Publications

 

 

In preparation

LAWSON, R. P., Song, C., & Rees, G. (in prep.) Preserved surround suppression in low-level vision in autism.

LAWSON, R. P. , Bisby, J., Imber, S., Burgess, N., & Rees, G. (in prep.) A causal role for noradrenaline in controlling the influence of prior beliefs during probabilistic decision making.

Forthcoming

LAWSON, R. P., Johnstone, A.J., Friston, K.J., & Rees, G. (under review) Adults with autism show reduced metacognitive efficiency in perception. 

2019

Watanabe, T., LAWSON, R. P., Valden, Y., & Rees, G (accepted) A neuroanatomical link between perceptual stability and cognitive rigidity in autism.​  Journal of Neuroscience. 

Palmer, C*., LAWSON, R. P*., Shankar, S., Clifford, C., & Rees G. (2019) Establishing the scope of the divisive normalisation theory of autism.  Cortex. 111:319-323

2018

Nord, C. L.*, LAWSON, R. P.,* Huys, Q., Pilling, S., Roiser, J. (2018) Depression is associated with enhanced aversive Pavlovian control over instrumental behaviour. Nature Scientific Reports, 8, 12582. *joint first authorship

Palmer, C*., LAWSON, R. P*., Shankar, S., Clifford, C., & Rees G. (2018), Autistic adults show preserved divisive normalisation of sensory responses in gaze processing, Cortex, 103, 13-23.. *joint first authorship

Wright, N., Grohn, J., Song, C., Rees, G., & LAWSON, R.P. (2018) Cultural effects on computational metrics of spatial and temporal context. Nature Scientific Reports. 8, 2027

 

2017

LAWSON, R. P., Mathys, C., & Rees, G. (2017) Adults with autism overestimate the volatility of the sensory environment. Nature Neuroscience. 20,  1293–1299

LAWSON, R. P., Aylward, J., Roiser, J.P., & Rees, G. (2017) Adaptation to social and non-social direction cues in adults with autism and adults with autistic traits. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. S1878-9293(16)30168-2. doi: 10.1016/j.dcn.2017.05.001

McGettigan, C., Jasmin, K., Eisner, F., Agnew, Z.K., Josephs, O.J., Calder, A.J., LAWSON, R. P., Spielmann, M., Scott, S.K., (2017).  You talkin’ to me? Communicative talker gaze activates left-lateralized superior temporal cortex. Neuropsychologia100:51-63.

Palmer, C., LAWSON, R. P., & Hohwy, J. (2017) Bayesian approaches to autism: towards volatility, action, and behaviour. Psychological Bulletin. 143 (5), 521-542.

2016

 

de Haas, B., Schwarzkopf, D.S., Alvarez, I., LAWSON, R.P., Henriksson, L., Kriegeskorte, N., & Rees, G. (2016) Perception and processing of faces in the human brain is tuned to typical feature locations. Journal of Neuroscience. 36 (36) 9289-9302

LAWSON, R. P., Seymour, B., Loh, E.,Thomas, D.L., Pilling, S., Dayan, P., Weiskopf, N., & Roiser, J.P. (2016) Disrupted habenula function in major depressive disorder. Molecular Psychiatry. 22, 202–208.

Rivolta, D., LAWSON, R. P., & Palermo, R. (2016) It isn’t just be about faces: body perception impairment in congenital prosopagnosia. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology. Apr 26:1-11

 

 

2015

 

LAWSON, R. P., Aylward, J., White, S., Rees, G. (2015) A striking reduction of loudness adaptation in autism. Nature Scientific Reports. 5. 16157

 

LAWSON, R. P., Friston, K.J., & Rees, G. (2015) A more precise look at 'context' in autism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(38):E5226. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1514212112.

 

LAWSON, R. P., & Calder, A.J. (2015) The “where” of social attention: Head and body direction aftereffects arise from representations specific to cue type and not direction alone, Cognitive Neuroscience,  DOI: 10.1080/17588928.2015.1049993

 

2014

LAWSON, R. P., Seymour, B., Loh, E., Lutti, A., Dolan, R.J., Dayan, P., Weiskopf, N., & Roiser, J.P. (2014) The habenula encodes negative motivational value associated with primary punishment in humans. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences111 (32) pp. 11858-11863. 10.1073/pnas.1323586111. 

 

LAWSON, R.P., Rees, G. & Friston, K. (2014) An aberrant precision account of autism, Front. Hum. Neurosci. 8:302

 

2013

LAWSON, R.P, Drevets, W.C., & Roiser, J.P. (2013) Defining the Habenula in Neuroimaging Studies. NeuroImage, 64(1).

