The Cognitive Control Lab

Dr. Ben Parris


Hasshim, N. & Parris, B.A. (in press). Trial type mixing modulates the response set effect. Acta Psychologica.

Parris, B. A. (in press). The Role of Frontal Executive Functions in Hypnosis and Hypnotic Suggestibility. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice.

Bobak, A.,Bennetts, R., Parris, B.A., Jansari. A., & Bate, S. (2016). An in depth cognitive examination of individuals with superior face recognition skills. Cortex, 86, 48-62.

Parris, B. A. (2016). The Prefrontal Cortex and Suggestion: Hypnosis vs. Placebo effects. Frontiers in Psychology: Consciousness Research, 7, 415.

Bobak, A., Parris, B.A., Gregory, N., Bennetts, R. & Bate, S. (2016) Eye-Movement Strategies in Developmental Prosopagnosia and “Super” Face Recognition. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 31, 1-17.

Hodgson, T.L, Parris, B. A., Benetayallah, A., & Summers, I. (2015). Multi-modal representation of effector modality in frontal cortex during rule switching. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience.

Hasshim, N. & Parris, B.A. (2015). Assessing stimulus-stimulus (semantic) conflict in the Stroop task using saccadic two-to-one color response mapping and pre-response pupillary measures. Attention Perception and Psychophysics, 77, 2601-2610.  

Elisa, R. E. & Parris, B. A. (2015). The relationship between core symptoms of ADHD and the Cognitive Reflection Test in a non-clinical sample. Cognitive Neuropsychiatry.DOI:

Abutalebi, J., Guidi,L., Borsa, V., Canini, M., Della Rosa, P. A., Parris, B. A., and Weekes, B. S. (2015). Bilingualism provides a neural reserve for aging populations. Neuropsychologia, 69: 201-210. 

Bate, S., Bennetts, R., Parris, B. A., Binderman, M., Bussunt, A., & Udale, R. (2015). Oxytocin increases bias but not accuracy in line-up identification. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10 (7), 1010-1014. 

Parris, B. A. (2014). Task conflict in the Stroop task: When Stroop interference decreases as Stroop facilitation increases in a low task conflict context. Frontiers in Psychology. 5:1182. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01182.

Hasshim, N and Parris, B. A. (2014). Two-to-one color-response mapping and the presence of semantic conflict in the Stroop task. Frontiers in Psychology. 5:1157. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.01157.

Parris, B. A., Dienes, Z., Bate, S., and Gothard, S. (2014). Oxytocin impedes the effect of the posthypnotic word blindness suggestion on Stroop task performance. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 9 (7), 895-899. doi: 10.1093/scan/nst063.

Parris, B.A., Dienes, Z., and Hodgson, T.L. (2014). Temporal constraints of the word-blindness post-hypnotic suggestion on Stroop task performance. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice. Selected for the promotional edition of this new APA journal as an example of the high impact research desired in the journal. Reprinted from the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance.

Parris, B.A., Dienes, Z., and Hodgson, T.L. (2013). Application of the ex-Gaussian function to the effect of the word blindness suggestion on Stroop task performance suggests no word blindness. Frontiers in Psychology, 4:647.

Parris, B. A. and Dienes, Z. (2013). Hypnotic suggestibility predicts the magnitude of the imaginative word blindness suggestion effect in a non-hypnotic context. Consciousness & Cognition, 22 (3), 868-874.

Parris, B. A., Bate, S., Brown, S. D., and Hodgson, T.L. (2012). Facilitating goal-oriented behaviour in the Stroop task: When automatic processing influences executive function. PLoS One.

Parris, B.A., Dienes, Z., and Hodgson, T.L. (2012). Temporal constraints of the word-blindness post-hypnotic suggestion on Stroop task performance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 38 (4), 833-837.

Grabenhorst, F., D’Souza, A., Parris, B.A., Rolls, E.T., and Passingham, R. (2010). A common neural scale for the subjective value of different primary rewards. Neuroimage, 51 (3), 1265-1274. View PDF

Bate, S., Parris, B.A., Haslam, C., Kay., J. (2010). Socio-emotional functioning and face recognition ability in the normal population. Personality and Individual Differences, 48, 239-242.

Grabenhorst, F., Rolls, E.T., Parris, B.A., and De Souza, A. (2009). How the brain represents the reward value of fat in the mouth. Cerebral Cortex, 25 (2), 1082-1091.

Rolls, E.T., Grabenhorst, F., and Parris, B.A. (2009). Neural systems underlying decisions about affective odors. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 22 (5), 1069-1082.  View PDF

Parris, B.A., Kuhn, G., Mizon, G. A., Benattayallah, A., and Hodgson, T.L. (2009). Imaging the impossible: An fMRI study of impossible causal relationships in magic tricks. NeuroImage, 45, 1033-1039. View PDF

Hodgson, T.L, Parris, B.A., Gregory, N, and Jarvis, T., and. (2009). The saccadic Stroop effect: evidence for involuntary programming of eye movements by linguistic cues. Vision Research, 49 (5), 569-574. View PDF

Grabenhorst, F., Rolls, E.T., and Parris, B.A.(2008). From affective value to decision-making in the brain. European Journal of Neuroscience, 28, 1930-1939. View PDF

Rolls, E.T., Grabenhorst, F., and Parris, B.A.(2008). Warm pleasant feelings in the brain. NeuroImage, 41(4), 1504-1513.View PDF

Gygax, P., Wagner, P., Parris, B.A., Seiler, R., and Hauert, C.-A. (2008). A psycholinguistic investigation of football players mental representations of game situations: Does expertise count? Swiss Journal of Psychology, 67(2), 85-95.

Hodgson, T.L., Chamberlain, M., Parris, B.A., James, M., Gutowski, N., Kennard, C., and Husain, M. (2007). Oculomotor inhibitory control following frontal lobe damage. Brain. Aug;130(8):2235. View PDF

Parris, B.A., Thai, N.J., Benattayallah, A., Summers, I.R., and Hodgson, T.L. (2007). The role of the lateral prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate in stimulus-response association reversals. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 19 (1), 13-24. View PDF

Parris, B., Sharma, D., and Weekes, B. (2007). An Optimal Viewing Position effect when only one letter is coloured in the Stroop task. Experimental Psychology, 54(4), 273-80. View PDF

Bradley, V., Davies, R., Parris, B., and Weekes, B.S. (2006). Effects of AoA on action naming in progressive fluent aphasia. Brain and Language. 99, 117-118.

Parris, B.A. and Weekes, B.S. (2006). Action and object naming in dementia. Brain and Language, 99, 130-131.

Weekes, B., Davies, R., Parris, B., and Robinson, G. (2003). Age of acquisition effects in surface dysgraphia. Aphasiology, 17 (5/6), 563-584.

Parris, B. and Weekes, B (2001). Action naming in dementia. Neurocase, 7, 459-471.