Elizabeth A Franz

Summary

Affiliation: University of Otago
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. doi request reprint John Hughlings Jackson's evolutionary neurology: a unifying framework for cognitive neuroscience
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Department of Psychology and fMRIotago, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Brain 134:3114-20. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Brain and cognitive processes of imitation in bimanual situations: Making inferences about mirror neuron systems
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Action, Brain, and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Otago University, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Brain Res 1145:138-49. 2007
  3. ncbi request reprint Experience-dependent effects in unimanual and bimanual reaction time tasks in musicians
    C M Hughes
    Action, Brain, and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Mot Behav 39:3-8. 2007
  4. ncbi request reprint Developmental change in interhemispheric communication: evidence from bimanual cost
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Action, Brain, and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Psychol Sci 18:1030-1. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Viewer perspective affects central bottleneck requirements in spatial translation tasks
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Department of Psychology, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 34:398-412. 2008
  6. pmc The allocation of attention to learning of goal-directed actions: a cognitive neuroscience framework focusing on the Basal Ganglia
    E A Franz
    Division of Science, Department of Psychology, University of Otago Dunedin, New Zealand
    Front Psychol 3:535. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of callosotomy on novel versus familiar bimanual actions: a neural dissociation between controlled and automatic processes?
    E A Franz
    Department of Psychology and Centre for Neuroscience, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Psychol Sci 11:82-5. 2000
  8. doi request reprint Conceptual unifying constraints override sensorimotor interference during anticipatory control of bimanual actions
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Exp Brain Res 205:273-82. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Are the basal ganglia critical in producing redundancy gain effects on simple sensorimotor responses? An investigation on the effects of Parkinson's disease
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 49:1267-74. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint On the perceptual control of bimanual performance
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Mot Behav 36:380-1, 402-7; discussion 408-17. 2004

