Con Stough

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Publications

  1. pmc Examining brain-cognition effects of ginkgo biloba extract: brain activation in the left temporal and left prefrontal cortex in an object working memory task
    R B Silberstein
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, P O Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:164139. 2011
  2. doi The acute effects of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine and d-methamphetamine on human cognitive functioning
    Con Stough
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Vic, 3122, Australia
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 220:799-807. 2012
  3. ncbi The acute effects of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine and methamphetamine on driving: a simulator study
    Con Stough
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 45:493-7. 2012
  4. ncbi Examining the nootropic effects of a special extract of Bacopa monniera on human cognitive functioning: 90 day double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial
    Con Stough
    Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
    Phytother Res 22:1629-34. 2008
  5. pmc Cognitive effects of two nutraceuticals Ginseng and Bacopa benchmarked against modafinil: a review and comparison of effect sizes
    Chris Neale
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Vic 3122, Australia
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 75:728-37. 2013
  6. ncbi An acute, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study of 320 mg and 640 mg doses of Bacopa monnieri (CDRI 08) on multitasking stress reactivity and mood
    Sarah Benson
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
    Phytother Res 28:551-9. 2014
  7. doi Cocoa polyphenols enhance positive mood states but not cognitive performance: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Matthew P Pase
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Psychopharmacol 27:451-8. 2013
  8. doi The effects of cannabis and alcohol on simulated driving: Influences of dose and experience
    Luke A Downey
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 50:879-86. 2013
  9. ncbi Examining the cognitive effects of a special extract of Bacopa monniera (CDRI08: Keenmnd): a review of ten years of research at Swinburne University
    Con Stough
    Swinburne Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Pharm Pharm Sci 16:254-8. 2013
  10. pmc Acute effects of different multivitamin mineral preparations with and without Guaraná on mood, cognitive performance and functional brain activation
    Andrew Scholey
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne Vic 3122, Australia
    Nutrients 5:3589-604. 2013

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  1. pmc Examining brain-cognition effects of ginkgo biloba extract: brain activation in the left temporal and left prefrontal cortex in an object working memory task
    R B Silberstein
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, P O Box 218, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:164139. 2011
    ..These SSVEP changes associated with GBE may represent more efficient processing during WM task completion...
  2. doi The acute effects of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine and d-methamphetamine on human cognitive functioning
    Con Stough
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Vic, 3122, Australia
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 220:799-807. 2012
    ....
  3. ncbi The acute effects of 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine and methamphetamine on driving: a simulator study
    Con Stough
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 45:493-7. 2012
    ..Their exact effect on driving and driving behavior has yet to be thoroughly investigated...
  4. ncbi Examining the nootropic effects of a special extract of Bacopa monniera on human cognitive functioning: 90 day double-blind placebo-controlled randomized trial
    Con Stough
    Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
    Phytother Res 22:1629-34. 2008
    ..Further studies are required to ascertain the effective dosage range, the time required to attain therapeutic levels and the effects over a longer term of administration...
  5. pmc Cognitive effects of two nutraceuticals Ginseng and Bacopa benchmarked against modafinil: a review and comparison of effect sizes
    Chris Neale
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Vic 3122, Australia
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 75:728-37. 2013
    ..Future research should compare these effects directly in clinical trials...
  6. ncbi An acute, double-blind, placebo-controlled cross-over study of 320 mg and 640 mg doses of Bacopa monnieri (CDRI 08) on multitasking stress reactivity and mood
    Sarah Benson
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
    Phytother Res 28:551-9. 2014
    ..The study was registered with the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry (ACTRN12612000834853)...
  7. doi Cocoa polyphenols enhance positive mood states but not cognitive performance: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial
    Matthew P Pase
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
    J Psychopharmacol 27:451-8. 2013
    ..This provides a rationale for exploring whether cocoa polyphenols can ameliorate the symptoms associated with clinical anxiety or depression...
  8. doi The effects of cannabis and alcohol on simulated driving: Influences of dose and experience
    Luke A Downey
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    Accid Anal Prev 50:879-86. 2013
    ..Clarification of the interactive effects of these drugs upon driving behaviour is critical for reducing drug-related road deaths...
  9. ncbi Examining the cognitive effects of a special extract of Bacopa monniera (CDRI08: Keenmnd): a review of ten years of research at Swinburne University
    Con Stough
    Swinburne Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Pharm Pharm Sci 16:254-8. 2013
    ..Studies using this extract indicate that CDRI08 has several modes of action on the human brain. Promising indications for use in humans include improving cognition in the elderly and in patients with neurodegenerative disorders...
