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Dr Nicholas Cooper

Senior Lecturer
Department of Psychology
Dr Nicholas Cooper

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Biography

I obtained my BSc (Hons) in Cognitive Science from the University of Westminster before undertaking a PhD at Imperial College, University of London. This was an examination of the functional significance of the human electroencephalogram (EEG) in relation to internally and externally directed attention. I went on to carry out two post-doctoral positions: one at Imperial College London and one at the Alfred Psychiatry Research Centre, Monash University, Melbourne. I am presently a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology, Academic Director of the Centre for Brain Science and also Secretary for the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience (http://www.bacn.co.uk/ ).

Qualifications

  • BSc in Cognitive Science - 1st class honours (University of Westminster)

  • PhD in Psychology as applied to Medicine (University of London)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

Transcranial magnetic simulation (TMS)

Open to supervise

Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)

Open to supervise

Mirror neurons

Open to supervise

Stress & Ageing

Open to supervise

Current research

My main research interests lie in the following fields: the functional significance of cortical oscillatory activity (as measured using the EEG); individual differences in the human mirror neuron system; modulation of attention and attentional disorders; the use of neuromodulatory techniques (TMS & tDCS) to influence cognition and behaviour (e.g. risk taking) and their application as clinical interventions (e.g. for the treatment of depression).

I have most recently been engaged in various studies investigating EEG and TMS indices of the putative human mirror neuron system and how these measures vary as a function of individual differences in empathy, autistic traits, experience and susceptibility to yawning. I am also involved in projects examining the effects of rTMS and tDCS on oscillatory activity, mood, cognition and behaviour in control and clinical populations. Other interests of mine include the relationship between television editing and childrens attention, the effects of life stress on ageing (in particular, memory performance) and the relationship between human behaviour and the microbiome.

Conferences and presentations

Romei, V., Cooper, N.R., Sauseng, P. & Wolinski, N. (2016). Individual differences in Parietal Theta Frequency Drives Spatial Working Memory Capacity. 6th International Conference on Transcranial Brain Stimulation. Gottingen, Germany. (7-10 September).

2016

Segrave RA, Thomson C, Pianta B, Thomson RT, Cooper N, Lee S, Chung SW, Arnold S,Fitzgerald PB . (2016). Combining Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Neurocognitive Training: The Way of the Future? 8th World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (22-25 June).

2016

Amanda C. Marshall, Nicholas R. Cooper & Nicolas Geeraert. (2015). Keep Calm and Age Well? The implications of acute & cumulative stress exposure on human ageing. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Essex (10th-11th September).

2015

Wolinski, N., Cooper, N.R., Sauseng, P. & Romei, V. (2015).

2015

Berntsen, M., Cooper, N.R. & Romei, V. (2015). Stimulating The parietal node of the human mirror neuron system (hMNS). Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Essex (10th-11th September).

2015

Russo, R., Wallace, D., Twyman, P., Fitzgerald, P.F. & Cooper, N.R. (2015). On the effect of tDCS on risk taking behaviour: A study using the Balloons Analogue Risk Task. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Essex (10th-11th September).

2015

Southworth, S., Cooper, N.R. & OGorman, R. (2015). Can long-term practise of compassion meditation make a person more empathic? Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Essex (10th-11th September).

2015

Berntsen, M., Cooper, N.R. & Romei, V. (2015). Imitation performance subsequent to brain stimulation using tACS. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Essex (11th-12th September).

2015

Wolinski, N., Cooper, N.R., & Romei, V. (2015). Modulation of individual oscillatory frequency-peak by off-peak entrainment. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Essex (11th-12th September).

2015

Clausen, A., Fenner, B., Kennett, S. & Cooper, N.R. (2015). Through the looking glass: An EEG investigation into the proposed social responding function of the human mirror neuron system. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Essex (11th-12th September).

2015

Amanda C. Marshall, Nicholas R. Cooper & Nicolas Geeraert. (2014). The effect of long-term stress exposure on ageing cognition. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Essex (11th-12th September).

2014

Cooper, N.R., Simpson, A., Till, A., Simmons, K. and Puzzo, I. (2013). Beta event-related desynchronization as an index of individual differences in processing human facial express. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Nottingham (18th-19th April).

2013

Berntsen, M., Cooper, N.R. & Romei, V. (2013). Point-light motion cues of mental states on the human mu rhythm. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Nottingham (18th-19th April).

