Ian J Kirk

Summary

Affiliation: University of Auckland
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The unusual symmetry of musicians: musicians have equilateral interhemispheric transfer for visual information
    Lucy L M Patston
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Level 6, Human Sciences Building, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 45:2059-65. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Long-term potentiation (LTP) of human sensory-evoked potentials
    Ian J Kirk
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, NZ
    Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci 1:766-73. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of theta-range oscillations in synchronising and integrating activity in distributed mnemonic networks
    Ian J Kirk
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cortex 39:993-1008. 2003
  4. doi request reprint An ERP investigation of the Stroop task: the role of the cingulate in attentional allocation and conflict resolution
    Gjurgjica Badzakova-Trajkov
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, New Zealand
    Brain Res 1253:139-48. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Spatial frequency-specific potentiation of human visual-evoked potentials
    Nicolas A McNair
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuroreport 17:739-41. 2006
  6. doi request reprint Regional differences in cerebral asymmetries of human cortical white matter
    Sarina J Iwabuchi
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 49:3599-604. 2011
  7. doi request reprint Induction of orientation-specific LTP-like changes in human visual evoked potentials by rapid sensory stimulation
    Robert M Ross
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Res Bull 76:97-101. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Decreased desychronisation during self-paced movements in frequency bands involving sensorimotor integration and motor functioning in Parkinson's disease
    Vanessa K Lim
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Res Bull 71:245-51. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term enhanced desynchronization of the alpha rhythm following tetanic stimulation of human visual cortex
    Wesley C Clapp
    Psychology Department, City Campus, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neurosci Lett 398:220-3. 2006
  10. doi request reprint The neural networks involved in pitch labeling of absolute pitch musicians
    Carolyn Wu
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience RCCN, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuroreport 19:851-4. 2008

Detail Information

Publications47

  1. ncbi request reprint The unusual symmetry of musicians: musicians have equilateral interhemispheric transfer for visual information
    Lucy L M Patston
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Level 6, Human Sciences Building, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 45:2059-65. 2007
    ..It is suggested that plastic developmental changes caused by extended musical training in childhood result in equally efficient connections to both hemispheres...
  2. doi request reprint Long-term potentiation (LTP) of human sensory-evoked potentials
    Ian J Kirk
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, NZ
    Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci 1:766-73. 2010
    ..Copyright © 2010 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. For further resources related to this article, please visit the WIREs website. ..
  3. ncbi request reprint The role of theta-range oscillations in synchronising and integrating activity in distributed mnemonic networks
    Ian J Kirk
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cortex 39:993-1008. 2003
    ..The potential utility of this technique will be increased greatly by the use of high-density EEG and algorithms to more precisely map the topography of cortical sources of EEG activity...
  4. doi request reprint An ERP investigation of the Stroop task: the role of the cingulate in attentional allocation and conflict resolution
    Gjurgjica Badzakova-Trajkov
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience and Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, NZ, New Zealand
    Brain Res 1253:139-48. 2009
    ..The later peak in the incongruent-congruent difference wave, originating in anterior cingulate, likely reflects identification (and subsequent resolution) of conflict in the two sources of information...
  5. ncbi request reprint Spatial frequency-specific potentiation of human visual-evoked potentials
    Nicolas A McNair
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuroreport 17:739-41. 2006
    ..These results suggest that the long-term potentiation effect induced by the sensory tetanus is isolated to a discrete neural population in the visual cortex...
  6. doi request reprint Regional differences in cerebral asymmetries of human cortical white matter
    Sarina J Iwabuchi
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychologia 49:3599-604. 2011
    ..The different directions of anatomical asymmetry support the notion that there may be a number of different lateralising influences operating in the brain...
  7. doi request reprint Induction of orientation-specific LTP-like changes in human visual evoked potentials by rapid sensory stimulation
    Robert M Ross
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Res Bull 76:97-101. 2008
    ..Furthermore, our results support earlier studies that have suggested that the locus of potentiation induced by rapid visual stimulation is visual cortex...
