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Howard, EM, Ropar, D, Newport, R, Tunçgenç, B (2021) Social context facilitates visuomotor synchrony and bonding in children and adults, Scientific Reports, 11, 22869, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-02372-2.

Themelis, K, Ratcliffe, N, Nishigami, T, Wand, BM, Newport, R, Stanton, TR (2021) The effect of visually manipulating back size and morphology on back perception, body ownership, and attitudes towards self-capacity during a lifting task, Psychological Research, ISSN: 0340-0727. DOI: 10.1007/s00426-021-01609-z.

Ratcliffe, N, Greenfield, K, Ropar, D, Howard, EM, Newport, R (2021) The relative contributions of visual and proprioceptive inputs on hand localization in early childhood, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 15, 702519, DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2021.702519.

Moayedi, M, Noroozbahar, N, Hadjis, G, Themelis, K, Salomons, TV, Newport, R, Lewis, JS (2021) The structural and functional connectivity neural underpinnings of body image, Human Brain Mapping, 42(11), pp.3608-3619, ISSN: 1065-9471. DOI: 10.1002/hbm.25457.

Lewis, JS, Newport, R, Taylor, G, Smith, M, McCabe, CS (2021) Visual illusions modulate body perception disturbance and pain in Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: a randomized trial, European Journal of Pain, ISSN: 1090-3801. DOI: 10.1002/ejp.1766.

Perera, T-M, Tan, JT, Mu, PS, Newport, R (2021) Differential effects of minified and magnified mirror visual feedback on the underlying misperception of hand size, Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics, 83, pp.2281-2290, ISSN: 1943-3921. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-021-02262-9.

Chaves, TC, Stanton, TR, Grant, A, Pulling, BW, Madden, VJ, Newport, R, Moseley, GL (Accepted for publication) Imprecise visual feedback about hand location increases a classically conditioned pain expectancy effect, The Journal of Pain, ISSN: 1526-5900. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpain.2021.01.004.

Nguyen, AHP, Balasubramaniam, R, Bellan, V, Newport, R, Stanton, TR (2020) The effect of multisensory illusions on pain and perceived burning sensations in patients with Burning Mouth Syndrome: A proof-of-concept study, Journal of Oral Pathology and Medicine, 49(6), pp.505-513, ISSN: 0904-2512. DOI: 10.1111/jop.13065.

McDermott, H, Liasi, A, Newport, R (2020) Qualitative enlightenment following a journey to the dark side: reflections on supervising a qualitative dissertation, Psychology Teaching Review, 26(1), ISSN: 0965-948X.

Preston, C, Gilpin, HR, Newport, R (2019) An exploratory investigation into the longevity of pain reduction following multisensory illusions designed to alter body perception, Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 45, 102080, ISSN: 2468-7812. DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2019.102080.

MacIntyre, E, Sigerseth, M, Pulling, BW, Newport, R, Stanton, TR (2019) The effect of knee resizing illusions on pain and swelling in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis: A case report, Pain Reports, 4(6), DOI: 10.1097/PR9.0000000000000795.

Themelis, K and Newport, R (2018) An investigation of contextual factors in the application of multisensory illusions for analgesia in hand osteoarthritis, Rheumatology Advances in Practice, 2(2), pp.1-10, DOI: 10.1093/rap/rky019.

Jackson, SR, Condon, LA, Newport, RW, Pears, S, Husain, M, Bajaj, N, O'Donoghue, M (2018) Optic ataxia and the dorsal visual steam re-visited: Impairment in bimanual haptic matching performed without vision, Cortex, 98, pp.60-72, ISSN: 0010-9452. DOI: 10.1016/j.cortex.2017.03.023.

Nishigami, T, Wand, BM, Newport, R, Ratcliffe, N, Themelis, K, Moen, D, Jones, C, Moseley, GL, Stanton, TR (2018) Embodying the illusion of a strong, fit back in people with chronic low back pain. A pilot proof-of-concept study, Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, ISSN: 2468-7812. DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2018.07.002.

Stanton, TR, Gilpin, HR, Edwards, L, Moseley, GL, Newport, R (2018) Illusory resizing of the painful knee is analgesic in symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, PeerJ, 2018(7), DOI: 10.7717/peerj.5206.

