Jamie Ward

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding oral spelling: a review and synthesis
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Neurocase 9:1-14. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia: the taste of words on the tip of the tongue
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK
    Nature 444:438. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Mirror-touch synesthesia is linked with empathy
    Michael J Banissy
    Department of Psychology, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London, WC1H OAP, UK
    Nat Neurosci 10:815-6. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence, characteristics and a neurocognitive model of mirror-touch synaesthesia
    Michael J Banissy
    Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Exp Brain Res 198:261-72. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Understanding grapheme personification: a social synaesthesia?
    Maina Amin
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK Centre for Cognition and Neuroimaging, Brunel University, London, UK
    J Neuropsychol 5:255-82. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of semantics in reading and spelling: evidence for the 'summation hypothesis'
    J Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London, UK
    Neuropsychologia 38:1643-53. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia, creativity and art: what is the link?
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Br J Psychol 99:127-41. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Sound-colour synaesthesia: to what extent does it use cross-modal mechanisms common to us all?
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Cortex 42:264-80. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia: an overview of contemporary findings and controversies
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Cortex 42:129-36. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia for reading and playing musical notes
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Neurocase 12:27-34. 2006

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Publications38

  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding oral spelling: a review and synthesis
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Neurocase 9:1-14. 2003
    ..Other discrepancies between written and oral spelling are reviewed and accommodated within this model, and the model is extended to include recognition of oral spellings and transcoding between spoken and written letter forms...
  2. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia: the taste of words on the tip of the tongue
    Julia Simner
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH8 9JZ, UK
    Nature 444:438. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Mirror-touch synesthesia is linked with empathy
    Michael J Banissy
    Department of Psychology, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London, WC1H OAP, UK
    Nat Neurosci 10:815-6. 2007
    ..This is consistent with the notion that we empathize with others through a process of simulation...
  4. doi request reprint Prevalence, characteristics and a neurocognitive model of mirror-touch synaesthesia
    Michael J Banissy
    Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Exp Brain Res 198:261-72. 2009
    ..Finally, we propose a neurocognitive model to account for these characteristics and discuss the implications of our findings for general theories of synaesthesia...
  5. doi request reprint Understanding grapheme personification: a social synaesthesia?
    Maina Amin
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK Centre for Cognition and Neuroimaging, Brunel University, London, UK
    J Neuropsychol 5:255-82. 2011
    ..This benign form of hyper-mentalizing may provide a unique point of view on one of the most central problems in human cognition - understanding others' state of mind...
  6. ncbi request reprint The role of semantics in reading and spelling: evidence for the 'summation hypothesis'
    J Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, WC1E 6BT, London, UK
    Neuropsychologia 38:1643-53. 2000
    ..These results are broadly consistent with the 'summation hypothesis' [27] and suggest that normal reading and spelling may take place by integrating both semantic information and knowledge of direct orthography-phonology correspondences...
  7. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia, creativity and art: what is the link?
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Br J Psychol 99:127-41. 2008
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  8. ncbi request reprint Sound-colour synaesthesia: to what extent does it use cross-modal mechanisms common to us all?
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Cortex 42:264-80. 2006
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  9. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia: an overview of contemporary findings and controversies
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Cortex 42:129-36. 2006
    ..The contributions reflect the work of more than 60 investigators from nine different countries. We are confident that the papers presented in this Special Issue will set the agenda for synaesthesia research for many years to come...
  10. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia for reading and playing musical notes
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Neurocase 12:27-34. 2006
    ..g., 'A' may be "red" both as a letter and when written in musical notation). The results suggest that synaesthetic associations may migrate from one representational format (e.g., graphemes) to another (e.g., musical notation)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia for finger counting and dice patterns: a case of higher synaesthesia?
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Neurocase 13:86-93. 2007
    ..This suggests a close bi-directional coupling between numerosity and colour. Together, these findings constrain theories concerning the neural basis of synaesthesia...