2013

Marshall, M. & Cooper, N.R. (2013). The effects of stress on cognitive decline among the aged. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Nottingham (18th-19th April).

2013

Sarah H. Haigh, Nick Cooper, Vincenzo Romei & Arnold J. Wilkins (2013). Alpha, gamma and haemodynamic responses how are they related? 36th European Conference on Visual Perception. Bremen, Germany (August 25th 29th)

2013

Sarah H. Haigh, Nick Cooper & Arnold J. Wilkins (2013). The relationship between the alpha response and the hemodynamic response in the visual cortex. Association for Psychological Science convention, Washington DC, USA, (May 23-26, 2013).

2013

Haigh, S. M., Karanovic, O., Wilkinson, F., Cooper, N., & Wilkins, A. J. (September 2012). Cortical mechanisms of discomfort in migraine. Poster presented at the European Conference on Visual Perception in Alghero, Sardinia.

2012

Haigh, S. M., Karanovic, O., Wilkinson, F., Cooper, N., Wilkins, A. J. (2012). Cortical mechanisms of discomfort in migraine. Perception, 41 (ECVP Abstract Supplement), 152.

2012

Brown T, Jamieson G and Cooper N (2012). Sensori-Motor Rhythm Neurofeedback Increases Fine Motor Skills in Elite Racket Sport Athletes. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Conference Abstract: ACNS-2012 Australasian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference. Nov 29th-Dec 2nd 2012. doi: 10.3389/conf.fnhum.2012.208.00022

2012

Martin, R., Fox, E. and Cooper, N. R. (January 2011) Do personality traits influence the N2pc response to emotional expressions? Presented at the Expert Meeting on Emotional Attention: Bottom-up and Top-down influence of emotion on attention in Ghent, Belgium.

2011

Cooper, N.R. (2010). Bridging a yawning chasm: using EEG to explore the contagious yawning debate. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of the West of England (1st 3rd September)

2010

Cooper, N.R. (2010). Examining the hypothesized role of the human mirror neuron system in contagious yawning: EEG investigations. The 1st International Conference on Yawning. Hôpital de la Salpêtrière, Paris (June).

2010

Cozzolino, P. J., Rentzelas, P., Cooper, N. R., Blackie, L. E. R., Geeraert, N., & Meyers, L. S. (2010). In Pursuit of Existential Liberty: Differential Effects of Mortality Salience and Death Reflection on Desires for Freedom. Annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada (January).

2010

Blackie, L. E. R., Cozzolino, P. J., Rentzelas, P., Cooper, N. R., & Perugini, M. (2010). Thinking Differently About Death: A Test of Dual-Existential Systems in the Context of Attention and Perception. Annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada (January).

2010

Puzzo, I., Cooper, N.R., Vetter, P. & Russo, R. (2009). Atypical Mirror Neuron System Activity in Normal Individuals with High Traits of Autism? Preliminary EEG and TMS Evidence. British Neuropsychological Society Autumn Meeting. Queens Square, London 2009.

2009

Cooper, N.R., Uller, C. & Nestler, S. (2009). An Investigation of the Link Between Film Pacing and Attention in Children. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, Institute of Child Health, London (21st 23rd September)

2009

Puzzo, I., Cooper, N.R., Vetter, P., Russo, R. & Fitzgerald, P.F. (2009). Reduced Cortico-motor Facilitation in a Normal Sample with High Traits of Autism. Magstim TMS Summer School. Institute of Child Health, London (May 29th-30th, 2009).

2009

Puzzo, I., Cooper, N.R. & Russo, R. (2008). Mirror Neuron System Differences in Neuro-typical Individuals with High and Low Traces of Autism. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Wales Swansea, September 1st-3rd .

2008

Cooper, N.R., Fitzgerald, P.F., Upton, D., Segrave, R.A., Laycock, R., Daskalakis, Z.J., Kulkarni, J. & Croft, R.J. (2005). The Effects of Right Frontal 1Hz rTMS on Event-related Desynchronization of the Human EEG and Implications for the Treatment of Depression. Joint meeting of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum and the Australasian Society for Psychiatry Research. Brisbane, Australia, December 7th -9th 2005. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 39 (supplement, December 2005).

