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Dr Ellen Poliakoff - publications

List of publications


  • Poole D, Couth S, Gowen E, Warren PA, Poliakoff E. (2015). Adapting the crossmodal congruency task for measuring the limits of visual-tactile interactions within and between groups. Multisensory Research, eScholarID:245125


  • Couth S, Gowen E, Poliakoff E. (2014). Dissociating the affordance and spatial compatibility effects using a pantomimed reaching action. Exp Brain Res, 232, 855-864. eScholarID:233026
  • Mirams L, Poliakoff E, Zandstra L, Hoeksma M, El-Deredy W. (2014). Feeling bad and looking worse: Negative affect is associated with reduced perceptions of face-healthiness. P L o S Biology (Online), 9, e107912. eScholarID:245124


  • Mirams L, Poliakoff E, Brown RJ, Lloyd DM. (2013). Brief body-scan meditation practice improves somatosensory perceptual decision making. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 348-359. eScholarID:177338
  • Poliakoff E, Beach N, Best R, Howard T, Gowen E. (2013). Can looking at a hand make your skin crawl? Peering into the uncanny valley for hands. Perception, 42, 998-1000. eScholarID:233025
  • Poliakoff E. (2013). Representation of action in Parkinson's disease: Imagining, observing and naming actions. Journal of Neuropsychology, 7, 241-254.. eScholarID:207311
  • Poliakoff E, Galpin AJ, McDonald K, Kellett M, Dick JPR, Hayes S, Wearden AJ. (2013). The effect of gym training on multiple outcomes in Parkinson’s disease: A pilot randomised waiting-list controlled trial. NeuroRehabilitation, 32, 125-134. eScholarID:177303


  • Makin ADJ, Poliakoff E, Ackerly R, El-Deredy W. (2012). Covert tracking: A combined ERP and fixational eye movement study. PLoS ONE, 7(6), e38479. eScholarID:177295 | DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0038479


  • Cleary RA, Poliakoff E, Galpin A, Dick JPR, Holler J. (2011). An investigation of co-speech gesture production during action description in Parkinson’s Disease. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 17, 753-756. eScholarID:128736 | DOI:10.1016/j.parkreldis.2011.08.001
  • Makin AJ, Ackerley R, Wild K, Poliakoff E, Gowen E, El-Deredy W. (2011). Coherent illusory contours reduce microsaccade frequency. Neuropsychologia, 49, 2798-2801. eScholarID:127241 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.06.001
  • Makin AJ, Poliakoff E. (2011). Do common systems control eye movements and motion extrapolation? Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1327-1343. eScholarID:112745 | DOI:DOI:10.1080/17470218.2010.548562
  • Woods AT, Lloyd DM, Kuenzel J, Poliakoff E, Dijksterhuis G, Thomas A. (In-press). Expected taste intensity affects response to sweet drinks in primary taste cortex. NeuroReport, 22, 365-369. eScholarID:127237 | DOI:10.1097/WNR.0b013e3283469581
  • Miles E, Brown R, Poliakoff E. (2011). Investigating the nature and time-course of the modality shift effect between vision and touch. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64(5), 871-888. eScholarID:93773 | DOI:10.1080/17470218.2010.514054
  • Miles E, Poliakoff E, Brown R. (2011). Medically unexplained symptom reports are associated with a decreased response to the rubber hand illusion. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 71, 240-244. eScholarID:127239 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2011.04.002
  • Lloyd DM, McKenzie KJ, Brown RJ, Poliakoff E. (2011). Neural correlates of an illusory touch experience investigated with fMRI. Neuropsychologia, 49, 3430-3438. eScholarID:134627 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2011.08.018
  • Galpin A, Tipper SP, Dick J, Poliakoff E. (2011). Object affordance and spatial-compatibility effects in Parkinson's disease. Cortex, 47(3), 332-341. eScholarID:76318 | DOI:10.1016/j.cortex.2010.01.011