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  1. doi request reprint John Hughlings Jackson's evolutionary neurology: a unifying framework for cognitive neuroscience
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Department of Psychology and fMRIotago, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Brain 134:3114-20. 2011
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Brain and cognitive processes of imitation in bimanual situations: Making inferences about mirror neuron systems
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Action, Brain, and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Otago University, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Brain Res 1145:138-49. 2007
    ..Findings from all experiments demonstrated marked differences between mirror and non-mirror modes of imitation. The implications of these findings may raise challenges for theories and models of mirror neurons...
  3. ncbi request reprint Experience-dependent effects in unimanual and bimanual reaction time tasks in musicians
    C M Hughes
    Action, Brain, and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Mot Behav 39:3-8. 2007
    ..The authors conclude that experience-dependent changes associated with musical training can result in greater efficacy of interhemispheric connections if those changes occur during certain critical periods of brain development...
  4. ncbi request reprint Developmental change in interhemispheric communication: evidence from bimanual cost
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Action, Brain, and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Psychol Sci 18:1030-1. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Viewer perspective affects central bottleneck requirements in spatial translation tasks
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Department of Psychology, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 34:398-412. 2008
    ..These findings highlight the importance of viewer perspective on central bottleneck requirements. Findings are further discussed in relation to the dorsal-ventral model of action and perception...
  6. pmc The allocation of attention to learning of goal-directed actions: a cognitive neuroscience framework focusing on the Basal Ganglia
    E A Franz
    Division of Science, Department of Psychology, University of Otago Dunedin, New Zealand
    Front Psychol 3:535. 2012
    ..It is the hope that this new synthesis will be informative in fields of cognition and other fields of brain sciences and will lead to new avenues for experimentation across domains...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of callosotomy on novel versus familiar bimanual actions: a neural dissociation between controlled and automatic processes?
    E A Franz
    Department of Psychology and Centre for Neuroscience, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Psychol Sci 11:82-5. 2000
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Conceptual unifying constraints override sensorimotor interference during anticipatory control of bimanual actions
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Exp Brain Res 205:273-82. 2010
    ..Findings further suggest that the organization and content of the language used to form action representations can strongly influence anticipatory planning of bimanual actions...
  9. doi request reprint Are the basal ganglia critical in producing redundancy gain effects on simple sensorimotor responses? An investigation on the effects of Parkinson's disease
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 49:1267-74. 2011
    ..We conclude that normal RG and CUD effects are not likely to rely critically on the BG...
  10. ncbi request reprint On the perceptual control of bimanual performance
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Mot Behav 36:380-1, 402-7; discussion 408-17. 2004
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Fooling the brain into thinking it sees both hands moving enhances bimanual spatial coupling
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Action, Brain and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Exp Brain Res 157:174-80. 2004
    ..Consequently, the spatial properties of movement of the two hands become more similar through a process that is virtually automatic...
  12. ncbi request reprint Attentional distribution of task paramters to the two hands during bimanual performance of right- and left-handers
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, New Zealand
    J Mot Behav 36:71-81. 2004
    ..The primary effects of attention were similar in the 2 handedness groups, although left-handers demonstrated some evidence of stronger parameter coupling between hands than right-handers did...
  13. ncbi request reprint Does handedness determine which hand leads in a bimanual task?
    Elizabeth A Franz
    Elizabeth A Franz, Department of Psychology and Centre for Neuroscience, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Mot Behav 34:402-12. 2002
    ..At odds with the general claim that the dominant hand leads, the present results indicated that hand dominance does not generally determine which hand leads...
  14. ncbi request reprint Effects of response readiness on reaction time and force output in people with Parkinson's disease
    Elizabeth A Franz
    University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Brain 125:1733-50. 2002
    ..Response modulation appears to depend on the integrity of basal ganglia structures...
  15. ncbi request reprint Spatial conceptual influences on the coordination of bimanual actions: when a dual task becomes a single task
    E A Franz
    Department of Psychology, Box 56, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Mot Behav 33:103-12. 2001
    ..The authors conclude that a dual task becomes a single task, and interlimb interference is reduced, when the spatial patterns produced by the 2 hands form a geometric arrangement that can be conceptualized as a unified representation...
  16. doi request reprint Creating a movement heuristic for voluntary action: electrophysiological correlates of movement-outcome learning
    Jeffery G Bednark
    Action Brain and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Cortex 49:771-80. 2013
    ....
  17. pmc Referred sensations elicited by video-mediated mirroring of hands
    Simon Hoermann
    Department of Information Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 7:e50942. 2012
    ..These findings open up new possibilities for scientific experimentation and therapy that are discussed in the paper...
  18. ncbi request reprint Superior performance of blind compared with sighted individuals on bimanual estimations of object size
    Melissa Smith
    University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Psychol Sci 16:11-4. 2005
    ....
  19. ncbi request reprint Dissociation of bimanual responses with the Simon effect: on the nonunitization of bimanual responses
    J O Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Mot Behav 37:146-56. 2005
    ..Finally, responses of the 2 hands were correlated most strongly when stimulus displays were symmetrical. The authors conclude that bimanual responses are strongly coupled, but not perfectly so...
  20. doi request reprint Effect of age on exercise-induced alterations in cognitive executive function: relationship to cerebral perfusion
    Samuel J E Lucas
    Department of Physiology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Exp Gerontol 47:541-51. 2012
    ....
  21. doi request reprint Concussion causes transient dysfunction in cortical inhibitory networks but not the corpus callosum
    G D Hammond-Tooke
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    J Clin Neurosci 17:315-9. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that the pathogenesis of mild traumatic brain injury involves intrahemispheric cortical networks rather than impaired interhemispheric communication via the CC...
  22. ncbi request reprint Goal-related planning constraints in bimanual grasping and placing of objects
    Charmayne M L Hughes
    Action, Brain, and Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Exp Brain Res 188:541-50. 2008
    ..We suggest that the implementation of constraints is not based on a strict hierarchy; rather, certain constraints become dominant depending on the task and situation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Hemispheric competition in left-handers on bimanual reaction time tasks
    Yin Chen Shen
    Action, Brain, and Cognition Laboratory, Department of Psychology University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Mot Behav 37:3-9. 2005
    ..On the basis of those findings, the authors conclude that hand dominance does not generally determine which hand leads in a bimanual task and that left-handers have stronger between-hemisphere competition than right-handers do...
  24. ncbi request reprint Bimanual gestures: expressions of spatial representations that accompany speech processes
    K Miller
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Laterality 10:243-65. 2005
    ..These results are described in terms of a hypothesised link between bimanual gestures and spatial cognition...
  25. ncbi request reprint Dopamine dependency of cognitive switching and response repetition effects in Parkinson's patients
    Sheryl K Shook
    Center for Neuroscience, University of California, Davis, USA
    Neuropsychologia 43:1990-9. 2005
    ..It is concluded that abnormal task switching costs and response repetition effects likely reflect impairments of activation and inhibition, and both effects are dopamine-dependent...