  8. ncbi request reprint Decreased desychronisation during self-paced movements in frequency bands involving sensorimotor integration and motor functioning in Parkinson's disease
    Vanessa K Lim
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Res Bull 71:245-51. 2006
    ..This activity difference in patients with Parkinson's disease may be due to deficits in sensorimotor integration...
  9. ncbi request reprint Long-term enhanced desynchronization of the alpha rhythm following tetanic stimulation of human visual cortex
    Wesley C Clapp
    Psychology Department, City Campus, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neurosci Lett 398:220-3. 2006
    ..Because ERD of the alpha rhythm is thought to represent active cortex, these results suggest that the visual tetanus induces long-lasting cortical changes, with stronger neuronal assemblies and increased neuronal output...
  10. doi request reprint The neural networks involved in pitch labeling of absolute pitch musicians
    Carolyn Wu
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience RCCN, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuroreport 19:851-4. 2008
    ..This suggests that when required to label tones without an external reference, absolute pitch musicians have the ability to recruit a greater network than nonabsolute pitch musicians or nonmusicians...
  11. doi request reprint Binocular rivalry reveals a dissociation between the subjective experience and induced gamma oscillations
    Scott L Fairhall
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Neurosci 27:213-6. 2008
    ..These results suggest that localized scalp-recorded gamma oscillations are dissociable from the subjective visual experience...
  12. ncbi request reprint Interhemispheric callosal transfer in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: an event-related potential study
    Mei Hsin Suzanne Rolfe
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuroreport 18:255-9. 2007
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  13. ncbi request reprint Early visual evoked potentials in callosal agenesis
    Melodie S Barr
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuropsychology 19:707-27. 2005
    ..Suggestions are made as to why these results differ from earlier findings and as to the neural mechanisms facilitating this ipsilateral activation...
  14. doi request reprint Investigation of the effects of 'piperazine-containing party pills' and dexamphetamine on interhemispheric communication using electroencephalography
    Heeseung Lee
    School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 233:2869-77. 2016
    ..Despite their popularity, there is a paucity of knowledge about their central effects in humans. This study investigated their effects on human neural processing using electroencephalographic techniques...
  15. ncbi request reprint Neurophysiological responses to face, facial regions and objects in adults with Asperger's syndrome: an ERP investigation
    Kate O'Connor
    Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Psychophysiol 63:283-93. 2007
    ..This difference was not observed to objects. Together these findings suggest that adults with AS may be slower to process facial information...
  16. doi request reprint Acute effects of the designer drugs benzylpiperazine (BZP) and trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP) using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and the Stroop task--a pilot study
    Louise E Curley
    School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 232:2969-80. 2015
    ....
  17. ncbi request reprint Bilateral disadvantage: lack of interhemispheric cooperation in schizophrenia
    Kylie J Barnett
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Conscious Cogn 16:436-44. 2007
    ..The lack of bilateral gain in schizophrenia is discussed as arising from differences in the connections between areas in each hemisphere that mediate language...
  18. doi request reprint Acute effects of BZP, TFMPP and the combination of BZP and TFMPP in comparison to dexamphetamine on an auditory oddball task using electroencephalography: a single-dose study
    Heeseung Lee
    School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 233:863-71. 2016
    ..When administered in combination, BZP + TFMPP have been reported to produce drug-drug synergism in rodents by stimulating the release of dopamine and serotonin...
  19. ncbi request reprint Atypical white matter microstructure in left-handed individuals
    Nicole S McKay
    a School of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Laterality . 2016
    ..In support of previous suggestions, we find that there is a difference in the microstructure of white matter in left- and right-handed males that could underpin reduced lateralization of function in left-handed individuals...
  20. doi request reprint Dual-task performance in late proficient bilinguals
    Gjurgjica Badzakova-Trajkov
    The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Laterality 13:201-16. 2008
    ..The data indicate more bilateral hemispheric involvement for both L2 and L1 in late proficient bilinguals living in the L2 environment...
  21. doi request reprint Atypical interhemispheric communication in left-handed individuals
    Sarina J Iwabuchi
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuroreport 20:166-9. 2009
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Impaired sensorimotor integration in focal hand dystonia patients in the absence of symptoms
    C Carolyn Wu
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry 81:659-65. 2010
    ..Thus, in order to characterise impairments in patients with FHD during movements that do not induce dystonic symptoms, we investigated the neural correlates of externally paced finger tapping movements...