  12. ncbi request reprint Is synaesthesia an X-linked dominant trait with lethality in males?
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Perception 34:611-23. 2005
    ..7: 1). Finally, we discuss how the genotype may give rise to the phenotype in terms of changes in synaptogenesis or plasticity extending into childhood, to be subsequently shaped by the environment...
  13. ncbi request reprint Encoding and the frontal lobes: a dissociation between retrograde and anterograde memories
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Cortex 39:791-812. 2003
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  14. ncbi request reprint Lexical-gustatory synaesthesia: linguistic and conceptual factors
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Cognition 89:237-61. 2003
    ..The results suggest that synaesthesia does not simply reflect innate connections from one perceptual system to another, but that it can be mediated and/or influenced by a symbolic/conceptual level of representation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Inappropriate association of semantics and context to novel stimuli can give rise to the false recognition of unfamiliar people
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Neuropsychologia 41:538-49. 2003
    ..These findings underscore the importance of viewing memory as an attributional process, whereby current mental constructions/processes are attributed to some event(s) in the past...
  16. doi request reprint Enhanced sensory perception in synaesthesia
    Michael J Banissy
    Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, London, WC1N 3AR, UK
    Exp Brain Res 196:565-71. 2009
    ..These findings suggest the possibility that a hyper-sensitive concurrent perceptual system is a general property of synaesthesia and are discussed in relation to theories of the condition...
  17. ncbi request reprint The aesthetic appeal of auditory-visual synaesthetic perceptions in people without synaesthesia
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
    Perception 37:1285-96. 2008
    ..The results suggest that non-arbitrary AV mappings, present in the experiences of synaesthetes, can be readily appreciated by others and may underpin our tendency to engage with certain forms of art...
  18. doi request reprint Suppressing sensorimotor activity modulates the discrimination of auditory emotions but not speaker identity
    Michael J Banissy
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 30:13552-7. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that sensorimotor activity may be a modality-independent mechanism which aids emotion discrimination...
  19. doi request reprint Visual experiences in the blind induced by an auditory sensory substitution device
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Conscious Cogn 19:492-500. 2010
    ..Once established, the sensory substitution mapping between the auditory and visual domains is not confined to when the device is worn and, thus, may constitute an example of acquired synaesthesia...
  20. doi request reprint The impact of visuo-spatial number forms on simple arithmetic
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
    Cortex 45:1261-5. 2009
    ..If people with number forms rely more heavily on visual-spatial strategies than verbal ones then we hypothesised that multiplication may be disproportionately affected by this strategy relative to subtraction, and this was found...
  21. ncbi request reprint Varieties of grapheme-colour synaesthesia: a new theory of phenomenological and behavioural differences
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WCIE 6BT, UK
    Conscious Cogn 16:913-31. 2007
    ..In doing so, we attempt to bring the synaesthesia literature closer to current models of non-synaesthetic perception, attention and binding...
  22. doi request reprint Number forms in the brain
    Joey Tang
    University College London, UK
    J Cogn Neurosci 20:1547-56. 2008
    ..This article provides an important extension beyond previous studies that have focused on word-color or grapheme-color synesthesia...
  23. doi request reprint The neuropsychological impact of insular cortex lesions
    Catherine L Jones
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, UK
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 81:611-8. 2010
    ..This comprehensive review is intended to inform existing neuropsychological models of insula function in order to guide future research...
  24. ncbi request reprint Disruption of synaesthesia following TMS of the right posterior parietal cortex
    Neil Muggleton
    Department of Psychology and Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, UK
    Neuropsychologia 45:1582-5. 2007
    ..This region may be important for binding graphemes and colours to different spatial reference frames...
  25. ncbi request reprint What is the relationship between synaesthesia and visuo-spatial number forms?
    Noam Sagiv
    Department of Psychology, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Cognition 101:114-28. 2006
    ..Finally, we also describe some consequences of number forms for performance in a number comparison task...
