Leverhulme Doctoral Training Programme for the Ecological Study of the Brain  (ECOLOGICAL BRAIN DTP)



Below you'll find publications by our EcoBrain students.

Laura Convertino

  • Darvariu Victor-Alexandru, Convertino Laura, Mehrotra Abhinav, Musolesi Mirco. (2020). Quantifying the Relationships between Everyday Objects and Emotional States through Deep Learning Based Image Analysis Using Smartphones. Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies. 4. 1-21. 10.1145/3380997
  • Rick A. Adams, Dimitris Pinotsis, Konstantinos Tsirlis, Leonhardt Unruh, Aashna Mahajan, Ana Montero Horas, Laura Convertino, Jie Lisa Ji, Grega Repovs, John D Murray, Karl J Friston, L Elliot Hong, Alan Anticevic (2021). Computational modelling of EEG and fMRI paradigms reveals a consistent loss of synaptic gain in schizophrenia
  • Inês Hipólito, Maxwell J.D. Ramstead, Laura Convertino, Anjali Bhat, Karl Friston, Thomas Parr. (2021) Markov blankets in the brain. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews, Pages 88-97,ISSN 0149-7634.
  • Noor Sajid*, Laura Convertino*, Karl Friston (2021). Cancer niches, and their Kikuchi free energy. *Equal contribution

Nicole Engeler

  • Engeler, N. C., & Gilbert, S. J. (2020). The effect of metacognitive training on confidence and strategic reminder setting. Plos one, 15(10), e0240858.

Viktor Kewenig

  • Kewenig, V., Vigliocco, G. & Skipper, J. I. (2022). When abstract becomes concrete: naturalistic encoding of concepts in the brain.

Peter Kirk

  • Kirk, P. A., Robinson, O. J., & Skipper, J. I. (2021). Amygdala-prefrontal connectivity during movie-watching correlates with self-reported symptoms of anxiety. PsyArXiv.
  • Kirk, P. A., Robinson, O. J., & Gilbert, S. J. (2020). Trait anxiety does not correlate with metacognitive confidence or reminder usage in a delayed intentions task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 1747021820970156.
  • Sarigiannidis, I., Kirk, P. A., Roiser, J. P., & Robinson, O. J. (2020). Does Overloading Cognitive Resources Mimic the Impact of Anxiety on Temporal Cognition? Journal of Experimental Psychology. Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 46(10), 1828–1835.

Marie Muller

  • Mueller, M. A. E., & Flouri, E. (2021). Urban Adolescence: The Role of Neighbourhood Greenspace in Mental Well-Being. Frontiers in Psychology.
  • Mueller, M. A. E., & Flouri, E. (2020). Neighbourhood greenspace and children's trajectories of self-regulation: Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 71.

Hope Oloye

  • Oloye, H. T., & Flouri, E. (2021). The role of the indoor home environment in children’s self-regulation. Children and Youth Services Review121, 105761.
  • Oloye, H.*, Coutrot A.*, Wiener J.M., Dalton, R.C., Hoelscher C., Manley, E., Hornberger, M., Spiers, H.J. (in prep), Handedness has no impact on spatial navigation ability: Evidence from 422,772 participants in 41 countries
  • Phoenix Anthology – Apple Books

Leon Reicherts

  • Reicherts, L., & Rogers, Y. (2020). Do Make me Think! How CUIs Can Support Cognitive Processes. Proceedings of the 2nd Conference on Conversational User Interfaces, 1–4.

Ava Scott

  • Ava Scott, Thomas Reitmaier, Matt Jones, and Yvonne Rogers. 2021. Mind the gap: how good are we at keeping our distance? interactions 28, 4 (July - August 2021), 44–49. DOI: