Geoffrey Bird

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Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Sequence learning by action, observation and action observation
    Geoffrey Bird
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Br J Psychol 96:371-88. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Attention does not modulate neural responses to social stimuli in autism spectrum disorders
    Geoffrey Bird
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
    Neuroimage 31:1614-24. 2006
  3. pmc Intact automatic imitation of human and robot actions in autism spectrum disorders
    Geoffrey Bird
    Department of Psychology, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:3027-31. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Levels of emotional awareness and autism: an fMRI study
    Giorgia Silani
    University College London, London, UK
    Soc Neurosci 3:97-112. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Increased functional connectivity with puberty in the mentalising network involved in social emotion processing
    Eduard T Klapwijk
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
    Horm Behav 64:314-22. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Through the looking glass: counter-mirror activation following incompatible sensorimotor learning
    Caroline Catmur
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Neurosci 28:1208-15. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Robotic movement elicits automatic imitation
    Clare Press
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1H OAP, UK
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 25:632-40. 2005
  8. pmc Atypical recruitment of medial prefrontal cortex in autism spectrum disorders: an fMRI study of two executive function tasks
    Sam J Gilbert
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Neuropsychologia 46:2281-91. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Weak imitative performance is not due to a functional 'mirroring' deficit in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Jane Leighton
    Department of Psychology, UCL, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    Neuropsychologia 46:1041-9. 2008
  10. pmc Neural processing associated with cognitive and affective Theory of Mind in adolescents and adults
    Catherine L Sebastian
    Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:53-63. 2012