  23. ncbi request reprint The neurophysiological correlates of face processing in adults and children with Asperger's syndrome
    Kate O'Connor
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Cogn 59:82-95. 2005
    ..However, these differences were not observed between AS and control children. This may result from incomplete development of the neuronal generators of these ERP components and/or early intervention...
  24. doi request reprint Determining the subjective effects of TFMPP in human males
    Reem K Jan
    School of Pharmacy, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 211:347-53. 2010
    ..TFMPP has been anecdotally reported to induce mild psychedelic effects similar to lysergic acid diethylamide and psilocybin. There has been no research about the subjective effects of TFMPP in humans...
  25. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the N300 and N400 ERPs to picture stimuli in congruent and incongruent contexts
    Jeff P Hamm
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Clin Neurophysiol 113:1339-50. 2002
    ..Based upon theories of object identification, the semantic incongruity was manipulated to occur early or late in the object processing stream...
  26. ncbi request reprint Right hemispheric dysfunction in schizophrenia
    Kylie J Barnett
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Laterality 10:29-35. 2005
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  27. ncbi request reprint Symmetry of callosal information transfer in schizophrenia: a preliminary study
    Kylie J Barnett
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Schizophr Res 74:171-8. 2005
    ..This study uses 128-channel EEG to assess whether asymmetry of interhemispheric transfer found in normal individuals is present in those with schizophrenia, and whether this might point to a right-hemisphere dysfunction...
  28. ncbi request reprint Age-related improvements in auditory temporal resolution in reading-impaired children
    Michael J Hautus
    Department of Psychology and Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Dyslexia 9:37-45. 2003
    ..This result suggests that if remedial interventions targeted at temporal resolution deficits are to be effective, the early detection of the deficit and early application of the remedial programme is especially critical...
  29. ncbi request reprint Anterior-posterior beta asymmetries in dyslexia during lexical decisions
    R Duncan Milne
    Department of Psychology, Private Bag 92019, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Brain Lang 84:309-17. 2003
    ..Our results therefore suggest compensation through weakness rather than strength, with phonological dyslexics focusing on a grapheme-to-phoneme strategy and dyseidetics focusing on visual word identification...
  30. doi request reprint Effects of trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP) on interhemispheric communication
    Heeseung Lee
    School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 213:707-14. 2011
    ..The purpose of this study is to investigate the effects of TFMPP on central information processing speed in humans...
  31. ncbi request reprint Volition and the idle cortex: beta oscillatory activity preceding planned and spontaneous movement
    Scott L Fairhall
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Conscious Cogn 16:221-8. 2007
    ..A model is considered where by distributed neural activity remains outside of conscious awareness through the persistence of tonic slow wave cortical oscillations...
  32. doi request reprint Mu rhythm suppression demonstrates action representation in pianists during passive listening of piano melodies
    C Carolyn Wu
    Cognitive Neuroscience Research Group, School of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland Mail Centre, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
    Exp Brain Res 234:2133-9. 2016
    ..Mu suppression could be a useful index for further research on action representation and training-induced plasticity. ..
  33. doi request reprint Using fMRI to compare the effects of benzylpiperazine with dexamphetamine - Their differences during the Stroop paradigm
    Louise E Curley
    1 School of Pharmacy and Centre for Brain Research, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    J Integr Neurosci 15:109-22. 2016
    ..Despite their similarities, the two have not been directly compared in respect to their effects on selective attention and inhibition...
  34. ncbi request reprint Kinesthetic but not visual imagery assists in normalizing the CNV in Parkinson's disease
    Vanessa K Lim
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Clin Neurophysiol 117:2308-14. 2006
    ..This study investigated whether kinesthetic and/or visual imagery could alter the contingent negative variation (CNV) for patients with Parkinson's disease (PD)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Influence of task complexity on manual asymmetries
    Markus Hausmann
    Department of Psychology, Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Cortex 40:103-10. 2004
    ..However, the influence of task complexity on manual asymmetry seems not to be monotonic...