  10. pmc Acute effects of different multivitamin mineral preparations with and without Guaraná on mood, cognitive performance and functional brain activation
    Andrew Scholey
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne Vic 3122, Australia
    Nutrients 5:3589-604. 2013
    ..Furthermore, they demonstrate for the first time increased brain activation from multivitamin preparations both with and without guaraná, as measured using fMRI. ..
  11. doi The effect of d-methamphetamine on simulated driving performance
    Beata Y Silber
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
    Hum Psychopharmacol 27:139-44. 2012
    ..This being despite methamphetamine's increased prevalence in injured and deceased drivers...
  12. ncbi The acute effects of d-amphetamine and methamphetamine on attention and psychomotor performance
    Beata Y Silber
    Drugs and Driving Research Unit, Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, 400 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 187:154-69. 2006
    ..It is not clear how the deleterious effects of amphetamines on driving performance are mediated in terms of select cognitive processes...
  13. ncbi The effect of d,l-methamphetamine on simulated driving performance
    Beata Y Silber
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 219:1081-7. 2012
    ..The exact effect of methamphetamine or its specific isomers on driving and driving behaviour have yet to be thoroughly investigated...
  14. pmc The effects of multivitamin supplementation on diurnal cortisol secretion and perceived stress
    David A Camfield
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne 3122, Australia
    Nutrients 5:4429-50. 2013
    ..A possible interpretation of the elevation in CAR associated with multivitamin supplementation is that this represents an adaptive response to everyday demands in healthy participants. ..
  15. ncbi Neuropsychological sequelae of digital mobile phone exposure in humans
    Vanessa Keetley
    Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University, P O Box 218, Hawthorn, Vic 3122, Australia
    Neuropsychologia 44:1843-8. 2006
    ..Further, performance on the Trail Making Task (TMT) improved, supporting the hypothesis that DMP radiofrequency emissions improve the speed of processing of information held in working memory...
  16. ncbi Dairy constituents and neurocognitive health in ageing
    David A Camfield
    National Institute of Complementary Medicine Collaborative Research Centre in Neurocognition, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Vic 3122, Australia
    Br J Nutr 106:159-74. 2011
    ..It is concluded that low-fat dairy products, when consumed regularly as part of a balanced diet, may have a number of beneficial outcomes for neurocognitive health during ageing...
  17. ncbi Effects of multivitamin, mineral and herbal supplement on cognition in younger adults and the contribution of B group vitamins
    Andrew Pipingas
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
    Hum Psychopharmacol 29:73-82. 2014
    ..This randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled study investigated the cognitive effects of 16-week multivitamin supplementation in adults aged 20-49 years...
  18. doi The effects of 90-day supplementation with the omega-3 essential fatty acid docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) on cognitive function and visual acuity in a healthy aging population
    Con Stough
    National Institute of Complementary Medicine NICM Collaborative Centre for Neurocognition, Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Victoria 3122, Australia
    Neurobiol Aging 33:824.e1-3. 2012
    ..For participants with corrected vision, the group receiving DHA were found to have significantly better right eye visual acuity posttreatment in comparison with the placebo group (F(1,22) = 7.651; p = 0.011; partial η(2) = 0.258)...
  19. ncbi The cognitive-enhancing effects of Bacopa monnieri: a systematic review of randomized, controlled human clinical trials
    Matthew P Pase
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Australia
    J Altern Complement Med 18:647-52. 2012
    ..The current systematic review aimed to examine the scientific evidence as to whether Bacopa can enhance cognitive performance in humans...
  20. doi Acute neurocognitive effects of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG)
    Andrew Scholey
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Vic 3122, Australia
    Appetite 58:767-70. 2012
    ..This is in keeping with the widespread consumption of green tea for its purported relaxing/refreshing properties. The modulation of brain function due to EGCG is deserving of further controlled human studies...
  21. doi An acute, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study of 320 mg and 640 mg doses of a special extract of Bacopa monnieri (CDRI 08) on sustained cognitive performance
    Luke A Downey
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
    Phytother Res 27:1407-13. 2013
    ....
  22. doi Detecting impairment associated with cannabis with and without alcohol on the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
    Luke A Downey
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218 H24, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 224:581-9. 2012
    ..The Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFST) are commonly used to establish impairment due to drugs and alcohol, but limited empirical evidence exists concerning the combined effects of these drugs on SFST performance...