  • Brown RJ, Danquah AN, Miles E, Holmes E, Poliakoff E. (2010). Attention to the body in non-clinical somatoform dissociators depends on emotional state. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 69, 249-257. eScholarID:79934 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2010.04.010
  • Thompson JC, Poliakoff E, Sollom AC, Howard E, Craufurd D, Snowden JS. (2010). Automaticity and attention in Huntington's disease: when two hands are not better than one. Neuropsychologia, 48, 171-178. eScholarID:76312 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.09.002
  • Poliakoff E, Galpin A, Dick J, Tipper SP. (2010). Does Parkinson's disease affect judgments about another person's action? Experimental Brain Research, 204, 327-333. eScholarID:76313 | DOI:10.1007/s00221-009-1976-1
  • Gowen E, Bradshaw C, Galpin A, Lawrence A, Poliakoff E. (2010). Exploring visuomotor priming following biological and non-biological stimuli. Brain and Cognition, 74, 288-297. eScholarID:93770 | DOI:10.1016/j.bandc.2010.08.010
  • Brown RJ, Brunt N, Poliakoff E, Lloyd D. (2010). Illusory touch and tactile perception in somatoform dissociators. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 69, 249-257. eScholarID:76317
  • McKenzie KJ, Poliakoff E, Brown RJ, Lloyd DM. (2010). Now you feel it, now you don't: How robust is the phenomenon of illusory tactile experience? Perception, 39, 839-850. eScholarID:79442 | DOI:10.1068/p6401
  • Lloyd DM, Azanon E, Poliakoff E. (2010). Right hand presence modulates shifts of exogenous visuospatial attention in near perihand space. Brain and Cognition, 73, 102-109. eScholarID:79441 | DOI:10.1016/j.bandc.2010.03.006
  • Wild K, Poliakoff E, Jerrison A, Gowen E. (2010). The influence of goals on movement kinematics during imitation. Experimental Brain Research, 204, 353-360. eScholarID:76314 | DOI:10.1007/s00221-009-2034-8
  • Mirams L, Poliakoff E, Brown RJ, Lloyd DM. (2010). Vision of the body increases interference on the somatic signal detection task. Experimental Brain Research, 202, 787–794. eScholarID:79440 | DOI:10.1007/s00221-010-2185-7


  • Jones LA, Poliakoff E, Wells J. (2009). Good vibrations: Human interval timing in the vibrotactile modality. Q J Exp Psychol (Colchester), eScholarID:1d19040 | DOI:10.1080/17470210902782200
  • Makin A, Poliakoff E, El-Deredy W. (2009). Tracking visible and occluded targets: changes in event related potentials during motion extrapolation. Neuropsychologia, 47(4), 1128. eScholarID:1d19042 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.01.010
  • Makin A, Stewart AJ, Poliakoff E. (2009). Typical object velocity influences motion extrapolation. Experimental Brain Research, 193, eScholarID:1d18185 | DOI:10.1007/s00221-008-1678-0


  • Lloyd D, Mason L, Brown RJ, Poliakoff E. (2008). Development of a paradigm for measuring somatic disturbance in clinical populations with medically unexplained symptoms. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 64( 1), eScholarID:1d18407 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2007.06.004
  • Poliakoff E, James Smith-Spark. (2008). Everyday cognitive failures and memory problems in Parkinson's patients without dementia. Brain and Cognition, 67, 340-350. eScholarID:1d16970 | DOI:10.1016/j.bandc.2008.02.004
  • Miles E, Poliakoff E, Brown RJ. (2008). Investigating the time course of tactile reflexive attention using a non-spatial discrimination task. Acta Psychol (Amst), 128( 2), eScholarID:1d18412 | DOI:10.1016/j.actpsy.2007.12.010
  • Cody FF.W.J, Rebecca Garside, Lloyd D, Poliakoff E. (2008). Tactile spatial acuity varies with site and axis in the human upper limb. Neuroscience Letters, 433, 103-108. eScholarID:1d13444 | DOI:10.1016/j.neulet.2007.12.054
  • Makin A, Poliakoff E, Joy Chen, Stewart AJ. (2008). The effect of previously viewed velocities on motion extrapolation. Vision Research, 48, eScholarID:1d17335 | DOI:10.1016/j.visres.2008.05.023