  36. doi request reprint Testing the repression hypothesis: effects of emotional valence on memory suppression in the think - no think task
    Anthony J Lambert
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand
    Conscious Cogn 19:281-93. 2010
    ..Implications of these findings for the relationship between performance in the TNT task and the controversial notion of memory repression are considered...
  37. doi request reprint Influence of Physical Activity on Human Sensory Long-Term Potentiation
    Nicola Smallwood
    1School of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    J Int Neuropsychol Soc 21:831-40. 2015
    ..This study presents the first evidence for the impact of self-reported levels of physical activity on LTP in humans, and sheds light on potential neurological mechanisms underlying the relationship between physical fitness and cognition...
  38. ncbi request reprint Temporal dynamics of masked word reading
    Scott L Fairhall
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Conscious Cogn 16:112-23. 2007
    ..The evoked response demonstrates a qualitatively distinct signature of unconscious cognition and directly demonstrates the extraction of abstract information under subliminal conditions...
  39. doi request reprint Brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met polymorphism, human memory, and synaptic neuroplasticity
    Yvette N Lamb
    School of Psychology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Wiley Interdiscip Rev Cogn Sci 6:97-108. 2015
    ..We will discuss the relatively recent attempts to translate this work to studies in humans. We will describe how this has enabled investigation of the effect of the BDNF polymorphism on LTP, on brain structure, and on memory performance...
  40. pmc Earlier visual N1 latencies in expert video-game players: a temporal basis of enhanced visuospatial performance?
    Andrew J Latham
    School of Psychology, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand Centre for Brain Research, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e75231. 2013
    ....
  41. doi request reprint Differential responses to anticipation of reward after an acute dose of the designer drugs benzylpiperazine (BZP) and trifluoromethylphenylpiperazine (TFMPP) alone and in combination using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI)
    Louise E Curley
    School of Pharmacy and Centre for Brain Research, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 229:673-85. 2013
    ..The anticipation of uncertain outcomes evokes activation in the amygdala, orbitofrontal cortex, inferior frontal gyrus and insula. Drugs known to effect dopaminergic and serotonergic neurons also alter regional activation...
  42. ncbi request reprint Effects of long-term potentiation in the human visual cortex: a functional magnetic resonance imaging study
    Wesley C Clapp
    Research Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Neuroreport 16:1977-80. 2005
    ..These results support the idea that long-term potentiation can be demonstrated non-invasively within the human visual cortex and provide evidence that the plastic changes are localized within the secondary visual cortex...
  43. ncbi request reprint Effects of memory load on hemispheric asymmetries of colour memory
    Wes Clapp
    University of Auckland, New Zealand
    Laterality 12:139-53. 2007
    ..The results suggest that verbal (mnemonic) strategies can significantly affect the magnitude of hemispheric asymmetries in a non-verbal task...
  44. ncbi request reprint Induction of LTP-like changes in human auditory cortex by rapid auditory stimulation: an FMRI study
    Tino Zaehle
    Department of Neuropsychology, Institute of Psychology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
    Restor Neurol Neurosci 25:251-9. 2007
    ..The goal of the present study was to investigate potential effects of LTP-like changes on the hemodynamic response of the human auditory cortex...
  45. pmc Long-term potentiation of human visual evoked responses
    Timothy J Teyler
    Medical Education Program, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID and Department of Veterinary and Comparative Anatomy, Pharmacology and Physiology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA
    Eur J Neurosci 21:2045-50. 2005
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Lack of asymmetrical transfer for linguistic stimuli in schizophrenia: an ERP study
    Kylie J Barnett
    Department of Psychology, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
    Clin Neurophysiol 116:1019-27. 2005
    ..To assess the mechanisms underlying lack of speeded information transfer asymmetry (faster right to left) for verbal information in schizophrenia...
  47. ncbi request reprint Impaired dodging in food-conflict following fimbria-fornix transection in rats: a novel hippocampal formation deficit
    Scott D Oddie
    Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Red Deer College, Box 5005, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
    Brain Res Bull 57:565-73. 2002
    ..The finding of this novel deficit underscores the importance of considering both loss as well as release phenomena in the analysis of hippocampal formation function...