 

2012

LAWSON, R.P. (2012). Review: “Zero Degrees of Empathy”. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry.

 

Friston, K.J., LAWSON, R.P, Frith, C. (2012) On hyperpriors and hypopriors in Autism. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. Dec, 17(1).

 

2011

LAWSON, R. P., Clifford, C.W.G., & Calder, A.J. (2011) A Real Head Turner: Visual Representation of Head Orientation Revealed by Adaptation. Journal of Vision, Aug 26; 11(9)

 

Ewbank, MP*, LAWSON, R.P.*, Henson,RN, Rowe, JB, Passamonti, L, Calder AJ. (2011) Changes in 'top-down' connectivity underlie repetition suppression in the ventral visual pathway. Journal of Neuroscience, 31(15), 5635-5642. *Joint first authorship

 

2009

LAWSON, R.P., Clifford, C.W.G, & Calder, A.J. (2009) About Turn: The Visual Representation of Human Body Orientation Revealed by Adaptation, Psychological Science, 20(3), 363-37

 

 

Conference Papers

 

LAWSON, R.P., Mathys, C., & Rees, G. (2015) Aberrant precision in autism: behaviour, computational modelling and noradrenergic function, Society for Neuroscience, Chicago, USA.

 

LAWSON, R.P., Mathys, C., & Rees, G. (2015) Evidence for aberrant precision setting in autism: behaviour, computational modelling and noradrenergic function, British Association of Psychopharmacology, Bristol, UK.* BAP conference bursary winner

 

LAWSON, R.P., Nord, C., Seymour, B., Thomas, D.L., Dolan, R.J., Dayan, P., Weiskopf, N., & Roiser, J.P (2013) Habenula responses during appetitive and aversive conditioning in major depressive disorder, British Association of Neuropsychiatry AGM, London, UK *Alwyn Lishman Prize winner

 

LAWSON, R.P., Nord, C., Seymour, B., Thomas, D.L., Dolan, R.J., Dayan, P., Weiskopf, N., & Roiser, J.P (2013) Habenula Responses in Major Depression: A High-Resolution fMRI Study – Society for Biological Psychiatry, San Francisco, USA. *selected for 'hot topics' oral session

 

LAWSON, R.P., Seymour, B., Loh, E., Lutti, A., Thomas, D.L., Dolan, R.J., Dayan, P., Weiskopf, N., & Roiser, J.P (2012) Habenula responses to aversive stimuli in humans: a high-resolution fMRI study – British Association of Psychopharmacology, Harrogate, UK. *BAP Poster Prize winner

 

LAWSON, R.P., Seymour, B., Loh, E., Lutti, A., Thomas, D.L., Dolan, R.J., Dayan, P., Weiskopf, N., & Roiser, J.P (2012) The Habenula encodes the negative motivational value of stimuli in humans: a high-resolution fMRI study – Human Brain Mapping, Beijing, China.

 

LAWSON, R.P., Loh, E.H,, Seymour, B., & Roiser, J.P., (2011) Primary punishment induces behavioural withdrawal during Pavlovian conditioning in humans – British Association of Psychopharmacology, Harrogate, 2011, UK (poster)

 

LAWSON, R.P., Loh, E.H,, Seymour, B., & Roiser, J.P., (2011)  Behavioural withdrawal during Pavlovian conditioning in humans – British Neuroscience Association, Harrogate, UK, 2011 (poster)

 

Lutti, A., Josephs, O., Thomas, D., LAWSON, R.P., Roiser, J., Hutton, C., & Weiskopf, N.,(2010) Optimised physiological noise correction for 3D EPI time series – International Society for Magnetic Resonance Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

LAWSON, R. P., Ewbank, M.P., Henson, R.N, & Calder, A.J. (in prep) Does your EBA response to my bum look big? Differential sensitivity to body orientation in the extrastriate body area - Vision Sciences Society Meeting - Florida 2010 (poster)

 

LAWSON, R.P, Calder A.J. (2009) Direction Selective Aftereffects arise from Cells Tuned to Different Social Cue Types, 25th Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting – San Francisco 2009 (poster)

 

LAWSON, R.P, Calder, A.J. (2008) Adaptation Reveals Multichannel-Coded Cells Tuned to Body Orientation in Humans., Vision Sciences Society Meeting - Florida 2008 (poster)

 

LAWSON, R.P, Calder, A.J. (2008) The Visual Representation of Human Body Orientation Revealed by Adaptation, Experimental Psychology Society Meeting, Cambridge, April 2008 (talk)

 

LAWSON, R.P, Calder, A.J. (2007) Visual Representation of Head Orientation: Evidence for a Multichannel System, BPS Cognitive Section Meeting, Aberdeen, August 2007 (poster)

 

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