2005

Upton, D., Cooper, N.R., Segrave, R.A., Laycock, R., Kulkarni, J., Croft, R.J. & Fitzgerald, P.F. (2005). The Effects of Prefrontal 1Hz rTMS on the EEG During an Auditory Oddball Task: A Pilot Study of Cortical Plasticity in Schizophrenia. Joint meeting of the Collegium Internationale Neuropsychopharmacologicum and the Australasian Society for Psychiatry Research. Brisbane, Australia, December 7th -9th 2005. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, Vol 39 (supplement, December 2005).

2005

Cooper, N.R., Croft, R.J., Upton, D., Segrave, R.A., Laycock, R., Daskalakis, Z.J., Kulkarni, J. & Fitzgerald, P.F. (2005). The Effects of Right Frontal 1Hz Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on Event-related Desynchronization of the Human EEG: Implications for the Treatment of Depression. 15th Australian Society for Psychophysiology Conference, University of Wollongong, December 9th 11th 2005.

2005

Upton, D., Cooper, N.R., Segrave, R.A., Laycock, R., Kulkarni, J., Croft, R.J. & Fitzgerald, P.F. (2005). The Effects of Prefrontal 1Hz rTMS on the EEG During an Auditory Oddball Task: A Pilot Study of Cortical Plasticity in Schizophrenia. 15th Australian Society for Psychophysiology Conference, University of Wollongong, December 9th 11th 2005.

2005

Burgess, A.P., Cooper, N.R. & Vetter, P. (2004). Conscious freely-willed movements are predicted by changes in Neural Complexity. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Psychophysiology Society. University of Manchester, 13th 15th September. Journal of Psychophysiology 19(1): 62.

2004

Vernon, D., Egner, T., Cooper, N., Compton, T., Neilands, C., Sheri, A., & Gruzelier, J. (2004). The effect of distinct neurofeedback training protocols on working memory, mental rotation and attention. The International Society for Neuronal Regualtion, Udine, Italy, February 19th-23rd.

2004

Cooper, N., Sheri, A., Vernon, D., Egner, T., & Gruzelier, J. (2002). The Effect of Alpha Neurofeedback Training on Mental Imagery Abilities. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Psychophysiology Society, University of Glasgow, September 22nd-25th. Journal of Psychophysiology 17(2): 103.

2002

Cooper, N., Burgess, A., Croft, R., & Gruzelier, J. (2002). The rhythm of the minds ear? Investigating The Functional Significance of Alpha Oscillations During Externally versus Internally Directed Auditory Attention. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Psychophysiology Society, University of Glasgow, September 22nd-25th. Journal of Psychophysiology 17(2): 103.

2002

Vernon, D. J., Cooper, N., Egner, T., Compton, T., Neilands, C., Sheri, A., & Gruzelier, J. (2002). The influence of SMR and theta neurofeedback training on working memory performance. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Psychophysiology Society, University of Glasgow, September 22nd-25th. Abstract in Journal of Psychophysiology 17(2): 109.

2002

Vernon, D. J., Cooper, N., Egner, T., Compton, T., Neilands, C., Sheri, A., & Gruzelier, J. (2002). A comparison of Theta, Alpha and SMR Neurofeedback protocols, and their respective influence on Working Memory, Mental Rotation and Attention performance. The British Psychological Society, Cognitive Section, University of Kent, September 9th-11th.

2002

Croft RJ, Chandler JS, Barry RJ, Cooper NR, ClarkeAR. (2002). A comparison of four EOG correction methods. Proc. 11th Bi-ann. Meeting International Organization of Psychophysiology. International Journal of Psychophysiology 45(1-2): 76-77.

2002

Croft RJ, Chandler JS, Barry RJ, Cooper NR & Clarke AR. (2002). A comparison of four EOG correction methods. Proc. Joint 12th Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Conference & 6th Australian Functional Brain Mapping Symposium, Sydney. Australian Journal of Psychology 55: 15 (suppl. 2003).

2002

Cooper, N., Croft, R. J., Dominey, S., Burgess, S., & Gruzelier, J. (2001). Investigating the Alpha Component of the Human EEG During Internally and Externally Directed Attention. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Psychophysiology Society. Aston University, September.

2001

Cooper, N., Loveday, C., & Baldwin, M. (1999). The Experience of Time: Measuring the Effect of Colour and Time of Day on Duration Estimation. The British Psychological Society. University of London, December. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society 8(1): Feb 2000

1999

Russo, R., Wallace, D., Twyman, N. & Fitzgerald, P.B. On the effect of tDCS on risk taking behaviour a study using the balloon analogue risk task. 6th International Conference on Transcranial Brain Stimulation. Gottingen, Germany. (7-10 September).