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Publications24

  1. ncbi request reprint Sequence learning by action, observation and action observation
    Geoffrey Bird
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Br J Psychol 96:371-88. 2005
    ..These findings are consistent with a connection between motor systems and implicit learning, but do not support the hypothesis that overt action is necessary for implicit learning...
  2. ncbi request reprint Attention does not modulate neural responses to social stimuli in autism spectrum disorders
    Geoffrey Bird
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
    Neuroimage 31:1614-24. 2006
    ..We discuss how these results may suggest a mechanism to explain the reduced salience of social stimuli in ASD...
  3. pmc Intact automatic imitation of human and robot actions in autism spectrum disorders
    Geoffrey Bird
    Department of Psychology, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 274:3027-31. 2007
    ..The ASD group also showed an automatic imitation effect and a larger animacy bias than the Control group. We discuss these findings with reference to the literature on imitation in ASD and theories of imitation...
  4. doi request reprint Levels of emotional awareness and autism: an fMRI study
    Giorgia Silani
    University College London, London, UK
    Soc Neurosci 3:97-112. 2008
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  5. doi request reprint Increased functional connectivity with puberty in the mentalising network involved in social emotion processing
    Eduard T Klapwijk
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
    Horm Behav 64:314-22. 2013
    ..Our results suggest increased functional maturation of the social brain network with the advancement of puberty in girls. ..
  6. doi request reprint Through the looking glass: counter-mirror activation following incompatible sensorimotor learning
    Caroline Catmur
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Neurosci 28:1208-15. 2008
    ..These results suggest that, rather than being innate or the product of unimodal visual or motor experience, the mirror properties of the mirror system are acquired through sensorimotor learning...
  7. ncbi request reprint Robotic movement elicits automatic imitation
    Clare Press
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1H OAP, UK
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 25:632-40. 2005
    ..They also indicate, as one would expect if this system develops through learning, that to varying degrees both human and robotic action can be 'simulated' by the premotor and parietal cortices...
  8. pmc Atypical recruitment of medial prefrontal cortex in autism spectrum disorders: an fMRI study of two executive function tasks
    Sam J Gilbert
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Neuropsychologia 46:2281-91. 2008
    ..These results underline the heterogeneity of different tests of executive function, and suggest that executive functioning in ASD is associated with task-specific functional change...
  9. doi request reprint Weak imitative performance is not due to a functional 'mirroring' deficit in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    Jane Leighton
    Department of Psychology, UCL, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    Neuropsychologia 46:1041-9. 2008
    ..These findings add to the weight of evidence suggesting that impairments in imitation skills should not be cited as evidence consistent with a 'mirror system deficit theory' of ASD...
  10. pmc Neural processing associated with cognitive and affective Theory of Mind in adolescents and adults
    Catherine L Sebastian
    Clinical, Educational and Health Psychology, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci 7:53-63. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the differential neural response in vmPFC between adult and adolescent groups indicates developmental changes in affective ToM processing...
  11. ncbi request reprint Automatic imitation of intransitive actions
    Clare Press
    Department of Psychology, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    Brain Cogn 67:44-50. 2008
    ..This experiment therefore provides evidence of automatic imitation of intransitive actions, and support for the hypothesis that human and monkey mirror systems differ with respect to the processing of intransitive actions...
  12. ncbi request reprint Action observation supports effector-dependent learning of finger movement sequences
    Magda Osman
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Exp Brain Res 165:19-27. 2005
    ..This group did not observe the model's responses. Results suggested that action observation was necessary for the effector-dependent observational learning demonstrated in Experiment 1...
  13. doi request reprint 'Goals' are not an integral component of imitation
    Jane Leighton
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Cognition 114:423-35. 2010
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  14. pmc Social attitudes differentially modulate imitation in adolescents and adults
    Jennifer Cook
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Exp Brain Res 211:601-12. 2011
    ..We consider possible explanations for these results including the immature development of social brain regions and reduced experience of the relationship between social attitudes and imitation in adolescence...
  15. pmc Intact imitation of emotional facial actions in autism spectrum conditions
    Clare Press
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Neuropsychologia 48:3291-7. 2010
    ..We discuss these findings with reference to the literature on MNS functioning and imitation in ASC, as well as theories of the role of the MNS in sociocognitive functioning in typical development...
  16. ncbi request reprint Experience modulates automatic imitation
    Cecilia Heyes
    Department of Psychology and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Brain Res Cogn Brain Res 22:233-40. 2005
    ..This outcome is consistent with the hypothesis that, rather than being innate, the cortical connections mediating motor activation by action observation are formed through experience...
  17. pmc Atypical social modulation of imitation in autism spectrum conditions
    Jennifer L Cook
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, UCL, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:1045-51. 2012
    ..Given the importance of imitation in social interaction we speculate that difficulties with the modulation of imitation may contribute to the social problems characteristic of ASC...
  18. doi request reprint Development during adolescence of the neural processing of social emotion
    Stephanie Burnett
    University College London, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 21:1736-50. 2009
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  19. ncbi request reprint Effector-dependent learning by observation of a finger movement sequence
    Geoffrey Bird
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 31:262-75. 2005
    ..Free generation and recognition tests also detected observational learning. These results imply that observational learning can be both explicit and effector dependent...
  20. ncbi request reprint Amygdala activation in maltreated children during pre-attentive emotional processing
    Eamon J McCrory
    Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London and The Anna Freud Centre, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 202:269-76. 2013
    ..To date, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies of children have mainly focused on institutionalisation and investigated conscious processing of affect...
  21. pmc Automatic imitation in a strategic context: players of rock-paper-scissors imitate opponents' gestures
    Richard Cook
    Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences research department, University College London, London W1H 0AP, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 279:780-6. 2012
    ..These data represent the first evidence of automatic imitation in a strategic context, and challenge the abstraction from physical aspects of social interaction typical in economic and game theory...
  22. pmc Does "task difficulty" explain "task-induced deactivation?"
    Sam J Gilbert
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London London, UK
    Front Psychol 3:125. 2012
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  23. pmc Robust orienting to protofacial stimuli in autism
    Punit Shah
    Department of Psychology, City University, London EC1R OJD, UK Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Centre MRC, Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, SE5 8AF, UK
    Curr Biol 23:R1087-8. 2013
    ..Contrary to leading developmental accounts of face perception deficits in ASD, we go on to show that this orienting response is intact in autistic individuals (Experiment 2). ..
  24. ncbi request reprint General processes, rather than "goals," explain imitation errors
    Geoffrey Bird
    Department of Psychology and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Exp Psychol Hum Percept Perform 33:1158-69. 2007
    ..g., the associative sequence learning model, ideomotor theory), these findings suggest that imitation is no more or less goal directed than other tasks involving action observation...