Ratcliffe, N and Newport, R (2017) The effect of visual, spatial and temporal manipulations on embodiment and action, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00227.

Thair, H, Holloway, AL, Newport, R, Smith, AD (2017) Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS): A beginner’s guide for design and implementation, Frontiers in Neuroscience, ISSN: 1662-4548. DOI: 10.3389/fnins.2017.00641.

Greenfield, K, Ropar, D, Themelis, K, Ratcliffe, N, Newport, R (2017) Developmental changes in sensitivity to spatial and temporal properties of sensory integration underlying body representation, Multisensory Research, 30(6), pp.467-484, ISSN: 2213-4794. DOI: 10.1163/22134808-00002591.

Ropar, D, Greenfield, K, Smith, AD, Carey, M, Newport, R (2017) Body representation difficulties in children and adolescents with autism may be due to delayed development of visuo-tactile temporal binding, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, ISSN: 1878-9293. DOI: 10.1016/j.dcn.2017.04.007.

Perera, AT-M, Newport, R, McKenzie, KJ (2017) Changing hands: persistent alterations to body image following brief exposure to multisensory distortions, Experimental Brain Research, 235(6), pp.1809-1821, ISSN: 0014-4819. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-017-4935-2.

Newport, R, Wong, DY, Howard, EM, Silver, E (2016) The anne boleyn illusion is a six-fingered salute to sensory remapping, i-Perception, 7(5), pp.1-4, DOI: 10.1177/2041669516669732.

Ratcliffe, N and Newport, R (2016) Evidence that subclinical somatoform dissociation is not characterised by heightened awareness of proprioceptive signals, Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, 21(5), pp.429-446, ISSN: 1354-6805. DOI: 10.1080/13546805.2016.1231112.

Treshi-marie Perera, A, Newport, R, McKenzie, KJ (2015) Multisensory distortions of the hand have differential effects on tactile perception, Experimental Brain Research, 233(11), pp.3153-3161, ISSN: 0014-4819. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-015-4384-8.

Newport, R, Auty, K, Carey, M, Greenfield, K, Howard, EM, Ratcliffe, N, Thair, H, Themelis, K (2015) Give It a Tug and Feel It Grow: Extending Body Perception Through the Universal Nature of Illusory Finger Stretching, i-Perception, 6(5), pp.204166951559931-204166951559931, ISSN: 2041-6695. DOI: 10.1177/2041669515599310.

Greenfield, K, Ropar, D, Smith, AD, Carey, M, Newport, R (2015) Visuo-tactile integration in autism: atypical temporal binding may underlie greater reliance on proprioceptive information, Molecular Autism, 6, 51, ISSN: 2040-2392. DOI: 10.1186/s13229-015-0045-9.

Bellan, V, Gilpin, HR, Stanton, TR, Newport, R, Gallace, A, Moseley, GL (2015) Untangling visual and proprioceptive contributions to hand localisation over time, Experimental Brain Research, 233(6), pp.1689-1701, ISSN: 0014-4819. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-015-4242-8.

Gilpin, HR, Moseley, GL, Stanton, TR, Newport, R (2015) Evidence for distorted mental representation of the hand in osteoarthritis, Rheumatology, 54(4), pp.678-682, ISSN: 1462-0324. DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/keu367.

McKenzie, KJ and Newport, R (2015) Increased somatic sensations are associated with reduced limb ownership, Journal of Psychosomatic Research, 78(1), pp.88-90, ISSN: 0022-3999. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpsychores.2014.11.005.

Preston, C and Newport, R (2014) Noisy visual feedback training impairs detection of self-generated movement error: implications for anosognosia for hemiplegia, Frontiers in Microbiology, 8, DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2014.00456.

Scriven, RJ and Newport, R (2013) Spatial compression impairs prism adaptation in healthy individuals, Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 7, DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2013.00165.

Newport, R and Schenk, T (2012) Prisms and neglect: What have we learned?, Neuropsychologia, 50(6), pp.1080-1091, ISSN: 0028-3932. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2012.01.023.

