Ellen Poliakoff

Summary

Affiliation: University of Manchester
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Covert tracking: a combined ERP and fixational eye movement study
    Alexis D J Makin
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e38479. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Can looking at a hand make your skin crawl? Peering into the uncanny valley for hands
    Ellen Poliakoff
    School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Perception 42:998-1000. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Goal-directed and goal-less imitation in autism spectrum disorder
    Kelly S Wild
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:1739-49. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Neural correlates of an illusory touch experience investigated with fMRI
    Donna M Lloyd
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Neuropsychologia 49:3430-8. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Right hand presence modulates shifts of exogenous visuospatial attention in near perihand space
    Donna M Lloyd
    School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Brain Cogn 73:102-9. 2010
  6. doi request reprint Vision of the body increases interference on the somatic signal detection task
    Laura Mirams
    Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Exp Brain Res 202:787-94. 2010
  7. doi request reprint Attention to the body in nonclinical somatoform dissociation depends on emotional state
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 69:249-57. 2010
  8. doi request reprint The influence of goals on movement kinematics during imitation
    Kelly S Wild
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, PO Box 88, Sackville St, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK
    Exp Brain Res 204:353-60. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Good vibrations: human interval timing in the vibrotactile modality
    Luke A Jones
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 62:2171-86. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Tracking visible and occluded targets: changes in event related potentials during motion extrapolation
    Alexis D J Makin
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Neuropsychologia 47:1128-37. 2009