The effect of off-peak transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) on individual frequency peaks. Annual Scientific Meeting of the British Association for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Essex (10th-11th September).

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Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Preparing for University Psychology (PS116)

  • Introduction to Personal Development and Employability (PS117)

  • Brain and Behaviour (PS411)

  • Enhancing employability and career planning (PS417)

  • Advanced employability skills and career progression (PS492)

  • Psychology of Body, Senses and Existence (PS502)

  • MSc Psychology Research Project (PS900)

  • Research Project (MSc) (PS934)

  • Advanced Brain and Behaviour (PS943)

  • Theory and Methods in Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology (PS949)

Previous supervision

Charlotte Clarke
Charlotte Clarke
Thesis title: Cognitive Bias Modification and Exercise
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 17/12/2018
Steven Christopher Southworth
Steven Christopher Southworth
Thesis title: Through a Mirror Darkly: Shedding Light on Individual Differences in the Neural Correlates of Empathy
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 10/12/2018
Monica Benedikte Berntsen
Monica Benedikte Berntsen
Thesis title: Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation to Areas Associated with the Human Mirror Neuron System Reveals Modulation to Mu-Suppression and Corresponding Behaviour
Degree subject: Neuropsychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 10/10/2016
Amanda Claire Marshall
Amanda Claire Marshall
Thesis title: Keep Calm and Age Well: Behavioural and Electrophysiological Investigations Into the Effects of Cumulative Stress Exposure on Ageing Cognition
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 20/1/2016
Paul Colin Charles Twyman
Paul Colin Charles Twyman
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Master of Science (by Dissertation)
Awarded date: 2/7/2015
Rachael Marie Martin
Rachael Marie Martin
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 24/6/2014
Sarah Haigh
Sarah Haigh
Thesis title: Visual Discomfort and Cortical Hyperexcitability
Degree subject: Psychology
Degree type: Doctor of Philosophy
Awarded date: 20/11/2012

Publications

Journal articles (43)

Berntsen, MB., Cooper, NR., Hughes, G. and Romei, V., (2019). Prefrontal transcranial alternating current stimulation improves motor sequence reproduction. Behavioural Brain Research. 361, 39-49

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Cooper, NR. and Simpson, A., (2019). Disentangling the effects of video pace and story realism on children’s attention and response inhibition. Cognitive Development. 49, 94-104

Haigh, SM., Cooper, NR. and Wilkins, AJ., (2018). Chromaticity separation and the alpha response. Neuropsychologia. 108, 1-5

Marshall, AC., Cooper, N., Rosu, L. and Kennett, S., (2018). Stress-related deficits of older adults' spatial working memory: An EEG investigation of occipital alpha and frontal-midline theta activity. Neurobiology of Aging. 69, 239-248

Clarke, SC., Cooper, NR., Rana, M. and Mackintosh, B., (2018). Cognitive Interpretation Bias: The Effect of a Single Session Moderate Exercise Protocol on Anxiety and Depression. Frontiers in Psychology. 9, 1363-

Wolinski, N., Cooper, NR., Sauseng, P. and Romei, V., (2018). The speed of parietal theta frequency drives visuospatial working memory capacity. PLoS Biology. 16 (3), e2005348-e2005348

Berntsen, MB., Cooper, NR. and Romei, V., (2017). Transcranial alternating current stimulation to the inferior parietal lobe decreases mu suppression to egocentric, but not allocentric hand movements. Neuroscience. 344, 124-132

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Cooper, NR. and Simpson, A., (2017). Touchscreen generation: children's current media use, parental supervision methods and attitudes towards contemporary media. Acta Paediatrica. 106 (4), 654-662

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Cooper, NR., Gossmann, AM., Banks, KJ. and Simpson, A., (2017). Differential effects of film on preschool children's behaviour dependent on editing pace. Acta Paediatrica. 106 (5), 831-836

Russo, R., Twyman, P., Cooper, NR., Fitzgweald, PB. and Wallace, D., (2017). When You Can, Scale Up: Large-Scale Study Shows No Effect of tDCS in an Ambiguous Risk-Taking Task. Neuropsychologia. 104, 133-143

