Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science


The Sackler Centre for Consciousness Science publishes research in a wide range of journals and other scientific publications.

We have made selected publications by Sackler Centre scientists available online.  Sackler Centre faculty also edits prominent journals in the field. Anil Seth is Editor-in-Chief of Neuroscience of Consciousness, and Jamie Ward is Editor-in-Chief of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Archived publications: 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009


Barnett, L.,  Barrett, A., & Seth, A.K. (2018) Misunderstandings regarding the application of Granger causality in neuroscience. Letter to PNAS, 115:29

Barnett, L.Barrett, A., & Seth, A.K. (2018) Solved problems for Granger causality in neuroscience: A response to Stokes and Purdon. Neuroimage, 178: 744-748.

Betka, S., Pfeifer, G., Garfinkel, S., Prins, H., Bond, R., Sequeira, H., . . . Critchley, H. (2018). How Do Self-Assessment of Alexithymia and Sensitivity to Bodily Sensations Relate to Alcohol Consumption? Alcohol Clin Exp Res, 42(1), 81-88. doi:10.1111/acer.13542

Bola, M., Barrett, A.B., Pigorini, A., Nobili, L., Seth, A.K., and Marchewka, A. (2018). Loss of consciousness is related to hyper-correlated gamma-band activity in anaesthetised macaques and sleeping humans. Neuroimage. 167:130-142.

Bor, D., Barrett, A., Schwartzman, D. & Seth, A.K. (2018) Response to Ruby et al: On a ‘failed’ attempt to manipulate conscious perception with transcranial magnetic stimulation to prefrontal cortex Consciousness and Cognition

Chin, T., & Ward, J. (2017).  Synaesthesia is linked to More Vivid and Detailed Content of Autobiographical Memories and Less Fading of Childhood MemoriesMemory

Critchley, H.D. & Garfinkel, S.N. (2018) The influence of physiological signals on cognition. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 19, 13-18.

Davies, Geoff, Rae, Charlotte L., Garfinkel, Sarah N., Seth, Anil K., Medford, Nick, Critchley, Hugo D., Greenwood, Kathryn (2018) Impairment of perceptual metacognitive accuracy and reduced prefrontal grey matter volume in first-episode psychosis.Cognitive Neuropsychiatry. pp. 1-15. ISSN 1354-6805

Dienes, Z., & Seth, A. K. (2018). Consciousness: Conscious versus unconscious processes. In Psychology 1e (pp. 262-312): Wiley Plus.

Grice-Jackson, T., Critchley, H.D., Banissy, M.J., & Ward J. (in press) Consciously Feeling the Pain of Others Reflects Atypical Functional Connectivity between the Pain Matrix and Frontal-Parietal Regions. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience

Gurney, A., Lagos, A. L., Manning, A., & Scott, R. B. (2018). Susceptibility to unconscious influences is unaffected by a challenging inhibitory task or mental exhaustion. Conscious Cogn, 58, 111-123. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2017.10.016

Lush, P., Moga, G., McLatchie, N., Dienes, Z. (2018) The Sussex-Waterloo Scale of Hypnotizability (SWASH): measuring capacity for altering conscious experience. Neuroscience of Consciousness

Makovac, E., Garfinkel, S.N., Bassi, A., Basile, B., Macaluso, E., Cercignani, M., Calcagnini, G., Mattei, E., Mancini, M., Agalliu, D., Cortelli, P., Caltagirone, C., & Critchley, H.D., & Bozzali, M. (2018) Fear processing is differentially affected by lateralized stimulation of carotid baroreceptors. Cortex. 99: 200-212

Mancini, M., Giulietti, G., Dowell, N., B Spanò, B., Harrison, N.A., M Bozzali, & Cercignani, M. (in press) Introducing axonal myelination in connectomics: A preliminary analysis of g-ratio distribution in healthy subjects. NeuroImage

Nagai Y., Aram J., Koep K., Lemieux L., Mula M., Critchley H., Sisodiya S., Cercignani M. (2018) Epileptic Seizures are reduced by autonomic biofeedback therapy through enhancement of fronto-limbic connectivity: A Controlled Trial and Neuroimaging Study. eBioMedicine (in press).

Rae, C.L., Botan, V.E., Gould van Praag, C.D., Herman, A.M., Nyyssönen, J.A.K., Watson, D.R., Duka, T.,  Garfinkel, S.N. & Critchley, H.D. (2018) Response inhibition on the stop signal task improves during cardiac contraction Scientific Reports 8:9136

Rothen, N., Schwartzman, D., Bor, D., Seth, A.K. (2018) Coordinated neural, behavioral, and phenomenological changes in perceptual plasticity through overtraining of synesthetic associations. Neuropsychologia 111, p.151-162.

Scott, R. B., Samaha, J., Chrisley, R., & Dienes, Z. (2018). Prevailing theories of consciousness are challenged by novel cross-modal associations acquired between subliminal stimuli. Cognition, 175, 169-185.

Seth, A. K. (in press). Being a beast machine: The origins of selfhood in control-oriented interoceptive inference. In M. Colombo, L. Irvine, & M. Stapleton (Eds.), Andy Clark and his Critics: Wiley-Blackwell.

Seth, A.K. (in press). From unconscious inference to the Beholder’s share: Predictive perception and human experience. European Review.

Seth, A.K., Dienes, Z. (2017) The value of Bayesian statistics for assessing credible evidence of animal sentience. Commentary on Birch on Precautionary Principle. Animal Sentience.

Sethi A., Voon V., Critchley HD., Cercignani M., Harrison N.A. (2018) A neurocomputational account of how psychostimulants alter reward and novelty processing in ADHD. Brain in press.

Suarez-Pinilla, M., Seth, A.K., and Roseboom, W. (2017). Serial dependence in the perception of visual variance. Journal of Vision, 18:4.

Suzuki,K., Roseboom, W., Schwartzman, D. & Seth, A.K. (2018) Hallucination Machine: Simulating Altered Perceptual Phenomenology with a Deep-Dream Virtual Reality platform, Proceedings of Artificial Life Conference  p.111-112.

Ward, J., Brown, P., Sherwood, J., & Simner, J. (in press).  An Autistic-Like Profile of Attention and Perception in SynesthesiaCortex.