Preston, C and Newport, R (2012) How Long is Your Arm? Using Multisensory Illusions to Modify Body Image from the Third Person Perspective, Perception, 41(2), pp.247-249, ISSN: 0301-0066. DOI: 10.1068/p7103.

Preston, C and Newport, R (2011) Evidence for dissociable representations for body image and body schema from a patient with visual neglect, Neurocase, 17(6), pp.473-479, ISSN: 1355-4794. DOI: 10.1080/13554794.2010.532504.

Preston, C and Newport, R (2011) Analgesic effects of multisensory illusions in osteoarthritis, Rheumatology, 50(12), pp.2314-2315, ISSN: 1462-0324. DOI: 10.1093/rheumatology/ker104.

Newport, R and Gilpin, HR (2011) Multisensory disintegration and the disappearing hand trick, Current Biology, 21(19), pp.R804-R805, ISSN: 0960-9822. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.08.044.

Preston, C and Newport, R (2011) Differential effects of perceived hand location on the disruption of embodiment by apparent physical encroachment of the limb, Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(3-4), pp.163-170, ISSN: 1758-8928. DOI: 10.1080/17588928.2011.582944.

Newport, R and Preston, C (2011) Disownership and disembodiment of the real limb without visuoproprioceptive mismatch, Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(3-4), pp.179-185, ISSN: 1758-8928. DOI: 10.1080/17588928.2011.565120.

Wang, Y, Newport, R, Hamilton, AFDC (2011) Eye contact enhances mimicry of intransitive hand movements, Biology Letters, 7(1), pp.7-10, ISSN: 1744-9561. DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2010.0279.

Parkinson, A, Plukaard, S, Pears, SL, Newport, R, Dijkerman, C, Jackson, SR (2011) Modulation of somatosensory perception by motor intention, Cognitive Neuroscience, 2(1), pp.47-56, ISSN: 1758-8928. DOI: 10.1080/17588928.2010.525627.

Preston, C and Newport, R (2010) Self-denial and the role of intentions in the attribution of agency, Consciousness and Cognition, 19(4), pp.986-998, ISSN: 1053-8100. DOI: 10.1016/j.concog.2010.04.005.

Karok, S and Newport, R (2010) The continuous updating of grasp in response to dynamic changes in object size, hand size and distractor proximity, Neuropsychologia, 48(13), pp.3891-3900, ISSN: 0028-3932. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.10.006.

Preston, C, Jenkinson, PM, Newport, R (2010) Anosognosia for hemiplegia as a global deficit in motor awareness: Evidence from the non-paralysed limb, Neuropsychologia, 48(12), pp.3443-3450, ISSN: 0028-3932. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2010.07.027.

Newport, R and Preston, C (2010) Pulling the Finger off Disrupts Agency, Embodiment and Peripersonal Space, Perception, 39(9), pp.1296-1298, ISSN: 0301-0066. DOI: 10.1068/p6742.

Newport, R, Pearce, R, Preston, C (2010) Fake hands in action: embodiment and control of supernumerary limbs, Experimental Brain Research, 204(3), pp.385-395, ISSN: 0014-4819. DOI: 10.1007/s00221-009-2104-y.

Newport, R, Preston, C, Pearce, R, Holton, R (2009) Eye rotation does not contribute to shifts in subjective straight ahead: Implications for prism adaptation and neglect, Neuropsychologia, 47(8-9), pp.2008-2012, ISSN: 0028-3932. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.02.017.

Jackson, SR, Newport, R, Husain, M, Fowlie, JE, O’Donoghue, M, Bajaj, N (2009) There may be more to reaching than meets the eye: Re-thinking optic ataxia, Neuropsychologia, 47(6), pp.1397-1408, ISSN: 0028-3932. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.01.035.

Newport, R and Howarth, S (2009) Short article: Social gaze cueing to auditory locations, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 62(4), pp.625-634, ISSN: 1747-0218. DOI: 10.1080/17470210802486027.

Harvey, M, Olk, B, Newport, R, Jackson, SR (2007) Impaired orientation processing in hemispatial neglect, NeuroReport, 18(5), pp.457-460, ISSN: 0959-4965. DOI: 10.1097/wnr.0b013e328013cef0.