  23. doi Examining the effect of dl-3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and methamphetamine on the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests
    Luke A Downey
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, 3122, Australia
    Forensic Sci Int 220:e33-6. 2012
    ..It was concluded that the SFSTs are not efficient in identifying the presence of low level d-methamphetamine, and are significantly better at detecting the presence of MDMA at the levels assessed...
  24. doi MDMA and methamphetamine: some paradoxical negative and positive mood changes in an acute dose laboratory study
    Andrew C Parrott
    Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 215:527-36. 2011
    ..This study investigated the acute mood effects of oral MDMA, methamphetamine, and placebo in a double-blind laboratory study...
  25. ncbi Does evening exposure to mobile phone radiation affect subsequent melatonin production?
    Andrew W Wood
    Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
    Int J Radiat Biol 82:69-76. 2006
    ..To test whether exposure to the emissions from a digital mobile phone handset prior to sleep alters the secretion of melatonin...
  26. ncbi Associations between social anxiety and emotional intelligence within clinically depressed patients
    Karen Nolidin
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Vic, 3122, Australia
    Psychiatr Q 84:513-21. 2013
    ..The current study points to the potential value of conducting further studies of a prospective nature. ..
  27. doi The effect of 90 day administration of a high dose vitamin B-complex on work stress
    Con Stough
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
    Hum Psychopharmacol 26:470-6. 2011
    ..The present study examined for the first time the efficacy of 3 months administration of two forms of high dose vitamin B complex on mood and psychological strain associated with chronic work stress...
  28. pmc Randomized controlled trial examining the effects of fish oil and multivitamin supplementation on the incorporation of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids into red blood cells
    Andrew Pipingas
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, P O Box 218, Hawthorn 3122, Australia
    Nutrients 6:1956-70. 2014
    ..In conclusion, the incorporation of LC n-3 PUFA into red blood cells was influenced by dosage, the concurrent intake of vitamin/minerals and gender. ..
  29. ncbi Effects of a combined extract of Ginkgo biloba and Bacopa monniera on cognitive function in healthy humans
    Pradeep J Nathan
    Neuropsychopharmacology Laboratory, Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University, Victoria, Australia
    Hum Psychopharmacol 19:91-6. 2004
    ..These findings suggest that at least within the current treatment duration and doses, an extract containing Ginkgo biloba and Bacopa monniera had no cognitive enhancing effects in healthy subjects...
  30. ncbi Does coffee enriched with chlorogenic acids improve mood and cognition after acute administration in healthy elderly? A pilot study
    Vanessa Cropley
    Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 219:737-49. 2012
    ..The chlorogenic acids are the most abundant family of compounds found in coffee, yet their effects on cognition and mood have not been investigated...
  31. ncbi The effect of electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones on human sleep
    Sarah P Loughran
    Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia
    Neuroreport 16:1973-6. 2005
    ..These results are evidence that mobile phone exposure prior to sleep may promote rapid eye movement sleep and modify the sleep electroencephalogram in the first non-rapid eye movement sleep period...
  32. ncbi MDMA, cortisol, and heightened stress in recreational ecstasy users
    Andrew C Parrott
    aDepartment of Psychology, Swansea University, Swansea bSchool of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool cDepartment of Psychology, University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK dCentre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
    Behav Pharmacol 25:458-72. 2014
    ..We conclude that ecstasy/MDMA increases cortisol levels acutely and subchronically and that changes in the HPA axis may explain why recreational ecstasy/MDMA users show various aspects of neuropsychobiological stress. ..
  33. ncbi Cognitive function in ecstasy naive abstinent drug dependants and MDMA users
    Adam Potter
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia
    Curr Drug Abuse Rev 6:71-6. 2013
    ....
  34. pmc A randomised placebo-controlled trial to differentiate the acute cognitive and mood effects of chlorogenic acid from decaffeinated coffee
    David A Camfield
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e82897. 2013
    ..24,p=0.06 and t=2.20,p=0.06 respectively). These findings suggest that the improvements in mood observed with GB, but not the improvements in cognitive function, are likely to some extent to be attributable to CGAs...
  35. doi Glucose enhancement of recognition memory: differential effects on effortful processing but not aspects of 'remember-know' responses
    Andrew Scholey
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Melbourne Vic 3122, Australia
    Neuropharmacology 64:544-9. 2013
    ..This article is part of a Special Issue entitled 'Cognitive Enhancers'...
