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Jamie Ward
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience (Psychology)
Director of Doctoral Studies
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Selected publications

Article

Ward, Jamie, Brown, Paris, Sherwood, Jasmine and Simner, Julia (2017) An autistic-like profile of attention and perception in synaesthesia. Cortex. ISSN 0010-9452 (Accepted)

Grice-Jackson, Thomas, Critchley, Hugo, Banissy, Michael J and Ward, Jamie (2017) Consciously feeling the pain of others reflects atypical functional connectivity between the pain matrix and frontal-parietal regions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. ISSN 1662-5161 (Accepted)

Rothen, Nicolas, Bartl, Gergely Janos, Franklin, Anna and Ward, Jamie (2017) Electrophysiological correlates and psychoacoustic characteristics of hearing-motion synaesthesia. Neuropsychologia, 106. pp. 280-288. ISSN 0028-3932

Grice-Jackson, Thomas, Critchley, Hugo, Banissy, Michael J and Ward, Jamie (2017) Common and distinct neural mechanisms associated with the conscious experience of vicarious pain. Cortex, 94. pp. 152-163. ISSN 0010-9452

Hamilton-Fletcher, Giles Douglas Iain, Witzel, Christoph, Reby, David and Ward, Jamie (2017) Sound properties associated with equiluminant colours. Multisensory Research, 30 (3-5). pp. 337-362. ISSN 2213-4794

Maniglia, Marcello, Grassi, Massimo and Ward, Jamie (2017) Sounds are perceived as louder when accompanied by visual movement. Multisensory Research, 30 (2). pp. 159-177. ISSN 2213-4794

Hughes, James E A, Simner, Julia, Baron-Cohen, Simon, Treffert, Darold A and Ward, Jamie (2017) Is synaesthesia more prevalent in autism spectrum conditions? Only where there is prodigious talent. Multisensory Research, 30 (3-5). pp. 391-408. ISSN 2213-4794

Ward, Jamie, Hoadley, Claire, Hughes, James E A, Baron-Cohen, Simon, Smith, Paula, Allison, Carrie and Simner, Julia (2017) Atypical sensory sensitivity as a shared feature between synaesthesia and autism. Scientific Reports, 7. a41155. ISSN 2045-2322

Martin, D, Cleghorn, E and Ward, J (2017) The lived experience of mirror-touch synaesthesia: a qualitative investigation of empathy and social life. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 24 (1-2). pp. 214-227. ISSN 1355-8250

Gould van Praag, Cassandra D, Garfinkel, Sarah, Ward, Jamie, Bor, Daniel and Seth, Anil K (2016) Automaticity and localisation of concurrents predicts colour area activity in grapheme-colour synaesthesia. Neuropsychologia, 88. pp. 5-14. ISSN 0028-3932

Terhune, Devin B, Luke, David P, Kaelen, Mendel, Bolstridge, Mark, Feilding, Amanda, Nutt, David, Carhart-Harris, Robin, Ward, Jamie, Unset and Unset (2016) A placebo-controlled investigation of synaesthesia-like experiences under LSD. Neuropsychologia, 88. pp. 28-34. ISSN 0028-3932

Pfeifer, Gaby, Ward, Jamie, Chan, Dennis and Sigala, Natasha (2016) Representational account of memory: insights from aging and synesthesia. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. pp. 1-16. ISSN 0898-929X

Shriki, Oren, Sadeh, Yaniv and Ward, Jamie (2016) The emergence of synaesthesia in a Neuronal Network Model via changes in perceptual sensitivity and plasticity. PLoS Computational Biology, 12 (7). ISSN 1553-734X

Ward, Jamie, Rothen, Nicolas, Chang, Acer and Kanai, Ryota (2016) The structure of inter-individual differences in visual ability: evidence from the general population and synaesthesia. Vision Research. ISSN 0042-6989

Mealor, Andy D, Simner, Julia, Rothen, Nicolas, Carmichael, Duncan A and Ward, Jamie (2016) Different dimensions of cognitive style in typical and atypical cognition: new evidence and a new measurement tool. PLoS ONE, 11 (5). e0155483. ISSN 1932-6203

