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Dr Ellen Poliakoff - publications

List of publications


  • Mirams L, Poliakoff E, Zandstra L, Hoeksma M, El-Deredy W. Good Vibrations: Global Processing Can Increase the Pleasantness of Touch. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Section A: Human Experimental Psychology, eScholarID:283248 | DOI:10.1080/17470218.2015.1120333


  • 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
  • Poliakoff E, Latif A, Maehr AM, Marshall H, Roesser A, Scurr T, Short V, Whitaker GA, Lander K. (2015). An unsuccessful attempt to demonstrate attentional orienting within the purely emotional domain. Emotion, eScholarID:274431
  • Couth S, Gowen E, Poliakoff E. (2015). Investigating the spatial and temporal modulation of visuotactile interactions in older adults. Exp Brain Res, eScholarID:274433
  • Poole D, Gowen E, Warren PA, Poliakoff E. (2015). Investigating visual-tactile interactions over time and space in adults with autism. J A D D, eScholarID:274432
  • Gowen, E., Bolton, E. & Poliakoff, E (2015). Believe it or not: Moving non-biological stimuli believed to have human origin can be represented as human movement. Cognition, 146, 431-438. eScholarID:280600 | PMID:26550801 | DOI:10.1016/j.cognition.2015.10.010


  • 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
  • Gowen E, Poliakoff E. (2012). How does visuomotor priming differ for biological and non-biological stimuli? A review of the evidence. Psychological Research, 76, 407-420. eScholarID:134623 | DOI:10.1007/s00426-011-0389-5
  • Mirams L, Poliakoff E, Brown RJ, Lloyd DM. (2012). Interoceptive and exteroceptive attention have opposite effects on subsequent somatosensory perceptual decision-making. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 926-938. eScholarID:134624 | DOI:10.1080/17470218.2011.636823
  • McKenzie KJ, Lloyd DM, Brown RJ, Plummer F, Poliakoff E. (2012). Investigating the mechanisms of visually-evoked tactile sensations. Acta Psychologica, 139, 46-53. eScholarID:134625 | DOI:10.1016/j.actpsy.2011.09.012


  • 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
  • Woods AT, Poliakoff E, Lloyd DM, Kuenzel J, Hodson R, Gonda H, Batchelor J, Dijksterhuis GB, Thomas A. (2010). Effect of background noise on food perception. Food Quality and Preference, 22, 42-47. eScholarID:93771
  • 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
  • Woods AT, Poliakoff E, Lloyd DM, Dijksterhuis GB, Thomas A. (2010). Flavor expectation: The effect of assuming homogeneity on drink perception. Chemosensory Perception, 3, 174-181. eScholarID:93774 | DOI:10.1007/s12078-010-9080-2
  • 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
  • Cody FWJ, Idrees R, Spiliotia DX, Poliakoff E. (2010). Tactile spatial acuity is reduced by skin stretch at the human wrist. Neuroscience Letters, 484, 71-75. eScholarID:93772 | DOI:10.1016/j.neulet.2010.08.022
  • 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