ShARL Publications

All of the lab publications, plus previous publications from lab members, are listed below.

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Publications from 2015-2018

Freeth, M., & Bugembe, P. (2018). Social partner gaze direction and conversational phase; factors affecting social attention during face-to-face conversations in autistic adults?. Autism doi:10.1177/1362361318756786

Morgan, E., Freeth, M., & Smith, D. (2018). Mental State Attributions Mediate the Gaze Cueing Effect. Vision doi:10.3390/vision2010011

Dickinson, A., Gomez, R., Jones, M., Zemon, V., & Milne, E. (2018). Lateral inhibition in the autism spectrum: an SSVEP study of visual cortical lateral interactions. Neuropsychologia doi: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2018.02.018

Lane, C., Milne, E., & Freeth, M. (2018). The Cognitive Profile of Sotos Syndrome. Journal of Neuropsychology doi:10.1111/jnp.12146

Milne, E., Dickinson, A. & Smith, R. (2017). Adults with autism spectrum conditions experience increased levels of anomalous perception. PLoS ONE 12(5), e0177804.

Al-jawahiri, R. & Milne, E. (2017). Resources available for autism research in the big data era: a systematic review. PeerJ, 5, e2880-e2880.

Pirrone, A., Dickinson, A., Gomez, R., Stafford, T. & Milne, E. (2017)Understanding Perceptual Judgment in Autism Spectrum Disorder Using the Drift Diffusion Model. Neuropsychology,31(2),173-180.

Lane, C., Milne, E., & Freeth, M. (2017). Characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder in Sotos Syndrome. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 47(1), 135-143.

Bruyns-Haylett, M., Luo, J., Kennerley, A.J., Harris, S., Boorman, L., Milne, E., Vautrelle, N., Hayashi, Y., Whalley, B.J., Jones, M., Berwick, J., Riera, J. & Zheng, Y. (2017). The neurogenesis of P1 and N1: a concurrent EEG/LFP study. NeuroImage, 146(1),575-588.

Denis, D., Rowe, R., Williams, A.M. & Milne, E. (2017). The role of cortical sensorimotor oscillations in action anticipation. Neuroimage, 146, 1102-1114.

David, N., Schneider, T.R., Peiker, I., Al-Jawahiri, R., Engel, A.K., & Milne, E. (2016). Variability of cortical oscillation patterns: a possible endophenotype in autism spectrum disorders? Nueroscience & Biobehavioural Reviews,

Wood, C., & Freeth, M. (2016). Students' stereotypes of autism. Journal of Educational Issues, 2(2), 131-140.

Dickinson, A., Jones, M. & Milne, E. (2016). Measuring neural excitation and inhibition in autism: Different approaches, different findings and different interpretations. Brain Research, 1648, 277-289.

Dickinson, A., Bruyns-Haylett, M., Smith R., Jones, M. & Milne, E. (2016). Superior orientation discrimination and increased peak gamma frequency in autism spectrum conditions. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(3), 412-422. 

Heaton, T.J., & Freeth, M. (2016). Reduced visual exploration when viewing photographic scenes in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 125(3), 399-411. 

Dunn, S., Freeth, M., Milne, E. (2016). Electrophysiological Evidence of Atypical Spatial Attention in Those with a High Level of Self-reported Autistic Traits. Journal of Autism and Developmental disorders, 46(6), 2199-2210.

Lane, C., Milne, E., Freeth, M. (2016). Cognition and Behaviour in Sotos Syndrome: A Systematic Review. PLoS ONE, 11(2), e0149189

Vabalas, A. and Freeth, M. (2016). Patterns of Eye Movements in Face to Face Conversation are Associated with Autistic Traits: Evidence from a Student Sample. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(1), 305-314.

Jang, J., Jones, M., Milne, E., Wilson, D., & Lee, K. H. (2016). Contingent negative variation (CNV) associated with sensorimotor timing error correction. NeuroImage, 127, 58-66.

Peiker, I., Schneider, T. R., Milne, E., Schottle, D., Vogeley, K., Munchau, A., ... & David, N. (2015). Stronger Neural Modulation by Visual Motion Intensity in Autism Spectrum Disorders. PLoS ONE, 10(7), e0132531.