Rothen, Nicolas, Jünemann, Kristin, Mealor, Andy D, Burckhardt, Vera and Ward, Jamie (2015) The sensitivity and specificity of a diagnostic test of sequence-space synesthesia. Behavior Research Methods. ISSN 1554-351X

Hamilton-Fletcher, Giles, Wright, Thomas D and Ward, Jamie (2015) Cross-modal correspondences enhance performance on a colour-to-sound sensory substitution device. Multisensory Research, 29 (4-5). pp. 337-363. ISSN 2213-4794

Eccles, J A, Garfinkel, S N, Harrison, N A, Ward, J, Taylor, R E, Bewley, A P and Critchley, H D (2015) Sensations of skin infestation linked to abnormal frontolimbic brain reactivity and differences in self-representation. Neuropsychologia, 77. pp. 90-96. ISSN 0028-3932

Ward, Jamie, Mensah, Ajua and Jünemann, Kristin (2015) The rubber hand illusion depends on the tactile congruency of the observed and felt touch. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. ISSN 1939-1277

Vanneste, Sven, Ward, Jamie, Vella, Claire, Hoare, Derek J and Hall, Deborah A (2015) Subtyping somatic tinnitus: a cross-sectional UK cohort study of demographic, clinical and audiological characteristics. PLOS ONE, 10 (5). e0126254. ISSN 1932-6203

Ward, Jamie and Banissy, Michael J (2015) Explaining mirror-touch synesthesia. Cognitive Neuroscience, 6 (2-3). pp. 118-133. ISSN 1758-8936

Jones, Catherine L, Minati, Ludovico, Nagai, Yoko, Medford, Nick, Harrison, Neil, Gray, Marcus, Ward, Jamie and Critchley, Hugo D (2015) Neuroanatomical substrates for the volitional regulation of heart rate. Frontiers in Psychology. ISSN 1664-1078

Wright, Thomas D, Margolis, Aaron and Ward, Jamie (2015) Using an auditory sensory substitution device to augment vision: evidence from eye movements. Experimental Brain Research, 233 (3). pp. 851-860. ISSN 0014-4819

Pfeifer, Gaby, Rothen, Nicolas, Ward, Jamie, Chan, Dennis and Sigala, Natasha (2014) Associative memory advantages in grapheme-color synesthetes compared to older, but not young adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 5 (696). ISSN 1664-1078

Gould, Cassandra, Froese, Tom, Barrett, Adam B, Ward, Jamie and Seth, Anil K (2014) An extended case study on the phenomenology of sequence-space synesthesia. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8 (433). ISSN 1662-5161

Alrajih, Shuaa and Ward, Jamie (2014) Increased facial width-to-height ratio and perceived dominance in the faces of the UK's leading business leaders. British Journal of Psychology, 105 (2). pp. 153-61. ISSN 0007-1269

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

Jonas, Clare N and Ward, Jamie (2014) Number-space associations in synaesthesia are not influenced by finger-counting habits. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26 (2). pp. 232-240. ISSN 2044-5911

Jewanski, Jörg, Day, Sean A, Simner, Julia and Ward, Jamie (2014) The beginnings of an interdisciplinary study of synaesthesia: discussions about the Nussbaumer brothers (1873). Theoria et Historia Scientiarum, 10. pp. 149-176. ISSN 0867-4159

Ward, Jamie and Wright, Thomas (2014) Sensory substitution as an artificially acquired synaesthesia. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 41. pp. 26-35. ISSN 0149-7634

Jonas, Clare N, Spiller, Mary Jane, Jansari, Ashok and Ward, Jamie (2013) Comparing implicit and synaesthetic number–space associations: visuospatial and verbal spatial–numerical associations of response codes. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 67 (7). pp. 1262-1273. ISSN 1747-0218

Holle, Henning, Banissy, Michael J and Ward, Jamie (2013) Functional and structural brain differences associated with mirror-touch synaesthesia. NeuroImage, 83. pp. 1041-1050. ISSN 1053-8119

Banissy, Michael J, Tester, Victoria, Muggleton, Neil G, Janik, Agnieszka B, Davenport, Aimee, Franklin, Anna, Walsh, Vincent and Ward, Jamie (2013) Synesthesia for color is linked to improved color perception but reduced motion perception. Psychological Science, 24 (12). pp. 2390-2397. ISSN 0956-7976