  36. ncbi Association of pulsatile and mean cerebral blood flow velocity with age and neuropsychological performance
    Matthew P Pase
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn 3122, Australia Electronic address
    Physiol Behav 130:23-7. 2014
    ..In conclusion, arterial ageing was associated with increased pulsatile hemodynamic stress in the brain. However, this was not associated with impaired neuropsychological performance...
  37. pmc Effects of American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) on neurocognitive function: an acute, randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover study
    Andrew Scholey
    NICM Centre for the Study of Natural Medicines and Neurocognition, Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Vic 3122, Australia
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 212:345-56. 2010
    ..American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) has a distinct ginsenoside profile from P. ginseng, promising cognitive enhancing properties in preclinical studies and benefits processes linked to human cognition...
  38. ncbi Acute effects of tea constituents L-theanine, caffeine, and epigallocatechin gallate on cognitive function and mood: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    David A Camfield
    Centre for Human Psychopharmacology, Swinburne University, Hawthorn, Australia
    Nutr Rev 72:507-22. 2014
    ..Moderator analysis of caffeine and L-theanine doses revealed trends toward greater change in effect size for caffeine dose than for L-theanine dose, particularly during the first hour postdose. ..
  39. ncbi The effects of cannabis on information-processing speed
    Lucia M Kelleher
    Swinburne Centre for Neuropsychology, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    Addict Behav 29:1213-9. 2004
    ..Furthermore, these results may assist in providing an explanation for the development of dependence with chronic cannabis users...
  40. ncbi Healthy middle-aged individuals are vulnerable to cognitive deficits as a result of increased arterial stiffness
    Matthew P Pase
    NICM Centre for Study of Natural Medicines and Neurocognition, Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
    J Hypertens 28:1724-9. 2010
    ..The cognitive drug research (CDR) computerized system was implemented to assess domains of cognitive performance, whereas pulse pressure and augmentation index were determined centrally by a noninvasive SphygmoCor device...
  41. doi Kava in the treatment of generalized anxiety disorder: a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study
    Jerome Sarris
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    J Clin Psychopharmacol 33:643-8. 2013
    ..Standardized kava may be a moderately effective short-term option for the treatment of GAD. Furthermore, specific GABA transporter polymorphisms appear to potentially modify anxiolytic response to kava. ..
  42. ncbi The acute nootropic effects of Ginkgo biloba in healthy older human subjects: a preliminary investigation
    Pradeep J Nathan
    Neuropharmacology Laboratory, Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
    Hum Psychopharmacol 17:45-9. 2002
    ..No acute effects of Ginkgo biloba were found for any of the memory tests examined. The findings suggest that 120 mg of Ginkgo biloba has no acute nootropic effects in healthy older humans...
  43. ncbi Examining the effects of electromagnetic fields emitted by GSM mobile phones on human event-related potentials and performance during an auditory task
    Denise L Hamblin
    Swinburne University of Technology, School of Biophysical Sciences and Electrical Engineering, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    Clin Neurophysiol 115:171-8. 2004
    ..Due to the widespread use of mobile phones (MP), it is important to determine whether they affect human physiology. The aim of this study was to explore the sensitivity of auditory event-related potentials to electromagnetic emissions...
  44. doi Brief report: Emotional intelligence, victimisation and bullying in adolescents
    Justine Lomas
    Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University, Melbourne, Victoria 3122, Australia
    J Adolesc 35:207-11. 2012
    ..It was concluded that anti-bullying programs in schools could be improved by addressing deficits in EI in adolescents who bully others as well as those who are at a greater risk of being subjected to peer victimisation...
  45. doi Psychophysiological correlates of dissociation, handedness, and hemispheric lateralization
    Joel Ashworth
    Biology of Individual Differences Research Unit, Brain Sciences Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia
    J Nerv Ment Dis 196:411-6. 2008
    ..The study provides a good framework for future research investigating the neurophysiological correlates underpinning dissociative symptomatology...
  46. doi Herbal medicine for depression, anxiety and insomnia: a review of psychopharmacology and clinical evidence
    Jerome Sarris
    The University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry, Australia
    Eur Neuropsychopharmacol 21:841-60. 2011
    ..Several herbal medicines with in vitro and in vivo evidence are currently unexplored in human studies, and along with use of emerging genetic technologies "herbomics", are areas of potential future research...