  • Xinying Li, Min Wang, Poliakoff E, Yue-Jia Luo. (2007). Attention to threat in high and low trait anxious individuals: A study using extremely threatening pictorial cues. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104, 1097-1106.. eScholarID:1d13442 | DOI:10.2466/PMS.104.3.1097-1106
  • Gowen E, Abadi R, Poliakoff E, Peter Hansen, Chris Miall. (2007). Modulation of saccadic intrusions by exogenous and endogenous attention. Brain Research, 1141, 154-167. eScholarID:1d13448 | DOI:10.1016/j.brainres.2007.01.047
  • Morrison I, Poliakoff E, Lucy Gordon L, Downing P. (2007). Response-specific effects of pain observation on motor behavior. Cognition, 104, 407-415. eScholarID:1d13445 | DOI:10.1016/j.cognition.2006.07.006
  • Brown RJ, Poliakoff E, Kirkman M. (2007). Somatoform dissociation and somatosensory amplification are differentially associated with attention to the tactile modality following exposure to body-related stimuli. Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 62, eScholarID:1d13401 | DOI:10.1016/j.jpsychores.2006.08.008
  • Poliakoff E, Coward R, Lowe C, O'Boyle D.J. (2007). The effect of age on inhibition of return is independent of non-ocular response inhibition. Neuropsychologia, 45, 387-396. eScholarID:1d11054 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2006.06.012
  • Poliakoff E, Galpin AJ, Jeremy Dick, Peter Moore, Steven P Tipper. (2007). The effect of viewing graspable objects and actions in Parkinson's Disease. NeuroReport, 28, 483-487. eScholarID:1d13441
  • Poliakoff E, Miles E, Li X, Blanchette I. (2007). The effect of visual threat on spatial attention to touch. Cognition, 102, 405-414. eScholarID:1d12645 | DOI:10.1016/j.cognition.2006.01.006
  • Poliakoff E, Thomas Webb. (2007). What factors predict scientists' intentions to participate in public engagement of science activities? Science Communication, 29, 242-263. eScholarID:1d13446 | DOI:10.1177/1075547007308009


  • Poliakoff E, Ashworth S, Lowe C, Spence C. (2006). Vision and touch in ageing: Crossmodal selective attention and visuotactile spatial interactions. Neuropsychologia, 44, 507-517. eScholarID:1d11052 | DOI:10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2005.07.004
  • Poliakoff E, Shore D.I, Lowe C, Spence C. (2006). Visuotactile temporal order judgments in ageing. Neuroscience Letters, 396, 207-211. eScholarID:1d11053 | DOI:10.1016/j.neulet.2005.11.034


  • Poliakoff E, Collins C, Barnes G. (2005). Attention and selection for predictive smooth pursuit eye movements. Cogn Brain Res, 25( 3), 688-700. eScholarID:1d13813 | DOI:10.1016/j.cogbrainres.2005.08.016
  • Gowen E, Abadi R, Poliakoff E. (2005). Paying attention to saccadic intrusions. Brain Res Cogn Brain Res, 25( 3), 810-25. eScholarID:1d13814


  • Poliakoff E, Collins C.J.S, Barnes G.R. (2004). Target selection for predictive smooth pursuit eye movements. Experimental Brain Research, 155, eScholarID:1d8060
  • Coward R.S, Poliakoff E, O'Boyle D.J, Rogers C. (2004). The contribution of non-ocular response inhibition to visual inhibition of return. Experimental Brain Research, 155, eScholarID:1d8055


  • Poliakoff E, O'Boyle D.J, Moore A.P, McGlone F.P, Cody F.W.J, Spence C. (2003). Orienting of attention and Parkinson's disease: tactile inhibition of return and response inhibition. Brain, 126, eScholarID:1d8059 | DOI:10.1093/brain/awg210


  • Poliakoff E, Spence C, O'Boyle D.J, McGlone F.P, Cody F.W.J. (2002). Tactile inhibition of return: Non-ocular response inhibition and mode of repsonse. Experimental Brain Research, 155, 124-128. eScholarID:1d8058


  • O'Boyle D.J, Moore C.E.G, Poliakoff E, Butterworth R.J, Sutton A.M, Cody F.W.J. (2001). Human locognosic acuity on the arm varies with explicit and implicit manipulations of attention: implications for interpreting elevated tactile acuity on an amputation stump. Neuroscience Letters, 305, eScholarID:1d8056


  • Poliakoff E, Meudell P.R. (2000). New learning and remote memory in the same and different domains of experience: implications for normal memory and amnesia. Cortex, 36, eScholarID:1d8057