Rothen, Nicolas, Scott, Ryan B, Mealor, Andy D, Coolbear, Daniel J, Burckhardt, Vera and Ward, Jamie (2013) Synesthetic experiences enhance unconscious learning. Cognitive Neuroscience, 4 (3-4). pp. 231-238. ISSN 1758-8936

Rothen, Nicolas, Seth, Anil K, Witzel, Christoph and Ward, Jamie (2013) Diagnosing synaesthesia with online colour pickers: maximising sensitivity and specificity. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 215 (1). pp. 156-160. ISSN 0165-0270

Wright, Thomas and Ward, Jamie (2013) The evolution of a visual-to-auditory sensory substitution device using interactive genetic algorithms. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 66 (8). pp. 1620-1638. ISSN 1747-0218

Goller, Aviva I, Richards, Kerrie, Novak, Steven and Ward, Jamie (2013) Mirror-touch synaesthesia in the phantom limbs of amputees. Cortex, 49 (1). pp. 243-251. ISSN 0010-9452

Maus, Gerrit W, Ward, Jamie, Nijhawan, Romi and Whitney, David (2013) The perceived position of moving objects: transcranial magnetic stimulation of area MT+ reduces the flash-lag effect. Cerebral Cortex, 23 (1). pp. 241-247. ISSN 1047-3211

Holle, Henning, Warne, Kimberley, Seth, Anil K, Critchley, Hugo D and Ward, Jamie (2012) Neural basis of contagious itch and why some people are more prone to it. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 109 (48). pp. 19816-18821. ISSN 0027-8424

Banissy, Michael J, Cassell, Josephine E, Fitzpatrick, Sian, Ward, Jamie, Walsh, Vincent X and Muggleton, Neil G (2012) Increased positive and disorganised schizotypy in synaesthetes who experience colour from letters and tones. Cortex, 48 (8). pp. 1085-1087. ISSN 0010-9452

Jewanski, Jörg, Simner, Julia, Day, Sean A and Ward, Jamie (2011) The development of a scientific understanding of synesthesia from early case studies (1849-1873). Journal of the History of the Neurosciences, 20 (4). pp. 284-305. ISSN 0964-704X

Jonas, Clare N, Taylor, Alisdair J G, Hutton, Sam, Weiss, Peter H and Ward, Jamie (2011) Visuo-spatial representations of the alphabet in synaesthetes and non-synaesthetes. Journal of Neuropsychology, 5 (2). pp. 302-322. ISSN 1748-6645

Jones, Catherine L, Minati, Ludovico, Harrison, Neil A., Ward, Jamie and Critchley, Hugo D. (2011) Under pressure: Response urgency modulates striatal and insula activity during decision-making under risk. PLoS ONE, 6 (6). ISSN 1932-6203

Banissy, Michael J, Stewart, Lauren, Muggleton, Neil G, Griffiths, Timothy D, Walsh, Vincent Y, Ward, Jamie and Kanai, Ryota (2011) Grapheme-color and tone-color synesthesia is associated with structural brain changes in visual regions implicated in color, form, and motion. Cognitive Neuroscience, 3 (1). pp. 29-35. ISSN 1758-8928

Conference or Workshop Item

Hamilton-Fletcher, Giles, Obrist, Marianna, Watten, Phil, Mengucci, Michele and Ward, Jamie (2016) “I always wanted to see the night sky”: blind user preferences for Sensory Substitution Devices. In: ACM CHI Conference on human factors in computing systems (CHI 2016), May 7-12, 2016, San Jose, CA, USA.

Conference Proceedings

Mavromihelaki, Evangelia, Eccles, Jessica, Harrison, Neil, Grice-Jackson, Thomas, Ward, Jamie, Critchley, Hugo and Mania, Katerina (2015) Cyberball3D+: a 3D serious game for fMRI investigating social exclusion and empathy. Valletta, Malta, 9 - 12 September 2014. Published in: Camilleri, Vanessa, Dingli, Alexei and Montebello, Matthew, (eds.) 2014 6th International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications (VS-Games). 1-8. Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers ISBN 9781479940561