Newport, R and Jackson, SR (2006) Posterior parietal cortex and the dissociable components of prism adaptation, Neuropsychologia, 44(13), pp.2757-2765, ISSN: 0028-3932. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2006.01.007.

Newport, R, Brown, L, Husain, M, Mort, D, Jackson, SR (2006) The Role of the Posterior Parietal Lobe in Prism Adaptation: Failure to Adapt to Optical Prisms in a Patient with Bilateral Damage to Posterior Parietal Cortex, Cortex, 42(5), pp.720-729, ISSN: 0010-9452. DOI: 10.1016/s0010-9452(08)70410-6.

JACKSON, S, NEWPORT, R, MORT, D, HUSAIN, M (2005) Where the Eye Looks, the Hand FollowsLimb-Dependent Magnetic Misreaching in Optic Ataxia, Current Biology, 15(1), pp.42-46, ISSN: 0960-9822. DOI: 10.1016/s0960-9822(04)01046-2.

JACKSON, S, NEWPORT, R, OSBORNE, F, WAKELY, R, SMITH, D, WALSH, V (2005) Saccade-Contingent Spatial and Temporal Errors are Absent for Saccadic Head Movements, Cortex, 41(2), pp.205-212, ISSN: 0010-9452. DOI: 10.1016/s0010-9452(08)70895-5.

Jackson, SR, Newport, R, Mort, D, Husain, M (2005) Where the Eye Looks, the Hand Follows, Current Biology, 15(1), pp.42-46, ISSN: 0960-9822. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2004.12.063.

Newport, R, Pears, S, Jackson, SR (2004) Evidence from optic ataxia does not support a distinction between planning and control mechanisms in human motor control, Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27(01), ISSN: 0140-525X. DOI: 10.1017/s0140525x04400028.

Newport, R, Rabb, B, Jackson, SR (2002) Noninformative Vision Improves Haptic Spatial Perception, Current Biology, 12(19), pp.1661-1664, ISSN: 0960-9822. DOI: 10.1016/s0960-9822(02)01178-8.

Jackson, GM, Jackson, SR, Newport, R, Harvey, M (2002) Co-ordination of bimanual movements in a centrally deafferented patient executing open loop reach-to-grasp movements, Acta Psychologica, 110(2-3), pp.231-246, ISSN: 0001-6918. DOI: 10.1016/s0001-6918(02)00035-5.

Jackson, SR, Newport, R, Shaw, A (2002) Monocular Vision Leads to a Dissociation between Grip Force and Grip Aperture Scaling during Reach-to-Grasp Movements, Current Biology, 12(3), pp.237-240, ISSN: 0960-9822. DOI: 10.1016/s0960-9822(01)00682-0.

Harvey, M, Jackson, SR, Newport, R, Krämer, T, Morris, DL, Dow, L (2002) Is Grasping Impaired in Hemispatial Neglect?, Behavioural Neurology, 13(1-2), pp.17-28, ISSN: 0953-4180. DOI: 10.1155/2002/495854.

Newport, R, Hindle, JV, Jackson, SR (2001) Links between vision and somatosensation, Current Biology, 11(12), pp.975-980, ISSN: 0960-9822. DOI: 10.1016/s0960-9822(01)00266-4.

Jackson, SR and Newport, R (2001) Prism adaptation produces neglect-like patterns of hand path curvature in healthy adults, Neuropsychologia, 39(8), pp.810-814, ISSN: 0028-3932. DOI: 10.1016/s0028-3932(01)00015-x.

Jackson, SR, Newport, R, Husain, M, Harvey, M, Hindle, JV (2000) Reaching movements may reveal the distorted topography of spatial representations after neglect, Neuropsychologia, 38(4), pp.500-507, ISSN: 0028-3932. DOI: 10.1016/s0028-3932(99)00083-4.

Shaw, A, Jackson, SR, Harvey, M, Newport, R, Krämer, T, Dow, L (1997) Grip force scaling after hemispatial neglect, NeuroReport, 8(17), pp.3837-3840, ISSN: 0959-4965. DOI: 10.1097/00001756-199712010-00035.