Dickinson, A., Bruyns-Haylett, M., Jones, M., & Milne, E. (2015). Increased peak gamma frequency in individuals with higher levels of autistic traits. European Journal of Neuroscience, 41(8), 1095-1101.

Simmons, D and Milne, E. (2015) Response to Davis and Plaisted-Grant: Low or high endogenous neural noise in autism spectrum disorder? Autism

Publications from 2010-2014

Dickinson, A and Milne, E. (2014) Enhanced and impaired sensory discrimination in autism. Journal of Neurophysiology, 112(6), 1599-1599.

David, N., Engel, A. K., Schultz, J., Milne, E., Schunke, O., Münchau, A., . . . Vogeley, K. (2014). Right temporoparietal gray matter predicts accuracy of social perception in the autism spectrum. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 44(6), 1433-1446.

Dickinson, A., Jones, M., & Milne, E. (2014). Oblique Orientation Discrimination Thresholds Are Superior in Those with a High Level of Autistic Traits. J Autism Dev Disord.

Rosas-Martinez, L., Milne, E., & Zheng, Y. (2013). Multidimensional EEG analysis reveals a transient cortical network in early visual processing. PERCEPTION, 42, 60.

Milne, E., Dunn, S., Freeth, M., & Rosas-Martinez, L. (2013) Visual search performance is predicted by the degree to which selective attention to features modulates the ERP between 350 and 600 ms Neuropsychologia, 51(6) 1109-1118

Freeth, M., Ramachandran, R., Sheppard, E., & Milne, E. (2013) A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Autistic Traits in the UK, India and Malaysia. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 43(11) 2569-2583

Freeth, M., Foulsham, T., & Kingstone, A. (2013) What Affects Social Attention? Social Presence, Eye Contact and Autistic Traits.PLoS ONE 8(1): e53286. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0053286.

Milne, E., Scope, A., Griffiths, H., Codina, C. & Buckley, D. (2013) Preliminary Evidence of Reduced Sensitivity in the Peripheral Visual Field of Adolescents with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders

Freeth, M., Bullock, T., & Milne, E. (2012). The distribution of and relationship between autistic traits and social anxiety in a UK student population. Autism. doi: 10.1177/1362361312445511

Annaz, D., Coleman, M., Swettenham, J., Campbell, R., & Milne, E. (2012). Young children with autism spectrum disorder do not preferentially attend to biological motion. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(3), 401-408.

Koh, H.C. and Milne, E. (2012). Evidence for a cultural influence on Field-Independence in Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 42(2) 181 - 190.

Risko, E., Laidlaw, K., Freeth, M., Foulsham, T., & Kingstone, A. (2012). Social attention with real versus reel stimuli: toward an empirical approach to concerns about ecological validity Frontiers in Human Neuroscience doi: 10.3389/fnhum.2012.00143

Milne, E. (2011). Increased intra-participant variability in children with autistic spectrum disorder: Evidence from single trial analyses of evoked EEG. . Frontiers in Psychology, 2.

Freeth, M., Foulsham, T., & Chapman, P. (2011). The influence of visual saliency on fixation patterns in individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Neuropsychologia, 49(1),156-160.

Freeth, M., Ropar, D., Mitchell, P., Chapman, P., & Loher, S. (2011). Brief Report: How Adolescents with ASD Process Social Information in Complex Scenes. Combining Evidence from Eye Movements and Verbal Descriptions. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(3), 364-371.

Freeth, M., Ropar, D., Chapman, P., & Mitchell, P. (2010). The eye gaze direction of an observed person can bias perception, memory, and attention in adolescents with and without autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 105(1-2), 20-37.

Koh, H. C., Milne, E. & Dobkins, K. (2010) Contrast sensitivity for motion detection and direction discrimination in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and their siblings. Neuropsychologia, 48(14), 4046 - 4056.

Freeth, M., Chapman, P., Ropar, D., & Mitchell, P. (2010). Freeth, M., Chapman, P., Ropar, D., & Mitchell, P. (2010). Do gaze cues in complex scenes capture and direct the attention of high functioning adolescents with ASD? Evidence from eye-tracking . Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(5), 534-547.