Marshall, AC. and Cooper, NR., (2017). The association between high levels of cumulative life stress and aberrant resting state EEG dynamics in old age. Biological Psychology. 127, 64-73

Kostyrka-Allchorne, K., Cooper, NR. and Simpson, A., (2017). The relationship between television exposure and children's cognition and behaviour: A systematic review. Developmental Review. 44, 19-58

Marshall, AC., Cooper, NR. and Geeraert, N., (2016). The impact of experienced stress on aged spatial discrimination: Cortical overreliance as a result of hippocampal impairment. Hippocampus. 26 (3), 329-340

Marshall, AC., Cooper, NR. and Geeraert, N., (2016). Experienced stress produces inhibitory deficits in old adults’ Flanker task performance: First evidence for lifetime stress effects beyond memory. Biological Psychology. 113, 1-11

Atkins, D., Uskul, AK. and Cooper, NR., (2016). Culture shapes empathic responses to physical and social pain.. Emotion. 16 (5), 587-601

Wallace, D., Cooper, NR., Paulmann, S., Fitzgerald, PB. and Russo, R., (2016). Perceived Comfort and Blinding Efficacy in Randomised Sham-Controlled Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) Trials at 2 mA in Young and Older Healthy Adults. PLoS ONE. 11 (2), e0149703-e0149703

Haigh, SM., Cooper, NR. and Wilkins, AJ., (2015). Cortical excitability and the shape of the haemodynamic response. NeuroImage. 111, 379-384

Marshall, AC., Cooper, NR., Segrave, R. and Geeraert, N., (2015). The effects of long-term stress exposure on aging cognition: a behavioral and EEG investigation. Neurobiology of Aging. 36 (6), 2136-2144

Russo, R., Wallace, D., Fitzgerald, PB. and Cooper, NR., (2013). Perception of Comfort During Active and Sham Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation: A Double Blind Study. Brain Stimulation. 6 (6), 946-951

Puzzo, I., Cooper, NR., Cantarella, S., Fitzgerald, PB. and Russo, R., (2013). The effect of rTMS over the inferior parietal lobule on EEG sensorimotor reactivity differs according to self-reported traits of autism in typically developing individuals. Brain Research. 1541, 33-41

Simpson, A., Cooper, NR., Gillmeister, H. and Riggs, KJ., (2013). Seeing triggers acting, hearing does not trigger saying: Evidence from children?s weak inhibition. Cognition. 128 (2), 103-112

Cooper, NR., Simpson, A., Till, A., Simmons, K. and Puzzo, I., (2013). Beta event-related desynchronization as an index of individual differences in processing human facial expression: further investigations of autistic traits in typically developing adults. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience. 7 (159), 159-

Cooper, NR., Puzzo, I., Pawley, AD., Bowes-Mulligan, RA., Kirkpatrick, EV., Antoniou, PA. and Kennett, S., (2012). Bridging a yawning chasm: EEG investigations into the debate concerning the role of the human mirror neuron system in contagious yawning. Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience. 12 (2), 393-405

Segrave, RA., Thomson, RH., Cooper, NR., Croft, RJ., Sheppard, DM. and Fitzgerald, PB., (2012). Emotive interference during cognitive processing in major depression: An investigation of lower alpha 1 activity. Journal of Affective Disorders. 141 (2-3), 185-193

Puzzo, I., Cooper, NR., Cantarella, S. and Russo, R., (2011). Measuring the effects of manipulating stimulus presentation time on sensorimotor alpha and low beta reactivity during hand movement observation. NeuroImage. 57 (4), 1358-1363

Leung, S., Croft, RJ., McKenzie, RJ., Iskra, S., Silber, B., Cooper, NR., O’Neill, B., Cropley, V., Diaz-Trujillo, A., Hamblin, D. and Simpson, D., (2011). Effects of 2G and 3G mobile phones on performance and electrophysiology in adolescents, young adults and older adults. Clinical Neurophysiology. 122 (11), 2203-2216

Segrave, RA., Cooper, NR., Thomson, RH., Croft, RJ., Sheppard, DM. and Fitzgerald, PB., (2011). Individualized Alpha Activity and Frontal Asymmetry in Major Depression. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience. 42 (1), 45-52

Puzzo, I., Cooper, NR., Vetter, P. and Russo, R., (2010). EEG activation differences in the pre-motor cortex and supplementary motor area between normal individuals with high and low traits of autism. Brain Research. 1342, 104-110