Detail Information

Publications32

  1. pmc Covert tracking: a combined ERP and fixational eye movement study
    Alexis D J Makin
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e38479. 2012
    ..First, covert tracking is reliant upon a symmetrical frontoparietal attentional system, rather than being right lateralized. Second, this same system controls both pursuit eye movements and covert tracking...
  2. ncbi request reprint Can looking at a hand make your skin crawl? Peering into the uncanny valley for hands
    Ellen Poliakoff
    School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Perception 42:998-1000. 2013
    ..Further investigation of this effect will be of relevance to the design of prosthetic limbs and could be used to test theories of the uncanny valley and social perception with simple stimuli...
  3. doi request reprint Goal-directed and goal-less imitation in autism spectrum disorder
    Kelly S Wild
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    J Autism Dev Disord 42:1739-49. 2012
    ..These results increase the evidence for impaired goal-less imitation in ASD, and suggest that there is a reliance on goal-directed strategies for imitation in ASD, even in the absence of visual goals...
  4. doi request reprint Neural correlates of an illusory touch experience investigated with fMRI
    Donna M Lloyd
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Neuropsychologia 49:3430-8. 2011
    ..correct rejection trials. We argue that our results provide evidence for the role of top-down regions in somatic misperception, consistent with findings from studies in humans and non-human primates...
  5. ncbi request reprint Right hand presence modulates shifts of exogenous visuospatial attention in near perihand space
    Donna M Lloyd
    School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Brain Cogn 73:102-9. 2010
    ..These experiments provide preliminary evidence that the presence of the right hand can modulate shifts of visual attention but emphasise the importance of stimulus-response compatibility effects in such investigations...
  6. doi request reprint Vision of the body increases interference on the somatic signal detection task
    Laura Mirams
    Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Exp Brain Res 202:787-94. 2010
    ..This work provides evidence that viewing the body can have a detrimental effect on simple detection of near-threshold tactile stimulation...
  7. doi request reprint Attention to the body in nonclinical somatoform dissociation depends on emotional state
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 69:249-57. 2010
    ..Theory suggests that somatoform dissociation is associated with disturbed attentional processing, but there is a paucity of research in this area and the available evidence is contradictory...
  8. doi request reprint The influence of goals on movement kinematics during imitation
    Kelly S Wild
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, PO Box 88, Sackville St, Manchester, M60 1QD, UK
    Exp Brain Res 204:353-60. 2010
    ..Such differences in movement kinematics indicate that different processes mediate the imitation of non-goal and goal-directed actions...
  9. doi request reprint Good vibrations: human interval timing in the vibrotactile modality
    Luke A Jones
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 62:2171-86. 2009
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  10. ncbi request reprint Tracking visible and occluded targets: changes in event related potentials during motion extrapolation
    Alexis D J Makin
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Neuropsychologia 47:1128-37. 2009
    ..This indicates a neural response after occlusion is cortically registered, consistent with the hypothesis that there is increased reliance on memory guided tracking at this point...
  11. ncbi request reprint Now you feel it, now you don't: how robust is the phenomenon of illusory tactile experience?
    Kirsten J McKenzie
    Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Zochonis Building, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Perception 39:839-50. 2010
    ..In addition, a strong relationship was found between the rates of illusory sensations that participants produced in successive sessions, indicating that the tendency to report illusory sensations is a robust phenomenon...
  12. doi request reprint Illusory touch and tactile perception in somatoform dissociators
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    J Psychosom Res 69:241-8. 2010
    ..e., pseudoneurological symptoms) are poorly understood. This study evaluated recent theoretical predictions regarding the role of tactile perception in the development of somatoform dissociative symptoms...
  13. doi request reprint Investigating the mechanisms of visually-evoked tactile sensations
    Kirsten J McKenzie
    Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 139:46-53. 2012
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  14. ncbi request reprint Development of a paradigm for measuring somatic disturbance in clinical populations with medically unexplained symptoms
    Donna M Lloyd
    School of Psychological Sciences, The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 64:21-4. 2008
    ..This study aimed to develop an experimental paradigm, using healthy controls, to measure change in tactile sensitivity and response bias for subsequent testing of patients with medically unexplained symptoms (MUS)...
  15. doi request reprint Coherent illusory contours reduce microsaccade frequency
    Alexis D J Makin
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    Neuropsychologia 49:2798-801. 2011
    ..This result suggests that microsaccades are not a reliable indicator of perceptual binding, and, more importantly, implies that iGBR cannot be universally produced by ocular artefacts...
  16. doi request reprint Do common systems control eye movements and motion extrapolation?
    Alexis D J Makin
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 64:1327-43. 2011
    ..These results all indicate that overlapping systems control eye movements and judgements on motion extrapolation tasks. This has implications for understanding the mechanism underlying motion extrapolation...
  17. doi request reprint Physical symptom reporting is associated with a tendency to experience somatosensory distortion
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Psychosom Med 74:648-55. 2012
    ..e., somatization) but empirical evidence for this is lacking. This article describes research designed to test this hypothesis...
  18. doi request reprint Investigating the time course of tactile reflexive attention using a non-spatial discrimination task
    Eleanor Miles
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 128:210-5. 2008
    ..Furthermore, we provide the first demonstration of significant tactile facilitation and tactile inhibition of return within a single experiment...
  19. doi request reprint Medically unexplained symptom reports are associated with a decreased response to the rubber hand illusion
    Eleanor Miles
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 71:240-4. 2011
    ..Perceptual illusions provide a novel method of investigating this hypothesis. This study aimed to investigate whether self-reported unexplained symptoms are associated with altered experience of the rubber hand illusion (RHI)...
  20. ncbi request reprint Brief body-scan meditation practice improves somatosensory perceptual decision making
    Laura Mirams
    Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, Zochonis Building, University of Manchester, Brunswick Street, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Conscious Cogn 22:348-59. 2013
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  21. doi request reprint The effect of previously viewed velocities on motion extrapolation
    Alexis D J Makin
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Vision Res 48:1884-93. 2008
    ..A greater proportion of early trials were reported 'correct' following a fast previous trial. These experiments indicate that blending occurs between successively encoded velocity representations...
  22. doi request reprint The interaction between duration, velocity and repetitive auditory stimulation
    Alexis D J Makin
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, United Kingdom
    Acta Psychol (Amst) 139:524-31. 2012
    ..Through considerations of these results, we conclude that clicks independently affect velocity and duration representations...
  23. doi request reprint Interoceptive and exteroceptive attention have opposite effects on subsequent somatosensory perceptual decision making
    Laura Mirams
    Division of Psychology, School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 65:926-38. 2012
    ..This work demonstrates that internal and external body-focused attention can have opposite effects on subsequent somatic perceptual decision making and suggests that attentional training could be useful for patients reporting MUS...
  24. doi request reprint Typical object velocity influences motion extrapolation
    Alexis D J Makin
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Exp Brain Res 193:137-42. 2009
    ..64 deg/s) then the red targets (M = 19.72 deg/s). This indicates that motion extrapolation is affected by longer-term information about the typical velocity of different categories of stimuli...
  25. doi request reprint Tactile spatial acuity is reduced by skin stretch at the human wrist
    Frederick W J Cody
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, UK
    Neurosci Lett 484:71-5. 2010
    ..The finding that performance was reduced to a similar extent under Skin-Pull and Wrist-Bend conditions suggests that non-cutaneous proprioceptors had rather little tonic modulatory effect...
  26. ncbi request reprint The effect of viewing graspable objects and actions in Parkinson's disease
    Ellen Poliakoff
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, and Greater Manchester Neurosciences Unit, Hope Hospital, Salford, UK
    Neuroreport 18:483-7. 2007
    ..This suggests that external cues exert their influence in Parkinson's disease through lower-level visual processes and the influence of action-relevant stimuli on the motor system is disrupted...
  27. doi request reprint Everyday cognitive failures and memory problems in Parkinson's patients without dementia
    Ellen Poliakoff
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Coupland Building, Manchester M13 9PL, UK
    Brain Cogn 67:340-50. 2008
    ..Further analysis suggests that some of these errors are related to attentional processes (being more distractible) whereas others are related to retrieval processes (being unable to recall important details from the previous day)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Somatoform dissociation and somatosensory amplification are differentially associated with attention to the tactile modality following exposure to body-related stimuli
    Richard J Brown
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
    J Psychosom Res 62:159-65. 2007
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Tactile spatial acuity varies with site and axis in the human upper limb
    Frederick W J Cody
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PT, United Kingdom
    Neurosci Lett 433:103-8. 2008
    ..This effect may contribute to improved proprioceptive guidance of active wrist movements...
  30. ncbi request reprint The effect of gym training on multiple outcomes in Parkinson's disease: a pilot randomised waiting-list controlled trial
    Ellen Poliakoff
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester M139PL, UK
    NeuroRehabilitation 32:125-34. 2013
    ..Although benefits were not apparent in the questionnaire measures or overall UPDRS scores, our findings suggest that a 10-week gym training programme in a community setting can provide some benefits for people with PD...
  31. doi request reprint Dissociating affordance and spatial compatibility effects using a pantomimed reaching action
    Samuel Couth
    Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Manchester, Carys Bannister Building, Dover Street, Manchester, M13 9PL, UK
    Exp Brain Res 232:855-64. 2014
    ..Overall, the dissociation of affordance and spatial compatibility effects suggests that these effects are driven by visuomotor priming and the inhibition of the incompatible spatial location, respectively...
  32. ncbi request reprint The effect of age on inhibition of return is independent of non-ocular response inhibition
    Ellen Poliakoff
    School of Psychological Sciences, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Neuropsychologia 45:387-96. 2007
    ..Furthermore, the magnitude of visual IOR was found to increase with age even when individual differences in baseline response speed were taken into account. Thus, there appears to be a genuine increase in IOR magnitude with age...