The Cognitive Control Lab

Dr. Ben Parris


  1. Ferrand, L., Ducrot, S., Chausse, P., Maionchi-Pino, N., Parris, B. A., Perret, P., Riggs, K. J. & Augustinova, M. (in press). Stroop interference is a composite phenomenon: Evidence from Distinct developmental trajectories of its components. Developmental Science.
  2. Parris, B. A., Sharma, D., Weekes, B. S., Momenian, M., Augustinova, M., & Ferrand, L. (in press). Response modality and the Stroop task: Are there phonological Stroop effects with a manual response? Experimental Psychology.
  3. Parris, B. A., Augustinova, M., & Ferrand, L. (2019). Editorial: The Locus of the Stroop effect. Frontiers in Psychology, 10.
  4. Parris, B. A., Wadsley, M. G., Hasshim, N., Benatayallah, A., Augustinova, M. & Ferrand, L. (2019). An fMRI study of response and semantic conflict in the Stroop task Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, 10.
  5. Augustinova, M., Parris, B. A. & Ferrand, L. (2019). The Loci of Stroop Interference and Facilitation Effects with Manual and Vocal Responses. Frontiers in Psychology, 10.
  6. Arabaci, G. & Parris, B. A. (2019). Inattention and task switching performance: The Role of Predictability, Interference and Working Memory Load. Psychological Research.
  7. Hasshim, N., Bate, S., Downes, M. & Parris, B.A. (2019). Response and semantic Stroop effects in mixed and pure blocks contexts: An ex-Gaussian analysis. Experimental Psychology.
  8. Palfi, B., Parris, B. A., McLatchie, N., Kekecs, Z., & Dienes, Z. (Stage 1 Registered Report). Can unconscious intentions be more effective than conscious intentions? Test of the role of metacognition in hypnotic response. Cortex.
  9. Eason, A. & Parris, B.A. (2018). Clinical applications of Self hypnosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research and Practice, 6(3), 262-278.
  10. Arabaci, G. & Parris, B. A. (2018). Probe-caught spontaneous and deliberate mind wandering in relation to self-reported inattentive, hyperactive and impulsive traits in adults.Scientific Reports, 8, 4113.
  11. Hasshim, N. & Parris, B.A. (2018). Trial type mixing substantially reduces the response set effect in the Stroop task. Acta Psychologica, 189, 43-53. doi: 10.1016/j.actpsy.2017.03.002.
  12. Parris, B. A. (2017). The Role of Frontal Executive Functions in Hypnosis and Hypnotic Suggestibility. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 42, 211-229.
  13. 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.
  14. Parris, B. A. (2016). The Prefrontal Cortex and Suggestion: Hypnosis vs. Placebo effects. Frontiers in Psychology: Consciousness Research, 7, 415.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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, 20 (5), 416-423
  19. 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.
  20. Bate, S., Bennetts, R., Parris, B. A., Binderman, M., Bussunt, A., & Udale, R. (2014). Oxytocin increases bias but not accuracy in line-up identification. Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 10(7), 1010-1014.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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, doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00647.
  25. Parris, B. A. & 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.
  26. 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, 7(10), doi: 0.1371/journal.pone.0046994.
  27. Parris, B.A., Dienes, Z., 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. Hodgson, T.L, Parris, B.A., Gregory, N, and Jarvis, T. (2009). The saccadic Stroop effect: evidence for involuntary programming of eye movements by linguistic cues. Vision Research, 49 (5), 569-574.
  34. 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.
  35. Rolls, E.T., Grabenhorst, F., and Parris, B.A. (2008). Warm pleasant feelings in the brain. NeuroImage, 41(4), 1504-1513.
  36. Gygax, P., Wagner, P., Parris, B.A., Seiler, R., & 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.
  37. Hodgson, T.L., Chamberlain, M., Parris, B.A., James, M., Gutowski, N., Kennard, C., and Husain, M. (2007). The role of the ventrolateral frontal cortex in inhibitory oculomotor control. Brain, 130(6), 152501537.
  38. 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.
  39. 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.
  40. Parris, B.A., & Weekes, B.S. (2006). Naming actions and objects in dementia. Brain and Language,99(1-2), 130-131.
  41. Bradley, V., Davies, R., Parris, B., and Weekes, B.S. (2006). Age of Acquisition effects on action naming in progressive fluent aphasia. Brain and Language.99, 128-129.
  42. Weekes, B., Davies, R., Parris, B., and Robinson, G. (2003). Age of acquisition effects on spelling in surface dysgraphia. Aphasiology, 17 (6-7), 563-584.
  43. Parris, B and Weekes, B. (2001). Action naming in dementia. Neurocase, 7(6), 459-471.