Upton, DJ., Enticott, PG., Croft, RJ., Cooper, NR. and Fitzgerald, PB., (2010). ERP correlates of response inhibition after-effects in the stop signal task. Experimental Brain Research. 206 (4), 351-358

Segrave, RA., Thomson, RH., Cooper, NR., Croft, RJ., Sheppard, DM. and Fitzgerald, PB., (2010). Upper alpha activity during working memory processing reflects abnormal inhibition in major depression. Journal of Affective Disorders. 127 (1-3), 191-198

Croft, RJ., Leung, S., McKenzie, RJ., Loughran, SP., Iskra, S., Hamblin, DL. and Cooper, NR., (2010). Effects of 2G and 3G mobile phones on human alpha rhythms: Resting EEG in adolescents, young adults, and the elderly. Bioelectromagnetics. 31 (6), n/a-n/a

Upton, DJ., Cooper, NR., Laycock, R., Croft, RJ. and Fitzgerald, PB., (2010). A Combined rTMS and ERP Investigation of Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex Involvement in Response Inhibition. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience. 41 (3), 127-131

Cooper, NR., Uller, C., Pettifer, J. and Stolc, FC., (2009). Conditioning attentional skills: examining the effects of the pace of television editing on children’s attention. Acta Paediatrica. 98 (10), 1651-1655

Puzzo, I., Cooper, NR., Vetter, P., Russo, R. and Fitzgerald, PB., (2009). Reduced cortico-motor facilitation in a normal sample with high traits of autism. Neuroscience Letters. 467 (2), 173-177

Fitzgerald, PB., Mellow, TB., Hoy, KE., Segrave, R., Cooper, NR., Upton, DJ. and Croft, RJ., (2009). A study of intensity dependence of the auditory evoked potential (IDAEP) in medicated melancholic and non-melancholic depression. Journal of Affective Disorders. 117 (3), 212-216

Cooper, NR., Puzzo, I. and Pawley, AD., (2008). Contagious yawning: The mirror neuron system may be a candidate physiological mechanism. Medical Hypotheses. 71 (6), 975-976

Fitzgerald, PB., Daskalakis, ZJ., Hoy, K., Farzan, F., Upton, DJ., Cooper, NR. and Maller, JJ., (2008). Cortical Inhibition in Motor and Non-Motor Regions: A Combined TMS-EEG Study. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience. 39 (3), 112-117

Cooper, NR., Fitzgerald, PB., Croft, RJ., Upton, DJ., Segrave, RA., Daskalakis, ZJ. and Kulkarni, J., (2008). Effects of rTMS on an Auditory Oddball Task: A Pilot Study of Cortical Plasticity and the EEG. Clinical EEG and Neuroscience. 39 (3), 139-143

Cooper, NR., Burgess, AP., Croft, RJ. and Gruzelier, JH., (2006). Investigating evoked and induced electroencephalogram activity in task-related alpha power increases during an internally directed attention task. NeuroReport. 17 (2), 205-208

Croft, RJ., Chandler, JS., Barry, RJ., Cooper, NR. and Clarke, AR., (2005). EOG correction: A comparison of four methods. Psychophysiology. 42 (1), 16-24

Croft, RJ., Chandler, JS., Barry, RJ., Cooper, NR. and Clarke, AR., (2005). EOG correction: A comparison of four methods. PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY. 42 (1), 16-24

Vernon, D., Egner, T., Cooper, N., Compton, T., Neilands, C., Sheri, A. and Gruzelier, J., (2003). The effect of training distinct neurofeedback protocols on aspects of cognitive performance. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 47 (1), 75-85

Cooper, NR., Croft, RJ., Dominey, SJJ., Burgess, AP. and Gruzelier, JH., (2003). Paradox lost? Exploring the role of alpha oscillations during externally vs. internally directed attention and the implications for idling and inhibition hypotheses. International Journal of Psychophysiology. 47 (1), 65-74

Conferences (2)

Cooper, NR., Simpson, A., Till, A., Simmons, K. and Puzzo, I., (2012). Differential effect of facial expression on Mu-suppression according to the level of autistic traits

Martin, RM., Fox, E. and Cooper, NR., (2011). DO PERSONALITY TRAITS INFLUENCE THE N2PC RESPONSE TO AFFECTIVE IMAGES?

Contact

ncooper@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873781

Location:

3.717, Colchester Campus