  26. ncbi request reprint Crossmodal interactions: lessons from synesthesia
    Noam Sagiv
    Department of Psychology, University College London, 26 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AP, UK
    Prog Brain Res 155:259-71. 2006
    ....
  27. doi request reprint Superior facial expression, but not identity recognition, in mirror-touch synesthesia
    Michael J Banissy
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Cognitive, Perceptual and Brain Sciences, University College London, London WC1N 3AR, United Kingdom
    J Neurosci 31:1820-4. 2011
    ..These findings imply a role for sensorimotor simulation processes in the recognition of facial affect, but not facial identity...
  28. ncbi request reprint Somatosensory activations during the observation of touch and a case of vision-touch synaesthesia
    S J Blakemore
    Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK
    Brain 128:1571-83. 2005
    ..The results suggest that, in C, the mirror system for touch is overactive, above the threshold for conscious tactile perception...
  29. pmc Identification of the exported proteins of the oral opportunistic pathogen Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans by using alkaline phosphatase fusions
    J Ward
    Molecular Microbiology Group, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University College London, London WC1E 6BT
    Infect Immun 69:2748-52. 2001
    ..The proteins encoded by these genes may, by virtue of their presence on the cell surface, be novel virulence determinants...
  30. ncbi request reprint Searching for Shereshevskii: what is superior about the memory of synaesthetes?
    Caroline Yaro
    University College London, London, UK
    Q J Exp Psychol (Hove) 60:681-95. 2007
    ..Furthermore, this may account for the fact that synaesthetic associations, once formed, remain highly consistent...
  31. pmc Grapheme-colour synaesthesia improves detection of embedded shapes, but without pre-attentive 'pop-out' of synaesthetic colour
    Jamie Ward
    Department of Psychology, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, UK
    Proc Biol Sci 277:1021-6. 2010
    ..This is more consistent with theories of synaesthesia in which spatial attention needs to be deployed to graphemes for conscious colour experiences to emerge than the interpretation based on 'pop-out'...
  32. ncbi request reprint Placing events in time: the role of autobiographical recollection
    Alex Fradera
    University College London, UK
    Memory 14:834-45. 2006
    ..It was found that the ability to place an event in autobiographical context is related to dating accuracy, but not to other aspects of memory...
  33. ncbi request reprint Do errors matter? Errorless and errorful learning in anomic picture naming
    Stephen McKissock
    Department of Psychology, University College London, UK
    Neuropsychol Rehabil 17:355-73. 2007
    ..The results also question the widely held assumption that it is beneficial for a patient to attempt to retrieve a word, given that our errorless condition involved no retrieval effort and had the greatest benefits...
  34. ncbi request reprint Formal lexical paragraphias in a single case study: how "masterpiece" can become "misterpieman" and "curiosity" "suretoy"
    Cristina Romani
    University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK
    Brain Lang 83:300-34. 2002
    ..One possible cause of the confusions is lack of proper inhibition among lexical competitors...
  35. ncbi request reprint Synaesthesia: the prevalence of atypical cross-modal experiences
    Julia Simner
    Psychology, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
    Perception 35:1024-33. 2006
    ..Hence, we suggest that female biases reported earlier likely arose from (or were exaggerated by) sex differences in self-disclosure...
  36. ncbi request reprint Acquired auditory-tactile synesthesia
    Jamie Ward
    Ann Neurol 62:429-30. 2007
  37. ncbi request reprint DNA tests in prolific sheep from eight countries provide new evidence on origin of the Booroola (FecB) mutation
    George H Davis
    Invermay Agricultural Centre, Mosgiel, New Zealand
    Biol Reprod 66:1869-74. 2002
    ..The DNA mutation test for FecB will enable breeding plans to be developed that allow the most effective use of this gene in Garole and Javanese Thin-tailed sheep and their crosses...
  38. doi request reprint Synaesthesia, color terms, and color space: color claims came from color names in Beeli, Esslen, and Jäncke (2007)
    Julia Simner
    Psychology, PPLS, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Psychol Sci 19:412-4. 2008