color synesthesia be induced by hypnosis? Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8. p. 220. ISSN 1662-5161

Tan, Lee-Fan, Dienes, Zoltan, Jansari, Ashok and Goh, Sing-Yau (2014) Effect of mindfulness meditation on brain–computer interface performance. Consciousness and Cognition, 23. pp. 12-21. ISSN 1053-8100

Armstrong, Anna-Marie and Dienes, Zoltan (2014) Subliminal understanding of active versus passive sentences. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 1 (1). pp. 32-50. ISSN 2326-5523

Barrett, Adam B, Dienes, Zoltan and Seth, Anil K (2013) Measures of metacognition on signal-detection theoretic models. Psychological Methods., 18 (4). pp. 535-552. ISSN 1082-989X

Parris, Benjamin A, Dienes, Zoltan and Hodgson, Timothy L (2013) Application of the ex-Gaussian function to the effect of the word blindness suggestion on Stroop task performance suggests no word blindness. Frontiers in Psychology, 4. p. 647. ISSN 1664-1078

Dienes, Zoltan and Hutton, Sam (2013) Understanding hypnosis metacognitively: rTMS applied to left DLPFC increases hypnotic suggestibility. Cortex, 49 (2). pp. 386-392. ISSN 0010-9452

Rohrmeier, Martin, Fu, Qiufang and Dienes, Zoltan (2012) Implicit learning of recursive context-free grammars. PLoS ONE, 7 (10). e45885. ISSN 1932-6203

Parris, Benjamin A, Dienes, Zoltan and Hodgson, Timothy L (2012) Temporal constraints of the word blindness posthypnotic suggestion on Stroop task performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology. Human Perception and Performance, 38 (4). pp. 833-837. ISSN 1939-1277

Kiyokawa, Sachiko, Dienes, Zoltán, Tanaka, Daisuke, Yamada, Ayumi and Crowe, Louise (2012) Cross cultural differences in unconscious knowledge. Cognition, 124 (1). pp. 16-24. ISSN 1873-7838

Mealor, Andy David and Dienes, Zoltan (2012) Conscious and unconscious thought in artificial grammar learning. Consciousness and Cognition, 21 (2). pp. 865-874. ISSN 1053-8100

Mealor, Andy and Dienes, Zoltan (2012) No-loss gambling shows the speed of the unconscious. Consciousness and Cognition, 21 (1). pp. 228-237. ISSN 1053-8100

Dienes, Zoltan, Baddeley, Roland J and Jansari, Ashok (2012) Rapidly measuring the speed of unconscious learning: amnesics learn quickly and happy people slowly. PLoS ONE, 7 (3). e33400. ISSN 1932-6203

Scott, Ryan B, Minati, Ludovico, Dienes, Zoltan, Critchley, Hugo D and Seth, Anil K (2011) Detecting conscious awareness from involuntary autonomic responses. Consciousness and Cognition, 20 (3). pp. 936-942. ISSN 1053-8100

Guo, Xiuyan, Zheng, Li, Zhu, Lei, Yang, Zhiliang, Chen, Chao, Zhang, Lei, Ma, Wendy and Dienes, Zoltan (2011) Acquisition of conscious and unconscious knowledge of semantic prosody. Consciousness and Cognition, 20 (2). pp. 417-425. ISSN 1053-8100

Scott, Ryan B and Dienes, Zoltan (2010) Fluency does not express implicit knowledge of artificial grammars. Cognition, 114 (3). pp. 372-388. ISSN 0010-0277

Scott, Ryan B and Dienes, Zoltan (2010) Knowledge applied to new domains: the unconscious succeeds where the conscious fails. Consciousness and Cognition, 19 (1). pp. 391-398. ISSN 1053-8100

Scott, Ryan B and Dienes, Zoltán (2008) The conscious, the unconscious, and familiarity. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 34 (5). pp. 1264-1288. ISSN 0278-7393

Dienes, Zoltán and Scott, Ryan (2005) Measuring unconscious knowledge: distinguishing structural knowledge and judgment knowledge. Psychological Research, 69 (5-6). pp. 338-351. ISSN 0340-0727

Book Section

Dienes, Zoltan, Lush, Peter, Semmens-Wheeler, Rebecca, Parkinson, Jim, Scott, Ryan and Naish, Peter (2016) Hypnosis as self-deception; meditation as self-insight. In: Raz, Amir and Lifshitz, Michael (eds.) Hypnosis and meditation: towards an integrative science of conscious planes. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 107-128. ISBN 9780198759102

Dienes, Zoltan (2015) How Bayesian statistics are needed to determine whether mental states are unconscious. In: Overgaard, Morten (ed.) Behavioural methods in consciousness research. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 199-220. ISBN 9780199688890

Dienes, Zoltan and Seth, Anil (2015) Consciousness: conscious versus unconscious processes. In: Davey, Graham (ed.) Introduction to Psychology. Wiley, Chichester. (Accepted)

Rohrmeier, M, Dienes, Z, Guo, X and Fu, Q (2014) Implicit learning and recursion. In: Lowenthal, Francis and Lefebvre, Laurent (eds.) Language and Recursion. Springer Verlag, pp. 67-85. ISBN 9781461494140

Dienes, Zoltan (2012) Conscious versus unconscious learning of structure. In: Rebuschat, Patrick and Williams, John N (eds.) Statistical learning and language acquisition. Studies in second and foreign language education, 1 . De Gruyter Mouton, Boston. ISBN 9781934078235

Dienes, Zoltan, Scott, Ryan B and Wan, Lulu (2011) The role of familiarity in implicit learning. In: Higham, Philip A and Leboe, Jason (eds.) Constructions of remembering and metacognition: essays in honour of Bruce Whittlesea. Palgrave Macmillan, New York, pp. 51-62. ISBN 0230579418

Dienes, Z (2008) Subjective measures of unconscious knowledge. In: Banerjee, Rahul and Chakrabarti, Bikas K (eds.) Models of Brain and Mind: Physical, Computational and Psychological Approaches. Progress in Brain Research, 168 . Elsevier, pp. 49-64. ISBN 9780444530509