Jackson, SR, Jones, CA, Newport, R, Pritchard, C (1997) A Kinematic Analysis of Goal-directed Prehension Movements Executed under Binocular, Monocular, and Memory-guided Viewing Conditions, Visual Cognition, 4(2), pp.113-142, ISSN: 1350-6285. DOI: 10.1080/713756755.


Varela-Silva, MI, Wolanski, N, Siniarska, A, Newport, R, Azcorra, H, Sanchez, S, Valentin-Sanchez, G, Dickinson, F (2020) Impact of compromised nutritional status on motor development in Yucatec-Mexican children and adolescents. In Human Biology Association annual meeting, AMERICAN JOURNAL OF HUMAN BIOLOGY, Cancelled due to Covid.


Thair, H and Newport, R (2018) The effects of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) on adapting to temporal lag in virtual environments. In Neuroergonomics: The Brain at Work and in Everyday Life,p.247, ISBN: 9780128119273. DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-811926-6.00058-0.

Preston, C and Newport, R (2008) Misattribution of movement agency following right parietal TMS. In Unknown Parent Title, Oxford University Press (OUP), pp.26-32, DOI: 10.1093/scan/nsm036.

Jackson, SR, Newport, R, Mort, D, Husain, M, Jackson, GM, Swainson, R, Pears, S, Wilson, B (2004) Action binding and the parietal lobes: Some new perspectives on optic ataxia. In Attention in Action: Advances from Cognitive Neuroscience, pp.303-324, ISBN: 9780203449226. DOI: 10.4324/9780203449226.

Internet Publications

Hutton, O and Newport, R (Accepted for publication) Reframing Pain in the Brain: A Pilot Sensory-Cognitive Pain Management Toolkit for All.


Moayedi, M, Noroozbahari, N, Hadjis, G, Themelis, K, Salomons, TV, Newport, R, Lewis, J (2020) The structural and functional connectivity neural underpinnings of body image, AbstractHow we perceive our bodies is fundamental to our self-consciousness and our experience in the world. There are two types interrelated internal body representations—a subjective experience of the position of a limb in space (body schema) and the subjective experience of the shape and size of the limb (body image). Body schema has been extensively studied, but there is no evidence of the brain structure and network dynamics underpinning body image. Here, we provide the first evidence for the extrastriate body area (EBA), a multisensory brain area, as the structural and functional neural substrate for body shape and size. We performed a multisensory finger-stretch illusion that elongated the index finger. EBA volume and functional connectivity to the posterior parietal cortex are both related to the participants’ susceptibility to the illusion. Taken together, these data suggest that EBA structure and connectivity encode body representation and body perception disturbances.. DOI: 10.1101/2020.08.04.236547.

Lewis, JS, Newport, R, Taylor, G, Smith, M, McCabe, CS (2020) Changing hand appearance using visual illusions modulates body perception disturbance and pain in longstanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome: A randomised trial, ABSTRACTEffective treatment of longstanding Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a challenge, as causal mechanisms remain elusive. People with CRPS frequently report distorted subjective perceptions of their affected limb. Evidence of pain reduction when the affected limb is visually altered in size, suggests that visual illusions used to target central processing could restore coherence of this disrupted limb representation. We hypothesised that using virtual reality that alters hand image to match the patient’s desired hand appearance, would improve body perception disturbance and pain. Also, repeated exposure would maintain any therapeutic effect.A blinded randomised controlled trial of 45 participants with refractory upper-limb CRPS and body perception disturbance (BPD) viewed a digital image of their affected hand for one minute. The image was digitally altered according to the patient’s description of how they desired their hand to look in the experimental group and unaltered in the control group. BPD and pain were measured pre and post-intervention. A subgroup was followed up two weeks after a course of repeated interventions.BPD (p=0.036, effect size (ES)=0.6) and pain intensity (p = 0.047, ES=0.5) reduced in 23 participants after single exposure compared to controls (n=22). At follow-up the subgroup (experimental n= 21; control n=18) showed sustained pain reduction only (p=0.037 ES=0.7), with an overall 1.2 decrease on an 11-point scale.Visually changing the CRPS hand to a desired appearance modulates BPD and pain suggesting therapeutic potential for those with refractory CRPS. Future detailed studies to optimise this therapeutic effect are required.. DOI: 10.1101/2020.02.26.20020420.

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