Koh, H. C., Milne, E. & Dobkins, K. (2010) Contrast Sensitivity in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 978 - 987

Taylor, N., Isaac, C. & Milne, E. (2010). A Comparison of the Development of Audiovisual Integration in Children with Autism and Typically Developing Children. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40, 1403 - 1411

Aljuhanay A., Milne, E., Burt, M. & Pascalis, O. (2010) Asymmetry in face processing during childhood measured with Chimeric faces. Laterality, 15, 439 - 450

Annaz, D ., Remington, A., Milne, E., Coleman, M., Campbell, R., Thomas, M., & Swettenham, J. (in press). Atypical Development of Motion Processing Trajectories in Children with Autism. Developmental Science, 13, 826 - 838

Publications from 2007-2009

Milne, E. & Szczerbinski, M. (2009) Global and local perceptual style, field-independence and central coherence: An attempt at concept validation. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 5, 1- 26.

Milne, E., Griffiths, H., Buckley, D. & Scope, A. (2009) Vision in children with autistic spectrum disorder: Evidence for reduced convergence. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 39, 965 – 975.

Smith, H. & Milne, E. (2009) Reduced change blindness suggests enhanced attention to detail in individuals with autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50, 300 – 306.
Here are a couple of video clips from the paradigm used in this research (both of which contain a continuity error).

Milne, E., Scope, A., Pascalis, O., Buckley, D., & Makeig, S. (2009) Independent Component Analysis reveals atypical EEG activity during visual perception in individuals with autism. Biological Psychiatry, 65, 22 – 30.

Milne, E. and Scope, A. (2008) Are children with autistic spectrum disorders susceptible to contour illusions? British Journal of Developmental Psychology 26, 91-102. 

Beck, S.R., Robinson, E.J., Freeth, M.M., (2008). Can children resist making interpretations when uncertain? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. 99(4), 252-270.

Milne, E. and Griffiths, H. J. (2007) Visual Perception and Visual Dysfunction in Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Literature Review. British and Irish Orthoptics Journal 4, 15-20.

Drew, A., Baird, G., Taylor, E., Milne, E. and Charman, T. (2007) Developmental change in non-verbal communication in toddlers with autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 37, 648-666. 

Publications from 2004-2006

Milne, E., White, S., Campbell, R., Swettenham, J., Hansen, P. and Ramus, F. (2006) Motion and form coherence in autistic spectrum disorder: Relationship to motor control and 2:4 digit ratio. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 36, 225-237.

White, S., Milne, E., Rosen, S., Hansen, P., Swettenham, J., Frith, U. and Ramus, F. (2006) The role of sensorimotor processing in dyslexia: a multiple case study of dyslexic children. Developmental Science 9, 237-269. 

White, S., Frith, U., Milne, E., Rosen, S., Swettenham, J. and Ramus, F. (2006) A double dissociation between sensorimotor impairments and reading disability: A comparison of autistic and dyslexic children. Cognitive Neuropsychology 23, 748-761.

Milne, E., Swettenham, J. and Campbell, R. (2005) Motion perception and autistic spectrum disorder. A review. Current Psychology of Cognition 23, 4-34. 
See also a list of the commentaries here, and our reply to the commentaries here. If you would like access to a particular commentary, please e-mail the authors concerned.

Mohammed, T., Campbell, R., MacSweeney, M., Milne, E. and Coleman, M. (2005) Speechreading skill and visual movement sensitivity are related in deaf speechreaders. Perception 34, 205 - 216. 

Publications from 2001-2003

Sweetenham, J., Condie, S., Campbell, R., Milne, E. and Coleman, M. (2003) Does the perception of moving eyes trigger reflexive visual orienting in autism? Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B 358, 325 - 334. 

Dimitrov, M., Nakic, M., Elpern-Waxman, J., Granetz, J., O’Grady, J., Phipps, M., Milne, E, Logan, G.D., Hasher, L. & Grafman, J. (2003) Inhibitory attentional control in patients with frontal lobe damage Brain and Cognition, 52, 258 – 270.

Milne, E., Swettenham, J., Hansen, P., Campbell, R., Jeffries, H. and Plaisted, K. (2002) High Motion Coherence Thresholds in Children with Autism. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry 43, 255 - 264. 

Milne, E. and Grafman, J. (2001) Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex Lesions in Humans Eliminate Implicit Gender Stereotyping. Journal of Neuroscience 21, RC150(1-6).